DevilDriver is currently working on a country cover record that'll feature the band's renditions of artists like Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson among others.
The record will be out sometime next year, and according to frontman Dez Fafara in an interview with Metal Wani, the record will feature Glenn Danzig, John 5 from Rob Zombie, Randall Blythe and Mark Morton of Lamb Of God, Lee Ving from Fear, and maybe even Corey Taylor from Slipknot.
So yeah, DevilDriver right now is taking 13 different artists, we’re doing a outlaw cover country record. We’ve got over 20 guests. Just to give you an example I’m singing “Ghost Riders In The Sky“. I worked at Johnny Cash‘s cabin outside of Memphis. I sang with John Carter Cash—Johnny Cash‘s song—and his wife. And now Randy from Lamb Of God is gonna jump on that song.
So now we’ll have me, John Carter Cash, Ana Cash and Randy from Lamb Of God on “Ghost Riders In The Sky“. Every single song has different guests. We’ll have Danzig. We’ll have Lee Ving from Fear. John 5 from Rob Zombie. Mark Morton from Lamb Of God. So many guests it’s hard to even mention.
But we really, once we started this project, we thought about maybe having one or two people. A lot of other metal musicians… I mean even Corey Taylor from Slipknot called us and said ‘Look I’d love to do this if I have the time’… It’s very relevant within heavy metal or even the softer metal, rock n’ roll bands, that they listen to these outlaw country artists, have respect for what they’ve done, and I do as well, very much so.”
The music is completely recorded. The vocals—I start vocals in twelve days. There’s a few other vocalists that have already done their sections. There’s also a few guitarists, that have like… Mark Morton has already done his solo, John 5 from Rob Zombie has already done his solo. So there’s a couple other stuff that’s done.
Whether you're a fan of DevilDriver or not, this should seriously be an interesting album. Especially now with the seemingly growing list of artists who want to collaborate with the band on it!