Devildriver

Saturday 11 - 20:05 to 21:10

After leaving Coal Chamber, frontman Dez Fafara formed DevilDriver. Their eponymous debut dropped in 2004 and both European and American metal fans were blown away by the band’s amalgamation of groove metal and melodic death metal. They soon embarked on a world tour and before long they had built a considerable following. Just twelve months after their maiden release they hit the studio to record the critically acclaimed ‘The Fury of Our Maker’s Hand’. While they draw inspiration from a variety of genres and bands including Opeth, In Flames and Slayer, DevilDriver have always plotted their own course. If you’re not that familiar with them, just give ‘Pray for Villains’ (2009) a try: marginally less brutal than most of their catalogue, it’s still a standout DevilDriver album with layered writing, punctuated by Fafara’s signature raspy vocals. In late 2014, Boecklin (drums) and Kendrick (guitar) both resigned, leaving Fafara as the only founding member. DevilDriver came back strong with ‘Trust No One’ and with ‘Outlaws till the End’ they’ve got an album of country covers on the way featuring twenty-odd guest artists. Get ready for what will undoubtedly be the biggest circle pit of the Alcatraz weekend!