mike hranica

20 post-hardcore bands who took concept albums to the next level
20 post-hardcore bands who took concept albums to the next level
Post-hardcore is especially rich in concept albums. Perhaps that’s because the immense vocal palette—from tender crooning to raw screaming—lends itself to expressing emotions. The music similarly matches. Sure, metalcore can deliver crushing breakdowns, but it rarely gets as intimate as this companion genre. There’s also the...
The Devil Wears Prada refuse to play it safe with ‘The Act’—review
The Devil Wears Prada refuse to play it safe with ‘The Act’—review
After announcing The Act, the Devil Wears Prada said the new album would be pushing the boundaries of their sound, and they’ve done exactly that. Although a sharp directional shift can often be detrimental to a band at this point in their career, the Devil Wears Prada didn’t want to make a safe record, and the experimentation has breathed new life into the quartet.  Oftent...
The Devil Wears Prada sign to new label, add tour dates
The Devil Wears Prada sign to new label, add tour dates
Midwestern metalcore champs the Devil Wears Prada have announced a new label home and added a whole slew of shows to their With Roots Above And Branches Below anniversary tour that kicks off later this month. Revealing their signing with Solid State Records in a video with Revolver, the band discuss the impending tour that will see them perform their 2009 album in full. The...
Chris Motionless and Mike Hranica discuss their thoughts on music, touring together, more
It’s day three of the Apollo X Tour, and arguably the weightiest package you’re likely to be exposed to this fall has rolled into Boston, ahead of a show at the House Of Blues. Bringing together co-headliners Motionless In White and the Devil Wears Prada plus Upon A Burning Body, the Word Alive and the Color Morale, that’s a lot of bruising bang for your buck, but it’s not a mindless mosh-fest. Bo
The Devil Wears Prada frontman releasing new book, ‘Three Dots And The Guilt Machine’
The Devil Wears Prada frontman releasing new book, ‘Three Dots And The Guilt Machine’
The Devil Wears Prada vocalist Mike Hranica is releasing his third book, titled Three Dots And The Guilt Machine, which the musician/author describes as "a five year compilation of poetry, prose, and general nonsense...a collection of writing that rarely finishes its breath.  A ...
Track By Track: The Devil Wears Prada
Track By Track: The Devil Wears Prada
  Vocalist MIKE HRANICA tells the stories behind each song on THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA’s Zombie EP. Escape "Escape" was the first song we came up with when we had the idea to do the EP. We got in touch with management and the label, and we were like, “Okay, let’s come up with a song and work off of that to see if this is a possibility.” That was this song, which coincidentall