Here’s Some Footage Of Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Covering Johnny Cash For DevilDriver’s Outlaw Country Covers Album

As previously reported, Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe is one of the guests set to be featured on DevilDriver’s outlaw country covers album, “Outlaws Till The End,“ and now Dez Fafara’s wife Anahstasia has shared some footage of him taking on Johnny Cash‘s “Ghost Riders In The Sky.“ You can check that out below. Cash‘s son John Carter Cash and his wife Ana will appear on that track as well. Other guests set to appear on the album include: Danzig, Lamb Of God‘s Mark Morton, John 5, etc.

[via The PRP]

Dez Fafara Launches The Oracle Management, Says DevilDriver Will Start Performing Coal Chamber Songs Live

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!”

Vieira added:

“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?”

DevilDriver Confirm Title Of Outlaw Country Covers Album

Dez Fafara was recently interviewed by RockRevolt, and confirmed that DevilDriver’s new outlaw country covers album will be titled “Outlaws Till The End.” This news comes after he previously revealed that Danzig, Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe & Mark Morton, John 5 (Rob Zombie), and more will all guest on the release.

Lamb Of God, Rob Zombie, Etc. Members To Guest On DevilDriver’s Outlaw Country Covers Album

Dez Fafara was recently interviewed by Metalwani.com, and talked a bit about DevilDriver’s new outlaw country covers album. During the chat, he confirmed that Danzig, Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe & Mark Morton, John 5 (Rob Zombie), and more will appear on the release. You can listen to the full interview and read some excerpts from it below:

Fafara on the outlaw country covers album:

“It’s a really strange thing in the United States if you come a tour bus—a heavy metal tour bus—you’re gonna hear everything from punk rock to outlaw country. I mean that’s just it. If you could go on… I could name a ton of heavy bands that you could walk on their bus and hear Johnny Cash or Willie Nelson, I mean that’s just… We all within metal respect those outlaw guys.

They’re about as heavy as it gets, they’re outlaws. That speaks volumes, that means their music was underground in a point in time when they went underground with their music and it got popular, it wasn’t pop music that made them popular.

So yeah, DevilDriver right now is taking 13 different artists, we’re doing a outlaw cover country record. We’ve got over 20 guests. Just to give you an example I’m singing “Ghost Riders In The Sky“. I worked at Johnny Cash‘s cabin outside of Memphis. I sang with John Carter Cash—Johnny Cash‘s song—and his wife. And now Randy from Lamb Of God is gonna jump on that song.

So now we’ll have me, John Carter Cash, Ana Cash and Randy from Lamb Of God on “Ghost Riders In The Sky“. Every single song has different guests. We’ll have Danzig. We’ll have Lee Ving from Fear. John 5 from Rob Zombie. Mark Morton from Lamb Of God. So many guests it’s hard to even mention.

But we really, once we started this project, we thought about maybe having one or two people. A lot of other metal musicians… I mean even Corey Taylor from Slipknot called us and said ‘Look I’d love to do this if I have the time’… It’s very relevant within heavy metal or even the softer metal, rock n’ roll bands, that they listen to these outlaw country artists, have respect for what they’ve done, and I do as well, very much so.”

He continued:

“The music is completely recorded. The vocals—I start vocals in twelve days. There’s a few other vocalists that have already done their sections. There’s also a few guitarists, that have like… Mark Morton has already done his solo, John 5 from Rob Zombie has already done his solo. So there’s a couple other stuff that’s done.

Lee Ving is gonna get on “The Ride” with me—Lee Ving from Fear; Another iconic individual that I grew up on. I mean if you Google my name, you’re gonna see me wearing a Fear shirt most often. But he’s gonna play harmonica and sing with me as well on a really heavy, heavy tune called “The Ride” by Hank Williams. It’s really coming along great, we expect [to release it] next year.”

“Let me tell you something, this thing is fantastic. If you’ve ever heard extremely heavy guitars also with a slide lap pedal steel guitar behind it, it’s fantastic. It’ll give ya goose bumps. It’s something that’s never been done before. The genres have probably never been mixed in the way that we’re doing it for sure. And like I said the guest list is absolute insanity.”

