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Devil You Know's last North American tour for the "They Bleed Red" touring cycle is slated to take place this fall alongside Hatebreed and Devildriver. Nick Augusto (ex-Trivium) will be touring with Devil You Know on drums.
Howard Jones and company are also offering a very limited number of special “meet and greet” packages per show to be held at the venue before the performance - details are available here.
Devil You Know has also started to write new music for a third full-length album. Catch the band live on these upcoming tour dates:
Mon/Sep-26 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Tue/Sep-27 Portland, OR - Dante's
Wed/Sep-28 Vancouver, BC - Venue Nightclub
Fri/Sep-30 Calgary, AB - The Gateway
Sat/Oct-01 Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
Sun/Oct-02 Saskatoon, SK - Saskatoon Event Centre
Mon/Oct-03 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret
Wed/Oct-05 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Thu/Oct-06 Green Bay, WI - The Sandlot Entertainment Complex
Fri/Oct-07 Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
Sat/Oct-08 Sauget, IL - Pop's Nightclub
Sun/Oct-09 Des Moines, IA - Wooly's
Mon/Oct-10 Battle Creek, MI - The Music Factory
Tue/Oct-11 Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom
Wed/Oct-12 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Thu/Oct-13 Peoria, IL - Limelight
Mon/Oct-17 Knoxville, TN - The International
Tue/Oct-18 Louisville, KY - Mercury Ballroom
Wed/Oct-19 Birmingham, AL - Iron City
Thu/Oct-20 Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theatre
Fri/Oct-21 Dallas, TX - "So What?! Festival"
Sat/Oct-22 Austin, TX - "Texas Revolution Fest”
Mon/Oct-24 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
Tue/Oct-25 Jacksonville, FL - Mavericks
Wed/Oct-26 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
Thu/Oct-27 Reading, PA - Reverb
Fri/Oct-28 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance More...
UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - have now opened up the 2017 installment to public sales. Check out how to plan your metal vacation using the link below.
In addition, the lineup is taking shape as an additional 20 acts were added to the bill, bringing the total announced at 36 of 60 bands, as follows:
Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria.
70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 2nd-6th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and for the first time will port in Haiti at Labadee.
The festival will once again be hosted by The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!
The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.
Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.
Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria join the previously named 16 acts, with 24 still to be announced: More...
Southern California's revered groove metal band DevilDriver released 7th studio album, "Trust No One," this past May via Napalm Records.
It's no secret that front man Dez Fafara is a huge cannabis fan and proponent of legalizing marijuana. In fact he has an interview coming out in a future edition of High Times Magazine discussing his signature blend of weed, wax, edibles and a strain called DevilDriver OG.
Rogue Records America has revealed the band lineup for an upcoming Fallout 4 hard rock/heavy metal radio station mod called "Rogue Radio." Complete with 44 songs by 38 bands and 2 DJs, "Rogue Radio" will be available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 next month.
Commented Rogue Records America owner Dean Martinetti: "We saw that the opportunity was not only there for our artists, but we had room to add other artists - bands we admire and bands who wanted a chance to increase their reach to hopefully obtain new fans.
"We are aiming for the 4th of July, but we have to take a few things into consideration, like compatibility on all platforms. Testing is what will take the longest on here, but we need to get it right so everyone can enjoy what we have done"
The lineup, consisting of Rogue Records America bands as well as nationally touring and emerging artists, is as follows: More...
DevilDriver premieres a new music video for "Daybreak", taken from the upcoming new album "Trust No One", the seventh studio album from California's groove metal veterans.
The follow-up to 2013's "Winter Kills" was once again produced by Mark Lewis (Arsis, TBDM, Whitechapel, Deicide) and Jason Suecof (August Burns Red, Death Angel) and is out now in stores via Napalm Records.
Check out now "Daybreak" below.
Remember that new collaboration teased via Twitter between Ozzy and Slipknot back when it looked like Ozzy had gone missing? Turns out Ozzfest and Knotfest are going to combine together.
