Devil You Know is a metal supergroup formed in Los Angeles in 2012. The band signed to Nuclear Blast Records and released their debut album The Beauty of Destruction on April 24, 2014.
Devil You Know started when drummer John Sankey (Devolved, Divine Heresy, Fear Factory) and guitarist Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish, Hiss of Atrocities) 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 (ex-Killswitch Engage, Blood Has Been Shed) who subsequently got interested and joined the band in late 2012.
In early 2013 the band started recording with producer and ex-Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader (Gojira, Five Finger Death Punch).
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.
In February–March, 2014 the band took part in Soundwave Festival in Australia.
On March 5, 2014 the debut single "Seven Years Alone" was released. On March 27, 2014 the official music video for "Seven Years Alone" was released.
The band's debut album The Beauty of Destruction mixed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris was released on April 24 (EU), April 28th (UK) and April 29, 2014 (US and the rest of the world) via Nuclear Blast.
In April–June, 2014 the band took part in Revolver Golden Gods Tour with Black Label Society, Down and Butcher Babies.
Howard Jones – vocals (2012–present)
Francesco Artusato – guitar (2012–present)
John Sankey – drums (2012–present)
Roy Lev-Ari – guitar (2013–present)
Ryan Wombacher – bass (2013–present)