and Jeff Kendrick
will embark on a short guitar clinic tour in the U.K. for Blackstar Amplification
after the upcoming DEVILDRIVER
co-headlining tour in March.
The dates for the clinic tour are as follows:
Monday, March 11
Merchant City Music, Glasgow
Tuesday, March 12
Wednesday, March 13
Friday, March 15
Saturday, March 16
recently entered Audiohammer Studios
in Sanford, Florida to begin recording its upcoming sixth album for a tentative August 2013 release via Napalm Records
In a recent interview with Loudwire
frontman Dez Fafara
stated about the music direction of the band's next CD, "Every record is different. That being said, I thought 'Pray For Villains'
was kind of an out-of-the-box record for us. I thought 'Beast'
was a weird out-of-the-box record for us. We've kind honed back in to where we are. This new record sounds a lot like the first three records. It's got an intense groove to it, and I'm really happy. The writing is going extremely well. That being said, I think we've laid back on our laurels right now and be like, 'We're a groove band.' The fans started calling us 'the groove machine, The California groove machine.' Everybody needs a title; we'll take that one and we're going to give them that on the new record, for sure."DEVILDRIVER
's fifth album, "Beast"
, sold a little over 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 42 on The Billboard 200 chart.