It looks like the vocal sessions have begun for DevilDriver as the group are working with producer Steve Evetts (Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan). The band shared an image on Instagram with frontman Dez Fafara in the studio, recording vocals for what could be the band’s upcoming double album. It isn’t fully clear how they are going to release it but at least one of the disc’s is expected to arrive sometime later this year via Napalm Records.
The group shared the following:
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Tracking has fucking begun #HaunteDDstudios – Leave it all on the Table for The Heavy ! #DoOrDie @devildriver @theoraclemgmt #metal #groovemetal #thecaliforniagroovemachine @steveevetts @napalmrecordsofficial @thomas.napalmrecords #FuckActiveRock #DieWithYourBootsOn #NoCompromise #NoPussingOut … I WOULD NOT ALLOW TRACKING TO START UNTIL IT WAS RAINING OUTSIDE – now in a full rain monsoon we start -WEEK OF RAIN GONNA HAVE SO MUCH ENERGY ON THESE TRACKS BRING THE THUNDER THE LIGHTENING AND THE RAIN BRING THE ENERGY OF THE SKY DOWN UPON THIS ROOFTOP !
We spoke to Fafara this past summer on new music as he mentioned DevilDriver are aiming to release new material roughly every 18 months.
“In the studio, recording now, 22 songs for a double album staggered release. I’m following a bucket list this time. Never done a country, never worked on a concept or a double album. Now I’m working on a double concept record. Going to release a record every 18 months. No one is buying music these days. Bands wait 3-4 years to record a new album now, you are not fostering the scene, you are letting it die. A kid goes into HS with one album, he gets another one when he graduates.
Back then, you couldn’t imagine waiting 3 years for a new record. Now its it’s like the norm. Let’s make money, go off to tour and then go back and make a record. Markets are over saturated. The scene is not being fostered to the music to make a new record. Everybody needs to start making new records every year.”