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A punishing groove and melodic death metal unit based out of Santa Barbara, California, DevilDriver originally operated under the moniker Deathride, before a copyright issue forced them to adopt a new name. Co-founded by Coal Chamber vocalist Dez Fafara, who remains the group lone original member, the band debuted in 2002, but didn't truly catch fire until the release of 2007's Last Kind Words, which heralded a string of high-charting albums like Pray for Villains (2009), Winter Kills (2013), and Trust No One (2016). Despite enduring numerous personnel shifts, the band maintained a lean, loud, and punitive sonic attack that made them one of the more reliable heavy music purveyors of the 2000s and 2010s. Following the dissolution of his Marilyn Manson/Korn-influenced nu-metal band Coal Chamber, vocalist Dez Fafara hooked up with guitarists Evans Pitts and Jeffrey Kendrick, bassist Jon Miller, and drummer John Boecklin to form DevilDriver -- a rather more extreme band dedicated to the subsequent hardcore-meets-death-metal trends. Signed to Roadrunner like Fafara's previous group, DevilDriver released their eponymous debut in 2003, followed a sophomore effort, The Fury of Our Maker's Hand (where Pitts was replaced by Mike Spreitzer), a couple years later. 2007's Last Kind Words was the group's first outing to crack the Billboard 200, but they got their day in the sun when their 2009 album, Pray for Villains, debuted at number 35 and found success in Europe as well. After touring with groups like Behemoth and Slipknot, DevilDriver went back into the studio to begin work on their fifth album. the resulting Beast, produced by Mark Lewis, was released in 2011, and would be their last album to feature longtime bassist Jon Miller. The band would team up with Lewis again for its next album, Winter Kills, their highest-charting LP to date, which arrived in the summer of 2013 via Napalm Records. 2014 saw the departures of drummer John Boecklin and guitarist Jeff Kendrick, which prompted Fafara to put the band on hiatus until 2016. The group did indeed resurface that year, releasing its seventh studio album, Trust No One, which would be the first DevilDriver outing for three new members, ex-Chimaira drummer Austin D'Amond, guitarist Neal Tiemann, and ex-Static-X bassist Diego Ibarra. In 2018, Fafara, a longtime fan of outlaw country, fulfilled his ambition to unite the genre with metal on DevilDriver's eighth album, Outlaws 'til the End, Vol. 1. A collection of covers of classics of the genre refashioned in the band's inimitable powerhouse style, it featured guest vocals from several metal and country artists including Randy Blythe, Brock Lindow, Burton C. Bell, John Carter Cash, and Hank Williams III. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
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  2.   Clouds Over California
  3.   Swinging the Dead
  4.   Forgiveness Is a Six Gun
  5.   Ripped Apart
  6.   Burning Sermon
  7.   Another Night in London
  8.   Die (And Die Now)
  9.   Unlucky 13
  10.   Bound by the Moon
  11.   Nothing's Wrong?
  12.   Devil's Son
  13.   Pray for Villains
  14.   End of the Line
  15.   I Could Care Less
  16.   Digging Up the Corpses
  17.   Hold Back the Day
  18.   Wasted Years
  19.   Sail
  20.   The Appetite
  21.   Copperhead Road
  22.   Outlaw Man
  23.   Guilty as Sin
  24.   If Drinking Don't Kill Me
  25.   Country Heroes
  26.   Trust No One
  27.   Testimony of Truth
  28.   I've Been Sober
  29.   Meet the Wretched
  30.   The Ride
  31.   Dad's Gonna Kill Me
  32.   Ghost Riders in the Sky
  33.   For What It's Worth
  34.   Daybreak
  35.   Oath of the Abyss
  36.   The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
  37.   Sin & Sacrifice
  38.   I Dreamed I Died
  39.   A Country Boy Can Survive
  40.   Above It All
  41.   Haunting Refrain
  42.   Gutted
  43.   Desperate Times
  44.   Talons Out (Teeth Sharpened)
  45.   Dead to Rights
  46.   Crowns of Creation
  47.   Coldblooded
  48.   Black Soul Choir
  49.   Waiting for November
  50.   I See Belief
  51.   Bitter Pill
  52.   Back with a Vengance
  53.   Swinging the Dead by Timo Maas
  54.   Not All Who Wander Are Lost
  55.   These Fighting Words
  56.   The Axe Shall Fall
  57.   When Summoned
  58.   Monsters of the Deep
  59.   Before the Hangman's Noose
  60.   Bear Witness Unto
  61.   Impending Disaster
  62.   Grinfucked
  63.   The Mountain
  64.   What Does It Take (To Be a Man)
  65.   A Thousand Miles From Nowhere
  66.   I'm the Only Hell Mama Ever Raised
  67.   Whiskey River
  68.   Retribution
  69.   Feeling Un-god-ly
  70.   This Deception
  71.   My Night Sky
  72.   Bad Deeds
  73.   Tripping Over Tombstones
  74.   Caring's Overkill
  75.   Curses and Epitaphs
  76.   Winter Kills
  77.   Ruthless
  78.   You Make Me Sick
  79.   The Blame Game
  80.   Shitlist
  81.   Lost
  82.   Lend Myself to the Night
  83.   Hardened
  84.   Fortune Favors the Brave
  85.   Bring the Fight (To the Floor)
  86.   Blur
  87.   Teach Me to Whisper
  88.   Resurrection Blvd.
  89.   Pure Sincerity
  90.   Fate Stepped In
  91.   Horn of Betrayal
  92.   Head on to Heartache (Let Them Rot)
  93.   Tirades of Truth
  94.   Just Run
  95.   Pale Horse Apocalypse
  96.   Driving Down the Darkness
  97.   Revelation Machine
  98.   Cry for Me Sky (Eulogy of the Scorned)
  99.   The Man Comes Around
  100.   It's in the Cards
  101.   Knee Deep
  102.   Evil on Swift Wings
  103.   House Divided
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