Devildriver recently announced their highly-anticipated full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, Outlaws ‘Til The End. The collection of savage metal interpretations will be released via Napalm Records on 6th July and can be pre-ordered here. Now the wait is over for new music as the band just dropped their haunting rendition of Hank3’s Country Heroes featuring Hank3 himself on vocals, together with Devildriver frontman, Dez Fafara. The track kicks in with a classic outlaw country intro, instantly careening into a heavy assault accented by Hank3’s Ozzy Osbourne-influenced vocal line.
Says Devildriver vocalist Dez Fafara:
“This record would not have meant as much to me without having Hank3 on board. He is one of the most authentic and real outlaw country artists out there right now. ‘I’m drinking some George Jones and little bit a Coe…’ etc., that is genius writing from Hank3 and should be recognized as such. I’ve heard this song as ‘heavy’ in my head for a very long time, so to re-track it and have Hank3 appear only to sing almost Ozzy-ish is just an over the top treat to the ears! Enjoy!”
Recently Devildriver revealed the first of several segments of a new video interview series supporting the release of Outlaws ‘Til The End. The initial part, titled ‘Intro to Outlaw Country’, features the members of Devildriver as well as album guests Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Wednesday 13, Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory, Lee Ving of Fear, Hank3 and Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists discussing their personal introductions to the outlaw country genre and how it has influenced them as musicians.