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DevilDriver Share Details For Their Upcoming Outlaw Country Covers Album


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Though there’s been some rumblings, it’s now official: DevilDriver‘s next release will be an outlaw country covers album. Frontman Dez Fafara confirmed the news himself with the below Instagram post. In it he reveals that 13 covers are expected to appear on the effort, which is being produced by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die).

Fafara also mentions that over 15 musicians will be guesting on the effort from various genres, including those from the metal and country worlds. Among those guests are Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton, with whom Fafara previously collaborated with in their side project, Born Of The Storm.

Another guest is John Carter Cash, whom Fafara will be tracking with at Johnny Cash‘s cabin in Nashville, TN on March 28th. Together they will be laying down a cover of Cash‘s “Ghost Riders In The Sky“.

Covers of George Jones, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., Steve Earle and more are also in the works. Guitarist Neal Tiemann told Guitar World of their vision for the project:

“I think the point is to keep the memorable melodies and lyrics intact while providing an alternate and heavier music bed. It’s easy to get carried away in one of our own riffs, so we’ve been sure to keep refocusing on the essence of the original material.”

NEW DEVILDRIVER RECORD COMING RT/POST EVERYWHERE Here’s the shotgun blast heard round the world !@nealfingtiemann & @michaelspreitzer in Guitar World ! Talking about DevilDriver and our OUTLAW COUNTRY COVER RECORD ! The WORD is out we’ve got 13 Insanely HEAVY , Swinging bad ass Outlaw tracks by some of the best Outlaw country artists! Produced by Steve Evetts There’s over 15 High caliber guests , from every genera , metal to Country ! To give you an example I will be singing “GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY” with John Carter Cash at Johnny Cash’s Cabin in Nashville on March 28th – it’s going to be one of the greatest honors as I’m a massive CASH fan & a fan of outlaw country my whole life ! I ALSO JUST received @markmortonofficial SOLO and it’s epic and ripping ! ! We are covering to name a few – Willie -Cash-paycheck-George Jones-HANK III – HANK Jr- steve Earle -SO JUST TO Be FUCKING CLEAR Its never been done we are the first ! We have BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR A YEAR ! GET READY YOUVE NEVER HEARD ANYTHING LIKE THIS ! DevilDriver #outlawstilltheend

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