All the Devils is the opening track and first video from the new Big John Bates LP “Skinners Cage”. The song is a ragged rocker but instead of a hyper-amped guitar, an insane violin drives the track. The video was shot in a mad grindshow-style that compliments the B-movie spookiness of the track and sets the mood for the entire album. This is a band built for the live experience and the band is heading out on a 5-week European tour from may 20th to June 24th.


With rustic influences on their sleeves the Noirchestra drags ethereal violins over asphalt guitars creating sonic tension with a vibrant palate of sound . Their vision of Americana Noir is a style born of the dead things Brandy Bones collected from her gothic Montana roots & rusty riffs Big John Bates uncovered in some dark garage in the Ottawa Valley. All powered by Ty-Ty‘s percussive soundscapes and adorned with RequiEmily’s post-punk violins.

Already known for their dramatic performances across Europe, North America and Japan, Big John Bates has conceived and committed to ten songs etching them forever into heavy, marbled vinyl. To record the new Big John Bates album Skinners Cage they begged, borrowed and stole moments in recording studios. Skinners Cage is a record with drums borrowed from the legendary German band Trio and sung live in a vintage Vancouver yacht. It’s inspired by tantalizing lies and wrapped in textured mixes tailored to these dynamic songs.

“Relentless, film noir-inspired, Dracula-awaking grooves”
Beatroute Magazine

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Vancouver’s Big John Bates has a career spanning genres from thrash metal (Annihilator), garage (Voodoo Dollz), dark alternative (Bates Motel) to his current cult of the Noirchestra.