Metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada made an unforgettable appearance on September 6th at Eastside Bowl in Nashville. Alongside them for their Zombie Tour was Dying Wish and Stray From The Path all of which gave the fans a night they will not soon forget.
Portland, Oregon band Dying Wish started off the show with high energy and immediately got the crowd on their feet. Their metalcore meets punk style is something they pride themselves on, and adds to how unique their sound is. Led by vocalist Emma Boster, Dying Wish formed in 2018 , and is known for songs, “Cowards Feed Cowards Bleed” and “Fragments of a Bitter Memory.” But rest assured nothing about this band is a bitter memory.
Second band on the bill was Stray from the Path Formed in 2001, New York band Stray from the Path have released ten full length albums, their first three of which were independently released. They started off the show with song “Guillotine,”and played 9 songs total. All of which the energy got more and more intense as time went on. Frontman Andrew Dijorio aka “Drew York” kept the crowd on their toes as he jumped into the crowd for a quick surf mid set. The mosh pit and crowd surfers were really keeping security on their toes with this one.
And the moment everyone at Eastside Bowl had been waiting for… It was time for The Devil Wears Prada to perform. The anticipation was building, ages both young and old had gathered to see this legendary band. Formed in 2005 in Dayton, Ohio The Devil Wears Prada currently has just short of 770,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, and the energy in this venue would make you believe they were all there. The crowd, most of which were wearing TDWP merch were all chanting and ecstatic before the curtains opened, patiently waiting with their phones on record ,to catch the moments the band walks out. Once the lights dimmed the energy was electric! As soon as front man Mike Hranica walked on stage he began to sing “Sacrifice” TDWP played 21 songs in total. Some of those songs include “Revive,” “Outnumbered,” “Chemical,” “Watchtower,” “Dogs Can Grow Beards All Over’” ,and “Dez Moines” in which they had Emma Boster from Dying Wish come out to help perform. The band interacted numerous times with the crowd, and guitarist /vocalist Jeremey DePoyster mentioned how they performed at Nashville’s old Rocketown venue. The North America Zombie tour began August 4th in Milwaukee WI, and will be finishing up on September 11th in Danville, VA at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival. For more information on the North American Zombie Tour please click Here.
Photos By: BrittMae