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Light the Torch
Light the Torch performing in 2016 as Devil You Know
|Devil You Know (2012-2017)|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Metalcore, heavy metal, hard rock|
|Killswitch Engage, Blood Has Been Shed, Devolved, All Shall Perish, Bleeding Through, Hiss of Atrocities|
Light the Torch (formerly Devil You Know) is an American metalcore band formed in Los Angeles, California, United States, in 2012. They currently are signed to Nuclear Blast Records and have released three albums; The Beauty of Destruction andThey Bleed Red, which were released under the "Devil You Know" moniker, and their latest album, Revival, which was released on March 30, 2018 under the "Light the Torch" name.
The band started when guitarist Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish, Hiss of Atrocities) and drummer John Sankey (Devolved) began jamming and writing together in 2012. After 30 to 40 song ideas were written the two decided to look for a vocalist. A couple of early demo recordings were sent to Howard Jones (Killswitch Engage, Blood Has Been Shed) who subsequently got interested and joined the band in late 2012. They named the band "Devil You Know."
On October 23, 2013 it was announced the band signed to Nuclear Blast. A day later the first demo song "Shut It Down" was released online through the band's Facebook page. On October 31, 2013 the demo was released officially through the label YouTube channel.
On December 19, 2013 it was announced that the band finished recording of the album and that bassist Ryan Wombacher (Bleeding Through) and guitarist Roy Lev-Ari (Hiss of Atrocities) joined the band.
It charted at the #50 in Billboard 200 selling nearly 6,000 units in the first week.
In June 2015, the band started recording the second album.
On July 26, 2017, the band announced via social media that they have changed their name to Light the Torch, without explanation beyond stating "A full statement will be made soon and a new album is very close to being completed. It's a new beginning and we couldn't be more excited." Jones revealed in an interview on October 13, 2017, that the band had to change its name due to legal issues surrounding Sankey's departure from the band, and how the latter wanted to claim part copyright of the name.
Light the Torch released their new studio album Revival on March 30.
as Devil You Know:
as Light the Torch:
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|as Devil You Know|
|"Seven Years Alone"||2014||--||The Beauty of Destruction|
|"Stay of Execution"||--||They Bleed Red|
|"The Way We Die"||--|
|as Light the Torch|
|"Calm Before the Storm"||--|
|"The Safety of Disbelief"||32|
|"--" denotes a release that did not chart.|
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|2014||Devil You Know||Best New Band||Won|