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The Devil In California: Classic but heavy-as-hell rock, you know you’re in for something big and heavy when you first lay eyes on these guys, and that’s just what you get. They bring their own brand of heavy rock, with low-slung guitars, attitude, impeccable musicianship, and soaring 3 and 4 part harmonies that crush with historic rock power and finesse.

Hailing from the broad, cracked streets of West Oakland California, The Devil In California have set out to create new rock music, and bring it to the world. They do that in-between thing. It’s heavy, but not metal. It’s sing-alongy, but not sappy.

In the beginning, Jamie and his musical partner in crime, Matt Stewart laid the groundwork for this heavy, low, southern-influenced rock concept. The “audition”, and immediately subsequent induction of seasoned rock vocalist Tony Malson made them a band, but they still wanted more from this sound. In search of the perfect “big rock wall of guitars”, TDIC hunted for a second gunslinger. While recording their first demo, they found him in Snake Green (Skinlab, Re-ignition).

The band exploded into existence seemingly all at once! In a couple short years they found themselves on stage at amazing Bay Area venues such as Slims, DNA Lounge, Brick and Mortar, The New Parish, and The Fillmore! They were sharing stages with nationals including Three Days Grace, Black Star Riders, Skid Row, Crobot, Truckfighters, Charm City Devils, Prong, The Supersuckers, Motor Sister, Tracii Guns, and John Corabi (of Motley Crue fame). Their debut album release show at San Francisco’s DNA Lounge was SOLD OUT!!!

The Devil In California’s “Longer Ride Down” came out in 2015 on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, HearNOW, LASTFM, and most other online outlets worldwide. The album debuted at #7 on CMJ’s Hard Rock chart. They have already released two singles and videos – “Black Hand” and “Empty Rooms”. Their third single and brand new video coming soon!

After some honing of the sound, some touring, and some amazing fill-ins from some great drummers and great friends, TDIC finally really knew what they really needed in a drummer, and in a band mate. They announced their permanent drummer, Andy Galeon (Death Angel, Spiral Arms) in 2016!

With the family complete, they’re heading for the recording studio, and headed for the world!

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Re-amping day! This record is sounding big! The Ironhearts are kicking all the butts! #laney #laneyamplification

A HUGE Thank you to everyone who helped make last nights show such a memorable one. Thank you ONOFF for adding us to the bill. You guys killed it. Great show! And it was once again a pleasure to share the stage with our brothers in State Line Empire. Excellent set fellas. Cheers! The staff at Bottom of the Hill was as always, gracious and hospitable. Your hard work and continuing support of the Bay Area music scene does not go unnoticed. We look forward to our next show at TBOTH on Aug. 26th with Letters From The Fire and Thadeus Gonzalez. The debut song, Push It Along and video from our upcoming EP will be out soon so stay tuned! A kick-ass tour in Aug. rocking through OR,WA,ID,CO,UT,NM,AZ and CA is being booked as well another Southeast tour in October (CA to FL and back) so STAY TUNED! Cheers from The Devil!

Tonight we ROCK! Last call people! Bottom of the Hill with two great bands: ONOFF and State Line Empire! We hit the stage at 9pm sharp so come early and stay LATE!!

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