The Devil Wears Prada - Biography

This band's profile is 'invisible', meaning that it's much less prominent on the site - either because it's incomplete, or maybe doesn't entirely fit MS format.



In 2005, the band released their demo entitled Patterns of a Horizon. Their debut full-length album was released on August 22, 2006, entitled Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord, which featured guest vocals from Cole Wallace formerly of Gwen Stacy. The demo version of their song "HTML Rulez d00d" was placed on the band's MySpace profile on January 1, 2007. On July 11, began to stream their song "Don't Dink and Drance". Their second album Plagues was released subsequently on August 21, 2007. On a recent interview with East Coast Romper, the band states that their primary influences are Underoath and Still Remains, which was mistaken on their official website saying the exact opposite. The band performed a cover of the rap song "Still Fly", originally performed by Big Tymers, the cover song was released on the compilation album Punk Goes Crunk.

Vocalist Mike Hranica, manages a clothing company called Shipshape Roolz Clothing with which he sponsors and endorses bands. Some of Shipshape's scale money goes to charities such as Skate 4 Cancer. The Devil Wears Prada began writing and recording their third album With Roots Above and Branches Below after them attending 2008's Warped Tour, the album was released May 5, 2009. Singer Mike Hranica, stated that they would add a little more production to their new album."Expect a much heavier and more epic record," he stated. Keyboardist, James Baney, also stated that their new album would be more mechanical but still containing their same distinct style whereas drummer, Daniel Williams, stated that the new album would be crazier and wilder than their previous albums. In Autumn 2008, they debuted a new song off their upcoming record while on tour with Underoath, Saosin, The Famine, P.O.S., and Person L.
Mike Hranica performing at 2009's Warped Tour.

The Devil Wears Prada have performed with A Day to Remember, Sky Eats Airplane and Emarosa. They have also performed at 2009's Warped Tour. To promote the release of With Roots Above and Branches Below, on March 13, they released a new song entitled "Dez Moines" along with a new layout on their MySpace. On March 26, 2009, a song clip entitled "Assistant to the Regional Manager" was leaked onto YouTube. Before the release, the pre-order of their third album With Roots Above and Branches Below, the purchaser was given the option to receive several pre-orderd packages. One including a CD/DVD/shirt deal, also includes a card with a code that lets the purchaser download two new unreleased songs, "Dez Moines", and "Assistant to the Regional Manager." With Roots Above and Branches Below was released May 5, 2009. Since the released date, the sales to the album have been very satisfactory landing their third album #11 on the Billboard 200 for top albums.[5]

On April 22, 2009, the song "Sassafras" was released on their MySpace profile in final promotion for the release of their third album. On the weekend of April 24-26, 2009, the entire album was available for listening to on before its official scheduled release date on May 5, 2009. The band launched their official website, on May 5 2009. The song "Dez Moines" was released as downloadable content for the video game Guitar Hero World Tour on May 7, as well as the song "Hey John, What's Your Name Again?" was released as downloadable content for Rock Band on June 30 2009. All 11 songs of their new album, With Roots Above and Branches Below, were released onto MySpace Music on Saturday, May 9, 2009. They played at the Main Stage at the 2009 Warped Tour.[when?] They played at the iMatter Festival in Elmira, New York on June 13 and played "Danger: Wildman" for the first time in concert.

On August 13, 2009, it was announced that The Devil Wears Prada will be playing at 2010's Soundwave, an Australian music festival.