audiObelisk: Bible of the Devil Stream Scorching New Track from For the Love of Thugs and Fools; Tour Dates Announced

Splits with Blade of the Ripper and Züül have somewhat filled the void since 2008′s Freedom Metal was unleashed on an unsuspecting underground, but what the world needs now is some new Bible of the Devil. The hard-rocking Chicago foursome further their love of all things Thin Lizzy and NWOBHM on their sixth album, For the Love of Thugs and Fools, which reunites them with producer Mike Lust (Tight Phantomz), who previously helmed 2003′s Tight Empire.

The record, out via Cruz Del Sur on May 8, roughens up some of the melodic grace of Freedom Metal, but as songs like “Out for Blood” and “Yer Boy” (“When did yer boy come back into town” being the opening line) prove, For the Love of Thugs and Fools continues Bible of the Devil‘s streak of exceptionally well-composed, memorable songs, two of which go so far feature the word “night” in the title. “I Know What is Right (In the Night)” and the closer, “Night Street.” “I Know What is Right (In the Night)” even has a sax solo. Awesome.

Their moments of twin-axe glory are manifold, as are stretches of somehow particularly Chicagoan grit, and as they were the first interview that ever went up on this site, they’ll always be a sentimental favorite. As such, I was thrilled when permission came through for me to host the killer side-B tune, “Anytime” for streaming. You’ll hear the lineup of vocalist/guitarist Mark Hoffman, guitarist/vocalist Nate Perry, bassist Darren Amaya and drummer Greg Spalding proffering their Phil Lynott worship during the verse but coming around to an infectious chorus that couldn’t possibly come from anyone other than Bible of the Devil. Naturally, badass guitar antics abound.

Stream “Anytime” on the player below, and check out the band’s latest tour dates following, courtesy of the PR wire:

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Veteran Chicago rock ‘n’ roll band Bible of the Devil are set to strike out on the 14-date “In Raw We Trust” tour in support of their forthcoming release, For the Love of Thugs and Fools, due out on May 8 via Cruz Del Sur Music. Tour dates are as follows:

05/04 Madison, WI The Frequency
05/05 Minneapolis, MN Hexagon Bar
05/06 Rapid City, SD Budd Ugly’s
05/08 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
05/09 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
05/10 Wichita, KS Barleycorn’s
05/11 Denver, CO 3 Kings Tavern
05/12 Albuquerque, NM Burt’s Tiki Lounge
05/13 Las Cruces, NM The Train Yard (house party)
05/15 San Antonio, TX Nightrocker Live
05/16 Austin, TX Red 7
05/17 New Orleans, LA Siberia
05/18 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Cafe
05/19 Carbondale, IL PK’s

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