DevilDriver parted ways with guitarist Neal Tiemann in 2021, and bassist Diego "Ashes" Ibarra earlier this month. The band has now announced their new lineup featuring original bassist Jon Miller and Holy Grail guitarist Alex Lee. "After spending the past 10 years away from writing music, recording, and touring, I have made the decision to return to DevilDriver to settle some unfinished business with two lifelong friends," said Miller about his reunion with the band.
"Jon is a monster on bass and wrote much of our early material," added vocalist Dez Fafara. "We began talking daily and it just felt right… and having him onstage again will be absolutely pummeling technically and visually! For the fans that have seen the band with Jon in it, please welcome him back. And for those of you who haven't, get ready because he holds it down! Having most of the OG members in the band now after almost 20 years feels good! Get ready because we have a massive tour announcement coming in August! It’s been since July 2019 that we’ve toured, and the break was needed. The fire is there now and we are ready to destroy stages!”
Fafara also added that Ibarra was let go from the band to make way for Miller's return.
"It's always difficult letting guys go in any line of work, but we thank Ashes for his time playing with DevilDriver on tour. I'm sad I had to let him go, but to make way for an original member was the right thing to do. We wish him the best and he's a great guy."