The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes from the making of "Trust No One", the seventh studio album from California's groove metal juggernauts DEVILDRIVER, can be seen below. Due on May 13 via Napalm Records, the follow-up to 2013's "Winter Kills" was once again produced by Mark Lewis (ARSIS, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER) with assistance from Jason Suecof (AUGUST BURNS RED, DEICIDE, DEATH ANGEL). The new CD marks the group's first release since the departures of guitarist Jeff Kendrick and drummer John Boecklin and addition of axeman Neal Tiemann and former CHIMAIRA sticksman Austin D'Amond.
"Trust No One" track listing:
01. Testimony of Truth 02. Bad Deeds 03. My Night Sky 04. This Deception 05. Above It All 06. Daybreak 07. Trust No One 08. Feeling Ungodly 09. Retribution 10. For What It's Worth
The song "Daybreak" can be streamed below. Comments DEVILDRIVER singer Dez Fafara: "This song is about not fearing the unknown, and never giving up in life no matter what life throws at you, learning to hold your head high through even the darkest of times."
Adds guitarist Mike Spreitzer: "'Daybreak' is the first song that our new guitarist Neal brought to the table early in the writing process. He had a great deal of tunes to show me when he first joined the band. After listening to all of them, 'Daybreak' was the first one that I felt deserved a place on the record."
Said Fafara: "'Trust No One' is a vicious record filled with huge grooves and big hooks, guitar bass assery and thundering drums!Lyrically it goes to a realistic space exploring a ton of different emotion and headspaces regarding being human and what it means to exist. The band worked long hours writing as well as in the studio along with our producer to forge 'Trust No One'! I hope you turn it the fuck up and enjoy this record from start to finish!"
Added Spreitzer: "'Trust No One' is the record that I’ve been wanting to write for twelve years."
DEVILDRIVER recently tapped former WAYNE STATIC guitarist Diego Ibarra (a.k.a. Ashes) to play bass on its upcoming tour, which kicks off at the end of next month.
Ibarra joins DEVILDRIVER as the replacement for former BURY YOUR DEAD guitarist Chris Towning, who appeared on the Dez Fafara-fronted band's 2013 album "Winter Kills".
DEVILDRIVER will be touring non-stop this year in support of its new album, "Trust No One". In addition to its already announced tour alongside HATEBREED, DEVIL YOU KNOW and ACT OF DEFIANCE, DEVILDRIVER has confirmed a string of North American headline dates. The first run starts prior to the HATEBREED tour and kicks off April 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada and wraps May 11 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Following the tour with HATEBREED that runs from May 13 in Cleveland, Ohio through June 11 in New Haven, Connecticut, DEVILDRIVER will have another string of headline shows starting July 13 in Columbus, Ohio and going through June 18 in San Diego, California.
Boecklin and Kendrick played their last show with DEVILDRIVER as part of the 2014 Knotfest in Devore, California.
"Winter Kills" sold around 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 32 on The Billboard 200 chart.
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