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DevilDriver - Share New Album Title, Cover, Release Date

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.


Band profile: DevilDriver
Posted: 28.05.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (3)

DevilDriver - Start Recording New Album

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.


Band profile: DevilDriver
Posted: 13.12.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (2)

Cannibal Corpse - Co-Headlining European Tour With Devildriver

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.


Band profile: Cannibal Corpse
Event: Cannibal Corpse & DevilDriver: European Tour 2013
Posted: 09.07.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (3)

Devildriver - Sign With Napalm Records, New Album In 2013

After parting ways with their longtime label Roadrunner Records in March and being in contact with many labels, Devildriver have now signed a record deal with Napalm Records.


Band profile: DevilDriver
Posted: 28.06.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (4)

Born Of The Storm - Side Project Featuring Lamb Of God And Devildriver Members

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.


Band profile: Lamb Of God
Posted: 18.03.2012 by BoxCar Willy | Comments (2)

Devildriver - Bassist Hospitalized With Pneumonia, Misses Start Of Metal Alliance Tour

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.


Band profile: DevilDriver
Posted: 13.03.2012 by Cynic Metalhead | Comments (2)

Devildriver - Writing New Album

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.


Band profile: DevilDriver
Posted: 11.02.2012 by DaMaGeR | Comments (6)

Devildriver - Guitarist Sits Out Tour Due To Seizure

Devildriver guitarist Mike Spreitzer is sitting out the band's South American tour after suffering a seizure, but he issued the following update on his condition today:

"Hey everybody. Thank you all so much for your concern. It means so much to me. I'm doing okay and I'm back home.

I'm not sure why, but I had a seizure in a Rite Aid while I was picking up a few last-minute items for our South American tour. I collapsed and hit my head fairly hard. But the good news is all the test results and CAT scan came back negative. So I've been ordered to rest and stay home. I'll be up and running for the next tour with Arch Enemy.

I'm so upset that I can't go to South America. I was so excited.

Thanks again for your concern and I love you all."


Band profile: DevilDriver
Posted: 09.08.2011 by Panzerchrist | Comments (14)

Machine Head - Euro Tour With BMTH, DevilDriver, Darkest Hour

San Francisco Bay Area metallers Machine Head will embark on a European headlining tour later this fall, titled The Eighth Plague Tour.

Support on the trek will come from Bring Me The Horizon, Devildriver and Darkest Hour.

Get a list of all confirmed shows so far below.


Band profile: Machine Head
Event: Machine Head: The Eighth Plague Tour
Posted: 22.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (11)

Arch Enemy - N. American Tour W/ DevilDriver, Skeletonwitch, Chthonic

Arch Enemy has announced its return to North America via a headlining run on the MetalSucks and Full Metal Jackie Present: North American Khaos 2011 tour, set to kick off in September. The North American leg of Arch Enemy's world tour will kick off in Baltimore on September 8th, and features an all-star cast of Devildriver, Skeletonwitch and Chthonic in support.

Said vocalist Angela Gossow: "We pledge to the United States of America and its beautiful neighbor Canada that we will only bring the utmost heavy metal 'Khaos' to your shores! We can't wait to kick off this tour come September. After all the European summer festivals, we are ready to fire!"

Added guitarist Michael Amott: "We are very happy to be coming back to the US and Canada hot on the heels of our new Khaos Legions opus! We're working on a special set list and some other surprises. We chose the other bands on the bill because they are all killer, and bring their own terrifying brand of brutal steel! Yes, good times lie ahead for the metal connoisseur of North America!"

North American Khaos Tour Dates:

Sep. 08 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head
Sep. 09 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
Sep. 10 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Sep. 12 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial
Sep. 13 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Sep. 14 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix
Sep. 17 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Center
Sep. 19 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
Sep. 20 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Centre
Sep. 22 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Sep. 23 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
Sep. 24 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
Sep. 26 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Center
Sep. 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre
Sep. 29 - Phoenix, AZ - The Marquee
Sep. 30 - Albuquerque, NM - The Sunshine
Oct. 01 - Denver, CO - The Gothic
Oct. 03 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Oct. 04 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues


Band profile: Arch Enemy
Event: Arch Enemy: North American Khaos Tour 2011
Posted: 15.06.2011 by Thryce | Comments (5)

Devildriver - Working On Metallica Cover Song

US groove metallers Devildriver are working on a cover of Metallica's "Holier Than Thou" for a special tribute to Metallica's self-titled classic album.

Last week the band updated their Facebook wall as follows: "DevilDriver is recording Metallica's "Holier Than Thou" for a 20th anniversary Black Album tribute! Drums were done yesterday (Tuesday, June 7th) and guitars start today (Wednesday, June 8th)!"

Some studio footage of the undertaking can be watched over at Blabbermouth.

More details regarding this anniversary release to follow.


Band profile: DevilDriver
Posted: 13.06.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (7)

Devildriver - South American Tour Dates

Get ready South America! Devildriver is heading your way this August in support of their latest album Beast. This marks the first time in over 5 years DevilDriver has visited South America! Get the dates below.


Band profile: DevilDriver
Event: Devildriver
Posted: 27.05.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (0)

Devildriver - Bassist Quits The Band

Devildriver bassist Jonathan Miller has departed from the band.

Miller released the following statement: "I just wanted to thank all of the DevilDriver fans around the world for their die-hard love and support for the past 9 years. Yesterday, I decided to leave DevilDriver. It was the most difficult decision of my life but it is something that I needed to do for myself. I had the best times of my life hanging out with all of you guys but it is time for me to move on."

According to Blabbermouth Miller announced at the end of last year that "the drugs and alcohol" "finally caught up" with him after spending the bulk of the last decade on the road with Devildriver. He added that "the damage catching up with mentally and physically" and that he was going to enter "an intense rehabilitation program" in January "in order for to reclaim health and the person who once was." He also stressed that he needed "to make a change so that save own life and keep the friends that still left."

Filling in for Miller on the road with Devildriver for the past few months has been the band's tour manager, Aaron Patrick aka Bubble, formerly from Bury Your Dead.


Band profile: DevilDriver
Posted: 30.03.2011 by Bigpaul | Comments (9)

Danzig - US Tour With Devildriver

Danzig has lined up a spring North American headlining tour in support of the band's latest album, Deth Red Sabaoth. Support on the trek will come from Devildriver and 2Cents.

Danzig + Devildriver:

Apr. 29 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
Apr. 30 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
May 02 - Salt Lake City, UT - Great Salt Air
May 03 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theatre
May 04 - Kansas City, MO - Voodoo
May 06 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Bar-B-Q
May 07 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street
May 09 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock
May 10 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
May 11 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
May 13 - Richmond, VA - The National
May 14 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
May 15 - Albany, NY - Northern Lights
May 17 - Baltimore, MD - Bourbon St.
May 18 - Westbury, NY - Westbury Theatre
May 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage Ae
May 21 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range
May 22 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
May 24 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
May 25 - St. Louis, MO - Pops
May 27 - Albuquerque, New Mexico - Sunshine Theatre
May 28 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre


Band profile: Danzig
Event: Danzig + Devildriver
Posted: 26.02.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

Devildriver - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Although most songs were already available for streaming, Devildriver has now decided to throw the entire album online. The Beast is waiting for you on MySpace.

Beast will be released worldwide on February 22nd, 2011 through Roadrunner Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


Band profile: DevilDriver
Posted: 19.02.2011 by Kriegsphilosoph | Comments (2)