Red Devil Vortex kicks off the year with a collection of heavy-hitting new songs for your radar. “Psycho” is the new single by Red Devil Vortex and the last of a series of singles that together complete the EP Dark Secrets, released via all digital outlets today.
From living in an RV on the streets of Hollywood to #16 on the Billboard Charts, Red Devil Vortex is not only the sonic result of life’s chaos and frustrations, but a statement of fighting for what you believe in.
“Psycho” is a fictional story based on the dark side often present in toxic relationships and it’s the last song created with the late producer Augustus Cryns (1989-2020), who’s also worked with the band in their first EP “Something Has To Die” (2018). The new EP, “Dark Secrets”, marks a transitional moment for the band with the joining of guitarist Luis Kalil as the new member. It’s set to be released on Feb 4th, 2022. Along with the original songs, it also features a version of “Mother”, originally by Danzig. – Red Devil Vortex
Though adapting to a new world of cultural shocks and real life challenges when moving from Curitiba, Brazil to Los Angeles, CA, lead singer / bassist Gabriel Connor and drummer Iago Marcondes were relentless and just getting louder. The band had its kickstart with the single “The Fallen” from 2016 followed by the EP Something Has To Die released in May of 2018. The EP hit the US Billboard charts in its first week at No #16 (Heatseekers Chart) and No #49 (Independent Albums Chart). It sold over 1,200 copies, both physical and digital downloads combined in its first week. “Something Has To Die” has reached over 340k Streams so far and with all songs combined, Red Devil Vortex has amassed over 600k Spotify streams to date. The release was produced by Augustus “Gus” Cryns (Butcher Babies, Anti-Flag).
In 2019 and 2020 the band headed back into the studio to record their sophomore EP, after the
departure of original guitarist Pablo Kravicz during the process. Going full steam ahead, Gabriel and lago managed to finish the record before another loss with the untimely death of their friend and producer Augustus during the pandemic lockdowns.
With the releases postponed Gabriel and Iago kept Red Devil Vortex alive, using the time to organically find the right guitarist, Luis Kalil, an award winning guitar prodigy based in Los Angeles who is also from Brazil. Kalil has recorded and performed with the likes of Steve Vai, Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Kiko Loureiro & Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth) among others.
With the new addition to the band, Luis recorded on the remaining tracks done with Augustus Cryns not only honoring the work they’ve done together before his passing, but giving a new meaning and creating a new chapter in the history of Red Devil Vortex.
For fans of Bad Wolves, Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, Ghost, and Rob Zombie, the band brings a raw and intricate sound to the table, as they create a sound that is uniquely their own.
On “Psycho” the music and lyrics were written by Red Devil Vortex and Augustus Cryns. It was produced by Augustus Cryns, mixed and mastered by Augustus Cryns and Adair Daufembach at Soundcheck Studios in North Hollywood, California.
The band is currently in the studio working on their first full length album with producer Adair Daufembach in Hollywood, CA. Following Dark Secrets, it will be released in the second half of 2022. Red Devil Vortex’s new album Dark Secrets is out now, which kicks off a high profile and exciting year for the band.
Listen to Dark Secrets HERE
Listen to “Psycho” HERE
Watch “Psycho” HERE