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KILL IT WITH PHIL - RELEASES TODAY MARCH 1

 

 

PAIN SUBLIME - RELEASED TODAY!

 

The Devil You Know's new single "Pain Sublime" has been delivered to all platforms. Keep your eyes (and ears) peeled for it on your favourite streaming platform!

 

GOD SIZE TO AIR ON SWEDISH NATIONAL RADIO - AGAIN!

 

The Swedish national radio show P3 OSIGNAT is back after the summer holidays. For the second week in a row, God Size was voted as one of the top 10 best unsigned tracks. As a consequence, it will air again this Thursday, 30th August.

TDYK is very grateful for the support!

Follow LINK to the radio show on the web.

 

 

HOOVES OF PAN - NEW SINGLE OUT NOW!

 

TDYK's latest single HOOVES OF PAN now streams on all platforms!

 

Get your Highly Practical Black Magic Ritual!

 

Go HERE to obtain a complimentary black magic ritual! 

 

Conceptualization of Music (A Mission Statement)

 

The Devil is fairly new to the world of music dissipation. And when you start out, you quickly get tons of advice from various experts on how to commercialize your artistry. The advice is, quite naturally, very similar to the advice that any entrepreneur would be given on how to generate sales from his/her/its products or services...

 

Some new tricks up TDYK's sleeve!

 

The Devil has some new tricks in store.

Everything has changed.

Everything is the same.

Stay tuned for the new single "Hooves of Pan"!

 

NEW EP OUT NOW!

 

TDYK's new EP "WE ARE ALL STAYING RIGHT HERE" is released on all major platforms! It features the previously unreleased title track and four other songs released earlier in 2018. The songs display different sides to TDYK's music, from noisy and raw to mellow and emotional. 

 

"We Are All Staying Right Here"

 

“We Are All Staying Right Here”

In politics as well as in our personal lives, we often expect others to right our wrongs and to take whatever action we feel is necessary.

Even under extreme and life threatening conditions, such as war or natural disasters, it is not uncommon that victims prefer to wait and hope for outside help rather than to take action to try, however difficult, to improve their situation.

Of course, acting always comes with a risk of failing and failure can hurt. Bad. Contrary to the commercial view, there is no formula for success (whatever that means) that seems to stand the test of time. On the other hand, mere logic tells us that unless we act with intent at some point, we are never going to experience any change that is caused in conformity with our will. Coincidences happen, sure, but in the long run they are cancelled out under the laws of probability.

 

New EP underway

 

A new TDYK EP is heading your way - stay tuned!

 

One Track Mind - now available everywhere!

 

 

One Track Mind new

 

New song on its way!

 

 

P3 OSIGNAT RADIO SHOW (ON LINE VERSION)

 

GOD SIZE ON P3 OSIGNAT (SONG ON THIRD PLACE)

 

GOD SIZE ON SWEDISH NATIONAL RADIO; MAY 3, 2018

 

GOD SIZE TO AIR ON SWEDISH NATIONAL RADIO!

 

VOTE FOR THE DEVIL YOU KNOW!!!

 

TDYK's latest song has been admitted to the race for airtime on Swedish commercial radio show "P3 Osignat"! 

GO AND VOTE NOW! (PRESS THIS LINK) 

If it reaches topp 10, it will be played on the radio show! LET'S MAKE COMMERCIAL RADIO GREAT AGAIN!

 

Rösta på GOD SIZE på hemsidan för P3 Osignat - tillräckligt många röster kan ge en plats på topp 10 och speltid i P3! Klicka på länken ovan!

 

GOD SIZE IMAGE 

 

Unintelligible Lyrics and other obscure matters

 

Having been asked one too many a time what the hell The Devil You Know’s lyrics are all about, and not just because they are ever so often completely inaudible due to poor phrasing, bad English (yes, apparently the devil is a non-native English speaker) or overly distorted vocals, the devil himself wanted to provide a few pointers on some of the underlying ideas behind latest song “GOD SIZE”. You will find the lyrics for all TDYK’s releases under (you guessed it) the LYRICS section of this webpage.

