Formed from the ashes (sorry) of Coal Chamber in 2002 (well, Dez Fafara at least), DevilDriver have impressed a lot of people with their intense death and melodic metal since the release of their self-titled debut in 2003. I say 'since' because the debut was generally frowned upon as too mainstream - cue the follow-up a few years later, "The Fury of our Maker's Hand" - what an unholy racket (in a good way). The trend has continued with "The Last Kind Words" and 2009's "Pray For Villians" and is likely to hit new heights with their fifth full-length set, due out in November. And with a new album, there comes a new tour.
DevilDriver will pummel our eardrums and ribcage in November with a UK tour that takes in Newcastle (5th), Leeds (6th), Nottingham (8th), Wolverhampton (9th), Bournemouth (10th), Bristol (12th), Kentish Town (13th) and finally Manchester on the 14th. Tickets went on sale yesterday morning, priced at £17 regionally, with an extra 50p required for London tickets.
On support-duty is another Roadrunner outfit, 36 Crazyfists (although they have just left that label in the UK), who also have a new album looming. Due for release in July, the album is called "Collisions and Castaways" and is set to appear on the 27th.