The news was announced today in an event at Los Angeles today where Sharon and Ozzy appeared together with the members of Slipknot (check out footage below).
This new combined festival is set for Saturday, September 24 (Ozzfest) and Sunday, September 25 (Knotfest) at San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California. Tickets will go on sale May 20th. Confirmed bands include: More...
California’s groove metal giants from DevilDriver have premiered a new song called “My Night Sky” today. The song is featured on the band’s upcoming, 7th studio album, "Trust No One," which is due out on May 13th via Napalm Records.
Dez Fafara comments on the new track: “[It's] about a negative person trying to literally ruin the night as heard by the line 'you've poisoned the wine and it's my night.' And instead turning it around on them, showing them a mirror of themselves as heard in the first line of the verse 'desperate in your sadness so wear black cloth.' Showing that person that it's indeed their own negative thoughts of themselves that are not only ruining the night but in fact their life ....SMACK!”
DevilDriver is currently crossing the U.S. on the "Trust No One" world tour, which will include dates with Hatebreed, The Devil you Know and Act of Defiance and performances at Rocklahoma and River City Rockfest. Dates are available after the track stream. More...
DevilDriver is streaming the fourth in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Trust No One", the seventh studio album from California's groove metal veterans. Due on May 13 via Napalm Records, the follow-up to 2013's "Winter Kills" was once again produced by Mark Lewis (Arsis, TBDM, Whitechapel, Deicide) and Jason Suecof (August Burns Red, Death Angel).
Check out now "Trust No One" Studio-Webisode IV below.
DevilDriver premieres the third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Trust No One", the seventh studio album from California's groove metal veterans. Due on May 13 via Napalm Records, the follow-up to 2013's "Winter Kills" was once again produced by Mark Lewis (Arsis, TBDM, Whitechapel, Deicide) and Jason Suecof (August Burns Red, Death Angel).
Check out now "Trust No One" Studio-Webisode III below.
DevilDriver premieres the second in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Trust No One", the seventh studio album from California's groove metal veterans. Due on May 13 via Napalm Records, the follow-up to 2013's "Winter Kills" was once again produced by Mark Lewis (Arsis, TBDM, Whitechapel, Deicide) and Jason Suecof (August Burns Red, Death Angel).
Check out now "Trust No One" Studio-Webisode II below.
Onsite festival experience details and additional bands have been announced for the 10th year of Rocklahoma, set to be held May 27, 28 & 29 this year at the "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK, just outside Tulsa.
Escape The Fate, Shaman’s Harvest, RavenEye and many more join Rocklahoma’s lineup of the best current rock artists and classic bands, which includes Scorpions, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Chevelle, 3 Doors Down, SIXX:A.M., Collective Soul, Sebastian Bach, and many more.
The three-day camping festival features music on three stages each day, as well as premium onsite camping amenities and VIP packages. In addition, the Rocklahoma campground stage hosts performances during the Thursday night campground party and in the afternoon and late night hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Full info on the lineup and vendors, as well as ticket details, can be found here. Registration for the Miss Rocklahoma competition is also underway now through April 20. Voting on the Top 10 finalists begins April 25 and five finalists will compete on stage at Rocklahoma for the chance to be named Miss Rocklahoma 2016. More...
California’s groove metal juggernauts from DevilDriver have released savage new single “Daybreak” today. This song is the first released track from the band’s upcoming, 7th studio album "Trust No One," which is due out on May 13th via Napalm Records.
Fans can pre-order the record now at this location. Dez Fafara also comments: “This song is about not fearing the unknown, and never giving up in life no matter what life throws at you, learning to hold your head high through even the darkest of times.”
Mike Spreitzer adds: “'Daybreak' is the first song that our new guitarist Neal (Tiemann) brought to the table early in the writing process. He had a great deal of tunes to show me when he first joined the band. After listening to all of them, 'Daybreak\ was the first one that I felt deserved a place on the record.” More...
