Pennsylvania High School Metal Band Takes The Next Step At Musikfest

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BETHLEEM, Pa. (WPVI) — “Usually soccer kids hate theater kids and theater kids hate soccer kids,” Quintin Seifert said. “But now we’re all here. And, like, what are the chances that so many different groups of people are coming just for the music?”

Seifert is the frontman of metal band “Devixe” (pronounced “device”), which was formed in late 2019 by his friends, Bryce Monsell and Liam Myerow. Along with Connor Capizzi and Dom Hancs, the Philadelphia-area high schoolers major in a form of heavy metal music known as “djent.” The teenagers are divided between three local high schools: Plymouth Whitemarsh, Abington Senior High and Interboro.

The friends share a similar musical taste that sent them on a collision course to meet. Monsell and Myerow met at a college guitar club and later met Hancs, a welder and guitarist, through School of Rock. Myerow chanced upon Seifert, a theater student, in a mosh pit during a Slipknot concert.

Capizzi came into the mix through the school band, but he doesn’t just play bass. He also plays on the soccer field.

“We literally do everything differently,” Capizzi said. “I’m seeing now how everything is falling into place.”

From their humble roots playing for family and friends at small shows, Devixe dreams of going on tour. And they took their goals to the next level this weekend with a live performance at Musikfest.

Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA is a 10-day festival celebrating arts, music, and food. Fans of the nearly 40-year-old event have the chance to enjoy their favorite artists while discovering new ones like Devixe.

“There will be people who won’t be there to see us, see us, and that’s really exciting,” Liam Myerow said.

The band are looking forward to releasing a new EP (Extended Play) next month while overlapping two recently released demos. They also look forward to performing live at Reverb in Reading, PA on September 9, 2022 alongside Tommy Vext.

“We’re a bunch of kids who wanted to make music and now we’re here,” Seifert said. “It feels like a dream, honestly. None of this feels real. But it’s real, and we’re here, so might as well kill him while we can.”

To learn more about Devixe, visit their website.

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