DevilDriver Premiere “Wishing” Video

DevilDriver have premiered a new video for their new song “Wishing.” This track is from the first half of the band’s new double album “Dealing With Demons.” Volume 1 of that effort, “Dealing With Demons I,” will be released on October 2. Dez Fafara previously told American Songwriter the following about the song:

“[It] explores what it would be like without my wife-we’ve been together a long time, raised three kids, she’s my manager- and when I finished writing the song, we found out she had cancer so I must’ve had some premonition of what was going on, so this is the demon of loneliness.”

DevilDriver Stream New Song “Wishing”

DevilDriver are streaming a new song titled “Wishing.” This track is from the first half of the band’s new double album “Dealing With Demons.” Volume 1 of that effort, “Dealing With Demons I,” will be released on October 2. Dez Fafara told American Songwriter the following about the song:

“[It] explores what it would be like without my wife-we’ve been together a long time, raised three kids, she’s my manager- and when I finished writing the song, we found out she had cancer so I must’ve had some premonition of what was going on, so this is the demon of loneliness.”

DevilDriver To Release New Album “Dealing With Demons I” A Week Early

DevilDriver have decided to move up the release of their new album “Dealing With Demons I.” The effort, which serves as the first half of the band’s new double record, will now be available on October 2. The group commented:

“Exciting news! We are moving the release date of Dealing With Demons I up a whole week early to October 2nd! Fans, don’t miss your chance to get your hands on this gamechanging new album even sooner! Pre-order here https://smarturl.it/DealingWithDemonsI! 🤘🏻”

DevilDriver Premiere “Nest Of Vipers” Video

DevilDriver have premiered a new video for their new song “Nest Of Vipers.” This track is from the first half of the band’s new double album “Dealing With Demons.” Volume 1 of that effort, “Dealing With Demons I,” will be released on October 9. Dez Fafara commented:

“This is my first co-written lyric on any DevilDriver track with another band member, penned with our guitarist Neal Tiemann. Working with Neal is a good time. We always want what’s best for the song. Lyrically, the chorus says it all — ‘the king’s sworn men make perfect liars.’ This is the cold, hard truth, as people’s loyalties are often bought and sold. The lyric ‘she sleeps with bones beside her’ refers to another theme touched upon in this track — a woman laying in misery next to her ‘bones’ of contention, harboring guilt as her loyalties are also bought and sold… It’s all a sad state of affairs once you get into that bought and sold mentality, whether it’s with your work or friendships.”

DevilDriver Premiere “Iona” Video

DevilDriver have premiered a new video for their new song “Iona.” This track is from the first half of their new double album “Dealing With Demons.” Volume 1 of that effort, “Dealing With Demons I,” will be released on October 9.

Dez Fafara commented:

“‘Iona’ is unlike any other DevilDriver song we’ve put out. From the frantic verses to the haunting chorus, this song is another move forward to push our sound and the listener’s ears into the fray! The chorus, ‘She carries a black rose, effigy from a story closed,’ tells the story of the long dead ghost of Iona and her obsession with death represented by the black roses in her hands — each one the soul of someone she’s taken from this life on a lonely dark road, assimilating their souls into black roses, which she carries for eternity. This theme relates to myself and ‘Dealing With Demons’ in that oftentimes we as people have a hard time ‘letting go’ of things. This can be applied to relationships, death, and so on. Iona carrying the black roses symbolizes her inability to move on — always seeking revenge. The past is exactly that — the past. It’s important to let go and not be stuck in a perpetual loop of living in it.”

DevilDriver To Release “Dealing With Demons Volume 1” In October, Premiere New Song “Keep Away From Me”

DevilDriver have announced that the first part of their new double album, “Dealing With Demons Volume 1,” will be released on October 9. You can find a lyric video for the effort’s first single, “Keep Away From Me,” below:

Dez Fafara said the following about the new song:

“I’ve been social distancing since I was born. I’ve learned to try and embrace my sgoraphobia all my life. This is what the lyrics are about as we are all sheltered in place. They seem very clear. Now is not the time bands should shy away from the obvious by trying to push the narrative through their art as if everything is alright with the world and ‘it’s metal video visual as usual time’, as it is clearly NOT that time.

We as artists should speak up, inspire and change lives, or paint a picture — a time capsule, if you will — by the narrative we push in uncertain times. This video is one such art piece as my band and thousands of others are forced into quarantine — cannot rehearse, take photos, or perform — to make a music video for the very people that have supported us for years. It’s trying times for the world and my outlook through this video is simply this: ‘here’s what we are going through as a family on this planet and as we embrace what is yet to come… please Stand Together.'”

He also added the following about the new record:

“I said to the guys, ‘If we just met today, what kind of music would we make? How would we stand the test of time, stand apart from others and stand above the competition? Let’s not focus on the past sound. Instead let’s kick into the future together.'”

“It’s time to lay it all out, on two records. I’m never gonna revisit these subjects again. I’ve been writing about this sort of human nature, disloyalty and dishonesty, love and loss, since the beginning of my career. I am going in a more lyrically woke direction in the future. A lot of people say my music gives them strength. But what they don’t realize is that these topics haunt me. Over the course of these last few years we fled from wildfires, my wife battled cancer and now we are going through a pandemic… so it is what it is… let’s dump it all on the table and purge. I want to go through different topics in the future, so here we are now. I’ve laid it all out on a double record for all of you to hear.”

“Volume two will get into some very heavy topics as well. You’ll see the band progress even further musically as we finish this ode to the purge of all things demonic.”

“Dealing With Demons Volume 1” Track Listing:

01. “Keep Away From Me”
02. “Vengeance Is Clear”
03. “Nest Of Vipers”
04. “Iona”
05. “Wishing”
06. “You Give Me A Reason To Drink” (feat. Simon Blade Fafara)
07. “Witches”
08. “Dealing With Demons”
09. “The Damned Don’t Cry”
10. “Scars Me Forever”

DevilDriver Finish New Double Album

DevilDriver have officially finished their new double album. Frontman Dez Fafara commented:

“This morning at 2am we turned in all the music and art for DevilDrivers double record over 2 years in the making ! Now ….. I can breathe , what a nice weekend this will be and I was greeted with rain this am as well for the win ! Happy friday everyone…”

[via The PRP]

DevilDriver Frontman Dez Fafara’s Wife Anahstasia Given “Clean Bill Of Health” Following Cancer Surgery

Earlier this year, DevilDriver were forced to cancel a number of shows after frontman Dez Fafara’s wife/business partner, Anahstasia Fafara, was diagnosed with cancer. Now, Anahstasia has offered a new health update, saying she has been given a “clean bill of health” after undergoing surgery to remove the disease.

Anahstasia said the following:

“Today I want to share with all of you some Amazing News!
This may be a long post🤷‍♀️

Almost two months ago I was diagnosed with Invasive Malignant Melanoma aka Skin Cancer.

Most melanoma under the skin grows from left to right and mine was growing DOWN,which was not a good sign.
It surely what would have been a much longer time period meaning if we went by the doctors that tried to schedule my appointments months out but my pushy and loving bull of a Husband was not going to let that Cancer just grow in me, so he took matters in his own hands and was extremely involved and had appointments and surgeries scheduled within weeks!!

My surgery was successful🌟 A very large deep incision on my leg returned “Clean Margins” meaning they removed all the Cancer! We were awaiting tests from another incision on my lymph nodes which they removed to check if it had spread. I had an amazing surgical team in Doctor MATTHEW Selleck and his partner RN Garret … FYI as they wheeled me into surgery they were blasting Nirvana Lol I knew then I was in very good and capable hands!😁

Next was an intense months long waiting game as they went over with not one but three pathologists to determine why I had a few dark cells in with my lymph nodes that clearly were not melanoma but were of concern. After 3 pathologists and a round table of Oncology doctors reviewed my cells they all determined that indeed fair haired , light eyed people and others sometimes have some dark cells in the lymph nodes nodes and that these were not a concern to them -Just an Anomy..

this gave me and my family the Clean Bill of Health but I must be seen every four months for the rest of my life to have ultra sounds and scans. I wanted to thank everyone who showed myself and my family love and concern. I know there are many dealing with a much worse cases of this deadly disease all over the World, my empathy and heart goes out to all the families enduring, waiting on tests, having surgeries and basically living at hospitals to try and survive.
This has been a life changing event for myself, my husband and all of our close family.

