10 Days of SHoD XIII, Pt. 4: Devil to Pay Premiere New Video for “Ten Lizardmen & One Pocketknife”

The Obelisk’s “10 Days of Stoner Hands of Doom XIII” coverage continues today with a video premiere from Indianapolis four-piece Devil to Pay, who headline Sunday night, Nov. 10 at Strange Matter in Richmond, Virginia. They’ll be the absolute last band to play at this year’s SHoD, and they’re set to tour their way along the East Coast with the fest as the centerpiece in support of their 2013 Ripple Music album, Fate is Your Muse (review here). In addition, they’ll have a brand new 7″ on hand in two different colors with two different covers for the standout cut from that record, “Ten Lizardmen and One Pocketknife” (the B-side is a cover of Eldemur Krimm‘s “Black Fog”), and they’ve got a new video for the song as well that today I have the pleasure of premiering.

Arriving relatively early on in Fate is Your Muse, “Ten Lizardmen and One Pocketknife” is nonetheless one of the most immediately lasting impressions the album leaves. From the quirky narrative of the lyrics, the soulful melodic delivery of guitarist/vocalist Steve Janiak – joined in the band by guitarist Rob Hough (who plays the therapist in the new clip), bassist Matt Stokes and drummer Chad Profigle – to the catchy chorus and quirk of the title and the song itself, if nothing else, it’s a track that stays with you. And like their video for “Tie One On,” which premiered here back in August, “Ten Lizardmen and One Pocketknife” finds Devil to Pay having fun with the form, whether it’s dressing up and dancing in lizard costumes or sitting down  for a little D&D in the awesome space that the credits refer to as the “Godzilla Room.” You’ll know it when you see it.

It’s always a good time to see what Devil to Pay are up to, and between the cut and the video, “Ten Lizardmen and One Pocketknife” sums up a lot of what I really, really like about this band. Check it out on the player embedded below, followed by the tour dates:

Devil to Pay, “Ten Lizardmen & One Pocketknife” official video

Devil to Pay SHoD XIII / East Coast Tour:
11/01 Valhalla Muncie, IN w/ So Sayeth & Witchdoctor
11/02 Radio Radio Indianapolis, IN w/ the Cocaine Wolves & Dead Birds Adore Us
11/06 Springwater Nashville, TN w/ Admiral Browning & Elder Skull
11/07 529 Bar Atlanta, GA w/ Admiral Browning , Volume IV & Iron Whip
11/08 Flat Iron Greensboro, NC w/ NONE and Jews & Catholics
11/09 Roger’s Pub Chesapeake, VA w/ Pillbuster, Wizard Eye, Faces of Bayon & Compel
11/10 Strange Matter Richmond, VA Stoner Hands of Doom XIII
11/11 The Maywood Raleigh, NC w/ Black Thai & Bedowyn
11/12 JR’s Bar Philadelphia, PA w/ Clamfight, The Cloth & Heavy Temple
11/13 Tobacco Road New York, NY w/ TBA
11/14 Geno’s Portland, ME w/ Eldemur Krimm & Eastern Spell
11/15 O’Brien’s Pub Allston, MA w/ Mollusk & Gut
11/16 Mr. Beery’s Bethpage, NY w/ Borgo Pass, Soma & Von Hell

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7 Responses to “10 Days of SHoD XIII, Pt. 4: Devil to Pay Premiere New Video for “Ten Lizardmen & One Pocketknife””

  1. [...] & One Pocketkife’ premiered today over at the Obelisk. You can check it out here: http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2013/10/29/devil-to-pay-ten-lizardmen-video/ Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 Updates click flyer to enlarge click flyer to enlarge [...]

  2. Steeber says:

    Awwwwww yeaaaaaah

  3. Sam says:

    Rock as it should be, live these guys are great, if you like true metal you need to see them do it on stage.

  4. Corey says:

    All killer, no filler. Great job fellas!

  5. Inky says:

    really creative-and my favorite song on Fate is Your Muse

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