Posted Tuesday 26th of Oct 2010 by in News

Devildriver To Release Fifth Album

DEVILDRIVER today announced the release of their forthcoming fifth album, ‘Beast’. ‘Beast’ was produced by Mark Lewis (All That Remains, Trivium, The Black Dahlia Murder) and hits stores on 21st February 2011.

While many modern metal bands are already withering away by their second album and have curled up and died by their third, DevilDriver have continued to mutate, growing stronger and deadlier with each successive release. ‘Beast’, which follows 2009’s critically lauded ‘Pray For Villains’, finds the band refusing to compromise in their mission to deliver the aural equivalent of being slapped round the head with a baseball bat. The band recorded 14 songs during the ‘Beast’ sessions, with 11 or 12 tracks expected to make the final cut. Some song titles are: “Dead to Rights,” “Hardened,” “Bring The Fight (To the Floor),” “Shitlist,” “Talons Out (Teeth Sharpened),” “Blur,” “You Make Me Sick (Sacred Secrets),” “The Blame Game,” “Coldblooded, “Crowns Of Creation” and “Lend Myself to the Night.”

Frontman Dez Fafara himself dubbed the record their most “extreme” to date and even compared ‘Beast’ to “driving a Buick Skylark 200 miles an hour straight to Vegas.”

Meanwhile, the band hit the UK next month for a co-headline tour with labelmates, 36 Crazyfists. Full dates rack up as follows (credit card booking numbers in brackets):

Fri 5th November – NEWCASTLE 02 Academy (0844 477 2000)
Sat 6th November – LEEDS 02 Academy (0844 477 2000)
Sun 7th November – GLASGOW The Arches (0844 499 9990)
Mon 8th November – NOTTINGHAM Rock City (08713 100 000)
Tue 9th November – WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall (0870 320 7000)
Wed 10th November – BOURNEMOUTH 02 Academy (0844 477 2000)
Fri 12th November – BRISTOL 02 Academy (0844 477 2000)
Sat 13th November – LONDON HMV Forum (0844 576 5483)
Sun 14th November – MANCHESTER Academy (0161 832 1111)

Tickets are on sale now and available from box offices, all usual agents and online at link, link and link.


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