You truly come to find out who cares and who doesn’t and I have had such an out pouring of love from both those I know and many whom I’ve never met and for this I’m grateful. Thank you for all my DM messages. I read every one.

My husband took incredible care of me, cooked , cleaned , did all the house hold chores as I remained upstairs and unable to walk (I’m still very shaky and can’t be on my feet for to long I get these crazy zingers ) and for this compassion and he already knows but I love you Bradley and eternally Thankful.

My sons Kaleb @kalebfafara and Simon @simonfafara were My Absolute Rocks, going as far as to help build a tiki bar downstairs where I could sit and play vinyl and sing Donna Summer greatest hits (she’s my favorite guilty pleasure but I dare you to put on her greatest hits and not jam!) they Kept me lifted and my Heart Full of Love and Positivity.
To Dan Devita at TKO who made me a Fuck Cancer playlist to jam in the tiki bar and I love you for this.
Also Thank You to Hilde at Ink Against Cancer @inkagainstcancer for the support.

I post this picture above to show you my family as Randy @drandallblythe checked on me daily along with our inner family, all of DevilDriver @nealfingtiemann @michaelspreitzer @fnaustile83 @official_ashes , Coal Chamber @nadjapeulen @mikeycoxofficial @meegsrascon every Oracle Mgmt artist all checked in on me constantly and kept my hopes up, my Mother and father in laws, sister and brother in-laws all for checking on me daily and for this I’m eternally grateful – I’m grateful for LIFE and every day here on Gaia that I can spend with family and friends. Life is precious, friends and family are precious, while your here learn to give, be empathetic, be generous and loving and always Stay Positive!
#FuckYouCancer #CancerFree #Sunscreen #InkAgainstCancer #MamaFafara”

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DevilDriver Drop Off Static-X’s North American Tour, Drowning Pool & Mushroomhead Added

DevilDriver have dropped off the final leg of Static-X‘s “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour due to frontman Dez Fafara needing time off to be with his wife, who is sadly battling cancer. Drowning Pool and Mushroomhead will replace the group on select, unspecified dates. Fafara commented:

“Hello everyone, My wife has been diagnosed with cancer. I will be staying home to care for her and be by her side every minute as she begins her Cancer fight with surgery and further treatments. Apologies to all but I’m sure you all understand that family comes before work. We thank you for all your well wishes at this time.”

Tour Dates:

With Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black:

11/08 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/09 Tyler, TX – Clicks
11/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
11/12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
11/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/17 Destin, FL – Club LA
11/19 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim
11/20 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/21 Columbus, OH – Express Live
11/22 Albany, NY – Skyloft
11/23 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom (‘Providence Metal Fest)
11/24 New York, NY – Sony Hall
11/27 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/28 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/29 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
11/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
12/01 Champaign, IL – The City Center
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/03 Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
12/04 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
12/05 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live

With Wednesday 13:

12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
12/17 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/18 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55

DevilDriver Cancel “MegaCruise” Appearance After Dez Fafara’s Wife Is Diagnosed With Cancer

DevilDriver will no longer be taking part in the 2019 “MegaCruise.” The band dropped off the cruise after Dez Fafara’s wife/business partner, Anahstasia Fafara, was sadly diagnosed with cancer. Dez commented:

“Today my world is BLACK my wife and best friend @mrsfafara was told yesterday she has cancer . Please send positive vibes for our family while we go through this difficult time . #FuckCancer. AT THIS TIME @devildriver IS CANCELLING @themegacruise SO I can be by my wife’s side . Thank you for your understanding .”