Last week saw the release of Winter Kills the sixth DEVILDRIVER studio album and their first for their new label home, Napalm Records. Winter Kills hit charts all over the world, with some of the band’s best chart numbers to date. In North America, Winter Kills came in at #32 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart (The band’s highest chart debut ever), #3 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, #10 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #13 on the Billboard Independent Chart. This is also Napalm Records best selling release in North America to date.
Globally the onslaught continued with DEVILDRIVER coming in at #24 on the German Charts, #24 on the Finland Charts, #26 in Austria, #45 on the Swiss Charts, #71 in the UK and #87 in the Netherlands.
Frontman Dez Fafara commented on the success of Winter Kills:
“From the whole DEVILDRIVER family and myself we would like to say thank you to our supporters/musicians who helped spread the word! Thank you to Maria Ouellette and Jon Freeman of Napalm Records for working their ass off to get Winter Kills out to all of you! This is a HUGE victory and we are all very excited to start touring!”
DEVILDRIVER recorded a cover of the AWOLNATION hit single “Sail” for Winter Kills. Check out an exclusive stream of the cover courtesy of Crave Online HERE.
Winter Kills is available in four configurations including a Deluxe Digibook with CD (including two bonus tracks: “Shudder” and “Back Down to the Grave”) and Live DVD (Featuring 40 minutes of live raw DEVILDRIVER power. No studio over dubs at all just the band at their best and includes fan favorites “Clouds over California” and “The Wretched”), standard CD version, digital version and for the first time in DEVILDRIVER history, a 2LP Gatefold edition.
Best Buy stores are offering an exclusive edition of Winter Kills. The package comes with the Deluxe Digibook version of the CD, the DVD and an exclusive t-shirt, designed specifically for Best Buy’s exclusive edition. This version can be ordered on BestBuy.com and is available in stores in North America
The video for the song “The Appetite” can be viewed HERE. The video was directed by Dan Burke of PianoFight Films.
In support of their new release Winter Kills California Groove Metallers, DEVILDRIVER will be hitting the road this fall on a co-headlining tour with Trivium. Support on the tour will come from After the Burial and Sylosis. Everything kicks off in Boise, ID on September 12th and rolls through October 17th in San Diego, CA
The band recorded the album in Florida at Audio Hammer Studios and vocals in Los Angeles, CA at Dez’s home studio with Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, All That Remains) handling production duties. DEVILDRIVER has worked with Lewis previously on “Beast” and “The Last Kind Words” and producer Mark Lewis’s prolific leadership of the new school of metal has yet again helped DEVILDRIVER deliver another epic heavy metal record. This record melds what the band does best. In your face power as well as the California Groove sound the band pioneered.
DevilDriver with Trivium, After the Burial and Sylosis:
9/12: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
9/13: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
9/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
9/16: Calgary, AB @ Macewan Ballroom
9/17: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
9/18: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon
9/19: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick
9/21: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
9/23: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
9/24: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
9/25: Montreal, QC @ Corona
9/27: New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
9/28: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
9/29: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
9/30: Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts
10/2: Silver Springs, MD @ Fillmore
10/3: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/4: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/5: Detroit, MI @ Harpos
10/7: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/8: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/10: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/11: Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion
10/12: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/13: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/15: San Francisco, CA @ Regency
10/16: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
10/17: San Diego, CA @ SOMA