DevilDriver endured a couple of departures over the past year. Original members, drummer John Boecklin and guitarist Jeff Kendrick, decided to leave but now the American metallers have announced that Neal Tiemann is their new guitarist. Frontman Dez Fafara, now busy with Coal Chamber, revealed via Instagram that the band is also writing new music.
DevilDriver has released an update following the band's performance at Knotfest. The band's vocalist Bradley James "Dez" Fafara informed that the band has lost two of its original members: drummer John Boecklin and guitarist Jeff Kendrick. Both have been in the band since the beginning. Furthermore, DevilDriver will be on hiatus while Fafara rejoins Coal Chamber but he promises the band will comeback with a new album in 2016.
The California groove machine DevilDriver have confirmed that they will be touring North America this summer, alongside co-headliners Whitechapel. Support on the tour will come from Revocation, Carnifex, Rivers Of Nihil and Fit For An Autopsy. If this bill looks interesting to you, check out the dates below.
Californian metallers DevilDriver are returning to Europe in Spring 2014 for a headlining tour. Along on the road will be support bands Sylosis and Bleed From Within. This tour will kick off on March 27th in Cologne (Germany), and will be the only chance to catch DevilDriver on stage in Europe next year. You can check out the complete list of confirmed tour dates below.
Today DevilDriver present another new song from their new opus Winter Kills. The song entitled "The Appetite" can be heard exclusively here or over here. This is the second song the band unveils from the new album so you have a different piece of the puzzle to judge.
In support of their new studio album, Winter Kills, DevilDriver announced a co-headlining North American tour with fellow Americans Trivium for this September and October, with support from After The Burial and Sylosis. Trivium will also be touring in support of their upcoming new album Vengeance Falls.
DevilDriver has recently released the first single from its upcoming album, Winter Kills set to be release on August 23rd in Europe and August 27th in the US and Canada via Napalm Records. The lyric video for "Ruthless" has now also been made available online as well. You can watch the video here. The album is also available for pre-orders via iTunes.
This week has been busy in terms of song debuts. DevilDriver have also released their new song "Ruthless" as a first taste of their new album Winter Kills, out via their new label Napalm Records on August 27th in North America and August 23rd in Europe. Prepare your ears and neck and stream the new song on the Soundcloud player below. What do you think about it?
DevilDriver have confirmed that the title of their new album will be Winter Kills. The album will be released worldwide on August 27th via their new label Napalm Records. The artwork for Winter Kills features a photograph by Dean Karr. The layout was done by Ryan Clark/Invisible Creature. Take a look at the horny cover below.
After signing a deal with Napalm Records, American metallers DevilDriver have recently entered Audio Hammer Studios in Florida to record the follow-up to Beast. John Boecklin is currently laying down the drum tracks for the upcoming and yet untitled album. The band's sixth full-length studio album is tentatively scheduled for a worldwide release in August 2013.
Americans Cannibal Corpse and Devildriver will start next year by joining forces on a co-headlining European tour, scheduled for February/March 2013. The special guests for the tour will be announced soon but the tickets for the shows are already on sale.
Lamb Of God's guitarist Mark Morton and Devildriver's frontman Dez Fafara have formed a side project called Born Of The Storm. Mark Morton has posted via twitter links for two demo songs from the project, "Nowhere Fast" and "Dust". The track "Dust" features Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Chimaira) on drums and "Nowhere Fast" features a guest appearance by Ryan Lake of Alabama Thunderpussy on the first guitar solo. No further details have been revealed on the project yet and it is not clear if they plan to release a full-length album in the future.
US alternative melodic death metallers Devildriver's bassist Aaron "Bubble" Patrick has been hospitalized with pneumonia, which will force him to miss the start of the band's Metal Alliance Tour in North America with The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Job For A Cowboy, 3 Inches Of Blood, Impending Doom and Wretched. Chris Towning, who played with Patrick in Bury Your Dead, will fill in for him while he is recovering.
US metallers Devildriver are already in the process of writing their sixth album, according to guitarist Jeff Kendrick, who issued the following update on his personal twitter account: "Mike Spreitzer (guitar), John Boecklin (drums) and myself have begun the process of writing the 6th Devildriver album! Excited to get going!"
The new album will be the follow-up to 2011's Beast.