Tricia Weight of "Interviews From The Edge" recently conducted an interview with vocalist Mike Hranica of the Dayton, Ohio Christian metalcore band THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA during the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. You can now watch the chat below.
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA released a live CD/DVD, "Dead & Alive", on June 26 via Ferret Music.
"Dead & Alive" was filmed and recorded last year during THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA's hugely successful "Dead Throne Tour: North America" tour.
In a recent interview with Revolver magazine, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA drummer Daniel Williams stated about "Dead & Alive", "I am definitely happy with the results. We had a few hiccups along the way; Jeremy [DePoyster, guitar] does all of the behind-the-scenes stuff and editing for it. But it was kind of an issue. We had gone overseas and had all of this stuff made for the DVD, and our deadline was coming up. As soon as we got back, our manager hit us up for the content and Jeremy had gone to export all of that content and his hard drive crashed. So we lost everything we had, so he had to — last minute — make a new video, throw all of the information off his backup hard drive to get it all set up. It was a huge hassle but it came out really well. But the actual DVD looks amazing. The editing was done well, the sound is great, I'm happy with how we played, can't say I played everything right, but we'll see what people say in the review of the DVD. I'm really happy and stoked about it, just as everyone else, is because it was a fun experience for us."
Regarding the departure of keyboardist James Baney, Williams said, "We split ways because it's hard to work with certain people in general. It's sometimes hard to work creatively, and he's married and such, so there were some reasons we decided to split. No, we're not looking for another keyboard player. Both of our guitarists are going to be writing the keys for future releases. We have someone playing the keyboard parts, but we are not going to be looking for a sixth member for THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA."
Asked if he thinks talking about spirituality in music is becoming more popular and accepted in music, Williams said, "To me, it's weird because some people get bent out of shape and feel music has always been an outlet of a feeling or emotion or an idea out there. Every band out there, like a punk band talking about politics or a pop singer, talks about love or a boyfriend or girlfriend — or a metal band talking about our beliefs. Why does it matter? Music is always getting a point across, even if it's just to play the music, and people should understand that. It's an outlet for the artists and what the fans can enjoy. I think it should be accepted."