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The Devil Wears Prada is an American Christian metalcore band from Dayton, Ohio, consisting of members Mike Hranica (vocals), Chris Rubey (lead guitar), Jeremy DePoyster (rhythm guitar, vocals), Andy Trick (bass), Daniel Williams (drums) and James Baney (keyboards), all of whom are Christians. To date, the group has released four full-length albums, one DVD, one EP, and six music videos. Being founded with all Christian members they maintain a theme that follows toward their religion.
Despite speculations that the band named themselves after the film with the same title, it was actualized that they were formed before the film was released. They have explained that their band name is based on an anti-materialistic mindset and derived their name from the novel, The Devil Wears Prada. At the time of naming the band, the members assumed that the novel included anti-materialism as its moral, until later discovering that the novel did not feature this as its message at all. Despite making this mistake, the band members refused to change the name.
Their latest album, Dead Throne, was released on September 13, 2011 and has since become a critical and commercial success, topping the Christian and Independent album charts, as well as peaking at number 3 on the Rock and Hard Rock album charts. TDWP's vocalist, Hrancia, says it is their most emotional, well-written album to date.