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DevilDriver are Making an Outlaw Country Covers Album

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Dez Fafara has revealed that DevilDriver’s next album will be an outlaw country cover record. Excuse me: it will be an OUTLAW COUNTRY COVER RECORD. Sorry about that.

The album will include covers of such artists as Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Steve Earle, and two of three Hank Williamses, as well as guest appearances by John Carter Cash and Lamb of God’s Mark Morton (who, you may recall, briefly had a hard rock project with Dez and Kevin Talley, Born of the Storm).

Also of note: this is the band’s first time working with producer Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence, etc.) after three albums in a row with Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel, Coal Chamber’s Rivals, etc.). Who knows what kind of impact, if any, that will have on their sound, but it seems worth noting.

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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My fellow DevilDriver enthusiasts: how do you feel about this news? Honestly, other than Johnny Cash, outlaw country has never really done much for me, but maybe Austin D’Amond’s drumming is the missing ingredient that will finally make me appreciate the genre. I guess what I’m saying is, I’m open to giving this a shake. You?

[via The PRP]

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