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Devildriver reveal details, share snippet of outlaw country covers album ‘Outlaws Til The End’

Posted by on March 27, 2018

After teasing fans with a big black square on their social media, Devildriver fans can stop wondering if that was an upload error, as little by little Devildriver’s Twitter account released various photos for their upcoming outlaws cover country album Outlaws Til The End, which is slated for release on July 6th on Napalm Records.  Going back to the bands 2011 release Beast you may remember a cover from the band 16 Horsepower titled “Black Soul Choirs” so for those scratching their heads over what they might be in for in regards of this album, well there’s a good start for you. After hearing them take on various covers from “Wasted Years” by Iron Maiden to their well-known take on AWOLNATION’s “Sail” I myself am real excited to hear what this album brings. Devildriver’s front man Dez Fafara has never shied away about his love for outlaw country music so I see a lot of passion being put into this.

The band have revealed a piece of the album’s first track, a cover of Hank 3’s “Country Heroes.” Hank 3 makes an appearance on the song himself. The snippet appeared on Rolling Stone Country, where Fafara spoke about the collaboration:

Taking on ‘Country Heroes’ is something I’ve wanted to do for almost 10 years now, and to redo, rethink, and reimagine this with Hank himself was what this was all about. He sounds different than anyone has ever heard him sound, and it’s a sound he wants people to know he can do,” says Fafara, comparing it Black Sabbath-era Ozzy Osbourne. “‘Country Heroes’ is an immediate match made in hell.”

Other guests on the album include Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe and Mark Morton, Wednesday 13, 36 Crazyfists’ Brock Lindown, Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell, and Johnny Cash’s son John Carter Cash. Check the track listing out below the video snippet.

 

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
 
 

Outlaws ‘Til the End will be released on July 6th on Napalm Records and can be preordered here

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