Devildriver formed in 2002 and with 7 albums under their belt are about the change the game of metal up entirely. Which is nothing new for vocalist Dez Fafara who’s other band Coal Chamber was the first band to be classified with the term nu-metal. Devildriver is set to release their upcoming outlaw country covers album which boasts some guest appearances by Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Hank 3, John Carter Cash (Johnny Cash’s son), Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory) and others. They cover tracks by famous country musicians like Dwight Yoakam, Hank Williams Jr., Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Jones and others. The album titled ‘Outlaws ’til The End: Vol. 1′ is set to release July 6th via Napalm Records.
Dez Fafara joins the host Joshua Toomey on this weeks episode of Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast. Dez talks about his upcoming album ‘Outlaws ’til The End: Vol. 1′ which is set to release July 6th via Napalm Records. He breaks down some of the songs and why he chose to cover them and also shines a light on stories he was told about Johnny Cash by his son John Cash. Dez talks very highly of Hank 3, who guests on one of the tracks saying “He is the only true outlaw country artist out period.” Dez also talks about Johnny Cash’s iconic appearance in San Quentin and saying “I always thought it was funny when Metallica tried to do that…they flew in on a jet”. Dez also talks about his history with country music and growing up listening to some of the iconic outlaw country musicians. You can hear the entire interview below.