Die aus Santa Barbara/Kalifornien stammenden DEVILDRIVER haben zusammen mit Produzent Mark Lewis (Trivium, Chimaira, All That Remains), die Aufnahmen zu ihrem fünften Album in den „Sonic Ranch" Studios in Tornillo/Texas abgeschlossen.
Das Album wird vorraussichtlich im Frühjahr 2011 bei Roadrunner Records erscheinen.
Laut Schlagzeuger John Boecklin wird Produzent Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Exodus, Machine Head, Nevermore, Arch Enemy), der Platte ihren letzten Schliff in Andys Backstage Studios in Derbyshire/England geben.
Boecklin bezüglich der neuen musikalischen Linie: "It's interesting to me - it's not the fastest shit we have done, nor the slowest, but it just has lots of groove. But to me, when people say 'it's got groove,' I think it's a nice way of saying simple and boring these days. We wanted to avoid this.
Our record has a great contrast of dark riffs, stomp bouncing drums with the right amount of blasts and double bass, and outstanding vocal delivery from Dez Fafara that takes it past your average approach of the metal attempt. I'm not talking about reinventing the wheel or nothing. I just think our new album sits in its own corner from any of our other albums."
In einem Interview berichtet auch Sänger Dez Fafara über das kommende 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."
Mit ihrem letzten Album "Pray for Villains" haben DEVILDRIVER allein in den USA über 14,600 Kopien in der ersten Woche verkauft und erreichten damit Platz 35 der Billboard 200 Charts.