Davier Perez

DevilDriver Welcome New Drummer Davier Pérez


Californian groove metal outfit DevilDriver have announced another lineup change, with drummer Austin D’Amond being the latest to exit the group. D’Amond held that position from 2015 onward. Davier Pérez of Great American Ghost, etc. fame has been announced as his replacement.

An official statement on this lineup change was issued by the DevilDriver camp on the matter today (December 08th), it reads as follows:

“Uplifting news here, always sad to part with a brother, but in this case we could not be more proud…

Austin D’Amond has been offered a very lucrative spot at his sobriety clinic to head up the program, helping to get people sober, and we are very proud of the steps he’s taken in his own life to get sober and also to help others with their struggles.

Dez says,
“Working with Austin was fun, but I’m very glad for the next chapter of his life where he will be helping people.”

Austin adds,
“I’m very grateful for my time playing for DevilDriver and the experience was priceless. These friendships will last forever, and I have nothing but love for all my brothers. I wish them many more years of giving the fans the most necessary SHRED!!!”

Sad to see him go, but as he steps away from touring, he’s bettering his life and the lives of others – so Austin, we salute you!

Now, DevilDriver welcomes to the fold on drums, Davier Perez!

Davier Perez says,
“To say that I’m honored to be part of the DevilDriver family is an understatement!”

Regarding Davier joining DevilDriver, Dez says,
“Once I saw him play, I asked around and spoke with him and heard his excitement as well his long term commitment level. I knew he was our guy!”

In October of last year, DevilDriver parted ways with guitarist Neal Tiemann, who has since went on to join Carnifex. Bassist Diego “Ashes” Ibarra left DevilDriver in July of this year, with original DevilDriver bassist Jon Miller and Holy Grail guitarist Alex Lee having since filled those vacated spots.

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