Over the years, Devildriver have built up some cred in the metal community, which is something that will be on display when they release their country covers album. Guests including Glenn Danzig, Fear’s Lee Ving and Rob Zombie’s John 5 will appear on the album, And Farfara has said that the album would include a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ghost Riders in the Sky” that would include the Man in Black’s son, John Carter Cash, and wife Ana Cash, as well as Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe. We don’t know what the other Cash’s will sound like on the track, but now we have a clip of Blythe laying down vocals for the track. Needless to say, Johnny Cash probably wouldn’t care for it that much, but it sounds pretty excellent and Blythe-like.
A special peek for MY followers only! When you heard that DevilDriver is doing Outlaw Country Covers I hope this is what you expected! I have never heard Randy sound so ferocious! His highs are like a banshee escaping Hell! And there’s 2 to 3 guests to each song!!! This project is going to be so Sick!! I’m so honored to be apart of this even if it’s only to Witness! #DevilDriver #LambOfGod #JohnCarterCash #GhostRidersInTheSky #OutlawsTillTheEnd #HaunteddStudio @dezfafara @drandallblythe @steveevetts
This isn’t the first metal cover of the tune, as Children of Bodom have also left their mark on it. Listen to that, as well as the Cash’s take on it below. A little random trivia about “Ghost Riders in the Sky.” It was written by a guy named Stan Jones in 1948 and originally recorded by Burl Ives the following year. While Cash’s version is the most definitive, it wasn’t recorded until 1979.
There’s no release date yet for Farafa’s album, but it promises to be interesting.