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The Devil Wears Prada say Zombies EP has the “fastest” music they’ve ever written

July 06 2010, 12:59 PM EDT By

The Devil Wears Prada are set to release the Zombies EP on Aug. 24 via Ferret Music. The EP is based on the concept of zombies due to frontman Mike Hranica's recent obsession with the subject. "The whole thing is just completely based upon zombies," he says. "Last fall, I was on a real zombie kick. I read The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks, and I thought, "What if we made a zombie song?" テつAll it took was me just saying that to the band, and we had our hearts set on doing this EP."テつThe five-song EP deviates from the tongue-in-cheek titles on previous Prada releases and sticks to the theme, including "Survivor," which follows the story of a man who loses his lover to zombies and spends his life warding off the zombie plague. Other songs include "Outnumberd," "Escape," "Revive" and "Anatomy."テつ

The album also reportedly contains some of the band's fastest and heaviest work to date. "The sound is definitely The Devil Wears Prada, but so much more," says Hranica. "It's sinister and bad-ass."テつ Guitarist/vocalist Jeremy DePoyster says, "It's us, but it's more Hatebreed-influenced and just straight-up thrash metal-influenced with some serious Slayer riffs."

TDWP are currently on the Back To The Roots Tour featuring the band in smaller, intimate venues than they've played recently. Dates are below. You can pre-order the Zombies EP here.

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JULY
6テつテつ テつテつテつ テつThe Shelter, Detroit, MI*
8テつテつ テつテつテつ テつStarland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ*
9テつテつ テつテつテつ テつValentine's, Albany, NY*
10テつテつ テつテつテつ テつValentine's, Albany, NY*
11テつテつ テつテつテつ テつXtreme Wheelz, Buffalo, NY*
13テつテつ テつテつテつ テつVaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA*
14テつテつ テつテつテつ テつVaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA*
15テつテつ テつテつテつ テつPop's, St. Louis, MO*
16テつテつ テつテつテつ テつBottleneck, Lawrence, KS*
17テつテつ テつテつテつ テつSonshine Festival @ Willmar Civic Center, Willmar, MN**
19テつテつ テつテつテつ テつMesa Theatre, Grand Junction, CO*
21テつテつ テつテつテつ テつThe Underground, Reno, NV*
22テつテつ テつテつテつ テつThe Boardwalk, Sacramento, CA*
23テつテつ テつテつテつ テつThe Boardwalk, Sacramento, CA*
24テつテつ テつテつテつ テつChain Reaction, Anaheim, CA*
25テつテつ テつテつテつ テつChain Reaction, Anaheim, CA*
26テつテつ テつテつテつ テつChain Reaction, Anaheim, CA*
28テつテつ テつテつテつ テつSOMA Sidestage, San Diego, CA*
29テつテつ テつテつテつ テつSOMA Sidestage, San Diego, CA*
31テつテつ テつテつテつ テつHeaven Fest, Union Reservoir, Longmont, CO**

AUGUST
テつ2テつテつ テつテつテつ テつThe Door, Dallas, TX*
テつ3テつテつ テつテつテつ テつEmo's Alternative Lounge/Inside, Austin, TX*
テつ4テつテつ テつテつテつ テつEmo's Alternative Lounge/Inside, Austin, TX*
テつ5テつテつ テつテつテつ テつRock The Desert Fest 2010, Midland, TX**
テつ8テつテつ テつテつテつ テつSummer Sonic Festival, Marine Stadium, Tokyo, Japan**
11テつテつ テつテつテつ テつOrpheum, Tampa, FL*
12テつテつ テつテつテつ テつOrpheum, Tampa, FL*
13テつテつ テつテつテつ テつThe Social, Orlando, FL*
14テつテつ テつテつテつ テつThe Social, Orlando, FL*
15テつテつ テつテつテつ テつThe 7 Venue, Atlanta, GA*
17テつテつ テつテつテつ テつThe Brewery, Raleigh, NC*
18テつテつ テつテつテつ テつThe Ottobar, Baltimore, MD*
19テつテつ テつテつテつ テつThe Ottobar, Baltimore, MD*
20テつテつ テつテつテつ テつFirst Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA*
21テつテつ テつテつテつ テつFirst Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA*
22テつテつ テつテつテつ テつHighline, New York, NY*
23テつテつ テつテつテつ テつGramercy Theatre, New York, NY*
25テつテつ テつテつテつ テつHarpers Ferry, Boston, MA*
26テつテつ テつテつテつ テつHarpers Ferry, Boston, MA*
27テつテつ テつテつテつ テつCrocodile Rock, Allentown, PA*
28テつテつ テつテつテつ テつGrog Shop, Cleveland, OH*
29テつテつ テつテつテつ テつGrog Shop, Cleveland, OH*

SEPTEMBER
テつ4テつテつ テつテつテつ テつRevelation Generation @ Revelation Farms, Frenchtown, NJ**

* headline dates
** major outdoor festivals

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