California groove metal band DevilDriver will unleash 7th studio album, "Trust No One," on May 13th via Napalm Records. Today, the band has revealed the tracklist and launched a pre-order here for the new record.
On this forthcoming record the band teamed up with producer and previous collaborator, Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, Coal Chamber, Holy Grail) at Audio Hammer Studios. "Trust No One" features 10 ferocious tracks that snarl and snap their jaws on listeners with an infectious and unrelenting force.
Dez Fafara comments: “'Trust No One' is a vicious record filled with huge grooves and big hooks, guitar bass assery and thundering drums! Lyrically it goes to a realistic space exploring a ton of different emotion and headspaces regarding being human and what it means to exist. The band worked long hours writing as well as in the studio along with our producer to forge Trust No One! I hope you turn it the Fuck up and enjoy this record from start to finish!” More...
California groove metal outfit DevilDriver will be touring non-stop this year in support of new release "Trust No One." In addition to an already announced tour alongside Hatebreed, The Devil You Know, and Act of Defiance, DevilDriver has now confirmed a string of North American headline dates.
The first run starts prior to the Hatebreed tour and kicks off April 27th in Las Vegas, NV and wraps up May 11th in Grand Rapids, MI. Following the tour with Hatebreed that runs from May 13th in Cleveland, OH through June 11th in New Haven, CT, DevilDriver will have another string of headline shows starting July 13th in Columbus, OH and will go through June 18th in San Diego, CA. A complete list of dates can be found below.
New album "Trust No One" (with its divisive artwork) is set for a Friday May 13th, 2016 release date via Napalm Records. The band has teamed up again with producer Mark Lewis from Audio Hammer Studios for the production of the album. More...
California groove metal outfit DevilDriver recently completed work on a 7th studio album and follow-up to 2013 Napalm Records debut "Winter Kills."
"Trust No One" is set for a Friday May 13, 2016 release date via Napalm Records. The band has teamed up again with producer Mark Lewis from Audio Hammer Studios for the production of the album. Frontman Dez Fafara comments on the album:
"Almost 3 years in the making, get ready for a New Devildriver record! 'Trust No One' is filled with killer riffs, groove after groove and massive hooks! Regarding the title 'Trust No One,' it's rightly named and done so. There will be no explanation needed regarding what the title means. The lyrics are volatile and straight to the point! See you next year with 'Trust No One' and around the world on tour!"
Pre-orders will be available shortly. Touring plans for 2016 are being finalized now and dates will be announced soon. More...
Ex-Chimaira drummer Austin D'Amond has joined California-based Devildriver as the replacement for the recently departed John Boecklin.
States D'Amond: "Thanks, everyone, for all the support through my career. Without you all, I would've never made it this far. I promise to give you all one hell of a performance! Keep shredding, peeps!!! Dreams do come true."
John Boecklin and guitarist Jeff Kendrick exited Devildriver last year. Frontman Dez Fafara stated at the time: "Nothing dramatic, there were no drag-down fights. was just time to move on. As I have said previously, Devildriver is on hiatus while I rejoin Coal Chamber for a new record release and tour. Devildriver will be back, make no mistake of that, in 2016 with a new record which we are already writing, tours around the world and the massive pits you have all gotten used to. All in Devildriver wish John and Jeff the best."
Drummer John Boecklin and guitarist Jeff Kendrick played their last show with Devildriver as part of Knotfest 2014 in Devore, California.
You can now watch the new Devildriver drummer Austin D'Amond playing "Nothing Remains" with his former band Chimaira at The Knitting Factory in Reno below (courtesy sickdrummermagazine).
It's Friday night, and if you have a beer in your hand, you naturally ought to be listening to two guys yammering about metal. This week on the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, we apply our finely sharpened critics' scalpels and "rapists' wit" to yet another round of new and upcoming music from a diverse array of bands.
Co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) has a well-documented hankering for technical and progressive metal, and eagerly tackles two fresh new songs, "Sapphire" and "Carved In Stone," from forward-thinking extreme outfit Fallujah.
