DevilDriver Team Up With Hank 3 For Heavy Cover Of Country Heroes
DevilDriver have released the first track from their upcoming country covers album, featuring the one and only Hank 3.
The song – Country Heroes – is taken from Outlaws ’Til The End, which will be out on July 6 via Napalm Records. Pre-order it here, and check out the rendition below.
Frontman Dez Farara tells Rolling Stone of working with Hank: “This record would not have meant as much to me without having Hank III on board. He is one of the most authentic and real outlaw country artists out there right now. I chose to record Country Heroes because the lyrics are extremely well-written, and using the names of all the outlaws within the song really does the song justice. ‘I’m drinking some George Jones and little bit a Coe…’ etc., that is genius writing from Hank III and should be recognised as such. I’ve heard this song as ‘heavy’ in my head for a very long time, so to re-track it and have Hank III appear only to sing almost Ozzy-ish is just an over the top treat to the ears! Enjoy!”
The album’s tracklist is as follows:
1. Country Heroes – Written by Hank 3 (Performed by Hank 3 & Dez Fafara)
2. Whiskey River – Written by Willie Nelson (Performed by Randy Blythe, Mark Morton of Lamb of God & Dez Fafara)
3. Outlaw Man – Written by The Eagles (Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DevilDriver)
4. Ghost Riders in the Sky – Written by Stan Jones (Performed by John Carter Cash, Ana Cristina Cash, Randy Blythe & Dez Fafara)
5. I’m the Only Hell Mama Ever Raised – Written by Johnny Paycheck (Performed by Dez Fafara & DevilDriver)
6. If Drinking Don’t Kill Me – Written by George Jones (Performed by Wednesday 13 & Dez Fafara)
7. The Man Comes Around – Written by Johnny Cash (Performed by Lee Ving of FEAR & Dez Fafara)
8. A Thousand Miles from Nowhere – Written by Dwight Yoakam (Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DevilDriver)
9. Copperhead Road – Written by Steve Earle (Performed by Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists & Dez Fafara)
10. Dads Gonna Kill Me – Written by Richard Thompson (Performed by Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory & Dez Fafara)
11. A Country Boy Can Survive – Written by Hank Jr. (Performed by Dez Fafara & DevilDriver)
12. The Ride – Written by David Allan Coe (Performed by Lee Ving of FEAR & Dez Fafara)
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