New Device - Karoshi EP

New Device – Karoshi (EP)


New Device is a UK-based hard rock band, established in late 2007. The band’s style is rooted in classic rock of the 1980’s (Aerosmith, GnR etc).

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ARTIST: New Device
ALBUM: Karoshi (EP)
LABEL: ND Records
SERIAL: N/A. CD, Streaming, Download.
YEAR: 2020

LINEUP: Daniel Leigh – vocals * Matt Mallery – guitar * Lzi Hayes – bass * Roz Ison – drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Burn Out The Sun * 02 Wake Up * 03 Open Your Arms * 04 Hell To Pay * 05 Bring The Stones * 06 Kingdom Of The Damned

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New Device is a UK-based hard rock band, established in late 2007. The band’s style is rooted in classic rock of the 1980’s, influenced by bands such as Aerosmith, Skid Row, Metallica and Guns N’ Roses.

In the past they’ve shared the stage with the likes of Bon Jovi, Gun and The Treatment. They released a studio album ‘Takin’ Back’ in 2009 and a live album ‘Takin’ Over London’ in 2015, and are now back with this strong 6 song EP.

The Songs

All the songs here give off an air of confidence and a mature approach. ‘Burn Out The Sun’ kicks it all off and is a commercial sounding track with the guitars dominating, but there’s still room for the drums to add some texture.

‘Wake Up’, is certainly melodic, I even detected some Def Leppard-isms (albeit it at their heaviest) in the vocal harmonies which again gives it that melodic sheen.

‘Open Your Arms’ turns things down a notch or two and is probably the catchiest song here on show. ‘Hell To Pay’ is probably the heaviest song of the six and the riffs are ground out with some force, Metallica at their most commercial spring to mind with this song.

‘Bring The Stones’ and is a full on strident rocker with the guitars blanketing the song and there’s also an impressive solo that really gives the song an edge. ‘Kingdom Of The Damned’ carries on in a similar vein but with the vocals taking centre stage, over a dense sounding backdrop.

In Summary

New Device have delivered a set of lean, mean yet muscular modern rock songs, and are more than worthy of our attention here at Glory Daze. Definitely one to look out for.


Wake Up

New Device Wake Up Lyric Video

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1 thought on “New Device – Karoshi (EP)

  1. [Dave T] Interesting that the term ‘Karoshi’ was created in the 1970’s, is related to Japan’s intense work culture and means ‘death by overwork’. It also involves employees committing suicide or suffering from heart failure and stroke because of long work hours.

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