Santa Barbara, California metallers DEVILDRIVER have tapped producer Mark Lewis (TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, ALL THAT REMAINS) to helm their new album, tentatively due in early 2011 via Roadrunner Records. The CD is being recorded at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas and was previously described by vocalist Dez Fafara as "intense" and "full of raw emotion."
DEVILDRIVER recently finished pre-production on 14 new songs with former SPEAK NO EVIL bassist Greg Weiss at the helm.
In an interview with Metal As Fuck, Fafara stated about DEVILDRIVER's plans for its next studio album, "Record five with this band, and I've said it before, even with record five, six, seven, eight and nine, will continue to get better. Not a lot of bands can say that and not a lot of bands have done that. Most bands, by the time they've done that amount of records, they're either over it or they're not giving you the anticipation of the record release that they should. But we want to keep DEVILDRIVER fans on their feet. So every two years we're going to release a record and just continue to tour like we do, and we're booked until May 2012. Then we're going to take about six months off. That'll be the most time I've had off in about fourteen years."