DevilDriver Share Part Three Of “Outlaws ‘Til The End” Interview Series

DevilDriver will be releasing their outlaw country covers album “Outlaws ‘Til The End“ on July 6, and the third part of a new interview series for the effort has been shared. The clip focuses on the various musicians that guested on the record.

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DevilDriver Explain Why “Outlaws ‘Til The End” Isn’t A Country Album In New Video

DevilDriver will be releasing their outlaw country covers album “Outlaws ‘Til The End“ on July 6, and the second part of a new interview series for the effort has been shared. The clip features members of DevilDriver, Lamb Of God, Fear Factory, etc. discussing whether or not the effort is a country record.

DevilDriver Premiere Lyric Video For Their Cover Of Hank 3’s “Country Heroes” Feat. Hank 3

DevilDriver have premiered a lyric video for their cover of Hank 3‘s “Country Heroes,“ via Rolling Stone. The track features Hank 3 himself and it will appear on DevilDriver‘s outlaw country covers album “Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1“ (out July 6).

Dez Fafara commented:

“This record would not have meant as much to me without having Hank 3 on board. He is one of the most authentic and real outlaw country artists out there right now. I chose to record ‘Country Heroes‘ because the lyrics are extremely well-written, and using the names of all the outlaws within the song really does the song justice. ‘I’m drinking some George Jones and little bit a Coe…’ etc., that is genius writing from Hank 3 and should be recognized as such.

I’ve heard this song as ‘heavy’ in my head for a very long time, so to re-track it and have Hank 3 appear only to sing almost Ozzy-ish is just an over the top treat to the ears! Enjoy”

DevilDriver Share Part One Of “Outlaws ‘Til The End” Interview Series

DevilDriver will be releasing their outlaw country covers album “Outlaws ‘Til The End“ on July 6, and the first part of a new interview series for the effort has been shared. The clip features members of DevilDriver, Lamb Of God, Fear Factory, etc. discussing their introductions to outlaw country.

DevilDriver Planning To Record New Double Album

DevilDriver may be releasing their country covers album “Outlaws ‘Til The End“ on July 6, but the band are already planning their next release. During a chat with Metal Wani, Dez Fafara confirmed that the group are planning to hit the studio this summer to begin recording a new double album. According to him, they currently have 48 songs written and are going to narrow it down to around 20-22. The effort will be released in two halves with the first part set to be released in 2019 and the second part set to be released in 2020.

Fafara said the following:

“We’re writing the record of our lives right now—that I can tell you. And making no bones about it, this will be the record of our career. This will be record that other artists judge us, as well as themselves, on once they hear this.”

He also added the following about having three releases in three years:

“I used to get a record every year from my favorite bands, and even two a year sometimes from bands like KISS. So, you know what? We’re kicking it up. We’re not gonna rely on this three-to-four-year-plan that bands are doing. It used to be where you had to go away for a year in order to let the fans catch up to you and this and that, and it is not that way anymore—you need to get art out and you need to be out in everyone’s face and you need to be touring, and we’re getting ready to kick that up in a big way.

And that’s why the last two years, we’ve really taken time off as DevilDriver. I mean, we’ve only done probably three shows in the United States this year, and we’ll only do a handful this year at all. So when we do start, it’s gonna get ready to go.”

He later continued:

“I have three young sons and they’re huge music lovers and they get a song a week, a record every six months, a record every year from their favorite artists. I don’t know why metal has taken on this stance of, ‘We’re gonna give you a record every three years, every four years,’ or Tool, every eight, ten years. I don’t know.

Look, I know Maynard [James Keenan] and I think that record’s probably gonna be worth the wait, to tell you the truth. But in my circumstances and in every other circumstance that I see, bands need to be putting out a record every 17 to 18 months and they need to be doing this religiously in order to build their following and in order to actually raise the bar on the music that they’re making.

