DevilDriver’s sophomore release is taking shape – the album is titled, song names are known, in fact Dez is heading back to Texas today to complete laying down the vocals. That being said, we have the following press release below to share from our esteemed press department here at Roadrunner (and don’t forget to check out DevilDriver.com for the 2nd round of answers of your questions): Extreme American Metal will get a kick in the ass when DevilDriver release their sophomore album The Fury of Our Maker’s Hand on Roadrunner Records this coming Spring. The follow up to DevilDriver’s 2002 critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album, The Fury of Our Maker’s Hand will be a much more brutal, metal release for the Santa Barbara-based quintet that features lead vocalist Dez Fafara. Commenting from the mixing board at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, TX Fafara says, ” We all stepped it up for this album. It is way heavier and much faster. Expect brutality.” Produced by Colin Richardson (Machine Head, Fear Factory, Napalm Death) The Fury of Our Maker’s Hand will feature such mind-expanding songs as “Grinfucked,” “Pale Horse,” and “End of the Line.” “The new DevilDriver material is a huge step up from the last record in every way imaginable, especially in terms of the guitar playing and the riffs,” says Roadrunner Records VP of A&R Monte Connor. “Mark my words, it will go down as both a benchmark metal release and the album that DevilDriver will be measured against for the rest of their career. I can’t wait for people to hear it.” Having already toured on the 2004 Ozzfest as well as with Superjoint Ritual, Morbid Angel, Opeth, In Flames, Caliban and more, DevilDriver will definitely have an extremely active tour schedule in 2005. In 2001, through the ashes of Fafara’s former group Coal Chamber, rose DevilDriver. Assemblying a group of hungry musicians who were bonded over their love of BBQing and extreme music they set out to awaken the dormant, extreme music scene with the release of their debut album. Since forming, they’ve toured with Superjoint Ritual, Morbid Angel, Opeth, In Flames, Caliban and more, including 2003’s Ozzfest (Fafara’s 6th time on the tour). DevilDriver is Dez Fafara (vocals), Jon Miller (bass), John Boecklin (drums) and Jeff Kendrick and Mike Spreitzer on guitar.