Metal Kaoz: Now that you said “writing”, what about the next Devildriver album? Where are you on that?
Michael Spreitzer: “It’s pretty much written; I’m really excited about this record. Way more than I was about Beast for some reason. I don’t know why; we have kind of taken a different direction with that record, but if I had to compare that stuff, it’s more in the vein of The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand or The Last Kind Words.
Metal Kaoz: Did you think of writing like that or it was a spontaneous thing?
Michael Spreitzer: “Yeah, I think we kinda did; I think we are at this point when writing together for 10 years now you kind of look back and go ‘what worked and what hasn’t’. We try to stick to a format that worked for us in the past and being well-received by the fans, but also in a way keeping it different so we don’t get bored, because we do like challenge ourselves.”
Metal Kaoz: How many tracks are we talking about?
Michael Spreitzer: “Right now, I believe we are going to be tracking 13 or 14 songs. I think we are going to have 11-12 on the record and the rest as b-sides.”
Metal Kaoz: Have you set a release date for the new album?
Michael Spreitzer: “We are looking August/September 2013 as it now, and we will record everything with Mark Lewis at Audio Hammer studios, outside of Orlando in Florida. We are going to do all the music, guitars, bass and drums over there, and then after the holidays, he is flying to California where Dez will do the vocals at this house; he bought a really cool vocal isolation booth in one of his rooms and Mark is going there finish it up or whatever, maybe some guitar solos or whatever has to be done at my house, at my studio, we’ll see.”
The entire interview can be read at this location.
Devildriver were recently confirmed for Germany’s Summer Breeze Open Air - which will take place from August 15th to 17th at its usual location in Dinkelsbühl.
Confirmed acts now include: AGNOSTIC FRONT, ALESTORM, AMORPHIS, ANTHRAX, ARCHITECTS, BENEDICTION, THE BONES, DARK FUNERAL, DER WEG EINER, DEVILDRIVER, DR. LIVING DEAD, DYING FETUS, EISBRECHER, EMMURE, END OF GREEN, ENSIFERUM, ENSLAVED, EVERGREEN TERRACE, EVOCATION, FEAR FACTORY, FEUERSCHWANZ, FIDDLER'S GREEN, FIREWIND, GRAVE, HAGGARD, HATE, HATEBREED, ILLDISPOSED, IN FLAMES, KNORKATOR, LAMB OF GOD, LETZTE INSTANZ, LONG DISTANCE CALLING, MARDUK, MUSTASCH, NACHTMYSTIUM, NEAERA, NECROPHOBIC, ORDEN OGAN, ORPHANED LAND, POWERWOLF, PRIMORDIAL, PRO-PAIN, ROTTEN SOUND, SABATON, SALTATIO MORTIS, SISTER SIN, SOILWORK, SOLSTAFIR, THE VISION BLEAK, TIAMAT, VAN CANTO, WALLS OF JERICHO, WE CAME AS ROMANS, and WHITECHAPEL.
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