The wait is over for new music! DevilDriver just dropped their full, haunting rendition of Hank3’s “Country Heroes”, featuring Hank3 himself on vocals. The album’s starter track kicks in with an ominous classic outlaw/country western intro, instantly careening into a heavy assault accented by Hank3’s Ozzy Osbourne-influenced vocal approach. Quickly veering towards full heavy metal with a grooving double bass foundation, the track travels into heavy-hitting signature DevilDriver territory, wrapping up with a hair-raising, whiskey-soaked solo by guitarist Neal Tiemann.
DevilDriver vocalist Dez Fafara adds:
This record would not have meant as much to me without having Hank3 on board. He is one of the most authentic and real outlaw country artists out there right now. I chose to record Country Heroes because the lyrics are extremely well-written, and using the names of all the outlaws within the song really does the song justice. ‘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!