Co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) offers a stiff double, sans chaser: the much-hyped eponymous debut album from Wovenwar (ex-As I Lay Dying) and "Till Death, La Familia," the seventh disc from New Jersey "Latin metal" sextet Ill Niño. In Mike's opinion, one of these efforts is good... the other ain't so hot. Find out which is which, and why.
Finally, Kevin recaps DevilDriver's recent headlining show at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL, featuring Whitechapel, Carnifex, Revocation, and Rivers Of Nihil. Check out his reaction to the show (for which we held a promotional ticket giveaway), and if you attended one of the tour dates, see if it approximates your own experience. We want to hear from you!
DevilDriver is in the home stretch of a current North American tour supporting the band's latest release "Winter Kills."
The band has three more shows left including stops tomorrow in El Paso, TX, Thursday the 26th in Farmington, NM and will wrap things up Friday June 27th in Tucson, AZ.
Today DevilDriver presents another lyric video featuring a song from the album. Check out the premiere of the new lyric video for "Gutted" below, thanks to Loudwire.com.
6/25: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
6/26: Farmington, NM @ Top Deck
6/27: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock (No Rivers of Nihil) More...
There's been no shortage of hot-button weekly metal news lately - well, very little shortage, anyway; sometimes we at the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast (listen here) are forced to make shit up - and perhaps the most hotly contested announcement is that of the big ol' Singer Change. Replace a bassist or keyboardist and no one bats an eye. Replace a guitarist or drummer and healthy debate ensues. Replace a singer and everyone loses their minds.
It happened in March when Alissa White-Gluz (ex-The Agonist) stepped into the shoes of veteran Arch Enemy frontwoman Angela Gossow, and now it's happened again on the Left Coast: Bay Area thrashers Exodus have relieved vocalist Rob Dukes of his duties after nine years and four albums of service, making way for the return of previous frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza. Reactions have been mixed and somewhat heated, and here to discuss just that is your fabulous co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure).
Next, Mike and dashing co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) tackle the fresh new single "Rusted Nail" from Swedish metal giants In Flames, of which they both are confirmed fans for life. However, reactions to this song are mixed as well, and the overall attitude toward the band's upcoming album "Siren Charms" is one of... shall we say, "cautious optimism."
Finally, Mike offers his initial reaction to the upcoming album "Origins" from Swiss folk metal heroes Eluveitie. He was blessed with an early promo for review, and concludes that this effort combines elements of the band's past and present and is likely to satisfy fans old and new alike.
Tune in here, enjoy, and offer us your feedback. You can subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and don't forget to throw in for a free ticket giveaway in Fort Lauderdale (if you're able and willing) for DevilDriver at Revolution Live next Wednesday, June 18th. Just email us at email@example.com with "DEVILDRIVER" in the subject heading, and provide your name matching your ID.
Project Rogue is a new crowd funding project featuring existing Rogue Records America artists teaming up with 16 cross-genre metal titans to create a new studio and video project.
You can find the perks for donating and make your own contribution to the project at this location. All the Project Rogue artists will collaborate together, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:
Raymond Herrera - Fear Factory/Arkaea
Shavo Odadjian - System Of A Down
Chris Adler - Lamb Of God
Rob Barrett - Cannibal Corpse
John Boecklin - Devildriver
Paul Masvidal - Death/Cynic
David Davidson - Revocation
Sean Reinert - Death/Cynic
Jon Howard - Threat Signal/Arkaea
Mitch Harris - Napalm Death
Jed Simon - Scar The Martyr/Strapping Young Lad
Frank Watkins - Obituary/Gorgoroth
Wayne Static - Static X
Christian Olde Wolbers - Fear Factory/Arkaea
Pat Lachman - Damageplan
Logan Mader - Machine Head/Soulfly
JD Schmidt - Nociceptor
Robert Luciani - Means End
Vincent Zylstra - Synthetic Breed
Andrew Zink - Akeldama
Connor Reibling - Akeldama