Devildriver will release a full length album of country-gone-metal anthems on July 6th! Outlaws ‘Til The End will be released via Napalm Records and is their take on some country classics; a surprising yet fresh change in direction yet one stamped with bold originality.
Featuring on the project are a whole host of metal icons- horror metal kingpin Wednesday 13 lends his abrasive vocals to George Jones’ If Drinking Don’t Kill Me, whilst 36 Crazyfists’ Brock Lindow brings a new fire to Steve Earle’s Copperhead Road. Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell puts a brooding goth metal stamp on Richard Thompson’s anti-war classic Dad’s Gonna Kill Me- meanwhile, Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe appears on both Willie Nelson’s Whiskey River (also featuring LOG’s Mark Morton), and cowboy standard Ghost Riders In The Sky.The band have just revealed the first of several segments of a video interview series to support the release of the album. This segment is entitled Intro To Outlaw Country, and not only features members of Devildriver but also the aforementioned album guests, plus Hank 3 (36 Crazy Fists) and Lee Ving (Fear). These guests discuss their initial introduction into the outlaw genre, and what influence it had on their work after this. You can check out that video here!
As well as this, Devildriver frontman Dez Fafara talks about his own experiences with music as he was growing up, including the outlaw country genre. All of this has resulted in an album of songs that have been reworked and rebuilt from the ground up, driven by Devildriver’s signature power and sound. Pre-orders for Outlaws ‘Til The End are available now in multiple formats here. Additional options including digital formats will be available soon!
Devildriver also play Bloodstock Festival on August 9th! You can hear a teaser a track from the album; Hank3’s Country Heroes below, featuring Hank3 himself!