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Death Devil
Death Devil group image
First Appearance
Manga Debut Volume 1, Chapter 6
Anime Debut Season 1, Episode 5: Adviser!
Other Appearances
Movies K-ON! Movie
Profile
Members Sawako Yamanaka "Catherine" (Guitar, Vocals)
Norimi Kawaguchi "Christina" (Guitar, Chorus)
"Jane" (Drums)
"Della" (Bass)
Style Speed Metal

Death Devil is a speed metal band founded by four of the previous members of the Light Music Club at Sakuragaoka High School: Sawako Yamanaka, Norimi Kawaguchi, Jane and Della.

History

Sometime during their high school careers, Sawako, Norimi, Della and Jane joined their school's Light Music Club. Shortly afterwards, Sawako was rejected by the boy she fell in love with on account of not being "wild" enough. She then founded the speed metal band Death Devil alongside her three friends to cause a change in her image. Over time, the band started to become serious, building up a huge fandom and a guiding theme for its music. Due to their wild image and rebellious behaviour, they often had troubles with their club's advisor, Horigome. After the members graduated from school, the band's activities reached their climax.

Over the years, the band's activities have slowly decreased due to each member living her own life, but they still gather once in a while to play music together as well as hold other activities, like visiting the Summer Festival once a year together.

Despite the fact that Sawako tries to hide her wild past in front of her students, she still cherishes her memories of her friends and the band and cannot resist the urge to protect the band's reputation, like when the band decided to reunite and perform for a wedding of a former student from their graduating class.

Musical Profile

Line-Up

  • Sawako Yamanaka - Guitar, Main vocals
  • Norimi Kawaguchi - Guitar, Chorus
  • Della - Bass
  • Jane - Drums

According to Sawako, the role of the guitarist was often fought over. Because of that, the members switched roles every once in a while.

Style

Death Devil's musical style is speed metal, although their appearance and behaviour might give them the air of being a hard rock/heavy metal band.

During its earlier days, the band's members tried out every way possible to create new, creative appearances. A guiding theme of the band is social criticism and the appeal to love and peace, similar to the Hippie movement.

According to Sawako, Death Devil's true style is reached when the "member's souls clash with each other" during a performance.

Known Songs

Gallery

Trivia

  • For some reason, Yui Hirasawa is always the first to recognize Death Devil members from their photos upon meeting them in person.
  • The name and the logo of the band are probably inspired by those of the real-life band Death Angel.

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