DevilDriver are Making an Outlaw Country Covers Album

  • Axl Rosenberg

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.


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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