Devildriver and Hank3 unleash new version of ‘Country Heroes’ – New Music Mondays

Following the announcement of their “Outlaw Country meets metal” album, Outlaws ‘Til The End, Devildriver have released a new version of Hank3’s ‘Country Heroes’ featuring Hank3 himself on vocals, alongside front-man Dez Fafara. See the lyric video below:

“This record would not have meant as much to me without having Hank3 on board,” says DEVILDRIVER vocalist Dez Fafara. “He is one of the most authentic and real outlaw country artists out there right now.  ‘I’m drinking some George Jones and little bit a Coe…’ etc., that is genius writing from Hank3 and should be recognized as such.  I’ve heard this song as ‘heavy’ in my head for a very long time, so to re-track it and have Hank3 appear only to sing almost Ozzy-ish is just an over the top treat to the ears!  Enjoy!” 

Outlaws ‘Til The End is the much-anticipated collection of savage metal interpretations of outlaw country classics. The album will be released on July 6th via Napalm Records. You can pre-order the record here.

If you aren’t sure what ‘outlaw country’ is, Devildriver and a few friends have put together this video explaining it:

DEVILDRIVER Outlaws ‘Til The End track listing:

1. Country Heroes
Written by Hank Williams IIIPerformed by Hank3 & Dez Fafara

2. Whiskey River
Written by Johnny Bush and Paul Stroud; recorded by Willie Nelson
Performed by Randy Blythe, Mark Morton of Lamb of God & Dez Fafara

3. Outlaw Man
Written by David Blue; recorded 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 Bobby Bobby Borchers, Wayne Kemp, Mack Vickery; recorded by Johnny Paycheck
Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER

6. If Drinking Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)
Written by Harlan Sanders, Rick Beresford; recorded 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. Dad’s 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 Williams Jr.
Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER
12. The Ride
Written by J.B. Detterline Jr., Gary Gentry; recorded by David Allan Coe
Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara
Devildriver will play Bloodstock Festival on August 9th.

About Neale McGeever

Contributing Editor - I'm an entertainment writer ('journalist') from the North East. My favourite bands include Slipknot, Nirvana and Ninja Sex Party... I've freelanced for the likes of Kerrang!,Closer, Front, ZOO, and many others! I'm also big in to movies, video games, live comedy and ...beer!

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