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Devildriver Reveals "Pray For Villains" Cover Artwork

Devildriver has revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming album "Pray For Villains," which can be viewed here.

Dez Fafara issued the following statement about the artwork:

"The 'Pray For Villains' Artwork is based on the title track on the record. The chorus goes 'They Pray For Villains when their heroes let them down.' The concept of the Villain saving the day - when all else fails you turn your eyes towards the badass that gets the job done. Not the clean cut guy - often big talking, slow acting, lacking in spirit and conviction! I needed something graphic to tie into the hero/villain idea.

"I personally have been collecting Owls for some time and the Owl in many different cultures is seen as both the hero and villain. In Ireland an Owl that enters a house must be killed at once, for if it flies away it will takes the luck of the house with it. In Australia, Aborigines believe bats represent the souls of men and Owls the souls of woman. Owls are therefore sacred in their culture because your sister is an Owl and the Owl is your sister.

"For the Aztecs, one of their evil gods wore a screech Owl on his head and in the Celtic culture, the Owl is the sign of the Underworld. So, the OWL was the obvious choice as I wanted to feel as connected to the artwork as I do to the music and also give DevilDriver another icon to work with and even further define us a band!

"So we bring you PRAY FOR VILLAINS"

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

i love DD, but dam, that looks cheesy!!

# Apr 24, 2009 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. MetalFan420 writes:

looks like an evil owl

# Apr 24, 2009 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BodomBeach writes:

Don't get me wrong. I love DD...but that looks really dull.

# Apr 24, 2009 @ 5:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Androphobic writes:

that artwork looks cheesy, mediocre and it really lacks the creativity. im not looking forward to this albumn at all

# Apr 24, 2009 @ 6:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. murder667 writes:

i f***ing love devildriver but that lokks lame.....really really lame!

# Apr 24, 2009 @ 6:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Demoncleaner writes:

owls are not metal

# Apr 24, 2009 @ 7:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Fuck_A_Name writes:

That...looks f***in stupid.

and Dez seemed so excited about it too....

the man has always come across to me as a sort of bleeding heart queer type o' guy. whatever, if it sounds br00tal, I'll dig it. You know the old adage...never judge a metal album by it's cover....unless it's cannibal corpse.

Now Playing: The Faceless- The ancient Covenant

# Apr 24, 2009 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. deathbringer writes:

"owls are not metal" - LOL. I agree, it's kinda weird as far as metal albums go.

# Apr 24, 2009 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. dmasa writes:

Wtf?

# Apr 24, 2009 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. DeathInEye writes:

You know it's gotta be bad when the trolls aren't bashing the bashers. The Special Edition looks minutely better....................

# Apr 24, 2009 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

personally I dont give a sh** what a cover looks like,its the music I'm after

# Apr 24, 2009 @ 10:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. That_One_Guy writes:

Strange cover, but hopefully the music will still be great.

# Apr 25, 2009 @ 10:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. DEVILDRIVERFAN writes:

I AM COUNTING THE DAYS...I WILL BE THERE WHEN THE STORES OPEN....I WAN THE FIRST COPY....HAIL DD.......

# Apr 25, 2009 @ 11:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. DEVILDRIVERFAN writes:

f*** ALL YOU HATERS........JUST YOU WAIT...THE ALBUM IS GOING TO BE AMAZING AND IF ITS NOT.....THEN WELL IM NOT SURE HOW I WILL FEEL....LOL...THE ALBUM COVER IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND I REALLY DONT MIND IT...BUT IM AFTER THE MUSIC AND EVERY SONG..NOT THE COVER THAT WILL JUST SIT IN THE BOX WITH THE OTHERS OF MILLION CASES I HAVE....

# Apr 25, 2009 @ 11:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Caveman1 writes:

ALL CAPS IS annoying as hell, you can get your point across just as easily like this.

I thought the cover looked pretty cool, good artwork but i dont understand how people lower there expectations, how can you judge music by artwork?? Maybe dez or someone else in the bands friend drew that owl & devildriver liked it?? f***in who cares, as long as they go all emo (and they wont) it shoud be amazing

# Apr 25, 2009 @ 12:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Caveman1 writes:

CORRECTION

as long as they DONT go all emo is what the last sentence should say... OMG Worst mistake EVER.... please one of the mods, correct that post for me & add the word "DONT" so embarrassin

# Apr 25, 2009 @ 12:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Demoncleaner writes:

Usually when I decide to either buy or download an album my decision is almost entirely based upon the artwork. I would imagine there are plenty of other people who also feel this way. This artwork is incredibly bland and unprofessional looking. I think going with this cover will end up having a major detriment on the Pray for villains sales. When Its so easy to go online and download music for free I need a good reason to spend my money on an album. People might b**** and say support the artist, well the artist doesn't get sh** from album sales so I really could care less. Devildriver kicks a$$ but this cover doesn't do it for me. If you must have owls flying around, have them ripping peoples heads off or something. \m/

np- The Sword- The Black River

# Apr 25, 2009 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. That_One_Guy writes:

Demoncleaner -- lol. Owls of death!

# Apr 25, 2009 @ 3:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Seriously? writes:

Deamoncleaner - Are you reading what you've typed? "When I decide to either buy or download an album my decision is almost entirely based upon the artwork." You should be buying CDs to listen to the music, not admire the artwork on the cover. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a badass cover as much as the next guy, but you should be able to look past something like that if you're truly a fan of music.

# May 10, 2009 @ 2:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Red writes:

It looks like the artwork for the next Britney Spears album...

# May 10, 2009 @ 8:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Slipknotbullet666 writes:

how boring

# May 10, 2009 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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