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Kittie Announce Final Dates Supporting DevilDriver
August 17, 2010
Kittie have announced their full itinerary of support dates along side DevilDriver. "We are extremely excited and honored to have been asked to participate in DevilDriver's upcoming headlining tour. We cannot wait to get out there and bring the insanity to both new and old fans alike. Add Kataklysm to the mix, and this is a definite must see!" says Front woman Morgan Lander.

Confirmed dates are as follows:
8/25 - Jerymn, PA - Elenor Rigby's
8/26 - London, ON - London Music Hall
8/27 - Columbus, OH - Al Rosa Villa
8/28 - Detroit, MI - Harpos
8/29 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
8/31 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
9/01 - San Antonio, TX - Scout Bar
9/02 - Dallas, TX - Trees
9/03 - Corpus Christie, TX - Pavillion @ Concrete Street
9/04 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's
9/05 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
9/07 - Des Moines, IA - People's Court
9/08 - Mounds View, MN - Roberts
9/10 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
9/11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Complex
9/13 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
9/14 - Portland, OR - Berbatti's Pan
9/15 - Orangevale, CA - Boardwalk
9/16 - Los Angeles CA - Key Club
9/17 - Tuscon, AZ - The Rock
9/18 - Farmington, NM - Gator's
9/19 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
9/21 - Salina, KS - Blue Goat
9/22 - Lincoln, NE - Knickerbockers
9/23 - Waterloo, IA - Spicoli's Rock Garden
9/24 - Elgin, IL - Roadhouse
9/25 - Traverse City, MI - Ground Zero
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Kittie Announce Additional Dates With DevilDriver
July 7, 2010
Kittie have announced additional dates alongside DevilDriver this summer. "We are extremely excited and honored to have been asked to participate in DevilDriver's upcoming headlining tour. We cannot wait to get out there and bring the insanity to both new and old fans alike. Add Kataklysm to the mix, and this is a definite must see!" says Front woman Morgan Lander. More dates will be announced soon. Confirmed dates are:

8/25 - Jerymn, PA @ Elenor Rigby's
8/26 - London, ON @ London Music Hall
8/27 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
9/03 - Corpus Christie, TX @ Pavillion @ Concrete Street
9/04 - Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
9/07 - Des Moines, IA @ People's Court
9/13 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/15 - Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk

Kittie is also set to support this years Thrash And Burn Tour in the US in part of their extensive touring plan for 2010. Spanning coast to coast, the tour will be making stops in all major markets. The official lineup and tour dates can be found below. Tickets are on sale now.

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DevilDriver And 36 Crazyfists 'Bound By The Road 2010'
June 11, 2010
Labelmates and brothers-in-metal, DevilDriver and 36 Crazyfists are teaming up for an awesome touring partnership - "Bound By The Road 2010" - this November. Two additional support bands are yet to be announced.

The tour will be the last UK run before the band release a brand new album in early 2011. Frontman Dez Fafara was in effusive form when asked about the jaunt, commenting "Listen up! DevilDriver is proud to say were coming back and bringing a badass lineup with us! The last time we toured with 36 Crazyfists, it was a such great time that all of us, band and crew, swore we would do it again and we are!! This tour is gonna be bands and crews hanging out, having a great time and this ENERGY will transfer onstage & backstage as we travel overseas together. Hail Hail, Rock n' Roll!"

Their touring partners, 36 Crazyfists are releasing their new album, 'Cllisions And Castaways' on 26th July and will be playing this year's Download Festival on Friday 11th June, but the November tour will be your chance to catch them in their full glory with an array of new tunes. 36 Crazyfists' frontman, Brock Lindow is equally enthused at the prospect of the dates, stating "We're really excited to be touring the UK and Europe with our great friends in DevilDriver. Our new record will be out and we're so eager to share it with our European fans. I can't wait to see everyone at the shows!!!!!"

36 Crazyfists recently returned to the Roadrunner fold after one album with Ferret Records. The band were thrilled to come home, saying "Being back with our Roadrunner Records Family is very special to everyone in the 36CF camp. We look forward to being looked after again by the hardest working staff in the business, Hallelujah!!!!"

"Bound By The Road 2010" tour dates line up as follows:
11/05 - Newcastle - 02 Academy
11/06 - Leeds - 02 Academy
11/07 - Glasgow - The Arches
11/08 - Nottingham - Rock City
11/09 - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
11/10 - Bournemouth - 02 Academy
11/12 - Bristol - 02 Academy
11/13 - London - HMV Forum
11/14 - Manchester - Academy
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DevilDriver Guitarist Nominated For Golden Gods Award
April 1, 2010
DevilDriver's Jeffrey Kendrick has been finally been given the notice he so richly deserves. The axeman was nominated in the "Best Shredder" category for 2010 Metal Hammer Golden Gods, which is not to be confused with the 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which are next week in LA.

