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Devildriver Frontman Slams Venom

Metal-Rules.com's Sean AKA “Lord of The Wasteland” has issued an interview conducted last month with DEVILDRIVER's Dez Fafara. The following is an excerpt from the interview:

Q: DevilDriver was supposed to tour with Venom last year. How disappointing was that when that got cancelled?

A: "Really bad and really fucking disappointing in the way that they reacted. Those are heroes of mine and what happened is they postponed their tour TWICE, and as soon as they called us back and said, 'Okay, NOW we’re ready to go. Are you going to do the tour?' We said, 'Well no. We’ve already got Australia booked', and then they went on Sirius radio and said some extremely negative things about me and so now, if I ever see that fucking singer [Cronos], I don’t care if he’s a legend, I’m going to fucking grab him by the throat and teach him what responsibility is all about. You can put that in press. I hope it’s everywhere right now because I owe that motherfucker a lashing. He’s nothing but an old man that should have never said shit about DevilDriver because we waited. We put off TWO tours to tour with those guys and they kept putting their stuff back and putting their shit back because ticket sales weren’t selling. They were saying that their Visas were being revoked and when they finally got some ticket sales going and some marketing happening, that’s when they called us back for the tour and we already had plans. Then he said REALLY negative shit about me and my band, so fuck that dude! I don’t care what a legend he is or thinks he is but when I see him, I’m fucking going to confront him physically."

Q: That’s really shitty, too. I mean not just on a professional level but on a personal level being, like you say, they were heroes of yours…

A: "Shitty dude!!! I’m wearing a Venom shirt right now while we’re talking. Right now! And now I think everybody that just says they like Venom just wants to be fucking cool because the guy’s a dickhead and I’ve only seen like two of those in twelve years, I swear to god. Everybody I’ve ever run into from, like we said, from Mustaine to [Philip] Anselmo and to Ozzy have all been the most down to earth, cool guys. But that dude should have never fucking opened his mouth against me and my band. DevilDriver will take that band apart and he should just go…. go fucking get a job at Wal-Mart because he’s done."

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1. razor writes:

please..

# Oct 1, 2007 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. AE writes:

hahaha, look at the scary coal chamber fag trying to make threats towards a f***ing legend. whats funny is even if he did try and beat down Cronos, you know how many people in the metal community would have his head on a f***ing platter? This guy just dug his own grave.

# Oct 1, 2007 @ 6:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jrizzle writes:

I have props for both bands, but I may have to side with Dez only because Venom seems to be at fault here

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# Oct 1, 2007 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. themutedhorn writes:

I'd watch that fight.

# Oct 1, 2007 @ 7:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. rising end writes:

well dez definitely wasn't the instigator in this conflict, yeah post 4 i second that! and coal chamber is........over. devildriver is ridiculously good, in contrast.

# Oct 1, 2007 @ 7:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. brandedcfh420 writes:

get ya some dez..

# Oct 1, 2007 @ 8:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Jrizzle writes:

Coal Chamber was a nu-metal band no one cares about. DevilDriver is godly though. Hope this fight is on Pay-Per View

# Oct 1, 2007 @ 8:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. MetalMatt writes:

DEVILDRIVER SUCKS. CRONOS CAN SAY WHATEVER THE f*** HE WANTS TO ABOUT THAT BAND. f*** DEVILDRIVER, AND f*** DEZ BECAUSE COAL CHAMBER SUCKED TOO.

# Oct 1, 2007 @ 9:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Public Execution writes:

Coal Chamber was terrible, but Dez definatly has a good band now in Devildriver. I would like to hear both sides of the argument before really making an opinion. However, if it goes on Pay-Per View, it could have Kid Rock and Tommy Lee be the opening fight, and Lordi vs. Gwar as the headliner...

# Oct 1, 2007 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Jrizzle writes:

Haha Lordi Vs GWAR, that would be priceless. add Dave Mustaine Vs Metallica to that lineup

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# Oct 1, 2007 @ 9:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. synson writes:

yeah f*** venom they are just a bunch of old headbangers that need to give it up cause if you ask me they suck and I hope Dez takes cronos f***ing head off. thats all I got to say

# Oct 1, 2007 @ 11:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. FocusShift writes:

f*** Venom? Venom is the reason we have our metal of today (or part of it). Dez is an immature drama queen with the vocal talent to match. Devil Driver is mediocre at best, and the only reason Dez is a part of that band was to jump from the Nu-Metal bandwagon to the Metalcore one. Devil Driver is just the current "metal" band whose d*** all the fan boys are collectively sucking.

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 12:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. broken face writes:

f*** you Dez is a legend himself - venom need to sort themselfs out devildriver canceld two shows for them for fuk sake an they still complain. Venom mite b legends but thats prob what stuck there heads up there own asses in the first place.
Devildriver fukin owns an coal chamber where good to.

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 2:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. riggorMortis writes:

f*** you

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 3:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. a writes:

musically... Devildriver>;Venom

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 5:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. rising end writes:

^huh?

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 7:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

"I could care less" - DevilDriver

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 7:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Red_Chord writes:

I would just like to say that please people, stop talking about f***ing coal chamber as a reason to diss Dez. He is not in that band anymore, it's in the past. so move on you f***ing twats and if it's the only reason you don't want to listen or like Devildriver, you're missing out on something ok ? So take that coal chamber argument and shove it down your f***ing weak unforgiving ass...twats !!!

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 8:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. BoltThrower writes:

We need to find a way to add Bruce d***inson vs. Sharon Osbourne to the fight card. I think we'd get quite a draw.

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 9:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. BoltThrower writes:

Nice profanity filter you got there, Metal Underground.

