Charm City Devils Ready To Do ‘Battles’ On September 23rd

Charm City Devils Ready To Do ‘Battles’ On September 23rd

July 11, 2014

For the past several months the members of the Baltimore-based hard rock outfit Charm City Devils have been hard at work writing new music for their third full-length album ‘Battles’.

Featuring John Allen (lead vocals), Anthony Arambula (bass), Jason Heiser (drums), Nick Kay and Victor Karrera (guitars), ‘Battles’ is scheduled for release on September 23rd via The End Records/ADA. The band’s forthcoming album promises to delight fans with the return of Grammy-winning producer Skidd Mills (Saving Abel, Egypt Central, 12 Stones), who also spearheaded production duties for the group’s 2012 sophomore release ‘Sins’, which spawned the hit single “Man Of Constant Sorrow”, landing them a #20 position on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Frontman John Allen elaborates, “Working with Skidd was a no-brainer really! He manned the board for our highest charting single and always gets the sweetest tones! Plus, he’s a good, down to earth dude, he’s one of us. We are so excited about our new relationship with The End and ADA! We are looking forward to great things with our new label partners!”

‘Battles’ scorches and crackles, cementing Charm City Devils, who’ve been making a rock ‘n’ roll racket since 2008 and whose original line-up remains in tact to this day, as an in-your-face, modern rock band. But it’s not all crashing cymbals and thermonuclear riffs. The album is comprised of equal parts hooks and heart. Onstage is where the band comes to life. They sharpened their live chops by touring with Motley Crue and Godsmack as part of CrueFest 2 and are supremely confident in their abilities and growth as a band. Essentially, they are ready for their next Battles.

Singer John Allen, a Baltimore native, admits that he is fueled by the idea of winning battles both big and small. “There are many battles you face in life. The battle to survive, to get out of your own way, to do the right thing, of good against evil.” His favorite battle? Converting a musical sceptic, when the stage is effectively the battlefield. “I love it when someone comes up to us after a show and says, ‘I thought you were going to suck, but you guys are awesome!’ It’s like, ‘Go ahead. Underestimate me. Discount me. Count me out!,'” he said about the attitude which motivates him to succeed. “I love to prove people wrong and turn them around and win them over, and that’s what we do, night after night. Plus, meeting the fans, and introducing that human element, makes it all worth it!”

In preparation for the release — which can be pre-ordered at — fans can expect to see the band returning to the road this July with Slash and The Winery Dogs.

Jul 20 Northfield, OH – Hard Rock LIVE (Rocksino)
Jul 26 Buffalo, NY – The Tralf Music Hall
Jul 27 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
Jul 28 Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall
Jul 30 Glenside, PA – Keswick Theater
Aug 1 Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
Aug 2 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Aug 3 Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock Cafe
Aug 4 Indianapolis, IN – Birdy’s
Aug 5 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
Aug 9 Temecula, CA – Pechanga Indoor Theater
Aug 10 West Hollywood, CA – Viper Room
Aug 11 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music
Aug 12 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
Aug 14 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Aug 15 Coquitlam, BC, Canada – Hard Rock Casino
Aug 17 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Aug 18 Portland, OR – Alhambra Theatre
Aug 19 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
Aug 21 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Aug 22 Kansas City, MO – Czar Bar
Aug 24 Memphis, TN – Mercy Lounge
Aug 26 Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
Aug 28 Tallahassee, FL – Pugs Live aka Rehab
Aug 30 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
Sep 3 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Sep 5 Route 2, Mashantucet, CT – Grand Theater
Sep 27 Baltimore, MD – Carroll Park

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