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This week, DEVILDRIVER is pleased to reveal the first of several segments of a new interview commentary series supporting the release of Outlaws ‘Til The End.

The first segment, titled “Intro to Outlaw Country”, features members of DEVILDRIVER as well as album guests Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Lee Ving of Fear, Hank3, Wednesday 13, Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory and Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists discussing their personal introductions to the outlaw country genre and how it has influenced them as musicians.
In the video, Fafara details, “I got into my parent’s record collection when I was younger, and that’s what got me into music. And they have everything from the Doors, to Steppenwolf, to a lot of outlaw country, and even stuff like Kenny Rogers, laying around the house… but I think my true love [for outlaw country] came from when I started touring with Pantera. Them and on the Black Sabbath tour. I constantly was hearing those guys on the bus jamming outlaw country. If it wasn’t Willie Nelson, it was Johnny Cash and bands like that. I just fell in love with the lyrics as well. The lyrical content is so fucking real…
Outlaws ‘Til The End is both a startling curveball and a ferocious statement of individuality from a band who have been a constant and effective force in the heavy metal world for the best part of two decades now. From the opening seconds of Hank3’s “Country Heroes” onward, Outlaws ‘Til The End is simply one of the most invigorating records the band have made yet. More importantly, these evocative, irresistible songs have all been wholly rebuilt from the ground up, powered by the classic DEVILDRIVER sound and embellished with Fafara’s unmistakable feral roar. Outlaws ‘Til The End was produced, mixed and recorded with Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Sepultura, The Cure), and co-produced by DEVILDRIVER guitarist Mike Spreitzer. The album was mastered by renowned engineer Alan Douches.
Completing this unprecedented project is a host of metal and country luminaries providing unforgettable cameos: horror metal icon Wednesday13 lends his incensed rasp to George Jones’ “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me”, 36 Crazyfists frontman Brock Lindow brings fire and soul to Steve Earle’s, “Copperhead Road”, and Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell helps to turn Richard Thompson’s anti-war classic, “Dad’s Gonna Kill Me”, into a brooding gothic metal extravaganza. Meanwhile, Lamb of God members Randy Blythe and Mark Morton contribute to an exhilarating decimation of Willie Nelson’s “Whiskey River” before Randy makes a second appearance on DEVILDRIVER’s version of cowboy standard “Ghost Riders In The Sky”; the latter featuring the son of Johnny Cash himself. The album also features the iconic voice of Fear, US punk rock legend Lee Ving, on Johnny Cash’s “The Man Comes Around” and David Allan Coe’s “The Ride”.
TRACKLISTING
1. “Country Heroes”
Written by Hank Williams III
Performed by Hank3 & Dez Fafara
2. “Whiskey River”
Written by Johnny Bush and Paul Stroud; recorded by Willie Nelson
Performed by Randy Blythe, Mark Morton of Lamb of God & Dez Fafara
3. “Outlaw Man”
Written by David Blue; recorded by the Eagles
Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER
4. “Ghost Riders in the Sky”
Written by Stan Jones
Performed by John Carter Cash, Ana Cristina Cash, Randy Blythe & Dez Fafara
5. “I’m the Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)”
Written by Bobby Bobby Borchers, Wayne Kemp, Mack Vickery; recorded by Johnny Paycheck
Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER
 
6. “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)”
Written by Harlan Sanders, Rick Beresford; recorded by George Jones
Performed by Wednesday13 & Dez Fafara 
7. “The Man Comes Around”
Written by Johnny Cash
Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara
8. “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere”
Written by Dwight Yoakam
Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER
9. “Copperhead Road”
Written by Steve Earle
Performed by Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists & Dez Fafara
10. “Dad’s Gonna Kill Me”
Written by Richard Thompson
Performed by Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory & Dez Fafara
11. “A Country Boy Can Survive”
Written by Hank Williams Jr.
Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER
12. “The Ride”
Written by J.B. Detterline Jr., Gary Gentry; recorded by David Allan Coe
Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara

Stay tuned for more new music and videos coming soon in anticipation of Outlaws ‘Til The End.

With their new album FAMILY TREE scoring rave reviews from Australia’s rock media, BLACK STONE CHERRY have upped both the ante and the fun factor with the release of the video for BAD HABIT, the second single from their upcoming 6th studio album just ahead of the album release. The clip sees the band transported back in time to 1988 to a local ‘Battle of the Bands’ contest.  The result?

AMILY TREE will be released this Friday, April 20 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. While it doesn’t look like Black Stone Cherry will have time for a repeat visit to Australia in 2018, due largely to a huge run of dates in the US and Europe – including Download UK and Nova Rock Vienna with more to be announced – the band are definitely keen for a return in 2019.

 

With Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry about to release their new album Family Tree on April 20th Dave Griffiths caught up with lead singer Chris Robertson to talk about how the album sees the band go back to basics and whether or not they may be planning an Australian tour some time soon.

You can listen to our Black Stone Cherry interview right here.

 

Following their explosive exploits on tour with Leprous (Norway), both in Europe and Australia, Melbourne 7-piece tribal progressive/psychedelic rock live-wire AlithiA will be joining The Contortionist (USA) & SikTh (UK) on their upcoming‘Clairvoyant’ Australian Tour in May.

AlithiA’s sound delves deep into the realm of psychedelic tribal post-prog rock. The band embraces heavy percussive grooves, new wave Blade Runner-eque synth blasts, and melodic vocals with an emphatic punk attitude resulting in one of the most unique and diverse live shows to infect your senses.

AlithiA has previously completed 4 European Tours, including their most recent EU Tour with Leprous and Agent Fresco(Iceland) in late 2017. In addition, they’ve toured Europe with acts such as sleepmakeswaves, Tides From Nebula (Poland), and Vulture Industries (Norway). In Australia, they’ve supported influential groups such as Animals As Leaders (USA), Alcest(France), The Ocean (Germany), Mother’s Cake (Austria), Dead Letter Circus, Ne Obliviscaris, and Caligula’s Horse, plus monumental appearances at Bigsound and PROGFEST.

 

Los Angeles, CA’s modern prog rock/metal outfit Sifting have just been confirmed as support for two different upcoming U.S. tours. The band will be supporting Prong (March 29 – April 8) on the West Coast, and then supporting Sons of Apollo (April 21 – May 20) nationwide.

Sifting’s latest full-length album Not from Here, was released in 2017 via Eclipse Records. The album was produced by Ryan Williams (Velvet Revolver, Rage Against the Machine) and Steve Evetts (Sense’s Fail, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence). So far, the band has released four music videos promoting the album for the songs ‘Epsilon’, ‘Blowing Fire’, ‘Nothing but Us’, and ‘Not from Here’; with a fifth currently in production for the song ‘Gloom’. Fans may also watch a studio playthrough video for the song ‘Epsilon’ at this location.

SIFTING on tour with PRONG (w/ PowerflowCutthroat also supporting) – (get tickets)
3/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
3/30 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
3/31 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
4/02 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
4/03 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/04 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorn Theater
4/07 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
4/08 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick

SIFTING on tour with SONS OF APOLLO (w/ Felix Martin also supporting) – (get tickets)
4/21 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
4/22 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
4/24 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/25 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
4/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
4/28 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
4/29 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/30 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
5/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
5/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
5/04 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
5/05 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
5/07 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
5/08 – Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall
5/09 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
5/11 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
5/12 – St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater
5/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
5/15 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
5/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of The Living Arts
5/18 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
5/19 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
5/20 – Washington DC @ Howard Theater

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