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
Sat 6th November – LEEDS 02 Academy
Sun 7th November – GLASGOW The Arches
Mon 8th November – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Tue 9th November – WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall
Wed 10th November – BOURNEMOUTH 02 Academy
Fri 12th November – BRISTOL 02 Academy
Sat 13th November – LONDON HMV Forum
Sun 14th November – MANCHESTER Academy
Pick up tickets online now over at our TOURS PAGE.