You heard it right. DevilDriver are planning an album of country covers.
The band confirmed that the record will feature (among others) Glenn Danzig and John 5 from Rob Zombie, Randall Blythe, and maybe even Corey Taylor from Slipknot/Stone Sour.
The star-studded album will feature covers of songs like ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky’ by Johnny Cash as well as a few more old favourites.
In a recent interview, the band talked about the format of the album, how it came about, and what fans can expect from it.
“So, yeah, DevilDriver right now is taking 13 different artists, we’re doing a outlaw cover country record. We’ve got over 20 guests. Just to give you an example, I’m singing ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky’. I worked at Johnny Cash’s cabin outside of Memphis. I sang with John Carter Cash—Johnny Cash’s song—and his wife. And now Randy from Lamb Of God is gonna jump on that song.
So now we’ll have me, John Carter Cash, Ana Cash and Randy from Lamb Of God on ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky’. Every single song has different guests. We’ll have Danzig. We’ll have Lee Ving from Fear. John 5 from Rob Zombie. Mark Morton from Lamb Of God. So many guests it’s hard to even mention.
But we really, once we started this project, we thought about maybe having one or two people. A lot of other metal musicians… I mean even Corey Taylor from Slipknot called us and said “Look I’d love to do this if I have the time”… It’s very relevant within heavy metal or even the softer metal, rock ‘n’ roll bands, that they listen to these outlaw country artists, have respect for what they’ve done, and I do as well, very much so.
The music is completely recorded. The vocals—I start vocals in twelve days. There’s a few other vocalists that have already done their sections. There’s also a few guitarists, that have like… Mark Morton has already done his solo, John 5 from Rob Zombie has already done his solo. So there’s a couple other stuff that’s done.”
More details surrounding the album will be confirmed over the coming weeks.