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:

Coal Chamber Members Reunite In New Photo

Coal Chamber frontman Dez Fafara, guitarist Miguel “Meegs” Rascón, and bassist Nadja Peulen recently reunited in Los Angeles. You can check out a photo Fafara shared of the three hanging out below. Coal Chamber previously reunited in 2011 and went on to release their latest album “Rivals” in 2015. However, they haven’t been active since completing the touring cycle for the effort and Fafara has even gone as far as saying the band will probably never return.

[via Blabbermouth]

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…”

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: