DEVILDRIVER Drops Haunting Cover of “Country Heroes”, Featuring Original Songwriter HANK3

DEVILDRIVER Drops Haunting Cover of “Country Heroes”, Featuring Original Songwriter HANK3 

Listen Now + Watch a Lyric Video via Rolling Stone Country 

New Album, Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1, out July 6, 2018 via Napalm Records

Pre-Order Here: http://smarturl.it/OutlawsTilTheEnd-NPR 

Featuring Additional Guest Appearances by John Carter Cash, Ana Cristina Cash, Randy Blythe & Mark Morton of Lamb of God, Lee Ving of Fear, Wednesday13, Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory, and Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists

 

Globally renowned, chart-topping band DEVILDRIVER recently announced the upcoming release of their highly-anticipated full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1. The monstrous collection of savage metal interpretations will be released via Napalm Records on July 6, 2018, and pre-orders are available now in multiple formats via http://smarturl.it/OutlawsTilTheEnd-NPR with more format options coming soon.

The wait is over for new music! DEVILDRIVER just dropped their full, haunting rendition of Hank3‘s “Country Heroes”, featuring Hank3 himself on vocals. The album’s starter track kicks in with an ominous classic outlaw/country western intro, instantly careening into a heavy assault accented by Hank3‘s Ozzy Osbourne-influenced vocal approach. Quickly veering towards full heavy metal with a grooving double bass foundation, the track travels into heavy-hitting signature DEVILDRIVER territory, wrapping up with a hair-raising, whiskey-soaked solo by guitarist Neal Tiemann.

Listen to DEVILDRIVER’s “Country Heroes” now, exclusively via Rolling Stone Country: https://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/hear-hank-3-devildrivers-country-heroes-w519551

“This record would not have meant as much to me without having Hank3 on board,” says DEVILDRIVER vocalist Dez Fafara. “He is one of the most authentic and real outlaw country artists out there right now. I chose to record “Country Heroes” because the lyrics are extremely well-written, and using the names of all the outlaws within the song really does the song justice. ‘I’m drinking some George Jones and little bit a Coe…’ etc., that is genius writing from Hank3 and should be recognized as such.”

“I’ve heard this song as ‘heavy’ in my head for a very long time, so to re-track it and have Hank3 appear only to sing almost Ozzy-ish is just an over the top treat to the ears! Enjoy,” adds Dez.

DEVILDRIVER recently revealed part one of a new interview commentary series supporting the release of Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1. Entitled “Intro to Outlaw Country”, part one features members of DEVILDRIVER as well as album guests Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Lee Ving of Fear, Hank3, Wednesday 13, Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory 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” segment here: https://youtu.be/hbcl74deLcY 

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 III

Performed by Hank3 & Dez Fafara

 

  1. “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

 

  1. “Outlaw Man”

Written by David Blue; recorded by the Eagles

Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER

 

  1. “Ghost Riders in the Sky”

Written by Stan Jones

Performed by John Carter Cash, Ana Cristina Cash, Randy Blythe & Dez Fafara

 

  1. “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

 

  1. “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)”

Written by Harlan Sanders, Rick Beresford; recorded by George Jones

Performed by Wednesday13 & Dez Fafara

 

  1. “The Man Comes Around”

Written by Johnny Cash

Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara

 

  1. “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere”

Written by Dwight Yoakam

Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER

 

  1. “Copperhead Road”

Written by Steve Earle

Performed by Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists & Dez Fafara

 

  1. “Dad’s Gonna Kill Me”

Written by Richard Thompson

Performed by Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory & Dez Fafara

 

  1. “A Country Boy Can Survive”

Written by Hank Williams Jr.

Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER

 

  1. “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, 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’sa 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:

7/12 – Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA

7/15 – Mansfield, OH @ The World-Famous Historic Ohio State Reformatory, Home of the “Shawshank Prison” – INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival

 

DEVILDRIVER online:

www.devildriver.com

www.facebook.com/devildriver

www.twitter.com/devildriver

www.instagram.com/devildriver

 

DEVILDRIVER is:

Dez Fafara – Vocals

Mike Spreitzer – Guitar

Neal Tiemann – Guitar

Diego Ibarra – Bass

Austin D’Amond – Drums

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