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full devil jacket frontFull Devil Jacket is a name that may not be familiar to some, but that may be due to the fact that the band hadn’t been active for 12 years. Their only album which was self titled was released back in 2000 and featured amazing songs like Now You Know and Where Did You Go? The band was on top of the world back in the day touring with the likes of Slipknot, Sevendust, and so many more until their singer Josh Brown overdosed and almost died. He had to go on a personal journey which saw him win a dove award, but now he has resurrected the band from the ashes like a rock and roll Phoenix. The band which is now made up of Josh Brown (Vocals), Keith Foster (Drums), Moose Douglass (Bass), and Paul Varnick (Guitars) are back with a powerful new album called Valley Of Bones which was produced by Justin Rimer (12 Stones) and is due out March 31, 2015 via eOne Music. The album kicks off with the supercharged/groove laden opener Killers and the band sounds better than ever almost like they never lost a step. Valley Of Bones is a high energy scorcher that is one of the most kick ass tunes on the record. 7X Down explodes out of your speaker as the band lays down the grooves that will have you headbanging while The Moment slows the tempo down, but Josh Browns vocals are incredible on this track.

full devil jacket cd backWe Got The Love turns the tempo back up with a kick ass bass line and a hard rockin chorus that’ll have you singing along. What If I Say is an amazing song with some orchestral arrangements behind it to add some layers while Blood Of The Innocent is a berzerker of a track that pummels anything it’s path. Picturebox Voodoo represents everything that was great about Nu-Metal while paper Crown shows a lighter side of the band. August closes out the album and it’s epic in sound as Josh Brown pours his heart and soul into the track. Even though the band hasn’t been around for 12 years, it seems like they never lost their touch and I would go as far as saying that this may be their best album yet. There’s no sophomore jinx for this band and with that said, I am giving the album four stars out of five for a final grade. Check out the album when it’s released and check out the guys on the road as they tour with Drowning Pool and Adrenaline Mob. Tour dates are below:
Full Devil Jacket With Adrenaline Mob and Drowning Pool Tour Dates

3/12/2015 Daytona Beach, FL Main Street Station
3/13/2015 Melbourne, FL County Line Saloon
3/14/2015 Jacksonville, FL Beach Blvd Concert Hall
3/17/2015 Clarkesville, TN The Warehouse Bar and Grill
3/19/2015 Baltimore, MD Fishhead Cantina
3/20/2015 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
3/21/2015 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
3/22/2015 Beckley, WV Muncheez
3/24/2015 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
3/25/2105 Kent, Oh The Outpost
3/26/2015 Fredericksburg, VA Hard Times Cafe
3/27/2105 Lancaster, OH Mickey’s Bar & Grill
3/28/2015 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
3/31/2015 Racine, WI Rt 20 Outhouse
4/1/2015 La Porte, IN Johnny’s Roadhouse
4/2/2015 St Louis, MO The Mad Magician
4/3/2015 Dallas, TX Trees
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I remember my older brother bringing home a disc by a band called Full Devil Jacket and I can remember thinking that I thought it was a cool name and play on the film Full Metal Jacket. I can even remember playing their song Where Did You Go? on my college radio show back when it came out cause I thought it was a cool track. Soon after that I had never heard anything ever from the band and their name slipped my mind. One day I was listening to my archive of old radio shows from back when I was in school and I heard the song. I remembered the voice and instantly I tried to look them up to see what happened to them. The band which is made up of original members Josh Brown and Keith Foster is joined by Moose Douglass and Paul Varnick and they have a new album through a new deal with eOne Music. The album is called Valley Of Bones and we have the title track for you guys right here as the single of the week. In a statement Josh Brown talks about the disc, “We set out to make some kick ass rock ‘n’ roll and are very excited to get this music in the hands of all our fans around the world.” When talking to Loudwire, the singer says, “Valley of Bones’ is a hard hitting track. It’s about a break up between two people that have spent a lifetime together. Vocally I pull influence from Zombie, S.T.P., Pantera, and Ozzy. Our drummer Keith Foster nailed it on the first take. Lyrics were written on the spot in the studio. This track has a sense of violence and magic.” He goes on to say, “When we write music, we only write it if it’s real. I only sing it if I believe in it. II only write it if I’ve experienced it. When I listen to some rock n’ roll music today, I hear the same important sounding words as the bands I grew up listening to, but I don’t hear any conviction. Everything I write about, I’ve lived.” Check out the track below and look out for the record which will drop on March 31ST.