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 9:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. kallah writes:

I'd pay 1000$ to see all the fags from A7X getting their a$$ kicked.

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 9:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. iEATbabies writes:

Thank You Red Chord. Its one thing if you dont like devildriver for their music, personally their in my top 10 and i hope Dez kicks some black metal ass, but hating them just cause you think coal chamber sucked is a horrible reason.

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 11:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. FocusShift writes:

And if you hate them because Dez is a bad vocalist in both aspects? I could dig DD's music if they had someone who could sing. I hate Dez cause he jumped from trend to trend, not DD.

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Now Playing writes:

Dude f*** VENOM and DEVILDRIVER, ive seen Dez or is it FEZ and the dude shouldnt be dissing people who paved the way for his band to make the sales they do. And f*** those Devil worshiping c*** smokers VEnom too, i never listened to their sh** back in the day and never needed there Spinal Tap asses to get me into Metal.
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# Oct 2, 2007 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Red_Chord writes:

Well focussh**, it is a good reason to not like them you know. I respect that argument more than : he was in coal chamber.
But the argument about trend jumping...devildriver is not part of any current trend my friend and by seing the way they give out those shows, he truly shows passion for what he is doing. So that just doesn't stick.

And now playing, you are one crazy son of a b****...LOL

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 12:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. wrath5316 writes:

LOL "work at wal mart."

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 1:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. whowantstoknow writes:

lmao

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 1:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. dmasa writes:

DEZ KICKS ASS!!!

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 2:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. dmasa writes:

.......o and kallah id pay close 2 a mil 2 see a7x all die

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 2:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Jrizzle writes:

Axl Rose should fight a7x's singer for attempting to steal his voice

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. ZT writes:

f*** you Dez.

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 4:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. FocusShift writes:

Well, Red c***, Devil Driver's music is obviously popular inside the metal circle. Dez jumped ship as Nu Metal was dying onto, coincidentally, a metalcoresh act.

Venom didn't worship satan, it was an act that Norwegian bands took to be reality.

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Public Execution writes:

I think we can add Bruce D***inson and Sharon Osbourne to the line-up. Also, Varg Vikernes vs the Pope would be a fun fight.

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 4:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Red_Chord writes:

Oh focusshift, i didn't understand why you where insulting me (Red c***) until I realized that I wrote focussh** instead of focusshift...believe me that was unintentional and I apologize...gosh I feel bad but knowing that I am French Canadian it almost makes it funny. Sorry again Focus.

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. zach writes:

f*** YA DEZ KICK HIS ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Bastard_Of_Bodom writes:

Devildriver is great and he has every right to be mad

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 7:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. VENOM DID WRONG writes:

Venom screwed Devildriver around, and then the frontman bagged Dez for not complying.
Isnt that enuff of a reason for dez to be angry? a big fat yes to that
im just mulling over wats already been said, but f***, if that happened to me id be pretty p***ed off and ready to slit a motherf***er!

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 10:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. FocusShift writes:

My apologies as well, I thought you were doing it in good fun anyways. If you can't joke around with the people you're debating with you might as well drop dead and save the world some hassle ya know? Gotta be like the Ancient Greeks who got into fist fights during political debate.

# Oct 2, 2007 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. ashvsash writes:

Bands like venom,mayhem,etc have storys that would make you want to respect them for being so f***ing crazy "even though venom didnt live up to their lyrics" but in reality their music is sh**ty,low quailty, really sounds like foreign local bands"really bad" and when you hear bands like devildriver,daath,etc who have a professional sound and great fan base for a reason because they sound good, who cares were dez got his start hes great now he can go from mean aggessive death vocal "these fighting words" to a nice nearly clean vocal at parts "fury of our makers hand" so dont be p***ed off at great metal just because its not underground enough for you, thats lame. As murderface says "don't be a d*** be a dude"

# Oct 3, 2007 @ 1:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Red_Chord writes:

Well I always do it for fun you know. I don't really know the guys here and it's just funm to get into an argument and get insulted. but this time I respected your point of view so I had no reason to insult you. Maybe later...LOL As for the ancient greeks, they also got into a$$ f***ing after political debates...

# Oct 3, 2007 @ 9:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. texlonghorn10 writes:

soo um who the f*** is venom? legends of what being old and outdated cuttn shows early n f***ing other bands,metallica owns venom venom didnt start or influence sh** who cares if he blacked arayas eye toms not a f***ing badass love to see dez put him out for good funny how people use the legend or great word so easy there image is the only influence they had musically they r sh** legends of sh**!! and i 2nd,3rd,4th or whatever the a$$ raping of a7x f***n emo trend band love to see zakk wylde smash there heads with his buzzsaw guitar then piss on em!!

# Oct 29, 2007 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. dethmonkee writes:

i feel that personally venom's music was poor, but they did help inspire the thrash scene, and hellhammer/celtic frost. and black metal in scandanavia, and the death metal scene, so venom's influence is in almost every metal band today

# Oct 29, 2007 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. DreadPrevailed writes:

The only reason venom is so influential is because people heard theyre music but only liked theyre style so they made something of a similar style but better music because vemon sucks a$$ and dez should kick the guys a$$ and i hope he does or else dez is a sh** talking p***y

# Oct 29, 2007 @ 4:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. ZT is a bitch and a man-hoe writes:

f*** YOU IF YOU DONT LIKE VENOM! DON'T LIKE EM? THEN YOURE A POSER!

VENOM RULES!
DILDODRIVER SUCKS ASS!

# Oct 29, 2007 @ 8:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. devildriversucks writes:

devildriver sucks. their songs all sound the same. if you don't like venom, don't blame it on them "screwing over" devildriver. for as much as dez can run his mouth, he doesnt have much to back it up with.

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