According to DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara, the band will perform at this year's Download festival, set to take place June 8-10 at Donington Park, Leicestershire, England. Also scheduled to appear are SLAYER, MARILYN MANSON, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, WOLFMOTHER and BRING ME THE HORIZON. Headlining the event will be IRON MAIDEN (June 10), LINKIN PARK (June 9) and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE (June 8). DEVILDRIVER will also play at Southampton Nexus on June 5 and Glasgow Cathouse on June 7, according to Seetickets.com and Aloud.com, respectively.
DEVILDRIVER recently wrapped up the recording sessions for its third album, "The Last Kind Words", at Sonic Ranch studios outside El Paso, Texas. Jason Suecof, known for his great work with TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, GOD FORBID, and BURY YOUR DEAD, produced the album, with engineer Mark Lewis helping out as well. Working songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Damning the Heavens", "Cattle Call", "The Last Kind Words" and "Monsters of the Deep". A June 5 release via Roadrunner Records is expected.
DEVILDRIVER will support Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR on their North American tour beginning on April 20 in Cleveland, Ohio. Also appearing on the bill are KATAKLYSM and UNEARTH.
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