Cradle Of Filth And DevilDriver Announce Co-Headlining U.S. Tour

Cradle Of Filth and DevilDriver have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour. Black Satellite and Oni will open.

Tour Dates:

03/08 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
03/09 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
03/11 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
03/12 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
03/14 Seattle, WA – Showbox
03/17 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
03/18 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
03/19 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/21 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
03/22 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
03/23 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
03/26 Albuquerque, NM – Revel

Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth commented:

“Cradle Of Filth are maniacally looking forward to this two-pronged headline assault with fellow noisemongers DevilDriver. Frontman Dez has been a friend for years and a brilliant manager to boot, and to head out on the road for what promises to be the first leg of the ‘Double Trouble Live’ world tour with him and the band was an opportunity far too good to pass on.

We are chomping at the bit to get out on the west coast again after our very successful run supporting Danzig last summer, and this eclectic tour package is so heavy it’s literally going to GRIND faces to a pulp. Which, in this line of work, is a good thing!

So see you guys (and ghouls) out on the road for what promises to be twelve devastating nights of musical mayhem and debauch!

Definitely a killer tour not to be missed!”

DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara added:

“I have been a fan of Cradle Of Filth since the early 90s, and over the years I’ve not only had the opportunity to become great friends with Dani and the band, whom are all wonderful people, but also to manage their career alongside my wife Anahstasia, who is CEO at Oracle Management.

When presented the opportunity to go out on what is DevilDriver‘s first shows in almost three years and co-headline with the mighty Cradle Of Filth on this first run of what is now a world tour, it could not be passed on!

I’m looking forward to not only crushing stages with DevilDriver, but also watching Cradle Of Filth nightly on the side of the stage.

Get the fuck ready – this tour will be the one not to miss this year and tickets will go quickly! Get the fuck in the pit – this one will be vicious!”

DevilDriver Part Ways With Drummer Austin D’Amond

DevilDriver have parted ways with drummer Austin D’Amond. Davier Pérez will now be taking his place.

The band issued the following statement:

“Uplifting news here, always sad to part with a brother, but in this case we could not be more proud…

Austin D’Amond has been offered a very lucrative spot at his sobriety clinic to head up the program, helping to get people sober, and we are very proud of the steps he’s taken in his own life to get sober and also to help others with their struggles.

Dez says,

‘Working with Austin was fun, but I’m very glad for the next chapter of his life where he will be helping people.’

Austin adds,

‘I’m very grateful for my time playing for DevilDriver and the experience was priceless. These friendships will last forever, and I have nothing but love for all my brothers. I wish them many more years of giving the fans the most necessary SHRED!!!’

Sad to see him go, but as he steps away from touring, he’s bettering his life and the lives of others – so Austin, we salute you!

Now, DevilDriver welcomes to the fold on drums, Davier Perez!

Davier Perez says,

‘To say that I’m honored to be part of the DevilDriver family is an understatement!’

Regarding Davier joining DevilDriver, Dez says,

‘Once I saw him play, I asked around and spoke with him and heard his excitement as well his long term commitment level. I knew he was our guy!’”

Anthrax Drop Off 2023 Bloodstock Open Air Festival, Triptykon Added

Anthrax have dropped off the 2023 Bloodstock Open Air festival due to “logistical issues beyond [the band’s] control.” The group will now be replaced by Triptykon, who will be playing a Celtic Frost set. The event will take at Catton Park in Derbyshire, UK on August 10-13 and the updated lineup includes: Killswitch Engage, Meshuggah, Megadeth, In Flames, Triptykon, Helloween, DevilDriver, Sepultura, Heaven Shall Burn, Ugly Kid Joe, Knocked Loose, Fit For An Autopsy, Decapitated, Crowbar, Gatecreeper, Sacred Reich, All Hail The Yeti, UUHAI, URNE, Dead Label, Seething Akira, Whitechapel, Zeal & Ardor, Biohazard, Brothers Of Metal, King 810, Nonpoint, Trollfest, Unto Others, and more.

Meshuggah And Helloween Added To 2023 Bloodstock Open Air Festival

Meshuggah and Helloween have been added to next year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival. The event will take at Catton Park in Derbyshire, UK on August 10-13 and the updated lineup includes: Killswitch Engage, Meshuggah, Megadeth, In Flames, Anthrax, Helloween, DevilDriver, Sepultura, Heaven Shall Burn, Ugly Kid Joe, Knocked Loose, Fit For An Autopsy, Decapitated, Crowbar, Gatecreeper, Sacred Reich, All Hail The Yeti, UUHAI, URNE, Dead Label, Seething Akira, Whitechapel, Zeal & Ardor, Biohazard, Brothers Of Metal, King 810, Nonpoint, Trollfest, Unto Others, InVisions, Church Of The Cosmic Skull, Cobra The Impaler, and Gutalax.

Former DevilDriver Guitarist Neal Tiemann Officially Joins Carnifex

Carnifex have officially welcomed Neal Tiemann (ex-DevilDriver) to the band as their new guitarist. This news comes after he was previously serving as a fill-in for ex-guitarist Jordan Lockrey.

Vocalist Scott Ian Lewis said the following about recruiting Tiemann during an appearance on Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta‘s “The Jasta Show“:

“Neal Tiemann is going to be playing guitar for us. He’s a member of the band, which is… he’s really an awesome guy and he’s just a riff factory. Like, dude can just write all day, any metal genre you want. Riffs just come out of his hands and that’s, you know that’s the ultimate [guitarist]… Obviously [drummer and keyboardist Shawn Cameron is] still writing a bunch, [guitarist Cory Arford] writing a bunch and I’ve always got my… I’m always in there like ‘no, move this here, move that there.’ It’s fun because it’s more to play with, because [Neal is] really just pumping out material in a way that we kind of never… I guess we’re just not riff factories like that, you know what I mean?”

Lewis also confirmed that the band are currently planning to record their new album in February 2023.

[via Metal Injection]

DevilDriver’s “Clouds Over California The Studio Albums: 2003 – 2011” Box Set Delayed To August

DevilDriver’s new box set, “Clouds Over California The Studio Albums: 2003 – 2011,” has been delayed until August 19. The set, which will be available on CD and vinyl, will include the following albums: “DevilDriver,“ “The Fury In Our Maker’s Hand,“ “The Last Kind Words,“ “Pray For Villains,“ and “Beast.“ Pre-orders can be found HERE.

DevilDriver Reunite With Bassist Jon Miller, Recruit Guitarist Alex Lee

DevilDriver have reunited with bassist Jon Miller. He will be taking over for Diego “Ashes” Ibarra, who exited the band this month. With this news, the group have also recruited Alex Lee (Holy Grail) as their new guitarist. He will be taking over for Neil Tiemann, who exited the band last fall.

Miller said the following:

“After spending the past 10 years away from writing music, recording, and touring, I have made the decision to return to DevilDriver to settle some unfinished business with two lifelong friends.”

Frontman Dez Fafara continued:

“Jon is a monster on bass and wrote much of our early material. We began talking daily and it just felt right… and having him onstage again will be absolutely pummeling technically and visually! For the fans that have seen the band with Jon in it, please welcome him back. And for those of you who haven’t, get ready because he holds it down! Having most of the OG members in the band now after almost 20 years feels good!

Get ready because we have a massive tour announcement coming in August! It’s been since July 2019 that we’ve toured, and the break was needed. The fire is there now and we are ready to destroy stages!”

“It’s always difficult letting guys go in any line of work, but we thank Ashes for his time playing with DevilDriver on tour. I’m sad I had to let him go, but to make way for an original member was the right thing to do. We wish him the best and he’s a great guy.”

Guitarist Mike Spreitzer added:

“It’s been a solid decade since I’ve shared the stage with Jon Miller, and I’m thrilled to have him back in DevilDriver. Without him, I probably wouldn’t be in the band. He was one of the first friends I made when I moved to Santa Barbara in 1999 that eventually lead to me joining DevilDriver. I’m very much looking forward to getting out on the road and having him with us again.”

“Ashes has been an amazing addition to the DevilDriver family over the years. He’s one of the most solid and fun guys I have ever had the honor to call my friend. I’m going to miss our 3-4 hour long morning coffee sessions that we shared since he joined. He will forever be my brother.”

Lee also commented on his addition to the band:

“Back in 2016, I had the privilege of touring with DevilDriver with my old band [Holy Grail]. We got along great and kept in touch over the years. Fast forward to the present, I am thrilled to announce that I’ll be joining the DevilDriver family! Dez made the final call to give me this opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. Great guys, heavy music, and I can’t wait to see you all on the road!”

Fafara added:

“Alex is a bad ass on guitar and one of the most talented guys I’ve seen in years. He gets along well with the band, he’s a great writer, and onstage he brings the energy. We welcome him and look forward to years of good times.”

Bassist Diego “Ashes” Ibarra Exits DevilDriver

Diego “Ashes” Ibarra has announced his departure from DevilDriver. The bassist issued the following statement:

“Hey everyone I just wanted to let you know I have officially parted ways with DevilDriver it was an honor to play with some of the most talented musicians thus far in my career. I wish DevilDriver the best and look forward to what the future holds and new musical chapters.”

DevilDriver To Release “Clouds Over California The Studio Albums: 2003 – 2011” Box Set In July

DevilDriver will be releasing a new box set, titled “Clouds Over California The Studio Albums: 2003 – 2011,” on July 29. The set, which will be available on CD and vinyl, will include the following albums: “DevilDriver,“ “The Fury In Our Maker’s Hand,“ “The Last Kind Words,“ “Pray For Villains,“ and “Beast.“ Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Frayle Sign With The Oracle Management, Score Supporting Slot On Cradle Of Filth’s North American Tour

Frayle have signed a new deal with DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara’s The Oracle Management and will now be joining Cradle Of Filth on their spring North American tour. This news comes as the band are preparing to release their new album “Skin & Sorrow” on July 8.

Fafara commented:

“Frayle is one of the best bands I’ve heard in a very long time and the exact type of music that I seek out to personally listen to! The visuals behind the band, along with the musicianship and Gwyn fronting, makes Frayle a band that is a must-see live. Revolver was correct in naming them a ‘hot band to watch!’ We at The Oracle mgmt look forward to guiding the career and watching them succeed. Please catch them live as special guests of Cradle of Filth, dates below! Special thank you goes to Jeremy Saffer for introducing us to the band and their music. For dark hearts everywhere I present Frayle!”

Tour Dates (with Cradle Of Filth and Misfire):

05/12 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Club
05/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/22 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
05/23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05/25 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
05/26 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
05/29 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
05/30 Saskatoon, SK – Coors Event Centre
06/01 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
06/02 Joliet, IL – The Forge
06/03 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
06/04 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
06/06 Montréal, QC – Théâtre Corona
06/07 Quebec City, QC – Impérial Bell
06/09 Albany, NY – Empire Live
06/10 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
06/11 Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center