Devilish Presley

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Devilish Presley
Jacqui Vixen Of Devilish Presley Live In 2008.jpg
Devilish Presley 2010
Background information
Origin London, England
Genres Deathrock, Gothic rock, Punk rock,
Years active 2002 - present
Labels November Tenth[1]
Website Devilish Presley
Members Jacqui Vixen
Johnny Navarro
Past members Ragborn Rosy
Pete Vincent

Devilish Presley is a British punk rock, gothic rock band from London.

History[edit]

Devilish Presley are a British goth, punk band that formed in East London in 2002. They have released five albums on their own label November Tenth Records and have toured constantly for nine years building a loyal following from the goth, punk and psychobilly scenes in the UK and Europe.[2] Devilish Presley were briefly the house band at the London club Dead and Buried,[3] run by DJ Cavey Nik. The band's own Pity For Monsters[4] promotions were putting on gigs in London in 2004 and after teaming up with Nik - forming Buried By Monsters - they were responsible for bringing many US and European deathrock bands to the UK for the first time.[5][6] The band stopped promoting shows for several years but in January 2011 announced that they had resurrected Pity For Monsters.

European tours and a publishing deal[edit]

During 2005/6 the band began to widen their appeal[7] and played at many punk and psychobilly gigs. They have supported The Damned, The Misfits, The Meteors, The Horrorpops, The 5678's, Markey Ramone, Jayne County, The Vibrators, and many other acts. In 2006 they signed to the Wipe Out Music publishing company [8] (Deadline, Goldblade 999, etc.) and toured in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia[9] and both Northern and Southern Ireland. The single Hammer Horror Glamour (2005 from the Memphisto album) has been featured on several cover-mount CDs including Big Cheese magazine (UK) and Zillo (Germany). Such was the authentic 70's glam rock swagger of this single it even won praise from "Cut Above The Rest" a fanzine dedicated to The Sweet. Issue 43.[10] The Memphisto[11] album became available worldwide on CD & iTunes in September 2006.

Halloween Queen the follow-up single to Hammer Horror Glamour was made available on iTunes in March 2007 and the band played a 25 date UK tour - their only one with a live drummer - Ragborn Rosy. After parting company with their drummer the band decided to stick to their guns and continue as a two-piece with a drum machine. In August 2007 yet another UK tour began taking in 22 dates. Support slots on this tour included The Meteors, The Peacocks, Demented Are Go, King Kurt, and several dates with Canadian band The Creepshow. Johnny did some DJ work and also wrote the occasional article for Big Cheese Magazine.

2008. Flesh Ride, European tours. 17 Shows supporting The Damned[edit]

More European dates in Germany and Poland were followed by another UK tour[12] to promote "Voodoo Goddess" the first track taken from "Flesh Ride" (their fourth album). A promotional video for this track was filmed by Martin Baker at the Cross Kings pub in Kings Cross London. The video has been watched by over 9,000 people on various sites linked to YouTube[13] etc. In May 2008 Johnny did some dates playing guitar for P.Paul Fenech (The Meteors) when he undertook a European solo tour in Germany, Italy, and London. In August the band announced their new album "Flesh Ride" would be released on October 31 (Halloween) 2008 and would contain 15 tracks - as with "Memphisto" the cover photo was taken by noted Finnish born photographer Tina Korhonen.This was once again released on their own November Tenth Records label. In November 2008 the band toured Europe again including a debut gig in (Romania) in the capital (Bucharest). In December 2008 the band were the UK tour support for The Damned[14] on 17 dates around the country.[15][16]

2009: UK Tour in June to promote live DVD "Live Voodoo"[edit]

The band toured the UK in March and April 2009 to promote their "Flesh Ride" album. At one of these dates in Birmingham on 3 April - a live DVD was filmed. Entitled "Live Voodoo" it became the band's debut DVD. To promote the DVD (released on June 15) a short UK tour took place throughout June. The DVD has since sold out.

2010: Jacqui Vixen Suffers RSI Injury. "The Dark Triad" Recorded[edit]

The band confirmed in early 2010 that Jacqui Vixen had been forced to quit playing the bass due to an RSI Repetitive strain injury she had been suffering from for some time. The problem began after a fall whilst on tour in Germany in 2008 and her style of playing (all down strokes) had aggravated the condition. Prior to the recording of the fifth album "The Dark Triad" Jacqui began taking vocal coaching under the tutelage of Stevie Vann and took over the role of lead vocalist. The band took a break from touring in 2010 and only played a few shows with temporary bass player Pete Vincent including The Rock & Blues Custom Show in Derbyshire and dates in Poland & Switzerland.

2011: UK Tour Announced. "The Dark Triad" Released On 9 May[edit]

In January 2011 the band finished mixing their 5th album @ Berry Street Studio with Kevin Poree (Memphisto) producing. A UK Tour also began in January.[17] The album titled "The Dark Triad" was released on CD & all major digital outlets on 9 May 2011 and is the third album to feature a cover picture by photographer Tina Korhonen. On Monday 7 February the band released a direct to download single "The Beast Must Die" c/w "Cocaine Joe" both taken from their forthcoming album. A promotional video for the song was released the same day on YouTube[18] and received 1045 hits in under a week - the video was made by Luke Billing for Berry Street Studio video productions and was filmed at Murder Mile Studio in London.

