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DevilDriver Unleash New Song ‘Ruthless’ From ‘Winter Kills’ Album

Dez Fafara
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DevilDriver‘s sixth studio album, which contains the ominous moniker ‘Winter Kills,’ comes out Aug. 27 via Napalm Records. ‘Ruthless,’ the hard driving first single from the album, has just arrived to listen to at ARTISTdirect.

“The fact is in life you need to be ruthless at points to protect family and what’s rightfully yours,” said frontman Dez Fafara about the song in an interview with ARTISTdirect. “It’s definitely one of my favorite tracks on ‘Winter Kills’ and has a signature that’s all DevilDriver. It’s the first track I laid down and it’s all first takes…”

Fans who purchase the Deluxe Digibook edition will receive two bonus songs (‘Shudder’ and ‘Back Down to the Grave’) as well as a 45-minute live DVD. A 2-LP Gatefold edition contains the two extra songs plus a digital download of the album, with exclusive pre-order bundle packages available at

Fafara recorded the ‘Winter Kills’ vocals at his Los Angeles residence with the aid of producer Mark Lewis (Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel), who previously collaborated with DevilDriver on ‘Beast’ and ‘The Last Kind Words.’ In support of the album, the band are touring the U.S. this fall and winter, with European dates scheduled for next year.

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