Baltimore, Maryland’s Charm City Devils just released their rockin’ new album ‘Sins’ featuring the Top 20 rock track ‘Man of Constant Sorrow,’ last Tuesday. The band has been opening shows for Theory of a Deadman of late, but made a headlining stop in San Luis Obispo, California, where I sat down with him to talk about the new album and much more. Check out the full interview below.

John talks about his transition from drumming in previous bands to fronting Charm City Devils, his connection and admiration for fellow Baltimore band KIX, the place Nikki Sixx has in the band’s history, the decision to cover the great track ‘Man Of Constant Sorrow,’ recording with Skidd Mills in Nashville, the kick ass new album and next single, the best and worst part of touring, what inspired him to rock, upcoming touring plans and even some Baltimore sports talk. John is an engaging and articulate interview and I appreciate him taking the time. The band put on a great show that night, and you will be seeing and hearing much more from them in the future. Get the band’s amazing new album ‘Sins,’ wherever you buy your rock or hit up their website:

Thanks to Bill Meis at eOne Music

Upcoming Charm City Devils tour dates:
Aug. 13 – In the Venue – Salt Lake City, UT (w/Theory of a Deadman)
Aug. 14 – Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO (w/Theory of a Deadman)
Sep. 1 – Rock Allegiance 2012 – Hershey, PA (w/Stone Temple Pilots Three Days Grace, Seether, Buckcherry, Fuel, Puddle of Mudd, Redlight King, Black Stone Cherry, Foxy Shazam, Otherwise, Daughtry)
Sep. 15 – Hagerstown, MD
Sep. 22 – Pier Six Pavilion – Baltimore, MD (w/Seether, Kyng, Sick Puppies & Young Guns)
Oct. 13 – Island Bay Day Festival – Centreville, MD (w/L.A. Guns, Days of the New, Marky Ramones Blitzkrieg & Laughing Colors)
w/Thory of a Deadman & Adelita’s Way:
Oct. 29 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Oct. 31 – Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN
Nov. 3 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Nov. 4 – Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
Nov. 9 – The National – Richmond, VA
Nov. 14 – Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY

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