Six months ago, DEVILDRIVER finished tracking their next record, a double album. Now the band has finally completed work on the release, produced by Steve Evetts (Every Time I Die, Poison The Well) and is slated to be out later this year via Napalm Records.
Frontman Dez Fafara had the following to say on Friday via social media:
“This morning at 2am we turned in all the music and art for DevilDriver’s double record, over 2 years in the making! Now… I can breathe, what a nice weekend this will be and I was greeted with rain this am as well for the win!”
A punishing groove and melodic death metal unit based out of Santa Barbara, California, DevilDriver originally operated under the moniker Deathride, before a copyright issue forced them to adopt a new name. Co-founded by Coal Chamber vocalist Dez Fafara, who remains the group lone original member, the band debuted in 2002, but didn’t truly catch fire until the release of 2007’s Last Kind Words, which heralded a string of high-charting albums like Pray for Villains (2009), Winter Kills (2013), and Trust No One (2016).