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9th May 2012

bible of the devil

The time is finally upon us. Veteran Chicago rockers Bible of the Devil are unleashing the highly-anticipated 'For the Love of Thugs And Fools' today in North America via Cruz Del Sur Records. To celebrate the release of the album, Decibel Magazine has posted an exclusive stream of the song 'Sexual Overture/While You Were Away' on the DeciBlog.

Click here to listen to 'Sexual Overture/While You Were Away'

The band is currently on the road in support of the album on the 'In Raw We Trust' Tour which kicked off last week and runs until May 19th. Remaining dates are below.

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May 8th Tues. Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
May 9th Wed. Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
May 10th Thurs. Wichita, KS @ Barleycorn's
May 11th Fri. Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern
May 12th Sat. Albuquerque, NM @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
May 13th Sun. Las Cruces, NM @ The Train Yard (house party)
May 15th Tues. San Antonio, TX @ Nightrocker Live
May 16th Wed. Austin, TX @ Red 7
May 17th Thurs. New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
May 18th Fri. Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
May 19th Sat. Carbondale, IL @ PK's

Bible Of The Devil's sixth full-length album and third for Rome, Italy, based label Cruz Del Sur Music, 'For the Love of Thugs And Fools', 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 with an increased attention to soaring, anthemic vocals.

1. Sexual Overture/While You Were Away
2. Out For Blood
3. Raw & Order
4. The Parcher
5. I Know What Is Right (In The Night)
6. Anytime
7. Can't Turn Off The Sun
8. Yer Boy
9. Night Street

'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 matter for the band to draw from.

Embracing the philosophy that a bottle of whiskey and some loud guitar is often the best cure available for these 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'.

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's sixth full-length album entitled, 'For The Love Of Thugs And Fools', is to be released in May 2012 via Rome, Italy's Cruz Del Sur Music and is Bible Of The Devil's eagerly anticipated follow-up to their 2008 release, 'Freedom Metal'.

Click here for's review of 'For The Love Of Thugs And Fools'


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