Devil Sold His Soul

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Devil Sold His Soul
OriginLondon, England
GenresMetalcore,[1] post-metal,[2] post-hardcore[3]
Years active2004–present
LabelsEyesofsound, Century Media, Basick
Associated acts*shels, Mahumodo, Rinoa, The Arusha Accord, Tortuga
MembersRick Chapple
Paul Kitney
Jonny Renshaw
Ed Gibbs
Leks Wood
Jozef Norocky
Paul Green
Past membersTom Harriman
Dave Robinson
Iain Trotter

Devil Sold His Soul are an ambient influenced[4] metalcore band from London, formed in 2004 and signed to Basick Records. Three members of the band used to be in Mahumodo.[5] They released their debut studio album A Fragile Hope on 18 June 2007, after the release of their debut EP Darkness Prevails,[6] produced by Mark Williams.[citation needed] The band released their second studio album Blessed & Cursed (mixed by Steve Evetts) on 18 June 2010.[7] On 8 August 2010 they played at the Hevy Music Festival held near Folkestone, Kent, before embarking on a UK tour with Architects. In January 2011, the band announced that bassist Iain Trotter has left the band to pursue a career outside music. He was replaced by Jozef Norocky, former guitarist of Rinoa.[8] In mid-March 2013, Ed Gibbs announced that he would be leaving the band to also pursue a career outside the band after the upcoming music festivals were over. In April, Paul Green, one of the two vocalists of The Arusha Accord, replaced him as the band's vocalist.[9] Devil Sold His Soul signed a deal with Basick at the end of 2013, coinciding with the release of a music video for their single "Time".

On 23 January 2017 the band announced they will be playing their debut album A Fragile Hope in full on their upcoming tour and also the return of Ed Gibbs on vocals alongside current vocalist Paul Green. It's not yet confirmed whether Gibbs' return to the line-up will extend beyond these anniversary dates.[10]




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  • Devil Sold His Soul/Tortuga (2008)


  1. ^ Lloyd, Gavin (6 October 2014). "Devil Sold His Soul Live in London". Metal Hammer. Retrieved 9 June 2015. While there are two distinct sides to Devil Sold His Soul's music, the metalcore scene that the band emerged from is obviously the heart of this band.
  2. ^ Lawson, Dom (9 December 2014). "Welcome Back: Devil Sold His Soul". Metal Hammer. Retrieved 9 June 2015. Devil Sold His Soul were propagating their atmospheric post-metal wall of sound much earlier than most...
  3. ^ Pereira, Roberto (8 December 2014). "Review: Devil Sold His Soul – Belong Betray". Arctic Drones. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  4. ^ Pete Withers (10 July 2010). "Devil Sold His Soul – Blessed And Cursed". Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  5. ^ Haynes, Rob. "Devil Sold His Soul: up-close, personal and intense". Metro. Retrieved 21 October 2008.
  6. ^ Volume, Pure. "Devil Sold His Soul on Purevolume". Purevolume. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008. Retrieved 21 October 2008.
  7. ^ "Featured Content on Myspace". Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Devil Sold His Soul Announce New Bassist!". Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  9. ^ a b c "News: Devil Sold His Soul part ways with vocalist, Ed Gibbs!". Dead Press. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  10. ^ Paul Green [@Paularusha] (30 April 2017). "@deadpresszine @zachredrup thankyou guys! In answer to your question, I'd love to do the DSHS @EdwardGibbs tag team permanently 💚" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "l'actualité de la scène Alternative / Emo / Punk / Hardcore: Devil Sold His Soul : nouveau chanteur en place". Retrieved 22 May 2015.
  12. ^ Redrup, Zach (30 June 2020). "NEWS: Devil Sold His Soul finish recording fourth album!". Retrieved 25 July 2020.

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