So, a basic idea behind most of TDYK’s lyrics is, that the way we look upon the world is a direct reflection of the way we look upon ourselves. It is probably difficult to find an artist that doesn’t agree with that statement. Ultimately, the inner and the outer universe are inseparable if not one and the same. The way we experience the world can only be determined by our own inner categories, in which we file our impressions. Moreover, this is a two-way street because we cannot experience anything let alone understand it without using such categories. We develop those categories gradually by constantly submitting ourselves to impressions, and the more they are developed the more refined becomes our ability to experience new impressions.

Practice makes perfect. Nothing but tautology so far, right? Well perhaps, but it implies that you can alter the universe in one of two ways. Either you could try to effect change in the outer universe (whether as a politician, extremist, criminal, banker etc.) to better fit with your inner categories, or you could first work on modifying your inner categories to effect a corresponding change in the outer universe. The latter the devil feels is quite often overlooked, even though all of us practice this method every day.

One common way then, of altering our inner categories – a quick one – is of course by using various forms of mind altering substances. Anyone sober that has tried to take part in conversations amongst drunk people will know what I am talking about. It will be quite apparent to him that they are in a totally different universe, where even the lamest joke seems completely hilarious to everyone but him. This approach is sometimes categorized as escapism, a word with generally negative connotations. Another perhaps even more common way, is by listening to music or reading a book (a good one). Doing such exercises changes our inner categories and has a direct effect on how we experience the world. Consequently, it will affect our actions. Anyone that has tried to impress a date with his taste for death metal, hoping to get lucky, will know what I am referring to.

So, the inner and the outer universe are linked, and there is no escaping from either lest you opt for the irreversible exit. If the world seems unbearable to you at some point, you will simply have to effect change in some way or another. Otherwise it all becomes… well unbearable. Indeed, what is life but a constant oscillation between these two levels. But if we go about it purposefully the two levels may be somewhat better aligned with time, hopefully leading to fewer and fewer situations of frustration. Now, one who doesn’t give a rat’s ass about the purpose but still considers this to be the only activity worthy of any effort, applicable to every aspect between heaven and earth, and persisting in this great work with the zeal and ardor of a madman, not because he wants to achieve but because it is who he is (or has become), there is the prospect of reaching a point on the horizon where the two levels may one day merge and dissolve. Or so it has been written. This would refer to the very same point of singularity where we all once started our journey. In that singularity, there is nothing great or small, there is just all or nothing. Such a person has ceased to be a person, because that word implies per definition that he would be separate from other persons or things. Such an entity would be of God Size.

Alas, if this goal would seem attractive enough to any lunatic out there, there is no shortcut to be found. The work must be done and the pyramid built, brick by brick, before one can enjoy the fruits of the labor. And if it happened, there would be no one and nothing to notice.

Speaking of god (did I do that?), when you stare into that black abyss and feel that someone is staring back, you had better prepare for the insight that what you once categorized as god, may in fact be better categorized as the devil.

/The Scribe

 

LYRIC VIDEO FOR GOD SIZE ON YOUTUBE!

 

Time for some karaoke! God Size lyric video is out now - link below!

God Size Lyric Video

 

 

 

GOD SIZE now streams on SPOTIFY!

 

TDYK's latest single GOD SIZE can now be streamed on Spotify (and almost all other platforms)!

Set on repeat, turn up the volume and rock out!

GO TO GOD SIZE ON SPOTIFY 

Make sure to follow TDYK on Spotify (and elsewhere)!

 

iTunes and Apple Music greets GOD SIZE

 

TDYK's up-tempo rock/punk/pop/metal song GOD SIZE surfaced on iTunes and Apple Music yesterday. It is set to release on most other platforms too, quite soon.

 

GOD SIZE LOGO

 

New Single on its way

 

New single GOD SIZE is soon to arrive on Spotify, Apple music and other platforms!

God Size Single Art Work

 

Lyrics!

 

Lyrics for select TDYK songs are now published on this site; check it out HERE!

 

MY KARMA - NOW ON APPLE MUSIC

 

TDYK's new single, MY KARMA, is now also available on Apple Music!

 

NEW SINGLE - MY KARMA - ON SPOTIFY!

 

MY KARMA is now out on Spotify! Make sure to follow us!

 

 

Official Web Site of The Devil (You Know)

 

The Devil You Know has now a home on the internet. Here you can stream songs, get the latest news and generally stay in touch with the dark one.

Welcome!