Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, hello and welcome back to our third annual year-end daily countdown, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’re showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about, presented by Verity Credit Union. Follow the #100Bands100Days hashtag on Twitter to stay on top of all the bands featured and make sure to follow Verity on Twitter as well. Some days the featured act could be an established and locally-adored northwest-based musician that perhaps you haven’t been turned onto yet, and other times they could be a band with a small following that just hasn’t had their deserved time in the sun yet. Either way, we’re fairly confident you can come away from this daily segment with plenty of new favorites. Today’s musical offering is a band called Devils Hunt Me Down that calls Seattle home.
It’s no secret that the northwest is packed with face-melting rock bands, it always has been packed but today’s list of rockers rivals most other eras in northwest music history. With bands like Windowpane, Klover Jane, Big Wheel Stunt Show, Ten Miles Wide and so many others, it proves the northwest is still fertile ground for the heavier side of music. Not allowing themselves to be left out of the conversation is Devils Hunt Me Down. They have crafted their own unique sound, whether you want to call it dirt metal or Sasquatch rock or whatever other label you have, the fact is these guys bring the thunder.
From their bio:
Four brothers, born to Sasquatch hunters in the North Cascade Mountains, Devils Hunt Me Down emerges from the wilderness, raised on a diet of psychedelic mushrooms and bear fat, to bring you the finest Cascadian dirt rock known to man. With grooves grown in pure Pacific Northwest soil by men who live and die by the riff, Devils Hunt Me Down brings rock and roll to the land with their own special flavor.
They formed four years ago in the place where all good music starts: a basement. Matthew, Christopher, Callum, and Samuel have since sprung forth upon Seattle, delivering their undying, but simple message: breathe and have a good time! Rock and Roll has been angry for long enough. It is time now to relish in the joy and splendor of infectiously heavy jams.
If you need to add another killer local hard rock band to your catalog, give these guys a listen.