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DEVILDRIVER Reveal Part 1 Of New ‘Outlaws ‘Til The End’ Series, Feat. Randy Blythe & More!

DEVILDRIVER recently announced their highly-anticipated full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, Outlaws ‘Til The End. Their collection of savage metal interpretations will be released via Napalm Records on 6th 2018 and pre-orders are available now in multiple formats via http://smarturl.it/OutlawsTilTheEnd-NPR, with additional options (including digital) coming soon!

Today DEVILDRIVER reveals the first of several segments of a new video interview series supporting the release of Outlaws ‘Til The End.

This initial part, titled Intro to Outlaw Country, features the members of DEVILDRIVER as well as album guests Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Wednesday 13, Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory, Lee Ving of Fear, Hank3 and Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists discussing their personal introductions to the outlaw country genre and how it has influenced them as musicians.

Check out the ‘Intro to Outlaw Country’ video here:

In the video, DEVILDRIVER frontman, Dez Fafara details, “I got into my parent’s record collection when I was younger, and that’s what got me into music. They have everything from the Doors, to Steppenwolf, to a lot of outlaw country, and even stuff like Kenny Rogers, laying around the house… but I think my true love [for outlaw country] came from when I started touring with Pantera – them and on the Black Sabbath tour. I constantly was hearing those guys on the bus jamming outlaw country. If it wasn’t Willie Nelson, it was Johnny Cash and bands like that. I just fell in love with the lyrics as well. The lyrical content is so fucking real…”

Outlaws ‘Til The End is both a startling curveball and a ferocious statement of individuality from a band who have been a constant and effective force in the heavy metal world for the best part of two decades. From the opening seconds of Hank3’s “Country Heroes”, featuring Hank3 himself (check out a teaser clip here https://youtu.be/yMhYYKSBQQU) onwards, Outlaws ‘Til The End is simply one of the most invigorating records the band have made. 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.

Completing the project are a host of metal and country luminaries providing unforgettable cameos: horror metal icon Wednesday 13 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 John Carter Cash Jr, the son of Johnny Cash himself.

The album also features the iconic voice of Fear’s Lee Ving, on Johnny Cash’s “The Man Comes Around” and David Allan Coe’s “The Ride”.

Outlaws ‘Til The End track listing:

1. Country Heroes
Written by Hank Williams III
Performed by Hank3 & Dez Fafara

2. Whiskey River
Written by Johnny Bush and Paul Stroud; recorded by Willie Nelson
Performed by Randy Blythe, Mark Morton of Lamb of God & Dez Fafara

3. Outlaw Man
Written by David Blue; recorded by the Eagles
Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER

4. Ghost Riders in the Sky
Written by Stan Jones
Performed 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 Paycheck
Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER

6. If Drinking Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)
Written by Harlan Sanders, Rick Beresford; recorded by George Jones
Performed by Wednesday 13 & Dez Fafara

7. The Man Comes Around
Written by Johnny Cash
Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara

8. A Thousand Miles From Nowhere
Written by Dwight Yoakam
Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER

9. Copperhead Road
Written by Steve Earle
Performed by Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists & Dez Fafara

10. Dad’s Gonna Kill Me
Written by Richard Thompson
Performed 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

12. The Ride
Written by J.B. Detterline Jr., Gary Gentry; recorded by David Allan Coe
Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara

Still charging forward against the grain and on the form of their lives, DEVILDRIVER have never made a record like Outlaws ‘Til The End 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.

DEVILDRIVER are set to play Derbyshire’s BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL (www.bloodstock.uk.com) on 9th August.

About Chris Jennings (1272 Articles)
I love Heavy Metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about Metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' Metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

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