2011: On Monday 31 October the band released a new "Video Single" on YouTube "I Created A Monster"[edit]

Once again it was made by Luke Billing for Berry Street Studio video productions and was filmed at Murder Mile Studio in London. The track is a completely remixed version of the song.YouTube[19]

2012: On Monday 26 March the band release a new "Video Single" on YouTube "The Devil Rock & Roll"[edit]

Once again it will be made by Luke Billing for Berry Street Studio video productions. The audio single plus two bonus tracks will be available for free download.

2012: On Monday 11 June the band release a new "Video Single" on YouTube "Blood From The Mummy's Tomb"[edit]

On Monday 11 June the band release a new "Blood From The Mummy's Tomb" As usual it will be made by Luke Billing for Berry Street Studio video productions. The audio single plus two bonus tracks will be available as a CD but not for free download.

2012: On Monday 29 October the band release a new "Video Single" on YouTube "The Zombie I Love"[edit]

The audio single plus two bonus tracks will be available as a CD but only at live shows and for free.

2014: Fans use Crowdfunding site Crowdfunder to ensure the release of the bands 6th album Electric Ballroom[edit]

In a phenomenal show of support Devilish Presley's fans raised over £1000 in under 48 hours to enable the recording of a sixth studio album 'Electric Ballroom'; the final total is expected to be well over £2000. The album will be recorded in the New Year with producer Kevin Poree and will be released in May 2015. The band also hope to produce another of their unique videos.

2015: Devilish Presley Return For One Off UK Date[edit]

After a lay off of over three years the band return to the live stage on June 5th 2015 in Nottingham at the Dark Waters Alternative Music Festival which is held at the Britannia Boat Club [20]

Releases[edit]

Albums

  • Rust Garden (2003)
  • Disgraceland (2004)
  • Memphisto (2006)
  • Flesh Ride (2008)
  • The Dark Triad (2011)
  • Electric Ballroom (2015 - scheduled)

Singles

  • Black Leather Jesus c/w Levis Dog (2003)
  • Memento Mori c/w Saturday Night Satellite (2004)
  • She's Not America (2005)
  • Hammer Horror Glamour (2006)
  • Halloween Queen (2007)
  • Voodoo Goddess c/w Losing Ground (2008)
  • The Beast Must Die c/w Cocaine Joe (2011)
  • I Created A Monster (2011)
  • The Devil Rock & Roll c/w Spiritbabe c/w Mary Shelley Motorcade (2012)
  • Blood From The Mummy's Tomb c/w Dreamers & Destroyers c/w Mr Splitfoot (2012)
  • The Zombie I Love c/w Creature In The Shadows c/w The Serpent Henry (2012)

Compilations

  • Pagan Love Songs (Germany) (2004)
  • Dark Awakenings Vol 3 (Germany) (2006)
  • Screaming Tarts Vol 3 (UK) (2006)

Cover-mount CDs

  • Kaleidoscope Magazine (UK) (2005)
  • Zillo Magazine (Germany) (2005)
  • Sonic Seducer Magazine (Germany) (2006)[21]
  • Big Cheese Magazine (UK) (2006)
  • Devolution Magazine (UK) (2010)
  • Big Cheese Magazine (UK) (2010)
  • Devolution Magazine (UK) (2011)

DVDs

  • Live Voodoo (2009)
  • The Beast Must Die - Ltd Edition (2011)

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Nottingham - Entertainment - Devilish Presley @ Junktion 7 8/4/05". BBC. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
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  5. ^ "Bring Out Your Dead!". Glam-Ou-Rama. 2006-10-09. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  6. ^ "giag.lv". giag.lv. 2000-12-27. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
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  9. ^ "Devilish Presley On Slovakian National News". YouTube. 2006-11-09. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  10. ^ [5][dead link]
  11. ^ "Devilish Presley - Mempisto - RoomThirteen - Online Rock Metal Alternative Music Magazine - Reviews Interviews News Tours". RoomThirteen. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  12. ^ "Noisy Fanzine : Advent Calendar". Noisyzine.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  13. ^ "Devilish Presley - Voodoo Goddess - (November Tenth Records)". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  14. ^ "The Damned: Live Performances - 2008". Whiterabbitskgs.co.uk. 2014-05-10. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  15. ^ [6][dead link]
  16. ^ "Nemesis To Go - Live: The Damned". Nemesis.to. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  17. ^ [7][dead link]
  18. ^ "Devilish Presley "The Beast Must Die"". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  19. ^ "Devilish Presley - I Created A Monster - (November Tenth Records)". YouTube. 2011-10-30. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  20. ^ http://www.darkwatersfestival.co.uk/
  21. ^ "Devilish Presley Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 

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