Amigo The Devil is a strange, hard-to-define entity that hovers like a slightly vengeful ghost around
the peripheries of metal, dark folk and Americana, claimed by none but with roots in all three.
The work of singer-songwriter born Danny Kiranos has been described as ‘murder folk’ in more than
a few places, which is both delightful and apt, since his output camps out at the crossroads of Devil
Makes Three, 16 Horsepower and Danzig, while his lyrics concern themselves with murder as often
as they do love, libations and self-loathing.
Despite his allegiance with the scene itself, the only real heavy metal influence at work here is in the
devilish atmosphere and an overall pit-dark vibe that’s a few shades past Southern gothic and has
landed him on line-ups with outright doom bands more than once. It’s a curious position to occupy,
but Amigo The Devil and his waitin’-around-to-die music makes it seem natural.
‘Everything Is Fine’ is ATD’s first full-length record, and, despite its downhome, rough-hewn feel, it
comes stacked with highfalutin credentials. Produced by Ross Robinson (Korn, Limp Bizkit,
Slipknot), its percussive elements shaped by drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine,
Audioslave, Prophets Of Rage), and recorded at Valentine Studios on original 70’s-era gear, the
album is ultimately a backcountry nightmare, soundtracked by raspy, slightly unhinged vocals and
an overall apocalyptic bent.
Kiranos has a sizeable following in the UK and was due to tour for the first time as Amigo The Devil
in December. However, a statement has been issued today (14th November) as follows :
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we are cancelling the upcoming
European and UK tour dates. We greatly appreciate your patience, understanding and support, and
we are looking forward to making it out there in 2019. With gratitude and respect…AMIGO THE DEVIL