Devils Envy is a rock act founded by Artist / Producer, Angel Graves. The band is based in Orlando, FL, USA, and publicly launched in 2016, with their debut single “Look At Me Now” – Which shows a more aggressive side to their music, yet it’s been accepted as an accessible metal-core sound.
Enduring some challenging times throughout the band’s career, Graves decided to take the role as their lead singer and guitarist; Sean St. John on drums; a long-time friend and bandmate to Graves, from their Stiletto Red days (2011-2014), and Austin Diaz (BlackTide) on second guitars. A few notable musicians have contributed to the band’s early development and live performances; Bass player, Zakk Sandler (BlackTide, Falling In Reverse), as well as Vocalist, Justin Sims (Former Tour Manager—Escape The Fate), have been featured as both performers and songwriters on their debut EP, “Dead Inside.” (2016)
In addition to being a performing act, Graves announced in an interview with Rock All Photography (2016):“…the band initially began as a comic series and then was inspired to bring tell the stories from a musical perspective.” As the band progresses, their comic series is still being developed with the help of “United Forces” comic creator and Illustrator, Gary Düfner. The comic features artwork created by Angel Graves, inspired by real-life events, as well as supernatural beings who aid the well-being of human kind with their unique abilities-- Some of the artwork can be seen featured at Megacon, Orlando FL 2018.
The mysterious trio have released a brand new single since their latest, “Beetlejuice,” (2017); a cover song inspired by the Animated Television Series; Their new single is titled “Psycho,” released on April 11th, 2018, an upbeat and insane twist on the old-school rock grooves, fused with heart-pounding drum beats, catchy guitar riffs, and soaring vocal melodies. A subtle change in sound and vibe since their debut EP.
Discovered by Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist, Sameer Bhattacharya, (Guitars – Flyleaf), while performing as their keyboardist on tours with Multi-Platinum award winning Rock act, P.O.D. – Graves worked with the band as their Front of House Engineer and Tour Manager. After working with the band for some time, Sameer offered to mentor him and Devils Envy as their official Manager and Representative.
The band has caught the attention of some other heavy hitters in the music industry; Matt Brandyberry of From Ashes To New, Sonny and Marcos of P.O.D., and Joe Cotela and Matthew Reinhard of DED, are among some of the influential rock acts of this decade that have shown support for Angel Graves and Devils Envy, sharing some of the releases with their fans and friends via social media.