Devil You Know Explain Why They Changed Their Name To Light The Torch

Devil You Know have offered an explanation for changing their name to Light The Torch. The main reason was due to “member issues and legalities .”

The band said the following:

“After member issues and legalities continued for a year with no end in sight, we collectively felt it was time to put DYK to rest. Every effort was made to avoid this decision, but it needed/had to be done for the sake of moving forward. We will be forever grateful to those of you who shared that journey with us.

With that said, we decided that this was a perfect time to write and record something truly different, something that reflected what we have been through and what we have become. Our new album is almost done being mixed, and there will be many more details coming in the following days and weeks. We are LIGHT THE TORCH. See you soon.”

They also added:

“LIGHT THE TORCH will absolutely continue to perform Devil You Know songs and, the only way to legally continue would be under this course of action.”

The band’s new album will be released this year via Nuclear Blast.

Devil You Know Change Their Name To Light The Torch

Devil You Know have apparently changed their name to Light The Torch. The band said the following:

“We have officially changed our name to LIGHT THE TORCH! A full statement will be made soon and a new album is very close to being completed. It’s a new beginning and we couldn’t be more excited.”

Devil You Know Partner With Legally Armed America

Devil You Know have announced a new partnership with Legally Armed America, which is a pro-gun TV program and web community. As part of the deal, the band will have their music featured in the network’s content. More info is available HERE.


Howard Jones said the following:

“The band’s collaboration produces music that is dense, forceful, and brimming with raw urgency. We see the same passion in what Paul Glasco does on Legally Armed America. I speak for each of the band members when I say we’re ardent supporters of the shooting sports lifestyle, and zealous Second Amendment supporters. We’re pleased our songs are woven into the Legally Armed America show, and see our presence as an extension of our support for firearms and the outdoors.”

Nick Augusto (Ex-Trivium) To Drum For Devil You Know For The Rest Of the Year

Devil You Know have revealed that Nick Augusto (ex-Trivium) will be handling the drumming duties for the band for the rest of 2016. Devil You Know posted the following:

“We are excited to announce that Nick Augusto will be playing drums for us for the rest of the year!!!”


Devil You Know Announce 2017 UK Tour With Westfield Massacre, Wearing Scars, & Brutai

Devil You Know have announced ta 2017 UK headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Westfield Massacre, Wearing Scars and Brutai.

UK!!! This is happening!!!

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Tour dates:

01/10 Milton Keynes, UK – Crauford Arms
01/11 Norwich, UK – Waterfront Studio
01/12 York, UK – Fibbers
01/13 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 2
01/14 Manchester, UK – Sound Control
01/15 Chester, UK – The Live Rooms
01/17 Glasgow, UK – G2
01/18 Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
01/19 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
01/20 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
01/21 London, UK – Underworld
01/22 Swansea, UK – The Scene
01/24 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
01/25 Southampton, UK – Talking Heads

John Sankey Exits Devil You Know

John Sankey has officially exited Devil You Know. This news comes after the drummer missed multiple tours with the band, so he could focus on his upcoming festival in Australia.


The band said the following:

“We have decided to part ways with drummer John Sankey and will be back on the road this fall. We are NOT taking any unsolicited drummer audition videos. Big news in the coming weeks!!!”

Sankey added:

“After communications over the last few weeks, my band Devil You Know and I have decided that I move on from my role as drummer.

I’m currently working on establishing the Legion Open Air Music Festival in Australia and with imminent major announcements coming in the near future I simply no longer have the time to commit to both projects.

I have lived abroad in Los Angeles for 15 years dedicating 100% of my time and energy on my career as a touring musician and have lived out my dreams performing all over the world.

I am now ready to pursue other avenues and am very excited for a change where I can use my experience and knowledge of the industry to help provide the Australian metal and hard rock scene with a new live music platform.

I’m extremely proud of being a founding member of Devil You Know and will always respect what we have achieved, it’s been an awesome ride and I wish Hojo, Fran and Womby nothing but the best as they continue to kick ass into the future!”

Nick Augusto (Ex-Trivium) To Drum For Devil You Know On Upcoming Tour

Devil You Know have revealed that Nick Augusto (ex-Trivium) will be handling the drumming duties for the band on their upcoming tour with Hatebreed and DevilDriver. He will be filling in for John Sankey, who recently took a leave of absence to work on the Legion Music Festival.


The following was posted on the band’s Facebook:

DEVIL YOU KNOW Welcome New Touring Drummer, Nick Augusto (ex-Trivium), For Upcoming Hatebreed and Devildriver Tour Starting May 13th

Devil You Know are extremely excited to officially welcome renowned ex-Trivium drummer, Nick Augusto (see attached photo), to the band to handle duties for the band’s upcoming tour with Hatebreed and DevilDriver starting this Friday, May 13th. Either see below or head over to for all tour dates and additional information.
Francesco Artusato (guitars) states: “We are very excited to start this next tour with Nick. I toured with him in the past and I’m really looking forward to play some great shows with him.

“We also are just wrapping up our first nationwide headlining tour with ONI, which has been going extremely well. We are red hot and firing on all cylinders, so we can’t wait to join up with the mighty Hatebreed and Devildriver to play in front of some new faces, as well as many familiar ones. Be sure to come by our merch booth after the set to check out all new items and hang with us. Lets do this.”

Augusto further adds: “I’m honored to be on-board as DEVIL YOU KNOW’s touring drummer for this massive Hatebreed and Devildriver tour. As being a fan of everyone in the band’s previous projects, I feel like my style will add another piece to the already growing expansion of their big, heavy and catchy sound. I am very excited to play their material live and see the reaction of their fans, and what kind of energy surfaces from these upcoming shows! Come out and have a good time with us. See you out there.”

DEVIL YOU KNOW w/Hatebreed and Devildriver
05/13 Cleveland, OH – The Odeon
05/14 Chicago, IL – Metro
05/15 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
05/16 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
05/17 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
05/19 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
05/20 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
05/21 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
05/22 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
05/23 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
05/25 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
05/26 New Orleans, LA – Republic New Orleans
05/27 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
05/31 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
06/01 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
06/02 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
06/03 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
06/04 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom