John Boecklin, the drummer of Devildriver has posted the following update about Devildriver's upcoming album:
"The record is completely tracked! This album certainly has a more serious and focused vibe that we may have missed in previous efforts. One song in particular is the craziest double bass patterns I've ever done, guitar work you would not expect from us, mixed in with a really fresh vocal approach Completely new from Dez Fafara. Its vibe is very new for us, but still totally brutal. I guess talking about it won't do much, I'm just trying to state that you won't be disappointed with us if you are Devildriver fan. Yet, there will be some surprises in "Pray For Villians" that are refreshing. In case someone didn't read it already, "Pray For Villians" is the album title. I'm very proud of every member for stepping it up!"
US metallers Devildriver have issued the following update:
"As you all know, DevilDriver has been laying low over the past couple of months... so we wanted to give you a head's up on what has been going on over the summer of 2008 up until now.
Upon returning from Europe in July, the band has been hard at work writing the fourth DevilDriver record... as of yet untitled. I have been back and forth between NY and Santa Barbara and L.A. writing the record, tracking demos at Mike's house and spending time with my loved ones. We currently have around 14 songs in the pot that we are working with and will have 2 or 3 more finished before we embark on our final run of "The Last Kind Words" touring cycle.
Dutch thrash/death metal band MagnaCult have been added to the DevilDriver tour line-up this coming April.
The dates are:
27.04 TOURCOING (FR), Grand-Mix
28.04 KÖLN (D), Die Werkstatt
29.04 PARIS (FR), Le Trabendo
30.04 LUXEMBOURG (LUX), Rockhal Club
The band released their successful debut album 'Synoré' through Rusty Cage Records last year. The record was produced and mixed by Jochem Jacobs (Textures) and Bouke Visser at the famous Dutch Split Second Sound Studios.
MagnaCult recently posted a third track, 'Identity 676', on their Myspace (www.myspace.com/magnacult) from their album 'Synoré'.
Devildriver will start a North American Tour entitled "Bound By The Road 2008" on February, 27th. Napalm Death, Walls Of Jericho, 36 Crazyfists and In Vitro are announced as special guests.
The "Bound By The Road 2008" dates are as follows:
Feb. 27 - The Fat Cat - Modesto, CA
Feb. 28 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
Feb. 29 - House Of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
Mar. 02 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
Mar. 04 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
Mar. 06 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
Mar. 07 - Ridglea Theater - Fort Worth, TX
Mar. 08 - Scout Bar - San Antonio, TX
Mar. 09 - House Of Rock - Corpus Christi, TX
Mar. 14 - Boomerz - Seminole, FL
Mar. 15 - Mojo Room - Port St. Lucie, FL
Devildriver have been added to this summer's Ozzfest 2007 following the departure of Mondo Generator. Starting in Dallas, TX on August 2, Devildriver will be playing the second stage at 3:30pm.
Coupled with this announcement, the band have also been forced to cancel their upcoming headlining tour of the US. It's expected they will be back out on the road in North America in early'08 to support their new record The Last Kind Words, out July 31 through Roadrunner Records.
August 2 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Center,
August 4 - San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
August 6 - St. Louis, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion
August 8 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheatre
August 10 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
A new song entitled 'Not All That Wander Are Lost', has been made available for download at this location on Roadrunner Records (free registration required). The track comes Devildriver's third album, "The Last Kind Words", due on June 18 via Roadrunner Records as indicate the discount of time on their official website here.
Here "The Last Kind Words" tracklist:
01. Not All Who Wander Are Lost
02. Clouds Over California
03. Bound By The Moon
04. Horn Of Betrayal
05. These Fighting Words
06. Head On To Heartache (Let Them Rot)
07. Monsters Of The Deep
08. Tirades Of Truth
09. Burning Sermon
10. When Summoned
11. The Axe Shall Fall
You can also find two live videos for the tracks 'Not All Who Wander Are Lost' here and 'Clouds Over California' here. Videos come from New England Metal Fest / 4.27.2007.