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Rank #13 US San Antonio, TX Metal / Southern Metal / Classic Metal

50% of sales go to the charity CARE.

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Sounds Like: Judas Priest, ACCEPT, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Black Label Society

Bio: John R. De La Rosa was born August 25th 1968 in San Antonio, Texas Always a lover of music from a very young age he was inspired and influenced by his Uncle Victor Silvas who played guitar and introduced him to the world of Rush, Kiss, Budgie among many others. It wasn't til the age of 18 while a... See Full Bio

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“DevilMayCare displayed its brand of heavy Southern rock with songs from its forthcoming release War of the Worlds. Vocalist Scott Whitaker, guitarist John De La Rosa, bassist Warren Hammonds and drummer Darren Briller delighted their hometown crowd for 40 minutes, with a bulk of their tunes brandishing a military theme. "Kill or be Killed" was especially dedicated to the Armed Forces, with Hammonds playing his version of "The Star Spangled Banner" to introduce it. The bass is oftentimes hard to decipher at shows, somewhat treated as the rhythm section's red-headed stepchild by some bands. But DevilMayCare's bass sounded as if it was turned up to 11 throughout the set, thus avoiding being drowned out by the guitar and drums. All three instruments were refreshingly cohesive. The group has opened for the likes of Accept, and with continued hard work and support, it can be expected to grace the stage before more national acts in the future.”
—  Jay K. Nanda from the San Antonio Metal Music Examiner
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Q: DevilMayCare is a cool name but where did it come from and who thought of it?
A: Pete! Sorry bro, just seen this question you asked last year. Lol Since we didn't have no music on this site we never really paid attention to it. Now that we do we will be on this site more often. To answer your question. John's dad use to take him to see a local band in the 70's called Devil May Care. Seeing that band influenced him to play so he always wanted to use that name for a band. We use it as one word to make it our own. Devilmaycare or DevilMayCare. We think It flows better too. The word is actually in the dictionary. It means to do things in a reckless and carefree manner. Even Elvis uses the word in his song "Viva Las Vegas" when he says "There's a thousand pretty women waitin' out there and they're all livin' devil may care, and I'm just the devil with love to spare...Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas!" Sorry to take over a year to answer your question. Thank you for always supporting us. \m/ \m/ Warren/DMC

Asked by Pete Arguello. Answered on Fri Feb 28 2014

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