Cover Vs. Original: DevilDriver Releases Video for Cover of “Ghost Riders In The Sky” for Upcoming Release “Outlaws Til The End”

Globally renowned, chart-topping band DEVILDRIVER will release their full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1, via Napalm Records on July 6, 2018. Pre-orders are available now in multiple physical (click “official store”) and digital/streaming formats via http://smarturl.it/OutlawsTilTheEnd. Merch bundles are also available via the official store. Additional merchandise such as t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, flasks, keychains, and more are also available here: www.indiemerch.com/devildriver/pre-orders
After weeks of anticipation from fans, DEVILDRIVER have dropped a second track from the album – their metallicized, aggressive cover of the outlaw classic “Ghost Riders in the Sky”. The track features the talents of album guests John Carter Cash (son of country music legend Johnny Cash), Ana Cristina Cash, and renowned Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe. Watch a music video featuring exclusive in-studio footage and read a new interview with DEVILDRIVER vocalist Dez Fafara now via Billboardhttps://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8460039/devildriver-ghost-riders-in-the-sky-cover
 
DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara says, “It was both an honor and a privilege to work with these three great artists. Watching John Carter Cash and Ana Cristina Cash track vocals at the Cash Cabin was a highlight of my career. Meeting such down-to-earth and incredibly talented people and having them come on board “made” the project for me, personally. Tracking with Randy was another highlight. He’s a brother and watching how he tracked, and vice versa, was a learning process for both of us that we both spoke highly about and enjoyed immensely. All of us on this song gave 110% to make sure it was done right! Enjoy!”
John Carter Cash adds, “All my life I have loved the power and eerie quality of the song ‘Ghost Riders in the Sky’. Since I was nine years old, I have lived and breathed heavy metal music. I am grateful to have had the chance to work with Dez Fafara, Randy Blythe, DEVILDRIVER and others, in the upcoming release of what I believe is the consummate metal version of this musical masterpiece.”
 
Ana Cristina Cash says, “I am so proud to have been a part of Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1and to have sung on the metal version of ‘Ghost Riders in the Sky’ with my husband John Carter Cash, Dez Fafara, Randy Blythe and DEVILDRIVER. This whole album pushes boundaries and merges the outlaw country and the metal genres in a masterful way.”
Randy Blythe offers, “I am a huge fan of moody songs with narrative lyrics employed to tell a dark story – they really make the listener visualize what the song is about. I can’t think of many tunes where this was done more effectively than Johnny Cash’s version of ‘Ghost Riders in the Sky’. Long before heavy metal had been invented, the original Man in Black wasn’t afraid to explore the dark side with his music. Truly great songs never die – they just shape-shift through the years. Singing with Dez, John Carter, and DEVILDRIVER is keeping those undead riders alive in a whole different genre. Crank this up and look to the sky at night…”
While online, check out DEVILDRIVER‘s latest series of Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1commentary videos, featuring interviews with the band and album guests regarding various topics about outlaw country and recording the album. Watch the currently released videos in the series by clicking the links below:
 
“Intro to Outlaw Country”: https://youtu.be/hbcl74deLcY
“Is This a Country Album?”: https://youtu.be/gpQofOshhpQ
“The Guests”: https://youtu.be/1V24CJ8NqQY
“The Lyrics”: https://youtu.be/C2j8ooDiGFo
Don’t miss the first single from Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1DEVILDRIVER‘s rendition of Hank3‘s “Country Heroes” featuring Hank3 himself: https://youtu.be/lpm9QrPKfWE
 
From the opening seconds of Hank3‘s”Country Heroes” onward, Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1is simply one of the most invigorating records the band have made yet. More importantly, 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. Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1 was produced, mixed and recorded with Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Sepultura, The Cure), and co-produced by DevilDriver guitarist Mike Spreitzer. The album was mastered by renowned engineer Alan Douches.
See below for a full track listing and featured guests.
DEVILDRIVER Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1 track listing:
1. “Country Heroes”
Written by Hank Williams III
Performed by Hank3 & Dez Fafara
2. “Whiskey River”
Written by Johnny Bush and Paul Stroud; recorded by Willie Nelson
Performed by Randy Blythe, Mark Morton of Lamb of God & Dez Fafara
3. “Outlaw Man”
Written by David Blue; recorded by the Eagles
Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER
4. “Ghost Riders in the Sky”
Written by Stan Jones
Performed by John Carter Cash, Ana Cristina Cash, Randy Blythe & Dez Fafara
5. “I’m the Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)”
Written by Bobby Bobby Borchers, Wayne Kemp, Mack Vickery; recorded by Johnny Paycheck
Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER
6. “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)”
Written by Harlan Sanders, Rick Beresford; recorded by George Jones
Performed by Wednesday13 & Dez Fafara
7. “The Man Comes Around”
Written by Johnny Cash
Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara
8. “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere”
Written by Dwight Yoakam
Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER
9. “Copperhead Road”
Written by Steve Earle
Performed by Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists & Dez Fafara
10. “Dad’s Gonna Kill Me”
Written by Richard Thompson
Performed by Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory & Dez Fafara
11. “A Country Boy Can Survive”
Written by Hank Williams Jr.
Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER
12. “The Ride”
Written by J.B. Detterline Jr., Gary Gentry; recorded by David Allan Coe
Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara
Still charging forward, proudly against the grain and on the form of their lives, DEVILDRIVER have never made a record like Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1 before. But then, nor has anyone else.The perfect marriage of badass country grit and neck-wrecking groove metal supremacy, it’sa pistol-packing game-changer delivered by true heavy metal outlaws.
 
Upcoming DEVILDRIVER performances:
7/10 – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel
7/11 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s – GWAR’s Blood of God’s Tour
7/12 – Oshkosh, WI @ Rock USA
7/13 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
7/14 – Battle Creek, MI @ Music Factory
7/15 – Mansfield, OH @ The World-Famous Historic Ohio State Reformatory, Home of the “Shawshank Prison” – INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival

 

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DEVILDRIVER is:
Dez Fafara – Vocals
Mike Spreitzer – Guitar
Neal Tiemann – Guitar
Diego Ibarra – Bass
Austin D’Amond – Drums
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