Bible of the Devil is a four-piece high-intensity Rock n' Roll Metal band from Chicago, Illinois. With numerous albums and 7" singles to their credit, the band has carved themselves quite a niche in the heavy rock underground over the past 13 years as carriers of the flame of classic, loud, hook-filled guitar rock, yet with their own modern interpretation. The band has toured the United States and mainland Europe extensively during this period, and continue to do so in 2012,
whether or not Mayan predictions of an apocalypse prove to be true.
Bible of the Devil is set to have its sixth album FOR THE LOVE OF THUGS AND FOOLS released on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012, via Rome, Italy based label Cruz Del Sur Music.
Veteran Chicago Rock n' Roll band Bible of the Devil have announced the completion of their sixth full-length album and third for Rome,
Italy, based label Cruz Del Sur Music. Entitled For the Love of Thugs and Fools, Bible of the Devil's eagerly anticipated follow-up to their
2008 release, Freedom Metal, is an assembly of raging Rock n' Roll songs that encapsulate the band's saga musically and personally over
the years since the last full-length. Returning to Phantom Manor studios in Chicago to work with engineer Mike Lust, who has engineered numerous BOTD recordings in the past, the band sought to emphasize their trademark bludgeoning two-guitar attack and mammoth hooks withan increased attention to soaring, anthemic vocals.
For the Love of Thugs and Fools is viewed by the band as a document of the many characters they have encountered through the life of the
band, whether it be in love, loss, friendship, or hatred. Having toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe since the band's inception in late 1999 and living in the volatile urban environment Chicago, where encounters with crime, violence, and 'street justice' are unavoidable, there has been much subject matterfor the band to draw from. Embracing the philosophy that a bottle of whiskey and some loud guitar is often the best cure available forthese challenges and ordeals, Bible of the Devil have chosen to document their grievances in the form of one devastating Rock n' Roll
platter. Said singer/guitarist Mark Hoffmann, "The few years since the last full-length have been like a dare. A dare to create a soaring, punishing Rock n' Roll record of this magnitude. It is a dare that we have been forced to answer ourselves." Fans of Bible of the Devil can expect yet another collection of fist-pumping heavy guitar classics-in-the-making, For the Love of Thugs and Fools.
1. Sexual Overture/While You Were Away 6:02
2. Out For Blood 5:28
3. Raw & Order 4:31
4. The Parcher 5:28
5. I Know What Is Right (In The Night) 5:16
6. Anytime 4:20
7. Can't Turn Off The Sun 5:14
8. Yer Boy 4:52
9. Night Street 5:07
Running Time 46:08
Also, check out BOTD's own Mark Hoffmann
in this week's Chicago reader as he interviews the band Ghost. Please note as the release date says April 10th, but due to a distribution issue the official release is May 8th. However, advance copies will be available through the band in mid-April.