The Metal Hammer GGs are based in the UK and we here at Loudside would like to congratulate Jeff for his nomination and encourage you to vote for him at so he can win this accolade.
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Suffocation Announce 2010 Tour With DevilDriver
November 23, 2009
New York extreme metal legends Suffocation are pleased to announce they will be direct support to DevilDriver on an upcoming five-week tour launching in January, 2010. "Suffocation is very excited to be touring with DevilDriver," states the group. "We know this will be an incredible tour, and encourage the fans to come out and see this amazing lineup!"

The first ten shows are as follows; more dates to be announced soon.
1/07 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
1/08 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims
1/09 - Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
1/11 - Portland, OR @ Peter's Room at Roseland Theater
1/12 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
1/13 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
1/15 - Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
1/16 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
1/18 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
1/19 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

uploaded a video clip for the track "Cataclysmic Purification" here. The footage was directed by David Brodsky (Arsis, God Forbid, Kataklysm, Swashbuckle) with animation by Tim Kellen.

recently announced their co-headlining May 2010 tour of Latin America with Napalm Death. The band will be supporting their Nuclear Blast debut 'Blood Oath', which was released in North America in July 2009.

with Napalm Death:
05/05/10 - Mexico DF - Mexico City @ TBA
05/07/10 - Venezuela- Caracas @ TBA
05/08/10 - Colombia - Bogota @ Teatro Metropol
05/09/10 - Ecuador - Quito @ Bunga
05/11/10 - Peru - Lima @ Voce (TBA)
05/13/10 - Chile - Santiago @ Teatro Caupolican
05/14/10 - Argentina - Bs As @ Teatro Flores
05/15/10 - Brazil - Curitiba @ TBA
05/16/10 - Brazil - Sao Paulo @ TBA

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HOME TOWN: Santa Barbara, CA
Dez Fafara (vocals)
Mike (guitar)
Jeff (guitar)
John-M (bass)
John-B (drums)

A devil driver is the name witches give to the bells they use to drive evil away when they are casting their spells.For lead singer Dez Fafara, music has always been a devil driver of sorts - allowing him to drive away all of the demons of his world with a bellowing howl that is distinctively his. Ten years long and ten years strong, his assault on music has created a sound that remains both remarkably resonant and pertinent in today's metal world. DevilDriver's second album, The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand, produced by Colin Richardson, sees Fafara and the band reaching well beyond the rock solid foundation of their self-titled debut and scaling all new sonic precipices.While most bands mature from their debut to their follow-up, DevilDriver did so by growing tighter as unit and enabling every member of the band to add to the musical sound of the band. Like many bands before them, DevilDriver went through a number of transitions during this period, and rather than finding those changes to be creatively constrictive, they allowed the band to grow as a creative unit. A true collaborative effort, The Fury of Our Maker's Hand was built riff by riff, song by song, by Jeff Kendrick & Mike Spreitzer (guitar), Jon Miller (bass) and John Boecklin (drums). “This band is amazing,” says Fafara. “They all strapped on guitars and really came together around my musical vision.” Together they created an album whose sonic breadth is truly a testament to their collaborative effort. “There's more melody, more hooks, more solos. There's more symbiosis in the band. Everyone is playing together really well.”Songs like “End of the Line” and “Driving Down The Darkness” are unrelenting compositions of equal parts speed and fury, showing what team-work can actually accomplish, taking DevilDriver's sound into the red. “Sin & Sacrifice” is an opus in the truest metal sense with a DevilDriver twist, starting off with an eerie orchestral intro and slowly building into wave after wave of menacing metal madness. “Hold Back The Day”, the first single from Fury, combines the old with the new, simultaneously harkening back to their debut album while clearly reaching into new and fresh directions. “The songs are all separate from each other, but they've also got that grindy groove sound that only we can capture,” says Fafara. “We've got our own sound and that's what we set out to do.”Not only has the bands' music matured, but Fafara's lyrics have done so as well. Gone are the days of free-floating, non-linear vocal lines that have become Fafara's trademark of sorts, rather Fury finds Fafara tackling issues and telling stories in a more traditional lyrical sense. “Before you had to try and figure out what I was saying in my lyrics. On the new album I'm trying to be more of a storyteller.” While DevilDriver was laced with some of Fafara's familiar cadences, The Fury of Our Maker's Hand finds him breaking free and redirecting his sound in line with that of this band.Fafara looks back with respect on his Coal Chamber days, but DevilDriver is the realization of all his true musical aspirations. “The influence to start this band was that I wanted to do something that was heavier, darker and full of more of my metal influences that I listen to on a daily basis. Every time I get on stage, I want to feel the music behind me. That is DevilDriver.” Born out of frustration with his former band, cultivated through numerous barbecues and free-flowing red wine and solidified through a near-death experience in an RV, DevilDriver is not Dez Fafara and crew – rather it is a hard-as-nails metallic maelstrom that pounds out some of the most vicious music heard on the metal landscape today.A balancing act of contorted melody lines, jagged guitars and staccato double bass drumming, The Fury of Our Maker's Hand delivers a uniquely sinister sound. An uncompromising tirade on all that is wrong in the world and all that is right in metal, it delivers a resounding F*** YOU to the world at large. Joined by his band and fueled by perseverance it's good to see that after 10 years Dez Fafara's middle finger is bigger than ever.