In a recent interview with Grand Rapids, MI’s 97.9, DevilDriver vocalist Dez Fafara discussed the status of an upcoming album, which he says will probably see a release in Sept. of 2013. He also states that he and the members of Coal Chamber are tossing around the possibility of a new album. Fafara states, “About a week ago, they [Coal Chamber] sent me some new tunes and said, ‘Hey, would you ever think about doing a new record? Here’s some new tunes.’ And they were absolutely killer.”
Fafara also spoke about the band’s decision to leave Roadrunner Records and sign with Napalm Records: “…it’s important for a metal band to have a label that understands the music, understands what we wanna do, the kind of touring we do and wants to get behind it. DEVILDRIVER is rarely off the road, and so it’s important for a label to be behind it when you’re on the road.”
On the new DevilDriver record: “We’ve got a really spectacular record coming. I mean, the record is so diverse. We’ve kind of taken a jump ahead and also laid back into our groove and where we come from, so I think it’s gonna be a really outstanding record.” READ MORE
Self-proclaimed “spooky metal” band Coal Chamber is reuniting for several Soundwave dates in Australia. According to singer Dez Fafara, who also fronts Devildriver, this will be your only chance to see the reunited band play live again.
Check after the jump for quotes from Dez Fafara, drummer Mike Cox, and guitarist Meegs Rascón.
As a big fan of both Devildriver and Lamb Of God, I’m really excited to hear (via Dez Fafara’s Twitter) that Dez Fafara (singer of Devildriver) and Mark Morton (guitarist of Lamb Of God) have collaborated on a music project. According to these tweets, 14 tracks have been put together over the past four years and there is no expected release date. Dez says that the end result is unlike what people would normally expect.
Fafara used the opportunity of announcing this project to also clear the air about some other issues. Although Dez has said he would love to do some shows with Coal Chamber, he is quick to make sure that people don’t think Devildriver is taking a hiatus. In fact, he states that the band is booked through Feb. of 2013 (!!!) and that a new album will be recorded in that time.
Alright people, what do you think this project sounds like? More importantly, how much do you want to hear it?
Bloody Disgusting got a chance to talk with Dez Fafara during the Devildriver/Kittie/Kataklysm tour about all things Devildriver! I spoke to Dez about the upcoming album, how the tour is going and how Devildriver and horror get along. Check out after the jump for all of his answers.