DevilDriver Tap Glenn Danzig, Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe + More for Outlaw Country Covers Album
In March, we reported that DevilDriver had hit the studio soon, but not to record a follow-up of original material to 2016's Trust No One, but to track an outlaw country covers album with a myriad of guests, which now includes Glenn Danzig, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe and a lot more.
DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara clued in Metal Wani (audio below) as to who the band had enlisted as guests on the forthcoming record. The singer explained how sang Johnny Cash's "Ghost Riders in the Sky" with the country legend's son, John Carter Cash, at Cash's Memphis, Tenn. cabin, adding, "And now Randy from Lamb Of God is going to jump on that song" (transcription via Metal Insider). Ana Cash, wife of John Carter, is also said to be guesting on the track.
"Every single song has different guests. We’ll have Danzig. We’ll have Lee Ving from Fear. John 5 from Rob Zombie. Mark Morton from Lamb Of God. So many guests it’s hard to even mention," Fafara continued. The Great Big Mouth of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor, wants in as well, telling Fafara, "Look I’d love to do this if I have the time."
Revealing the group's progress on this album, the DevilDriver frontman explained, "The music is completely recorded. The vocals — I start vocals in 12 days. There’s a few other vocalists that have already done their sections. There’s also a few guitarists, that have like… Mark Morton has already done his solo, John 5 from Rob Zombie has already done his solo. So there’s a couple other stuff that’s done."
The album, produced by Steve Evetts, is expected to contain cover songs from artists like Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Johnny Paycheck, Hank Williams III, Hank Williams Jr. Steve Earle and more.
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