A Devil’s Din are the psychedelic brainchild of UK-born Montreal-based multi-instrumentalist David Lines; joined on his creative journey by disciple of the Rickenbaker bass Thomas Chollet, and virtuoso drummer Dom Salameh
They are a trio of sonic alchemists that together create a chemical wedding of cosmic chords, constantly seeking the philosopher’s stone of the perfect psychedelic song…and as we all know, it’s not the journey…it’s the trip!
And A Devil’s Din certainly takes listeners on a trip…a journey to the center of the psyche with their superb mind-expanding music created for all the right reasons. Inspired by The Beatles (66,67), Syd Barret-era Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Byrds, Lines describes his band’s music as ‘adventurous, transcendent, melodic, esoteric, rockin’!”.
A Devil’s Din has two fine albums under their collective kaftans, “One Day All This Will Be Yours” (2011) and “Skylight” (2016), and now, as though creating a trans-dimensional triptych, they unleash “One Hallucination Under God”.
Lines has very positive aims.
“A Devil’s Din plays a form of rock music that takes cues from both psychedelic and progressive styles. Our goal is to create adventure though sound, hopefully allowing out listeners to connect with something more along the way. We know it’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but we want to have a positive effect on their psyche, not just through the music, but with words as well…This album is a trip to listen to, full of grooves and hooks and colour and meaning that will resonate with the Experienced Mind!…Overall the theme of the album is about “Perception Versus Reality”, our world is essentially a subjective experience, a reflection of our individual thoughts and judgments!”
“One Hallucination Under God” will be available as of September 29th, 2017.
Their first single and new video “Eternal Now” is exclusively premiering on TheObelisk.net at the following link: http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2017/08/23/a-devils-din-one-hallucination-under-god-eternal-now-vid-premiere/
“‘Eternal Now’ opens the album. It’s an upbeat song with a snazzy guitar riff and verse sung in three-part harmony. The chorus is the closest thing we have to a pop song, but when pop wasn’t a disposable, corporate-driven product. Overall, the theme of the album is about ‘Perception Versus Reality,’ how our world is essentially a subjective experience and a reflection of our individual thoughts and judgments. This idea is perhaps best expressed by semanticist Alfred Korzybski’s dictum, ‘The map is not the territory.’ Songs like ‘Sea of Time,’ ‘Eternal Now,’ ‘Where Do We Go?’ and the title-track all touch on this theme: how we are born into a reality and then conditioned into accepting that this version of reality is ‘it’… And anyone who’s been on the Psychedelic Path will tell you otherwise.”
1. Eternal Now (3:25)
2. Brave New World (4:26)
3. Nearly Normal (4:06)
4. Home (5:15)
5. Who You Are (5:03)
6. Where Do We Go (5:04)
7. One Hallucination Under God (4:10)
8. Sea of Time (5:18)
9. Evolution (5:01)
Album Length: 41:50
A Devil’s Din is:
Dave Lines, Guitar/Keyboards/Vocals
Tom G. Stout, Bass/Guitar/Vocals
Dom Salameh, Drums/Perc/Vocals
Sept 29 – Montreal, QC – L’Escogriffe (CD Release Party) – info
For more information:
EPK – http://wp.me/pciNW-aAf
“Rock ’n’ roll on the timeless precipice of psychedelic, progressive, transgressive danger. Be warned.” –Lorraine Carpenter, Montreal Mirror/ Cult Mtl
“This trio reminded me of a psychedelic, more-progressive version of Black Sabbath. ” – Bucketlist Music Reviews
“I love to take a trip back into the glorious sounds of vintage psychedelic rock music and I would honestly suggest you do the same.” – Merchants of Air
“easy listening, sit back and enjoy the ride.” – Kats Metal Litter Box
“the band has one very important thing! Good songs. And even more special, great lyrics.” – ProgShine
“If you like old Jefferson Airplane, Yellow Submarine era Beatles and the like then you should dig the hell out of A Devil’s Din. I found it to be a lot of fun.” – Thy Demons Be Scribblin
” really love a great power trio, and A Devil’s Din is a power trio that sound like a 5 piece. The record is good listening, with some songs needing undivided attention due to the poetic lyrical content. With that being said, Skylight is a record with many layers and deserves many listens.” – Slickster Magazine
“Skylight is driven with hooks, and melodies and sprawling lead playing. I bet seeing these guys play live in an open air festival would be quite the experience.” – Kingston Music Reviews
“Drawing from Cream, Syd Barrett Pink Floyd, and all points in between, A Devil’s Din has reminded us how beautiful music once was.” – Glacially Musical