DevilDriver Premiere New Video For Their Cover Of Johnny Cash’s “Ghost Riders In The Sky” Feat. Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), John Carter Cash, & Ana Cristina Cash

DevilDriver have premiered a new in-studio video for their cover of Johnny Cash‘s version of “Ghost Riders In The Sky,“ via Billboard. The track features Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), as well as Johnny Cash‘s son John Carter Cash and his wife Ana Cristina Cash. DevilDriver‘s new outlaw country covers album “Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1“ will be released on July 6.

DevilDriver vocalist Dez Fafara said the following:

“It was both an honor and a privilege to work with these three great artists. Watching John Carter Cash and Ana Cristina Cash track vocals at the Cash Cabin was a highlight of my career. Meeting such down-to-earth and incredibly talented people and having them come on board “made” the project for me, personally. Tracking with Randy was another highlight. He’s a brother and watching how he tracked, and vice versa, was a learning process for both of us that we both spoke highly about and enjoyed immensely. All of us on this song gave 110% to make sure it was done right! Enjoy!”

John Carter Cash also commented:

“All my life I have loved the power and eerie quality of the song ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky‘. Since I was nine years old, I have lived and breathed heavy metal music. I am grateful to have had the chance to work with Dez Fafara, Randy Blythe, DevilDriver and others, in the upcoming release of what I believe is the consummate metal version of this musical masterpiece.”

Ana Cristina Cash continued:

“I am so proud to have been a part of ‘Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1‘ and to have sung on the metal version of ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky‘ with my husband John Carter Cash, Dez Fafara, Randy Blythe and DevilDriver. This whole album pushes boundaries and merges the outlaw country and the metal genres in a masterful way.”

Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe also added:

“I am a huge fan of moody songs with narrative lyrics employed to tell a dark story – they really make the listener visualize what the song is about. I can’t think of many tunes where this was done more effectively than Johnny Cash‘s version of ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky‘. Long before heavy metal had been invented, the original Man in Black wasn’t afraid to explore the dark side with his music. Truly great songs never die – they just shape-shift through the years. Singing with Dez, John Carter, and DevilDriver is keeping those undead riders alive in a whole different genre. Crank this up and look to the sky at night…”

Fafara also told Billboard the following about a possible follow-up to the effort:

“When people started to hear about this, man, I got a lot of phone calls, I mean a ton, from some very big band and big guys in big bands who wanted to be part of it. So I said, ‘We’d better slap a Vol. 1 on this.’ I’m not looking forward to trying to tackle this or bite this off again, but it looks like it might come to fruition ’cause of the amount of guests who contacted us. This thing was difficult and I’m glad we’re on the other end of it but, yeah, I’m sure we’ll go do it again at some point.”


Fan Gets Kicked Out Of Slayer, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Etc. Show In Toronto, Tries To Swim Back Into The Venue

Yesterday (May 29), a man got kicked out of the Toronto, ON stop of Slayer‘s farewell tour at the Budweiser Stage. The venue was surrounded by water, so the guy decided to try to swim back in. He ended up getting caught by authorities and had to be checked by EMT’s for possible hypothermia. Anthrax‘s Scott Ian shared some photos, which can be seen in the below Instagram post. Slayer are currently out on the first leg of their farewell tour with Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament.

[via The PRP]

Lamb Of God Premiere New Video For Their Cover Of Big Black‘s “Kerosene“

Lamb Of God have premiered a new video for their cover of Big Black‘s “Kerosene.“ This track will appear on their new Burn The Priest covers album “Legion: XX,“ which will be released tomorrow (May 18). Randy Blythe commented:

Although [Steve] Albini’s lyrics for ‘Kerosene’ evoke small-town boredom, there is no geography more terrifying to me than the ever-spreading and soulless cookie-cutter sprawl of suburbia. After I suggested a suburban location for the ‘Kerosene’ video, director Zev Deans took it to the next level with visual nods to one of my favorite films, the classic punk flick ‘Suburbia’. I first saw this film in the ’80s at the midnight movies at the Naro Theater in Deans’ hometown of Norfolk, Virginia, yet another example of synergy at work. Enjoy!”

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) Reveals “For The Love Of Metal” Cover Art & Track Listing

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider has revealed the cover art and track listing for his Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) produced metal album “For The Love Of Metal.“ That effort will be released on July 27 via Napalm Records and it will feature contributions from Mark Morton (Lamb Of God), Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy, ex-The Agonist), Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust), and Charlie Bellmore (Kingdom Of Sorrow).

