Devil’s Crossroad have been quietly turning heads in the Adelaide live scene for some time now. A loyal and cult like group of fans appear to pay homage at each of their shows. These fans are aware that the experience this band is cultivating, the energy that they are harnessing and delivering is of a spiritual nature, and comes from a higher place; or perhaps somewhere darker, and more sinister?
Adelaide’s Devil’s Crossroad, with their lively and solid synergy, make them an alternative rock band to keep your eye on.
It is the relationship with this energy, and the knowledge of how to exploit it, that has turned the Devil’s Crossroad live performance into a carefully crafted crescendo of boundless occult like energy, exploring the expansive realms psychedelic, black magic, and the darker side of human nature. Forming as an abrasive rock and roll band based on the legend of Robert Johnson selling his soul at the crossroads, the band were originally doused in an entirely fuck off blues mentality. They oozed with testosterone and intimidating heavy riffs.
Carefully and precisely Devil’s Crossroad have begun to incorporate progressive aspects of alternative rock and grunge to ensure their live performance is a divisive journey through the soundscapes made famous in times of old, honouring and taking influence from the great decades spanning between the 60’s and the 90’s, yet never failing to tie it together with an ever sinister and contemporary edge. This is largely contributed by the musical synergy between members; the effortless dominance portrayed in Nathan Dior’s voice, the surgical precision from Stefan Metzger on the drums, the groovy independence defined by Kyle Clarke’s basslines or the flyaway guitar solos from lead guitarist Zachary Luka.
The good news doesn’t end here, as Devil’s Crossroad are embarking imminently on their first tour comprised of three dates in Sydney. Devil’s Crossroad will be joined on stage by past member of Cold Chisel’s David Blight, who contributed his talents playing the harmonica on their self titled commercial debut. The release is only available physically and will be for sale in limited quantities at each of their Sydney shows, along with some other goodies. It is advised that you pick one up, as it is expected to become a rarity in the future.
Thursday November 20 – Cosmopolitan Bar
w/ David Blight
Friday November 21 – Valve Bar with David Blight
w/ Ray Beadle Band, Big Blind Ray and The Goodtime R & B Band and Dr. Don’s Double Dose
Saturday November 22 – Ambarvale Hotel with David Blight
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