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Devildriver announce first part of new album project

By | Published on Friday 22 May 2020


Devildriver have announced that they will release the first of two new albums – the duo of records going by the name ‘Dealing With Demons’ – in October. The first single, ‘Keep Away From Me’, is out now.

“I’ve been social distancing since I was born”, says frontman Dez Farara, explaining the lyrical content of the new track. “I’ve learned to try and embrace my agoraphobia all my life. This is what the lyrics are about as we are all sheltered in place. They seem very clear”.

As for the album as a whole, he goes on: “I said to the guys, ‘if we’d just met today, what kind of music would we make? How would we stand the test of time, stand apart from others and stand above the competition? Let’s not focus on the past sound. Instead let’s kick into the future together'”.

“It’s time to lay it all out, on two records”, he adds, getting back into his lyrics. “I’m never gonna revisit these subjects again. I’ve been writing about this sort of human nature, disloyalty and dishonesty, love and loss, since the beginning of my career. I am going in a more lyrically woke direction in the future”.

“A lot of people say my music gives them strength”, he continues. “But what they don’t realise is that these topics haunt me. Over the course of these last few years we fled from wildfires, my wife battled cancer and now we are going through a pandemic. So it is what it is. Let’s dump it all on the table and purge. I want to go through different topics in the future, so here we are now. I’ve laid it all out on a double record for all of you to hear”.

‘Dealing With Demons I’ will be released through Napalm Records on 9 Oct. Here’s the video for ‘Keep Away From Me’: