Tag Archives: Dez Fafara

DevilDriver part ways with guitarist and drummer

Posted by on October 28, 2014

We knew Dez Fafara would be spending a considerable amount of time on Coal Chamber’s reunion album. However, it looks like now he’ll also be spending that time looking for a new guitarist and drummer for his other band DevilDriver. Just a few days after playing Slipknot’s Knot Fest, Fafara announced that DevilDriver has parted […]

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Coal Chamber to gas up the big truck once again

Posted by on August 12, 2014

If it wasn’t apparent enough from bands like Emmure, Islander and Stray From the Path, there’s a legitimate nu-metal revival going on. And if you didn’t think that before, the revival of Dez Fafara’s pre-Devildriver band Coal Chamber proves that it’s a legitimate trend. Last week, the band’s Twitter account suggested that an announcement was coming […]

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Coal Chamber announces announcement; believed to related to new album plans

Posted by on August 8, 2014

Yesterday, Coal Chamber posted the following tweet to their Twitter: Monday Aug 11 be prepared for a COAL CHAMBER ANNOUNCEMENT ! We’re not sure what this is about, but widespread speculation is that Coal Chamber plans to announce that they’ve signed a new record deal and will be releasing a new album. A new album […]

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Lamb of God, DevilDriver and Battlecross members aren’t ‘Keeping Secrets’

Posted by on June 20, 2014

Back in 2012, we first heard about Born of the Storm, the project featuring Lamb of God’s Mark Morton, DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara and drummer Kevin Talley, who toured with Battlecross in 2013. We heard two songs, “Dust” and “Nowhere Fast.” And then… nothing. We were pretty psyched for the band, which featured Fafara singing clean, […]

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The metal community reacts to Dave Brockie’s passing

Posted by on March 24, 2014

With the news of Oderus’ aka Dave Brockie’s death, there have been many different reactions from metal bands, musicians, and celebrities all across the internet. We’ve compiled a few of the many tributes:         Mark Morton (Lamb of God): I’m so lucky to have known Dave Brockie. Godspeed my friend. We love you. […]

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Devildriver, Shadows Fall, Richard Christy & more detail ‘Spinal Tap’ moments

Posted by on March 2, 2014

Note: On this date in 1984, This is Spinal Tap was released. The mock documentary about a metal band on the downslope of it’s career is required viewing for any band, and still holds up today. November 11th, 2011 was “National Metal Day,” and this is a column we first ran back then. Happy 30th Annicrsary, […]

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Devildriver already working on new material

Posted by on February 6, 2014

It’s only been about five months since Devildriver’s sixth album, Winter Kills, was released. And while the album was their most successful yet, debuting at #32 and selling 11,500 copies, it looks like the band is continuing with the momentum. A tweet sent last night by Dez Fafara suggests that they’ve already got some new songs […]

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Snot vocalist Lynn Strait died 15 years ago today

Posted by on December 11, 2013

In 1997, Geffen Records released Get Some, the debut album by Santa Barbara’s Snot. The band, a mixture of punk and nu-metal, were fronted by charismatic frontman Lynn Strait. Appearing on the Ozzfest 1998 tour helped increase their exposure both with metal fans and the musicians they toured with. The band started work on their […]

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Trivium Unleashes Their Vengeance Upon Nashville: Review and Photos of Trivium, Devildriver, and After the Burial

Posted by on December 2, 2013

Trivium are currently on leg 2 of a massive co-headlining tour with Devildriver (with direct support from After the Burial)  in support of their latest full-length release, Vengeance Falls.  The co-headliner has been going since early September and now leg 2 of the tour continues on through December 15th, ending in California.  This leg of […]

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DevilDriver and Dying Fetus Jump on The Christmas Sweater Bandwagon

Posted by on November 6, 2013

It’s post-Halloween, which means it’s time for preemptive Christmas commercials, music, and other things that overshadow the glorious feast of Thanksgiving. This season, ugly metal Christmas sweaters seem to be all the rage since we’re seen a lot more of them. Thanks to last year’s Slayer sweaters, we’ve seen similar products from other bands such […]

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