The Barcode Bandits - Devil On My Shoulder (new single/video)


The Barcode Bandits - Devil On My Shoulder (new single/video)

The Barcode Bandits are a South African trio dealing in powerful rock that explodes out of each song they perform.  The band feel that music is the best medium for them to express their views and emotions, and this is obvious through their commanding stage presence.

Today sees the release of their new single and video Devil On My Shoulder. An angsty track which grabs you by the ears and drags you in, a tempo changing monster with excitement and horror coursing through each riff and drumbeat. From screeching vocals to in-your-face anger trying to all escape the speaker at the same time. This is where the fun begins, and it only gets better from there.

"If you like the feeling of goosebumps and creepy crawlies running through your veins, then this music video is the full package. With this concept, we display how by living our daily lives inches us closer to the monster we so desperately want to avoid. The seriousness of the subject matter is belied by the obvious fun we had creating this beast.  The devil is always around the corner, always enticing you with delicious little titbits of gratification while you're lured in closer and closer to his claws." Explains the band.

Devil On My Shoulder is available now from all digital platforms including

Deezer Spotify Apple Music




The tale of The Barcode Bandits starts in 2012, where three vastly different musicians fused to form this incredible three-piece rock act, based in the Gauteng region of South Africa.

In 2016, the Barcode Bandits released their first EP, entitled "Shut Your Mouth", which contains five tracks which are still present in their live repertoire: they get the crowd worked up into a frothing frenzy when they invite them to sing the chorus with the band.

The Barcode Bandits released their second EP in 2017, "I Don't Want you to..." which saw them rocking many radio stations in South Africa and abroad, where they charted in top ten spots all round. Since 2019 they have been releasing singles one after the other, such as "Save our Souls" and "Our World".

They have rocked many stages with some of South Africa's top acts like Francois Van Coke en die Gevaar, The Hellcats, Jack Parow, Mi Casa, Jeremy Loops, Shortstraw, Wonderboom, Jasper Dan, The Black Cat Bones and American artist Brett Newski.

Each member brings a lot of experience from past projects, and they are familiar with the South African music scene. The band draws inspiration from acts like Sum 41, Green Day, Tool, Chevelle, System of a Down, ACDC, Metallica, Placebo, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Rage Against the Machine.

Their stage presence is infectious and their great sense of humour seeps through, both on and off stage. Audiences are always guaranteed a fun show as this band is truly living Rock and Roll and loving it. With whisky on their breath and music in their hearts, this band is ready to take over the music scene.






Andre nyheter:

27.09.2021: SWALLOW THE SUN announce European tour for Winter 2022
24.09.2021: Spellemannsvinneren Gaahls WYRD slipper ny musikk
23.09.2021: BLACK STONE CHERRY presents new music video for 'Give Me One Reason'
22.09.2021: OMNIUM GATHERUM Release New Single And Video For 'Reckoning'
21.09.2021: NORNA - First Single From Swedish/Swiss Post-Metal Collab
21.09.2021: Krombacher and W:O:A organizers announce beer cooperation
20.09.2021: LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT releases track featuring SARAH JEZEBEL DEVA
19.09.2021: Borknagar Announces Deluxe Anniversary Re-issue of Debut Album 'Borknagar'
17.09.2021: Porta Magna unleashing scorching new single and video Cult Of The Flesh
17.09.2021: PAINKILLER PARTY releases new album
16.09.2021: ILLT - debut album out
16.09.2021: Seum - new project 'Live from the Seum-Cave' out today
16.09.2021: DARK TRANQUILLITY announce European double headline tour with EnsiferumSpring'22
15.09.2021: DOLD VORDE ENS NAVN release video single 'Er det måneskinn?'
14.09.2021: HELLOWEEN - teams up with Incendium for comic book and action figures
13.09.2021: LUDOVICO TECHNIQUE - New single out
12.09.2021: ILLYRIAN premiere new track 'Age of Fire'
12.09.2021: SONATA ARCTICA - announce new dates for the acoustic album and tour in 2022
10.09.2021: MORTEMIA - new single feat. LIV KRISTINE
09.09.2021: Freedumb - Get Away / First single from upcoming album (2022)
09.09.2021: THE DEATH SET - new video out
07.09.2021: OSLO TRIBUTE FESTIVAL 2021
06.09.2021: Dutch act Pendejo release new album, TOMA
04.09.2021: Animals As Leaders Drop Brand New Track & Video 'MONOMYTH'
03.09.2021: Springbok Nude Girls release highly anticipated new album Partypocalypse
03.09.2021: They Fell From The Sky release new single
03.09.2021: Romanian progressive metal band White Walls releases new music video
03.09.2021: Rock Duo Pil & Bue Release Their New Album
03.09.2021: Norwegian-UK post-punkers PERMAFROST release single 'Restore Us'
31.08.2021: Psychedelic rockers HIMMELLEGEME debut new single from upcoming album