New Music Announcement: Outlaws Til the End Release Date 06 April 2018

Robin LynnMusic, New MusicLeave a Comment

Globally renowned, chart-topping band DEVILDRIVER may be one of the most notable groups in metal, but their personal taste in music reaches far beyond heavy music. Thanks to widely lauded albums like 2005’s epoch-shredding The Fury Of Our Maker’s Hand, 2011’s ante-upping, ultra-brutal Beast and 2016’s acclaimed career peak Trust No One, the band – led by iconic vocalist Dez Fafara – are firmly established as one of the most consistent and best loved bands in modern metal. That said, in 2018, all expectations of who and what DEVILDRIVER are will be torched.

The band’s upcoming full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, Outlaws ‘Til The End, will finally see its day. The highly-anticipated, monstrous collection of savage metal interpretations will be released via Napalm Records on July 6, 2018, and pre-orders are available now in CD and vinyl formats via Napalm Records with more format options coming soon. Merchandise such as t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, flasks, keychains, and more are available at Devil Driver’s store.

Watch this clip of DEVILDRIVER‘s cover of Hank3‘s “Country Heroes”, featuring Hank3 himself, and start waiting with baited breath for 06 April to arrive.

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. “I think real music has always gotten to me, whether it’s the blues or even real Goth music like Bauhaus and Sisters Of Mercy, as well as outlaw country greats like Johnny Cash, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, and Willie Nelson,” Fafara explains. “That stuff has always attracted me, and this is absolutely the real McCoy. The blues and outlaw country are what made rock n’ roll. They were around before rock n’ roll… and in my head, I’ve always heard these songs heavy.”

From the opening seconds of Hank3‘s”Country Heroes” onward, Outlaws ‘Til The End is simply one of the most invigorating records the band has 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.

Completing this unprecedented project is a host of metal and country luminaries providing unforgettable cameos: horror metal icon 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”, featuring the son of Johnny Cash himself.

 

DEVILDRIVER Outlaws ‘Til The End track listing:

  1. “Country Heroes”

Written by Hank Williams III

Performed by Hank3 & Dez Fafara

 

  1. “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

 

  1. “Outlaw Man”

Written by David Blue; recorded by the Eagles

Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER

 

  1. “Ghost Riders in the Sky”

Written by Stan Jones

Performed by John Carter Cash, Ana Cristina Cash, Randy Blythe & Dez Fafara

 

  1. “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

 

  1. “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)”

Written by Harlan Sanders, Rick Beresford; recorded by George Jones

Performed by Wednesday13 & Dez Fafara

 

  1. “The Man Comes Around”

Written by Johnny Cash

Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara

 

  1. “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere”

Written by Dwight Yoakam

Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER

 

  1. “Copperhead Road”

Written by Steve Earle

Performed by Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists & Dez Fafara

 

  1. “Dad’s Gonna Kill Me”

Written by Richard Thompson

Performed by Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory & Dez Fafara

 

  1. “A Country Boy Can Survive”

Written by Hank Williams Jr.

Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER

 

  1. “The Ride”

Written by J.B. Detterline Jr., Gary Gentry; recorded by David Allan Coe

Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara

Upcoming DEVILDRIVER performances:

7/12 – Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA

7/15 – Mansfield, OH @ The World-Famous Historic Ohio State Reformatory, Home of the “Shawshank Prison” – INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival

 

DEVILDRIVER online:

www.devildriver.com

www.facebook.com/devildriver

www.twitter.com/devildriver

www.instagram.com/devildriver

 

DEVILDRIVER is:

Dez Fafara – Vocals

Mike Spreitzer – Guitar

Neal Tiemann – Guitar

Diego Ibarra – Bass

Austin D’Amond – Drums

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Robin LynnNew Music Announcement: Outlaws Til the End Release Date 06 April 2018