Dez Fafara (DevilDriver, Coal Chamber) has announced that he is launching a new management company with Mark Vieira (ex-Good Fight Management/Prosthetic Records) called The Oracle Management. With Vieira on board, he was able to bring the following bands with him: 1349 (North America only), Black Tusk, The Casualties, Ringworm, Silver Snakes, Tombs, and Vattnet (formerly Vattnet Viskar). They join DevilDriver, Amigo The Devil, Wil Ridge, and Made From Stars, who are all use the company’s services as well.
Fafara said the following:
“It’s my great pleasure to welcome Mark Vieira and his roster of bands to The Oracle Management. When synergy happens, it’s often a lightning-strike moment. In my first meeting with Mark, we had an instant connection. We both had a common mission with our artists to provide total attention to every detail – whether it be as mundane as tour routing or marketing or out-of-the-box ideas that often notch an artist up overnight due to a well-executed plan of attack on multiple fronts.
We quickly formed an infrastructure from all the sources we had together which makes for a powerful combination. We get shit done and in a timely manner… that’s just the facts!”
t just made total sense joining forces with Mark. Here’s a guy who’s driven, who like me, doesn’t mind picking up the phone late at night or early in the morning and doesn’t mind working 15 hours a day to better his clients’ careers. Together we leave no stone unturned.
Get ready. This is just the beginning of The Oracle Management and where we will be taking the company into the future. There will be many more announcements coming on the horizon, including announcements
of other managers joining the team, as well as other bands joining the roster. Looking forward to the work!”
“Our paths have crossed a few times over the years, but Dez and I would’ve otherwise never had the opportunity to really get to know one another. Upon sitting down and discussing ideas and our philosophies, it was pretty apparent we were on the same page. About an hour after leaving our first meeting, we were already on the phone a couple times, and everything clicked.
Dez has a unique vision of the industry from having been in two bands that were built from the ground up and both became successful worldwide. With our combined backgrounds and experiences, The Oracle Management offers something truly unique to both established and developing artists, and I am looking forward to being in on the ground floor of a growing company with other like-minded individuals who work as a team on every project.”
In other news, Fafara also told Metalpaths.com that he is going to add Coal Chamber songs into DevilDriver’s live sets:
“I will tell you this now, DevilDriver is going to start playing four Coal Chamber songs. I’m tired of waiting to play the music that made me who I was. I waited fourteen years to play ‘Loco’ again, and that’s the song that made me who I was.”
He also added that Danzig helped him come to this decision:
“…I had a late night phone call with Glenn Danzig. [He] called my house, and he told me, ‘Listen, when I left the Misfits, I played Samhain songs and Misfits songs when I was playing Danzig songs. When Rob Zombie left White Zombie, he played White Zombie songs. Why have you waited for long?”