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DevilDriver Release Video For “Ghost Riders In The Sky” Cover Featuring John Carter Cash, Randy Blythe, Etc.


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DevilDriver have now issued the below video comprised of in-studio footage for their take on Johnny Cash‘s version of “Ghost Riders In The Sky“. The song finds Johnny Cash‘s son John Carter Cash guest alongside his wife Ana Cristina Cash, while Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe also lends his voice. This version of the song will appear on DevilDriver‘s new outlaw country covers album, “Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1“, which will be out July 06th.

A number of the musicians involved with the cover have weighed in on it, read on for what they had to say:

DevilDriver vocalist Dez Fafara:

“It was both an honor and a privilege to work with these three great artists. Watching John Carter Cash and Ana Cristina Cash track vocals at the Cash Cabin was a highlight of my career. Meeting such down-to-earth and incredibly talented people and having them come on board “made” the project for me, personally. Tracking with Randy was another highlight. He’s a brother and watching how he tracked, and vice versa, was a learning process for both of us that we both spoke highly about and enjoyed immensely. All of us on this song gave 110% to make sure it was done right! Enjoy!”

John Carter Cash:

“All my life I have loved the power and eerie quality of the song ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky‘. Since I was nine years old, I have lived and breathed heavy metal music. I am grateful to have had the chance to work with Dez Fafara, Randy Blythe, DevilDriver and others, in the upcoming release of what I believe is the consummate metal version of this musical masterpiece.”

Ana Cristina Cash:

“I am so proud to have been a part of ‘Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1‘ and to have sung on the metal version of ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky‘ with my husband John Carter Cash, Dez Fafara, Randy Blythe and DevilDriver. This whole album pushes boundaries and merges the outlaw country and the metal genres in a masterful way.”

Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe:

“I am a huge fan of moody songs with narrative lyrics employed to tell a dark story – they really make the listener visualize what the song is about. I can’t think of many tunes where this was done more effectively than Johnny Cash‘s version of ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky‘. Long before heavy metal had been invented, the original Man in Black wasn’t afraid to explore the dark side with his music. Truly great songs never die – they just shape-shift through the years. Singing with Dez, John Carter, and DevilDriver is keeping those undead riders alive in a whole different genre. Crank this up and look to the sky at night…”

Speaking with Billboard.com about a potential second installment of the outlaw country covers series, Fafara offered:

“When people started to hear about this, man, I got a lot of phone calls, I mean a ton, from some very big band and big guys in big bands who wanted to be part of it. So I said, ‘We’d better slap a Vol. 1 on this.’ I’m not looking forward to trying to tackle this or bite this off again, but it looks like it might come to fruition ’cause of the amount of guests who contacted us. This thing was difficult and I’m glad we’re on the other end of it but, yeah, I’m sure we’ll go do it again at some point.”

Glenn Danzig and John 5 were among some of the guests who were initially linked to the album, though were unable to participate for various reasons. Despite their absence, the set features no shortage of guests. Next up from DevilDriver is a double album of original material.

[via Billboard.com]

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