For Immediate Release
August 16, 2018
SoCal Metal Giants DEVILDRIVER Announce Remastered Catalog Reissues via BMG
Southern Californian groove metal kings DEVILDRIVER are set to reissue revamped editions of their first five albums via BMG on CD on September 28, 2018. Limited edition LP versions will be available as part of Rocktober promotions in the U.S. with DevilDriver, The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand, and The Last Kind Words on October 2 and Pray For Villains and Beast on October 16. For more information and updates, please visit www.devildriver.com.
Formed in Santa Barbara, CA in 2002 when vocalist and frontman Dez Fafara's previous band Coal Chamber were winding down, DEVILDRIVER became Dez's new focus in the world of heavy music. The five-piece have since become a constant and dynamic force in the metal world over the best part of the last two decades. Originally signed to Roadrunner Records, in 2003 the group then featured guitarists Jeff Kendrick and Evan Pitts (who was replaced by Mike Spreitzer later that year), bassist Jon Miller and drummer John Boecklin. It's been a constant uptick for the quintet since they first blasted a hole through the zeitgeist in 2003 with their pivotal self-titled debut. Their almost psychotic dedication to the road is legendary and their mastery of the circle pit beyond dispute. Now their fans can get their hands on their catalogue in revamped, remastered form, with all but one title being pressed on vinyl for the very first time.
The five albums being reissued are DevilDriver (originally released in 2003), The Fury Of Our Makers Hand (2005), The Last Kind Words (2007), Pray For Villains (2009) and Beast (2011). The releases have been remastered by Andy Pearce (Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Anthrax, Kreator) and will be available to buy on limited edition colored vinyl and in deluxe CD format, many featuring bonus tracks and all featuring expanded liner notes and exclusive interview material with frontman, Dez Fafara. For all albums, with the exception of Beast, it'll be the first time ever they've been available in vinyl form (each will be limited to 1500 copies in the U.S.). The Fury of Our Makers Hand features six rare bonus tracks, Pray For Villains includes four bonus tracks and Beast includes three additional cuts. Full details and track listings are below.
DEVILDRIVER - Gatefold digipak CD, Vinyl LP (White, Orange & Gold splatter)
THE FURY OF OUR MAKER'S HAND - Gatefold digipak CD, Gatefold vinyl LP (Blue & Orange splatter)
THE LAST KIND WORDS - Gatefold digipak CD, Vinyl LP (Yellow, beige & green half/half splatter)
PRAY FOR VILLAINS - Gatefold digipak CD, Gatefold vinyl LP (White, red & black splatter)
BEAST - Gatefold CD Digipak, Gatefold vinyl LP (green & purple swirl)
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