In other news, Fafara also added the following about plans for the next original DevilDriver album:

“I don’t see next year happening, but we do already have eleven brand new songs and let me tell you they are phenomenal. The stuff that’s coming out of us now, it’s like a complete resurgence. I’m very, very excited to go in… As a matter of fact, we’ve been having conversations; We have so much music that we want to do.

And sometimes when we do a record, we put twelve tracks on the record, but we’ve written 25 tracks. It’s not the reason that only 12 tracks make the record cause they’re the only good ones. So we’re sitting here with extra songs that are so great, [but] they’ll never see the light of day. So we kinda said, next time we go in to write, lets write 30 or 40 songs.

Let’s try to do a double record, that way we can not have to come off the road so long to write… We can stagger the releases between six months to a year. And then some of those amazing songs that maybe didn’t fit with the lineup of one record can also fit with the lineup of another record. So we’re toying with the idea of doing a double record, staggered release next time. But we’ll really see how that goes.”

[via The PRP]

DevilDriver To Release New Outlaw Country Covers Album

Devildriver have revealed that they will be releasing an outlaw country covers album. Dez Fafara said it will include 13 tracks, including covers of Johnny Cash, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., Steve Earle and more. It will also include 15 guests including Lamb Of God’s Mark Morton, John Carter Cash, etc. You can read more about all that in Fafara’s below Instagram post:

NEW DEVILDRIVER RECORD COMING RT/POST EVERYWHERE Here's the shotgun blast heard round the world !@nealfingtiemann & @michaelspreitzer in Guitar World ! Talking about DevilDriver and our OUTLAW COUNTRY COVER RECORD ! The WORD is out we've got 13 Insanely HEAVY , Swinging bad ass Outlaw tracks by some of the best Outlaw country artists! Produced by Steve Evetts There's over 15 High caliber guests , from every genera , metal to Country ! To give you an example I will be singing "GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY" with John Carter Cash at Johnny Cash's Cabin in Nashville on March 28th – it's going to be one of the greatest honors as I'm a massive CASH fan & a fan of outlaw country my whole life ! I ALSO JUST received @markmortonofficial SOLO and it's epic and ripping ! ! We are covering to name a few – Willie -Cash-paycheck-George Jones-HANK III – HANK Jr- steve Earle -SO JUST TO Be FUCKING CLEAR Its never been done we are the first ! We have BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR A YEAR ! GET READY YOUVE NEVER HEARD ANYTHING LIKE THIS ! DevilDriver #outlawstilltheend

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DevilDriver Announce 2017 North American Tour With Death Angel, Winds Of Plague, The Agonist, & Azreal

DevilDriver have announced a headling North American tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Death Angel, Winds Of Plague, The Agonist, and Azreal.

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Tour Dates:

02/08 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
02/09 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
02/10 San Jose, CA – The Ritz
02/12 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
02/14 Chicago, IL – Portage Theater
02/15 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theater
02/16 Montreal, QC – Corona
02/17 Worcester, MA – Palladium
02/18 Reading, PA – Reverb
02/19 Patchogue, NY – Emporium
02/20 Baltimore, MD – SoundStage
02/21 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
02/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
02/24 McAllen, TX – Sofie’s
02/25 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
02/26 Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall
02/28 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
03/01 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
03/03 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/04 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
03/05 Seattle, WA – Studio 7

DevilDriver Premiere “Trust No One” Music Video

DevilDriver have premiered a new video for their song “Trust No One.” This song is the title track of the band’s latest album, which is available now.

Dez Fafara said the following:

“I’m thankful to Sharon & Ozzy and everyone in the Osbourne camp that DevilDriver was allowed to shoot a live video [at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest]! The sun was blazing hot on a clear afternoon and the crowd went insane as soon as we took the stage. The pit was giant for us and it was killer to see such a massive crowd participating in the madness! Thanks to all who shared the memory and came out to support. Keep it Heavy!”