Filmmaker Daniel J. Burke (a.k.a. Bruce Wayne),sole proprietor of Mbarrier Productions at House of Slor Studios in Southern California, has uploaded the second of around 25 parts (see below) of a recently completed full-length DEVILDRIVER documentary. Eight years in the making, the documentary — entitled "You May Know Us From The Stage" — focuses on "one of the hardest-working bands" as it "spend[s its] time on and off stage," according to Burke. "Sometimes, things don't go the way they'd want, but most of the time, DEVILDRIVER grabs hold of the reins and leads the charge."
DEVILDRIVER recently finished recording its fifth album at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas with producer Mark Lewis (TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, ALL THAT REMAINS) for a tentative early 2011 release through Roadrunner Records. According to drummer John Boecklin, acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY) will mix the effort in late July at Andy's Backstage studio in Derbyshire, England.
Regarding the new album's musical direction, Boecklin stated, "It's interesting to me — it's not the fastest shit we have done, nor the slowest, [but it] just [has] lots of groove. But to me, when people say 'it's got groove,' I think it's a nice way of saying simple and boring these days. We wanted to avoid this.
"Our record has a great contrast of dark riffs, stomp bouncing drums with the right amount of blasts and double bass, and outstanding vocal delivery from Dez [Fafara] that takes it past your average approach of the metal attempt. I'm not talking about reinventing the wheel or nothing. I just think our new album sits in its own corner from any of our other albums."
DEVILDRIVER's latest CD, "Pray For Villains", sold around 14,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart.