Guitarist and songwriter Chris Rubey, the mind behind the grinding metal riffs of The Devil Wears Prada, has used Peavey® amplifiers to get his crushing tone since long before they co-headlined Warped Tour, appeared on magazine covers and rocked millions of iPod playlists.
Now with the release of Dead Throne, the band’s highly anticipated fourth album, The Devil Wears Prada has become one of heavy music’s biggest acts. Working with an outside producer for the first time—Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage—the band has crafted its most aggressive and cohesive work to date.
“We always try to one-up ourselves, and that comes with growing as musicians,” said Rubey. “Adam had tons of good ideas for arrangements. He sped up a number of the songs, cut measures in half, and generally trimmed fat. Usually, this would be something that we wouldn’t be into coming from a producer, but with Adam it totally worked for the best. He’s also a guitar player, so he was able to work with me a lot.”
Although Rubey has played the original Peavey 6505® amp since the band’s early touring days, the new Peavey 6534™ Plus has become his main amplifier.
“It’s pretty much a known fact that the Peavey 6505 is the fearing metal tone,” said Rubey. “The low end is so unbelievably tight, and it has insane amounts of gain. On this tour I’ve been playing the 6534 Plus. I had one shipped to me when we were in the studio, and I liked the warmth and the crunchiness. My whole philosophy is, 'If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.' I can get everything I need out of these amps.”
Hear Chris Rubey and his Peavey amplifiers on Dead Throne, available now, and on tour worldwide. For more information, please visit www.deadthrone.com.
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