So we’re very excited to do this. We have Napalm Records that has been behind us one hundred percent with everything we’ve bit off, and they really are looking forward to this double album staggered release that we’re gona start to record in June and July.”

[via Blabbermouth]

DevilDriver Reveal Details For Outlaw Country Covers Album “Outlaws ‘Til The End”

DevilDriver have officially revealed the details for their outlaw country covers album, “Outlaws ‘Til The End.“ The effort will be released on July 6, and it will feature numerous guests including members of Lamb Of God, Fear Factory, 36 Crazyfists, John Carter Cash, Ana Cristina Cash, etc. Pre-orders are available HERE, and you can find a teaser for their cover of Hank 3‘s “Country Heroes” feat. Hank 3 below:

“Outlaws ‘Til The End” Track Listing:

01. “Country Heroes” (Hank 3 cover) (feat. Hank 3)
02. “Whiskey River” (Willie Nelson cover) (feat. Randy Blythe & Mark Morton)
03. “Outlaw Man” (Eagles cover)
04. “Ghost Riders In The Sky” (Johnny Cash cover) (feat. John Carter Cash, Ana Cristina Cash & Randy Blythe)
05. “I’m The Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)” (Johnny Paycheck cover)
06. “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)” (George Jones cover) (feat. Wednesday 13)
07. “The Man Comes Around” (Johnny Cash cover) (feat. Lee Ving)
08. “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere” (Dwight Yoakam cover)
09. “Copperhead Road” (Steve Earle cover) (feat. Brock Lindow)
10. “Dad’s Gonna Kill Me” (Richard Thompson) (feat. Burton C. Bell)
11. “A Country Boy Can Survive” (Hank Williams Jr. cover)
12. “The Ride” (David Allan Coe cover) (feat. Lee Ving)

Dez Fafara commented:

“I think real music has always gotten to me, whether it’s the blues or even real Goth music like Bauhaus and Sisters Of Mercy, as well as outlaw country greats like Johnny Cash, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, and Willie Nelson. That stuff has always attracted me, and this is absolutely the real McCoy. The blues and outlaw country are what made rock n’ roll. They were around before rock n’ roll… and in my head, I’ve always heard these songs heavy.”

He also added:

“I knew right away that I wanted to have guests on this record, and the first guest I wanted was John Carter Cash. I didn’t want this thing to exist without John, without Hank3 or without Randy [Blythe]. Basically, there were a certain amount of guests that I definitely wanted on it, but as I kept asking people, everyone kept saying yes!

Randy and Mark [Morton] are both from the country and they were immediately on board. With John, we wound up talking for two hours when we first met, all about his love of heavy metal and my love of outlaw country and my love of his dad’s music. All he wanted to do was talk about metal and all I wanted to do was talk about outlaw country. It was the craziest thing.”

DevilDriver Announce 2017 Tour With 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill, Uncured, & Tetrarch

DevilDriver have announced a U.S. tour with 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill, Uncured, and Tetrarch. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

08/18 San Jose, CA – The Ritz – San Jose (No Cane Hill)
08/19 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater (No Cane Hill)
08/20 Spokane, WA – The Pin (No Cane Hill)
08/21 Billings, MT – Pub Station (No Cane Hill)
08/23 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
08/24 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
08/25 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theatre
08/26 Battle Creek, MI – Leila Arboretum (‘Michigan Metal Festival‘) (No Cane Hill & Tetrarch)
08/27 La Crosse, WI – Cavalier Lounge
08/28 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
08/29 Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Bar
08/30 Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
08/31 Wichita, KS – Crown Uptown
09/01 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
09/02 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
09/05 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
09/07 Louisville, KY – Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
09/08 Dayton, OH – Oddbodys
09/09 Clarksville, TN – The Warehouse
09/13 Knoxville, TN – The Concourse (at The International)
09/14 Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
09/15 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligan’s Music Hall
09/20 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/21 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
09/22 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom