DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara: “You’ll Get One Record From Us In 2020, Another Record In 2021, You’ll Get An ‘Outlaws 2’ In 2023, And Then Possibly Another Record In 2024 Or 2025”

During an interview on the “Everblack” podcast, Dez Fafara offered some release details for DevilDriver’s new albums. The band recently recorded a double album and are planning to release the first part in 2020 and the second part in 2021. On top of that, the group are also planning to release a sequel to their “Outlaws ‘Til The End” country covers album in 2023 and may even release another album in 2024 or 2025.

Fafara said the following [transcribed by Blabbermouth]:

“You’re gonna get a record next year — early next year — and then the following year… So you’ll get one record from us in 2020, another record in 2021, you’ll get an ‘Outlaws [‘Til The End: Vol.] 2’ in 2023, and then possibly another record in 2024 or 2025 from DEVILDRIVER. And then I’m gonna take a prolonged break that could last four or five years from there. So we’re really putting out great product right now.”

Fafara also talked about the musical direction of DevilDriver’s new material:

“Obviously, we’re not doing press on a new record right now, but what I can tell you is this: if you’re a fan of COAL CHAMBER, if you’re a fan of DEVILDRIVER, you’re gonna get both things put together. I broke all the rules with the new DEVILDRIVER record. It’s twice as heavy, it’s twice as groovy, it’s bigger hooks than I’ve ever written in my entire life. And I do believe that this double staggered release is the record of our lifetime.

I had somebody tell me yesterday that was a big fan of ‘Trust No One’, which was our record before we did the country outlaw record, that the music that they heard — because they were listening to a link at our guitar player’s house — and came back and said, ‘This sounds like almost a new band. So this is a great thing, after years of trying to actually redefine your sound. And I think that people are gonna just… you’re gonna love it, man.

I’m having a very hard time [deciding] what songs go on which record, because every one of ’em is over the top. If you can’t find a B-side, that’s a great, great thing to have happen.

If I could share it with people now — just share it online — I would, because some of the stuff, vocally, that I’m doing with this is incredible. And the music that I’ve got behind me is some of the most incredible music I’ve ever written to — ever. So to be able to say that, with the players that I’ve had in my band in the past, this is a very, very good thing for a band that’s existed since early 2000s.”

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Watch DevilDriver Cover Coal Chamber’s “Loco” Live

Dez Fafara previously teased that DevilDriver were planning to start performing songs from his previous band Coal Chamber during their live shows and they finally did just that during their June 18 set in Tempe, AZ. You can footage of the group playing “Loco” for the first time below:

Static-X Add More Dates To “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th Anniversary Tour, Share New Album Update

Static-X have added some late 2019 dates to their “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour. As previously reported, a masked vocalist identified as “Xer0” (reportedly Dope frontman Edsel Dope) will be filling in for the late Wayne Static on this run.

Here’s the newly announced dates (with DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black):

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
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
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

Here’s the previously announced dates:

North America (with DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13 and Raven Black):

06/18 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
06/19 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
06/21 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
06/22 Houston, TX – The Warehouse
06/23 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
06/25 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
06/26 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
06/28 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
06/29 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
06/30 Scranton, PA – Levels
07/02 Toronto, ON – Opera House
07/03 London, ON – London Music Hall
07/04 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
07/05 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
07/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/07 Reading, PA – Reverb
07/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s
07/10 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
07/11 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
07/12 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
07/13 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
07/14 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
07/16 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
07/18 Cadott, WI – Cadott Rockfest
07/19 Sioux City, IA – Anthem – Hard Rock Casino
07/20 Joliet, IL – The Forge
07/21 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
07/23 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
07/25 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
07/26 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
07/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

Australia (with Wednesday 13 and Dope):

08/22 Brisbane, Australia – Eaton Hill
08/23 Melbourne, Australia – Croxton
08/24 Sydney, Australia – Metro
08/26 Adelaide, Australia – The Gov
08/27 Perth, Australia – Rock Rover

Russia:

09/20 St. Petersburg, Russia – Cosmonavt Club
09/21 Moscow, Russia – Giavclub

UK (with SOiL, Wednesday 13 & Dope):

09/24 Bristol, England – SWX
09/25 Cardiff, Wales – Tramshed
09/26 London, England – Electric Ballroom
09/27 Nottingham, England – Rock City
09/28 Leeds, England – Stylus
09/29 Southampton, England – Engine Room
10/01 Newcastle, England – Northumbria Institute
10/02 Glasgow, Scotland – The Garage
10/03 Manchester, England – The Ritz
10/04 Birmingham, England – 02 Institute

Europe (with Wednesday 13, SOiL and Dope):

10/05 Paris, France – File 7
10/06 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Club
10/07 Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
10/09 Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
10/10 Mannheim, Germany – MS Connex
10/11 Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
10/12 Pinarella di Cervia, Italy – Rock Planet
10/13 Munich, Germany – Backstage

In other news, the band have also offered an update on their new album “Project Regeneration.” The effort is taking longer than expected due to the discovery of more unreleased material from Wayne Static. The group are also finalizing a label deal to release it. You can find the band’s full update at the bottom of this post. Furthermore, Tony Campos also discussed the record with Australia’s Sticks For Stones [transcribed by Blabbermouth]:

“It started with five demos that Wayne had done shortly before his passing that he had given to a producer friend of ours, who then gave them to me after Wayne had died. Only one of the songs had Wayne’s vocals on them, and the rest were just rough demos. We started out with that, and then original and longtime producer, Ulrich Wild, turned me on to three songs that didn’t make the ‘Start A War’ [2005] album. So we kept Wayne’s vocal performances, reworked the music, and so we had four songs with Wayne’s vocals on them. And while looking for all our live backing tracks, we discovered an additional seven [or] eight songs that Wayne had demoed. And a lot of that stuff were just vocal performances; the tapes where he had recorded the music were never found. So we wrote new music for all that stuff. So now the majority of the songs on this record will feature Wayne’s vocals.”

He also added the following when asked about the group’s plans to use guest singers:

“That was the initial idea. But since finding all this stuff with Wayne’s vocals, the need to have guest vocalists come in really diminished. So as of right now, we only have one guest vocal performance on the record, that being Al Jourgensen.”

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DevilDriver & Lamb Of God Singers Relaunch SunCult Surf Apparel And Lifestyle Brand

DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara has partnered with Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe to relaunch his family’s SunCult surf apparel and lifestyle brand. You can check out the clothing line HERE and get 10% off with the code “SunCultFam”.

Fafara commented:

“Watching the relaunching of the SunCult brand has been absolutely fulfilling in so many ways for myself and the Fafara family. We’ve brought in Randy, who from day one was a supporter and understood what we were trying to do with the brand, and has become family himself as he actually has a room here at the Fafara house!

We have truly upped the game with new designs as well as kept the aesthetic of the brand for the outcasts, the outsiders, and those who are on the fringes of society, much like ourselves. We are equal parts skate and surf, and are dedicated to the metal/punk rock music lifestyle we live daily – on tour, in the water surfing, or hitting the asphalt on boards!

We will be doing beach clean ups to give back to the community, as well as a few pop up shops to give buyers the chance to get in on SunCult. I’m very much looking forward to seeing where SunCult takes us in 2019 and beyond as we enter into discussions with stores and buyers that are reaching out to carry the brand! Thank you for the continued support – here’s to good times ahead!”

Blythe added:

“When Dez asked me if I wanted to become a partner in his family’s brand, SunCult, my answer was simple: ‘I kinda thought I already was.’ SunCult started as a surf-centric brand, and while surfing is one of the core elements of what we do (and always will be, since we surf SunCult boards together all the time), we wanted to expand it to encompass different aspects of our lifestyle that other people outside of surfing identify with.

That means including the darker aesthetics of the metal and punk music we listen to, the classic horror films we watch, and the urban aggression of a skateboard or bike ride through the cities we spend so much time in on tour. SunCult isn’t for the “beautiful people,” the Gidget-Beach-Blanket-Bingo set; it’s for the freaks, misfits, and weirdos who are already on a permanent aggro-vacation with Dracula.

Personally, in a creative capacity, it’s been gratifying for me to see a few concepts I helped sketch out turn into new designs (including one I’ve had as an idea for a tattoo for 20 years – so cool to see it on a shirt). I really enjoy bouncing ideas around with Dez and crew, then watching our artist bring them to life. I’m looking forward to doing some pop-ups, sponsoring beach cleanups, and meeting the people who ‘get’ what it is we are doing as the brand grows. We’ll know you when we see you…”

Wednesday 13 & Raven Black Added To Static-X, DevilDriver, & Dope’s Upcoming North American Tour

Wednesday 13 and Raven Black have been confirmed as the opening acts on Static-X, DevilDriver, and Dope’s upcoming North American tour. The trek will find Static-X celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Wisconsin Death Trip” with a masked touring vocalist identified as Xer0. It’s worth noting that the singer is rumored to be Dope frontman Edsel Dope.

Tour Dates:

06/18 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
06/19 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
06/21 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
06/22 Houston, TX – The Warehouse
06/23 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
06/25 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
06/26 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
06/28 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
06/29 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
06/30 Scranton, PA – Levels
07/02 Toronto, ON – Opera House
07/03 London, ON – London Music Hall
07/04 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
07/05 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
07/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
07/07 Reading, PA – Reverb
07/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s
07/10 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
07/11 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel
07/12 Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
07/13 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
07/14 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
07/16 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
07/18 Cadott, WI – Cadott Rockfest
07/19 Sioux City, IA – Anthem – Hard Rock Casino
07/20 Joliet, IL – The Forge
07/21 Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater
07/23 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
07/25 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
07/26 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
07/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

DevilDriver Announce Fall European Tour

DevilDriver have announced a fall European tour. You can find the dates for that run below. Dez Fafara commented:

“Absolutely over-the-top excited to come to the EU and knock back a bunch of shows with DevilDriver! Come out and get in the fucking pit. This will be our only EU play in 2019, so don’t miss out!”

Tour Dates:

09/13 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
09/14 Hamburg, GER – Logo
09/15 Berlin, GER – BiNuru
09/16 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
09/17 Prague, CZE – Futurm
09/19 Vienna, AUT – Arena
09/20 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
09/21 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
09/23 Geneva, SWI – L’Usine
09/24 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
09/25 Roma, ITA – Orion
09/27 Lyon, FRA – CCO
09/28 Mulhouse, FRA – Le Noutmatrouff
09/29 Metz, FRA – Le Gueulard
09/30 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
10/01 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronum
10/03 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2
10/04 Madrid, SPA – Independence
10/05 Bormujos Seville, SPA – End Of Summer Open Air Fest