Devilskin for Westfest

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Four-piece Hamilton band Devilskin is set to play at Westfest, a festival dedicated to bringing New Zealand the best metal, rock, and punk bands the world has to offer all over two nights.

Formed in June 2010, Devilskin is an accomplished group of musicians who know what they want.

The band features Jennie Skulander on lead vocals. Her powerful and compelling voice and alluring stage presence sets her apart. Jennie previously fronted Rotorua band Slipping Tongue garnering a swathe of fans with their videos, EPs and album.

On lead guitar is The Nail from popular Waikato band Chuganaut who won the NZ Battle of the Bands and the World Battle Of The Bands in 2004. Chuganaut played Big Day Out in 2005 and opened for Iron Maiden at Mt Smart stadium in 2009.

Playing bass guitar is Paul Martin, better known to the nation as The Axeman on The Rock radio station's Sunday night heavy metal show the Axe Attack. Lead guitarist and vocalist for World War Four, Paul's previous bands include Knightshade and Blackjack.

Nic Martin joined Devilskin as drummer in August 2011 at the age of 15. Paul's son, Nic is the youngest artist to ever play the BDO when he performed with World War Four in 2009 at the age of 13. Nic adds to the show with a display of power and passion on the drums.

Devilskin performs an explosive, live show. Their songs are arresting and all consuming.

Devilskin will perform at Westfest on Wednesday, February 19, alongside such greats as Megadeth and Rob Zombie.

Tickets from Ticketmaster.

- Hamilton News

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