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Today, DEVILDRIVER is pleased to reveal the fourth video in a series of interview commentary videos supporting the release of Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1. The fourth segment, entitled “The Lyrics”, features members of DEVILDRIVER and album guests Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Hank3, Wednesday 13, and Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory, discussing the roots, reality, and rawness of outlaw country lyrics and how their performances brought new life to the content.
Lamb of God vocalist and Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1 guest Randy Blythe says, “Heartache, alcoholism, not having money, and just feeling disliked and unwanted by the entire rest of the world – those are all very real things. There’s no disputing that… you can see broken men and women everywhere. And that’s what those songs are ultimately about, I think. Broken spirits.”
DEVILDRIVER vocalist Dez Fafara says, “As a lyricist, I look at these outlaw country artists, they’re unbelievable.” Hank3 adds, “For me, writing country music, or outlaw music, is trying to keep it as real as possible.”
Check out the “The Lyrics” segment in the video commentary series here: https://youtu.be/C2j8ooDiGFo
Watch other videos in the series here:
“Intro to Outlaw Country”: https://youtu.be/hbcl74deLcY
“Is This a Country Album?”: https://youtu.be/gpQofOshhpQ
“The Guests”: https://youtu.be/1V24CJ8NqQY
Don’t miss the first single from Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1, DEVILDRIVER’s rendition of Hank3’s “Country Heroes” featuring Hank3 himself: https://youtu.be/lpm9QrPKfWE
From the opening seconds of Hank3’s “Country Heroes” onward, Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1 is simply one of the most invigorating records the band have made yet. More importantly, these evocative, irresistible songs have all been wholly rebuilt from the ground up, powered by the classic DEVILDRIVER sound and embellished with Fafara’s unmistakable feral roar. Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1 was produced, mixed and recorded with Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Sepultura, The Cure), and co-produced by DevilDriver guitarist Mike Spreitzer. The album was mastered by renowned engineer Alan Douches.
Completing this unprecedented project is a host of metal and country luminaries providing unforgettable cameos: horror metal icon Wednesday13 lends his incensed rasp to George Jones’ “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me”, 36 Crazyfists frontman Brock Lindow brings fire and soul to Steve Earle’s, “Copperhead Road”, and Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell helps to turn Richard Thompson’s anti-war classic, “Dad’s Gonna Kill Me”, into a brooding gothic metal extravaganza. Meanwhile, Lamb of God members Randy Blythe and Mark Morton contribute to an exhilarating decimation of Willie Nelson’s “Whiskey River” before Randy makes a second appearance on DEVILDRIVER’s version of cowboy standard “Ghost Riders In The Sky”; the latter featuring the son and daughter of Johnny Cash himself, John Carter Cash and Ana Cristina Cash. The album also features the iconic voice of Fear, US punk rock legend Lee Ving, on Johnny Cash’s “The Man Comes Around” and David Allan Coe’s “The Ride”.
DEVILDRIVER Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1 track listing
1. "Country Heroes"
Written by Hank Williams IIIPerformed by Hank3 & Dez Fafara
2. "Whiskey River"
Written by Johnny Bush and Paul Stroud; recorded by Willie NelsonPerformed by Randy Blythe, Mark Morton of Lamb of God & Dez Fafara
3. "Outlaw Man"
Written by David Blue; recorded by the EaglesPerformed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER
4. "Ghost Riders in the Sky"
Written by Stan JonesPerformed by John Carter Cash, Ana Cristina Cash, Randy Blythe & Dez Fafara
5. "I'm the Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)"
Written by Bobby Bobby Borchers, Wayne Kemp, Mack Vickery; recorded by Johnny PaycheckPerformed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER
6. "If Drinking Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will)"
Written by Harlan Sanders, Rick Beresford; recorded by George JonesPerformed by Wednesday13 & Dez Fafara
7. "The Man Comes Around"
Written by Johnny CashPerformed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara
8. "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere"
Written by Dwight YoakamPerformed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER
9. "Copperhead Road"
Written by Steve EarlePerformed by Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists & Dez Fafara
10. "Dad's Gonna Kill Me"
Written by Richard ThompsonPerformed by Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory & Dez Fafara
11."A Country Boy Can Survive"
Written by Hank Williams Jr.Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER
Written by J.B. Detterline Jr., Gary Gentry; recorded by David Allan CoePerformed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara
Still charging forward, proudly against the grain and on the form of their lives, DEVILDRIVER have never made a record like Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1 before. But then, nor has anyone else. The perfect marriage of badass country grit and neck-wrecking groove metal supremacy, it’s a pistol-packing game-changer delivered by true heavy metal outlaws.
Stay tuned for more new music and videos coming soon in anticipation of Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1.
Upcoming DEVILDRIVER performances:
10.07.18 MI - Chesterfield / Diesel
12.07.18 WI - Oshkosh / Rock USA
13.07.18 IL - Joliet / The Forge
14.07.18 MI - Battle Creek / Music Factory
15.07.18 OH - Mansfield / The World-Famous Historic Ohio State Reformatory, Home of the “Shawshank Prison” – INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival
09.08.18 ES - Barcelona / Razmatazz 2
10.08.18 ES - Villena / Leyendas Del Rock Fest
11.08.18 BE - Kortrijk / Alcatraz
12.08.18 UK - Derby / Bloodstock Festival
14.08.18 IE - Belfast / Limelight 2
15.08.18 IE - Dublin / Tivoli
17.08.18 FR - Motocultor, Festival
18.08.18 FR - Colmar / Le Grillen
20.08.18 DE - Frankfurt / Zoom
21.08.18 DE - Munich / Backstage Halle
22.08.18 DE - Nuremberg / Hirsch
23.08.18 DE - Cologne / Gebaude 9
24.08.18 DE - Sulingen / Reload Festival
25.08.18 DE - Neuborn / NOAF Festival
Dez Fafara - Vocals
Mike Spreitzer - Guitar
Neal Tiemann - Guitar
Diego Ibarra - Bass
Austin D'Amond - Drums