While DevilDriver are about to wrap up their tour with Death Angel, Winds of Plague, and the Agonist, it seems a new album is on its way. According to frontman Dez Fafara’s Instagram, he revealed an outlaw country cover record will be the band’s next release. Dez promised the new album will include:
“13 insanely heavy, swinging badass Outlaw tracks by some of the best Outlaw country artists!”
It isn’t the first time hearing about this since Dez hinted a country cover album late last year and now we are aware the process started. It is produced by Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Symphony X, Sepultura, etc.) and includes over 15 guest appearances such as John Carter Cash, Lamb of God’s Mark Morton and more. The album will honor country artists including Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, George Jones, Hank Williams III, Hank Williams Jr, Steve Earle and more.
Dez made it “fucking clear” that DevilDriver are the first to make a cover album like this and they have been working on it for a year. It’d also line up with the Spotify playlist he shares with us that included tracks by David Allan Coe, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.
NEW DEVILDRIVER RECORD COMING RT/POST EVERYWHERE Here’s the shotgun blast heard round the world [email protected] & @michaelspreitzer in Guitar World ! Talking about DevilDriver and our OUTLAW COUNTRY COVER RECORD ! The WORD is out we’ve got 13 Insanely HEAVY , Swinging bad ass Outlaw tracks by some of the best Outlaw country artists! Produced by Steve Evetts There’s over 15 High caliber guests , from every genera , metal to Country ! To give you an example I will be singing “GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY” with John Carter Cash at Johnny Cash’s Cabin in Nashville on March 28th – it’s going to be one of the greatest honors as I’m a massive CASH fan & a fan of outlaw country my whole life ! I ALSO JUST received @markmortonofficial SOLO and it’s epic and ripping ! ! We are covering to name a few – Willie -Cash-paycheck-George Jones-HANK III – HANK Jr- steve Earle -SO JUST TO Be FUCKING CLEAR Its never been done we are the first ! We have BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR A YEAR ! GET READY YOUVE NEVER HEARD ANYTHING LIKE THIS ! DevilDriver #outlawstilltheend