The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

Voices in Vain, Saving Vice, Letting Go

Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Higher Ground Ballroom

$16 advance | $18 day of show

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada
Dayton, Ohio Christian metalcore act the Devil Wears Prada took their name from the novel and movie, but rebranded it to fit their anti-materialistic ethics. Formed in 2005, the band consisted of singer and lyricist Mike Hranica (who handled the death growl vocals), guitarist and vocalist Jeremy DePoyster (who performed the clean vocals), guitarist Chris Rubey, bassist Andy Trick, keyboardist James Baney, and drummer Daniel Williams (Hranica and Rubey also had an experimental grindcore side project band called xGUMBYx). This lineup recorded the 2005 EP Patterns of a Horizon, which was self-released with individual hand-painted covers.

Signing to Victory Records' positive-themed subsidiary Rise, the Devil Wears Prada released Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord in the summer of 2006. After selling more than 30,000 units of their debut, they went back to the studio and began plugging away on 2007's Plagues. With Roots Above and Branches Below followed two years later. They released a concept EP about the apocalypse titled Zombie in 2010. Both of these latter releases debuted in the Billboard Top Ten; the band was also a star live attraction, headlining -- and selling out -- its own tours for three years running.

In the summer of 2011, they headlined the Vans Warped Tour as a precursor to the release of their fourth album, Dead Throne, which was produced by Killswitch Engage's Adam Dutkiewicz and released in September of that year. The album peaked on the Billboard 200 at number ten, their highest position to date. The group's first live album, Dead&Alive, followed in 2012. The Devil Wears Prada began sessions for their fifth proper album in early 2013, working with producers Matt Goldman (Underoath) and Dutkiewicz again in an executive role. The results, 8:18, appeared on Roadrunner in September 2013. The band continued to tour in support of that album through 2014. In early 2015, founding guitarist Rubey parted ways with the band and was replaced by Kyle Sipress. The band issued the intergalactic concept piece Space EP that summer. A year later, they experienced another lineup change, with Williams amicably leaving the group. Guiseppe Capolupo (DeMise of Eros, Haste the Day) took Williams' place in the studio for sessions that yielded the band's sixth effort, 2016's Transit Blues.
Voices in Vain
In late 2014, an eclectic and exciting group of musicians emerged to rejuvenate a dying Vermont “heavy” scene. As a group named Voices In Vain, the band members came together to produce a sound that pushes musical boundaries and can only be considered unique, whacky and refreshingly heavy. Since they joined forces, their creative approach to music, DIY mentality, and intense, energetic live performances have gained them many fans in the eastern half of the U.S.

In 2016, the group released a single and music video titled “Sex Cells,” shared the stage with many international touring acts, and embarked on multiple tours over the eastern half of the country. The band so far has toured extensively in their home of New England as well as thousands of miles from home, all while displaying their ambition and drive to tour wherever their music takes them.

With the release of their debut album, “Narcotics & Animal Instincts,” Voices in Vain is solidifying their vision of bringing an exciting, refreshing sound paired with the voice of social consciousness to the metal/hardcore scene. The first single off of the new album, “Anarchrist” has been met with critical acclaim, allowing them to grow their fan-base and gain further online traction. Two more singles will be released this summer. Following their October release, the band will again take their love of shows on the road with the goal of sharing their sound at new and familiar venues, with the intention of blowing minds at every turn. With promise and passion, Voices in Vain is not holding back by taking the music scene by storm in 2017.
Saving Vice
Representing both Burlington, VT and Boston, MA, Saving Vice is a two-vocalist metalcore band. Founded in 2015 by bassist Robbie Litchfield, guitarist Zach Racicot and drummer Evan Harwood joined soon after. In 2016, the band added their harsh vocalist Chase Papariello and embarked on recording their debut EP, "Lost Words," which featured five songs written both my Litchfield and Racicot.

Their initial recordings, which spanned the entire first half of 2016, were scrapped when the band kicked out their clean vocalist at the time, subsequently bringing on clean vocalist Tyler Small, who was the former singer of In The Name Of from Las Vegas, NV. The band scratched their original recordings of "Lost Words" to rewrite and and re-record their album with Julian Audioworks.

After months of recording, Saving Vice officially released their new version of “Lost Words,” on April 7, 2017, which features seven total tracks. In May of 2017, the band parted added new guitarist Cody Grant to their lineup and has embarked on a journey of playing shows around the northeast and promoting their album ever since.
Letting Go
Concord based post-hardcore band Letting Go have been a driving force in New Hampshire's local scene since the release of their 2014 self titled demo. But, with the release of their debut EP, Lost Time, their fanbase quickly grew. From playing sold out shows with acts such as Vanna, Ice Nine Kills, I See Stars, and Like Moths to Flames, to headlining their own shows all around New England, Letting Go proves they're here to stay. Bringing unparalleled energy and passion to each performance, Letting Go is not a band to ignore.
Venue Information:
Higher Ground Ballroom
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403