Devilstrip / Bio

“The grittiness of Akron’s underbelly, unrestrained and set to music.” — Devilstrip

The raging talent of Devilstrip is served up on a tattooed platter by three childhood friends from Akron, each with the musical prowess and burning passion to create original, edgy, rockternative music packed with powerful vocals and a distinctive instrumental sound.

With its debut album Rise receiving overwhelming acclaim, the rockternative band has continued to amass a devoted fan base. Devilstrip’s devotees are eager to devour a second helping, and a sophomore album is in the works to satisfy their hunger for more bone-shaking original hits.

Devilstrip is gunning to invade the lifeless souls of unsatisfied music listeners all over the planet and transform them into thumping, banging, pulsating lovers of a new era of alternative/rock music. The band is constantly in creative mode, recording new music supported by live shows locally and across the globe.

A sound inspired by other rock icons but as unique as a calloused fingerprint, Devilstrip produces heavy grooves and melodic sounds resembling classic hard rock soul that’s been dipped in metal and finished with alternative overtones.
The band clearly delivers passionate, hard-driving performances, both live and in the studio. The trio plays to demanding crowds like puppet masters, ensnaring the casual listener with ease.

Without question, Devilstrip transcends genres and demographic differentials to speak to the rock audience of today.

• Consistently number one on Reverb Nation in the Akron/Canton Ohio market in the Rock and Alternative Rock genres.

• Opened shows for notable touring bands Pop Evil, Europe, Steel Panther, Buckcherry, Jackyl, Red Sun Rising and Tantric.

• Independently wrote, produced, recorded, artistically designed, marketed and distributed the debut album Rise, which is available in all modern formats.

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“Cleveland Pete” - Pete Baka

General Info

Band Members
Marc Wasmund, Jimmy Gray, Graig Lindgren
Artist Name
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Hard rock / Alternative rock

Contact Info

Akron, OH

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