DevilDriver & All That Remains Announce Australian Tour

DevilDriver and All That Remains have announced an Australian tour. Here’s the dates:

08/22 Sydney, AUS – Metro Theatre
08/23 Canberra, AUS – The Basement
08/24 Brisbane, AUS – The Valley Drive In
08/25 Melbourne, AUS – 170 Russell
08/27 Adelaide, AUS – Jive Bar
08/28 Perth, AUS – Amplifier Bar

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Dez Fafara Discusses DevilDriver’s Plans To Play Coal Chamber Songs On Upcoming Tour With Static-X

Earlier today (January 22), DevilDriver announced a co-headlining tour with Static-X and confirmed that they are planning to play some Coal Chamber songs during the trek. Now, frontman Dez Fafara has discussed the decision further in a series of tweets:

Dez Fafara Begins Recording Vocals For DevilDriver’s New Double Album

Dez Fafara has hit the studio with producer Steve Evetts to begin tracking vocals for DevilDriver‘s new double album. The singer confirmed the news via Instagram:

DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara Is “2 Years Sober Off Booze”

Dez Fafara (DevilDriver, Coal Chamber) has revealed that he has been free of alcohol for two years. He shared the below Instagram post regarding that:

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2 YEARS SOBER OFF BOOZE ! On 10-9-16 – I walked off my bus , down the street to a tattoo joint and got these numbers tattooed on me – I quit ON THE ROAD with drinkers all around me , I did it for myself for health and the future . I felt no need for AA but get help however you can I myself didn’t need anyone else but myself as the struggle was within ! Today I celebrate being healthy , dropping almost 31 lbs and waking up feeling Amazing ! If you have a problem drinking or find yourself where I was which was drinking daily on the road which meant a life time of “ cocktail “ hours then just KNOW YOU ARE STRONG and you can do anything you put your mind to and what a fantastic change it is I do not miss the taste nor the buzz and to be honest I don’t miss the bars and the drunk people around me anymore either – make the change , watch the change inspire your life and others around you ! #BoozeSucks #2YearsOffBooze #DoItForYou #FuckYesIDidIt

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Dez Fafara (DevilDriver) Speaks Out Against The Use Of Prescription Drugs To Treat ADD/ADHD

DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara, who suffers from ADHD, has spoken out against the use of prescription drugs to treat those diagnosed with ADD and ADHD. During an interview with Ireland’s Overdrive, he said drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin are “pushing kids to the most fucking darkest place possible.”

Fafara said the following:

“Let me tell you what’s happening. ADHD and ADD are pushing kids to the point of suicide and with doctors and psychiatrists — who mostly treat it like some kind of disease — feeding people with shit like Adderall and Ritalin is pushing these kids to the most fucking darkest place possible and that is leading to manifesting suicidal thoughts, with a majority, sadly, taking their own lives.

“I treat ADD and ADHD like a fucking miracle. I can run four businesses on about five hours sleep a night and have no problem getting all my shit done because I have ADD and ADHD and people try to back that down. If you have a hyperactive dog, you don’t just chain him to a fence, you let him run around. That’s what needs to be done with people who have ADHD. They need focus, tasks and goals to achieve, and when they put their minds to something, it’s a fucking incredible force that is so powerful compared to the normal or what is considered ‘normal’ brain.

“Most parents are fucking lazy and spend most of their time listening to doctors, who are straight-up wrong when diagnosing ADD/ADHD,” Dez added. “They are saying, ‘Hey, give your kid this pill and he/she will be more focused.’ They might get more focused, but six months down the line, there is a possibility they might kill themselves.

“I’d like to see the end of all of these fucked-up drugs for good.”

He also added:

“I watched my old bass player abuse Adderall to the point that he fell apart mentally at 27, 28 years old. This just needs to stop. Marijuana is the cure for this — it’s the cure for cancer, seizures, ADHD, ADD, pain, etc. When you think about it, this is a natural plant that has all of these healing powers and instead we are being fed a man-made pharmaceutical pill that totally fucks with your brain. All the while, they are making billions of dollars and kids are dying. It’s so fucked up, man. It’s time for everyone to get together and revolt against this shady corporation bullshit and take to the streets. Enough is enough!”

DevilDriver To Reissue First Five Albums On Vinyl & Deluxe CD

DevilDriver will be reissuing their first five studio albums, “DevilDriver,” “The Fury Of Our Maker’s Hand,” “The Last Kind Words,” “Pray For Villains,” and “Beast,” on CD and vinyl via Echo Label/BMG. The albums, which will be available on September 28, have been remastered by Andy Pearce and they can be purchased on limited edition colored vinyl and deluxe CD. They will include revised liner notes by Dez Fafara and the CD versions will also come with bonus tracks. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

DevilDriver Announce Fall Tour With Jinjer & Raven Black

DevilDriver have announced a fall headlining tour. Jinjer and Raven Black will serve as support.

Dez Fafara commented:

“It’ll be well over a year since we last headlined a full tour when DevilDriver returns in the fall… and on a number one metal charting record! We are bringing some special guests with us – our friends Jinjer will be joining from the Ukraine, and Raven Black as well. We have decided to do clubs in order to make sure this is a very close up and personal special event for everyone attending! Get your tickets now, this tour is going to sell out!”

Tour Dates:

10/23 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
10/25 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
10/26 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/27 Austin, TX – Texas Revolution Fest
10/28 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/30 Louisville, KY – Manchester Music Hall
10/31 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
11/01 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
11/02 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
11/04 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom (‘Providence Metal Fest‘)
11/05 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
11/06 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
11/07 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon
11/08 Harrison, OH – Blue Note
11/09 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/10 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
11/11 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
11/12 Racine, WI – Route 20
11/14 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
11/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
11/17 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
11/18 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick