The Devil Wears Prada’s Mike Hrancia Talks Origin of ‘Dead & Alive’

2012-07-03

Story by Anne Erickson

The Devil Wears Prada frontman discusses band’s new live CD/DVD

The Devil Wears Prada are putting their talents to good use this summer, as the Christian metal gents are blasting their heavy sounds out on the 2012 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, plus just released a new concert CD/DVD, called “Dead & Alive,” chock full of footage from their delightfully chaotic live shows. Speaking with Artist Direct, lead vocalist Mike Hrancia explained that the band’s goal of the live DVD was to capture the drama and intensity of their recent “Dead Throne” Tour on tape.

“We really wanted to film a DVD on the ‘Dead Throne’ tour,” he said. “It was the highest amount of production we’d ever done as far as ramping, staging, and lighting goes. You’ll see that on the DVD. We don’t have the opportunity to do that too often because we’ll be supporting other bands or doing something like Warped Tour and this year Mayhem. We don’t always have the chance to bring out stuff like that and really make a show. That’s what we put together for this ‘Dead Throne’ tour, and we wanted to capture that.”

The band shot the DVD during a gig in Worcester, Mass. “When it came time to pick a show, Worcester was one of the cities that popped up,” Hrancia said. “We’ve been playing there a long time, and we always love the crowd there. It’s a good stage and venue. The Palladium was a great fit for what we wanted to do.”

Check out the full list of 2012 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival tour dates here.

 




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