After what seems like an eternity, US metal icons Devildriver are finally returning to Australia to appease their rabid legions. It’s been five long years since the band last headlined here and Dez and the boys are primed and ready to make up for lost time!
Armed with their latest release, Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1, and a back catalogue of face melting, circle pit inducing anthems, Devildriver in 2019 are as barbaric as ever and will be on point to deliver the goods in a big ole barrel of heavy metal moonshine!
Here's a quick DD related story for you. Do you see this guitar?
It is the LTD MS-1 Mike Spreitzer (DevilDriver guitarist) signature guitar. It's a beautiful guitar and plays like an absolute beast, and this one in particular is very special to us here at EMP.
A few years back, I (Cameron, hello) was the content coordinator for a website called All Axess, which was owned by Mike and Jeff Kendrick of DevilDriver (Jeff has since moved on from the band). Mike was kind enough to give me this guitar for my contributions to the site.
Not the most exciting story, I know, but the good news is, our Jam Den Subscribers will get to jam on this very guitar. Yay!!!!
If you would like to become apart of the Jam Den, show your interest here.
More about Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1
Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1 is a country covers album done Devildriver style and features guest appearances by Randy Blythe & Mark Morton of Lamb of God, Hank3, Lee Ving of Fear, Wednesday13, and Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory. It’s a startling curveball and a ferocious statement of individuality from a band who have been a constant and effective force in the heavy metal world for the best part of two decades now.
From the opening seconds of Hank3’s “Country Heroes” onward, Outlaws ‘Til The End is simply one of the most invigorating records the band have made yet. 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.
Adding fuel to the Devildriver fire, All That Remains, will be bringing a set heavily focused on most recent album, Victim Of The New Disease, which was released in November 2018.
The critically acclaimed record is the last to feature the bands founding guitarist Oli Herbert who tragically passed away less than a month before it’s release. Hailed as a return to their heavier, metalcore roots, Victim, sees the band focused and re-energized. Driven by pummelling drums, jackhammer guitars and chaotic screaming. It’s Damn good fun!
With a musical range spanning metalcore fury to arena rock euphoria, All That Remains also bring massive hooks, razor sharp riffage and multiple vocal styles all peppered with some tasty electronic samples and wrapped up in lyrics that dare to push the boundaries in today’s conservative environment.
Savage and sensitive, light and dark, hope and nihilism, All That Remains literally do have something for everyone.
Don’t miss one of the most primal and ferocious double bills of the year as Devildriver and All That Remains lay waste to the following cities
Thursday, August 22: Metro Theatre, Sydney
Friday, August 23: The Basement, Canberra
Saturday, August 24: Valley Drive In, Brisbane
Sunday, August 25: 170 Russell, Melbourne
Tuesday, August 27: Lion Arts, Adelaide
Wednesday, August 28: Amplifier Bar, Perth
All shows 18+
Tickets onsale Thursday, March 21 @ 9.00am local
Outlaws Til The End is out now!