“For The Love Of Metal” Track Listing:

01. “Lies Are A Business”
02. “Tomorrow’s No Concern”
03. “I am The Hurricane”
04. “American Made”
05. “Roll Over You”
06. “I’m Ready”
07. “Running Mazes”
08. “Mask”
09. “Become The Storm”
10. “The Hardest Way”
11. “Dead Hearts (Love Thy Enemy)”
12. “For The Love Of Metal”

Snider said the following:

“I am beyond excited to be working with one of the world’s leading labels for heavy music, it’s a perfect home for this album! I believe there’s something for every hard rock and metal fan on this record and I cannot wait to unleash it on the world July 27th!”

Jasta also added:

“I’m so happy and proud to have been a part of this project, Dee Snider is an American original, there is no other voice like his on earth, his power and passion really shine through on this album. Metal brings us all together and with Dee still at the forefront, it’s a great time to be a fan of heavy music!”

Jones continued:

“To be given the chance to write for AND sing with Dee Snider, one of the men responsible for shaping heavy music as it is today, is an absolute honor. The voice, the mind, the swagger…the man is one of a kind.”

White-Gluz also commented:

“I am honored and humbled to sing alongside such a truly unique and talented soul. I love that Dee Snider has continued to shock people for decades just by being himself. I can’t wait for everyone to hear our duet! It was no easy task matching up to Dee’s level of vocal prowess but I was happy to accept the challenge and I’m in love with the results!”

Slayer Announce Farewell European/UK Tour With Lamb Of God, Anthrax & Obituary

Slayer have officially announced the European/UK leg of their farewell tour. Lamb Of God, Anthrax and Obituary will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

11/01 Dublin, IRE – 3Arena
11/03 London, UK – Wembley Arena
11/05 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
11/07 Birmingham, UK – Birmingham BCA
11/09 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
11/10 Newcastle, UK – Metro Radio Arena
11/12 Glasgow, UK – The Hydro SSE
11/14 Dortmund, GER – Westfalenhalle
11/15 Zwolle, NET – IJsselhal
11/17 Madrid, SPA – Palacio Vistalegre
11/18 Barcelona, SPA – St. Jordi
11/20 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum
11/21 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
11/23 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
11/24 Freiburg, GER – SICK ARENA
11/26 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena
11/27 Lodz, POL – Atlas Arena
11/29 Munich, GER Olympiahalle
11/30 Erfurt, GER – Messehalle
12/02 Berlin, GER – Mercedes-Benz Arena
12/03 Copenhagen, DEN – Royal Arena
12/05 Stockholm, SWE – Hovet
12/06 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
12/08 Helsinki, FIN – Helsingin Jäähalli

The North American dates for Slayer’s farewell tour can be found HERE.

Lamb Of God Stream Their Cover Of Bad Brains’ “I Against I”

Lamb Of God are streaming their cover of Bad Brains’ “I Against I.” This track will appear on their new Burn The Priest covers album “Legion: XX,“ which will be released on May 18. Randy Blythe, who has performed with Bad Brains in the past, had the following to say:

“It’s been a super-big honor to recently sing with one of my favorite bands of all time. Playing with the Bad Brains was an unearthly experience – trying to replace the fastest-singing human ever on songs like ‘Banned In DC‘ and ‘Pay To Cum.’ When it came time to choose our cover of ‘I Against I‘, I was trying not to sound like H.R., as he’s so unique, but yet also throwing in enough of his style to show respect to his unique voice, through my interpretation. To cover the Bad Brains can’t be a straight-forward cover, we had to nail it, and we did.”

Slayer Reportedly Recruit Lamb Of God, Anthrax, & Obituary For European Farewell Dates

It looks like the European leg of Slayer’s farewell will see the band touring with Lamb Of God, Anthrax, and Obituary. According to Blabbermouth, the following dates have leaked out:

11/14 Dortmund, GER
11/15 Zwolle, NET – IJsselhallen
11/24 Freiburg, GER
11/26 Hamburg, GER
11/29 München, GER
11/30 Erfurt, GER
12/02 Berlin, GER

Stay tuned for an official announcement. The North American dates For Slayer’s farewell tour can be found HERE.