THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA will release a new EP, “ZII”, on May 21 via Solid State Records.
The original “Zombie” EP dropped all the way back in August 2010 and remains an intense fan favorite. While not a chronological release in the THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA catalog, “ZII” is the next chapter.
“There’s no question that the ‘Zombie’ EP is a fan favorite and a record that really set the pace for us as a heavier band,” THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA said, offering insight into this EP in relation to their catalog. “A goal we had for this EP was to pay tribute to ‘ZI’ while honing in on the characteristics that we enjoy about heavy music today and the directions we want to see it heading.”
The band continued: “We just had our first song go to radio with ‘Chemical’, and now in the same year, we will be releasing the heaviest music of our career with ‘ZII’. This isn’t just a new chapter for the ‘Zombie’ EP; this is a new chapter for us as a band, and an opportunity to lean into both sounds in ways that feel better than ever. We’ve found our footing with these six members. Now we’re stepping on the gas and not letting up.”
The band finishes: “Before, there were five songs about how to fend off the apocalypse. Now, there are five songs of hopelessness against the hoard.”
“ZII” EP track listing:
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA has also planned a livestream event for Saturday, May 15, during which they will play the entire “ZII” EP in full. Fans can purchase tickets along with the pre-order of the EP.