The Devil Wear Prada reunite with Rise Records; founding guitarist exits band

The Devil Wears Prada are once again on the Rise Record roster. The band shared the news on Facebook via the following post, announcing their forthcoming release, the Space EP, as well:

Rise Records issued the following statement on their renewed partnership with the band:

“Back to our roots, we’d like to officially announce the return of The Devil Wears Prada. The Space EP (A concept album), will hit stores this summer. Until then, be sure to check them out on tour right now, they’re playing the Zombie EP it its entirety, plus a bunch of classics. Cheers!”

The Devil Wears Prada were previously signed with Roadrunner, which will be releasing a 7″ of the band’s song “South Of The City” as part of Record Store Day.

The news is not all good as it was also revealed that founding guitarist Chris Rubey has left the Ohio metalcore outfit. Frontman Mike Hranica issued the following statement on the departure:

“At the end of October, upon completing our run of shows in Mexico, Chris decided that it was time to stay home and be with his wife and daughter. While losing a founding member might seem to be a bumpy transition to announce, we find ourselves terrifically proud and enthused to continue moving forward with touring and writing new material.

The upcoming Space EP is a testament to what we’re capable of and the always truthful fact that TDWP is a collective collaboration rather than any single member or component. We’re happy to say that parting ways with Chris couldn’t have been more amicable: we understand and wish him the very best at being with his family.

In the meantime, our good friend Kyle is playing with us: a fine gentleman and an excellent guitarist who helped out tremendously in the making of Space EP. The Zombie 5 Tour is off to a fantastic start, and we look forward to seeing all of you at an upcoming show.

Peace,

Mike & The Pradas