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MAY 26TH - W/ DEAD LABEL - FIBBER MAGEES - DUBLIN
JUNE 2ND - CARCER CITY - ON THE ROX - DUBLIN
AUGUST 26TH - FRED ZEPPELINS - CORK
OCTOBER 7TH - MAMMOTHFEST - BRIGHTON
The Devil Wants Her Swagger Back are a 5 piece metal band formed in 2013 and based in Dublin Ireland featuring, Stephen Cannon (vocals) Dylan Scully (bass) Mick Hynes (guitar) Ryan Cummins (drums) and the recent addition of Damien Regan pulling second guitar duties. Taking influence from all eras and sub-genres of metal, the band produces a massively heavy sound that is accompanied by melodic hooks and grooves. A modern sound with occasional nods to more classic styles of their genre.
The bands first EP "Malice" was released in October, alongside the music video for "Casualties" to a great response and this led the band to recruiting second guitarist and long time friend Damien Regan. They have just released the video for the first song they co wrote with the new addition to the band entitled "End Game" which saw an updated, fresher sound that maintained the heaviness and the ferocity the band have become so well known for. They are currently recording their second EP "Contempt" scheduled for release mid 2017. The band have become known for their DIY approach to their music and publicity as well as their perseverance and strong work ethic.
All members of the band had been playing in their local music scenes for the last decade in various bands and other projects, guitarist Mick Hynes, bassist Dylan Scully and drummer Ryan Cummins having previously been in a metal band decided to regroup and play the music they wanted to hear. This led to them writing what would become the music for The Devil Wants Her Swagger Back. After recruiting Stephen Cannon on vocal duties they quickly released a demo called "Sign Here...." which received great reviews including 5/5 from Shredload. Exploding onto the live scene and generating a fan base quickly the band were asked to play Slipknots album launch to a sold out Mezz in Dublin in 2014. After gigging around the country relentlessly, the band took part and secured a finalist spot in the Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses competition in 2015. Their rising popularity only increased with the release of a double single; "Eat This & Monster in Me" which prompted their first music video for "Monster in Me". Just one week after releasing the video the band set on their first UK tour where they were received with great enthusiasm, playing in Sheffield, Manchester and Mansfield. In 2016 the band began recording their first EP "Malice" only breaking to play at Agressive Music Feat in Czech Republic where their merch table was swarmed having been previously totally unknown in the country. In late 2016 the band felt the need to evolve and add another layer to their music and recruited long time friend of the band Damien Regan on second guitarist duties and immediately began writing new material. The first of which, "End Game" was released as a music video in February 2017. Their second EP "Contempt" is due out in mid 2017 and will be the first to feature Damien on second guitar.
Having just finished their Russian tour in April 2017, the band have secured gigs with UK hardcore psychos HECK and metalcore kings Carcer City. The band are also scheduled to play at Mammothfest Brighton in October alongside bands like Fleshgod Apocalypse and Rotting Christ.
Constantly moving forward and being ahead of the curve with technology, social media and audience interaction The Devil Wants Her Swagger Back have a hunger for success and success is the only option.
"It’s raw, aggressive and frantic, while maintaining an inherent groove in their riffs that make them an enjoyable band to listen to" - Matt Ruddock - Shredload.com
"The massive 6 track E.P...is a masterpiece" - Danny Lee - Irish Metal Archive
"The experience of the band oozes from their set. These are well thought songs, with an interior soul." Jonny - Jace Media
"Methodically thematic from beginning to end, this band’s latest offering is deliciously dark and evokes feelings of despair, anger and frustration in the best way possible." - Courtney Smyth - Headstuff
"The Richter scale needle is pushed into the red as every murderous groove is thrashed out.If you like your heavy music to leave you breathless, then The Devil Wants Her Swagger Back will not disappoint!" - Dennis Jarman - Planetmosh
"The Devil Wants Her Swagger Back are a powerhouse of fast intense hardcore loud enough to make your ears bleed" - Lissa Breen - Outcast
"TDWHSB are a band that bring intensity unlike many others" - Steve Dempsey - Planetmosh
"...they are here to aurally kick the living fuck out of anyone willing to stand in the venue and it is a sight to behold." - Steve Dempsey - Planetmosh