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The Devil Wears Prada Announces Zombies EP

July 6, 2010 | Posted by Mitch Michaels

The Devil Wears Prada are set to release their first-ever EP, the conceptual Zombies EP, on August 24th.

“The whole thing is just completely based upon zombies,” explained TDWP’s front man Mike Hranica. “Last fall, I was on a real zombie kick, I read ‘The Zombie Survival Guide’ by Max Brooks, and I thought, ‘what if we made a zombie song?’ All it took was me just saying that to the band, and we had our hearts set on doing this EP.”

Songs include “Survivor”, “Outnumbered,” “Escape,” “Revive,” and “Anatomy.”

“The sound is definitely The Devil Wears Prada, but so much more,” Hranica continues. “It’s sinister and bad-ass.” Guitarist/vocalist Jeremy DePoyster agrees. “It’s going to be sick,” said DePoyster. “It’s us, but it’s more Hatebreed-influenced and just straight-up thrash metal-influenced with some serious Slayer riffs.”

TDWP is currently in the middlie of the “Back To The Roots” tour, which runs through Labor Day.

“We wanted to go back to our roots,” said Hranica, “play little hole-in-the-wall places where fans can be right there in front of the stage, where we can hand someone a mic and really have the fans be an active part of the show, not behind a barrier ten feet away.”

Check out dates below. For more info, go to TDWPSlays.com.

Back To The Roots Tour Dates

JUNE
18 Ichthus Music Festival, Ichthus Farm, Wilmore, KY**
19 The Arbor, Memphis, TN*
25 Alive Festival 2010 @ Atwood Lake Park, Mineral City, OH**
26 Big Ticket Festival, Gaylord, MI**
27 The Basement, Columbus, OH*
28 The Basement, Columbus, OH*
29 The Basement, Columbus, OH*
30 Subterranean, Chicago, IL*

JULY
1 Subterranean, Chicago, IL*
2 Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI**
3 Cornerstone Festival 2010, Marietta, IL**
5 The Shelter, Detroit, MI*
6 The Shelter, Detroit, MI*
8 Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ*
9 Valentine’s, Albany, NY*
10 Valentine’s, Albany, NY*
11 Xtreme Wheelz, Buffalo, NY*
13 Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA*
14 Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA*
15 Pop’s, St. Louis, MO*
16 Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS*
17 Sonshine Festival @ Willmar Civic Center, Willmar, MN**
19 Mesa Theatre, Grand Junction, CO*
21 The Underground, Reno, NV*
22 The Boardwalk, Sacramento, CA*
23 The Boardwalk, Sacramento, CA*
24 Chain Reaction, Anaheim, CA*
25 Chain Reaction, Anaheim, CA*
26 Chain Reaction, Anaheim, CA*
28 SOMA Sidestage, San Diego, CA*
29 SOMA Sidestage, San Diego, CA*
31 Heaven Fest, Union Reservoir, Longmont, CO**

AUGUST
2 The Door, Dallas, TX*
3 Emo’s Alternative Lounge/Inside, Austin, TX*
4 Emo’s Alternative Lounge/Inside, Austin, TX*
5 Rock The Desert Fest 2010, Midland, TX**
8 Summer Sonic Festival, Marine Stadium, Tokyo, Japan**
11 Orpheum, Tampa, FL*
12 Orpheum, Tampa, FL*
13 The Social, Orlando, FL*
14 The Social, Orlando, FL*
15 The 7 Venue, Atlanta, GA*
17 The Brewery, Raleigh, NC*
18 The Ottobar, Baltimore, MD*
19 The Ottobar, Baltimore, MD*
20 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA*
21 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA*
22 Highline, New York, NY*
23 Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY*
25 Harpers Ferry, Boston, MA*
26 Harpers Ferry, Boston, MA*
27 Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA*
28 Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH*
29 Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH*

SEPTEMBER
4 Revelation Generation @ Revelation Farms, Frenchtown, NJ**

* headline dates
** major outdoor festivals

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