Devildriver follow up on the release of previous singles (and videos) for “Keep Away From Me” (#1 at Metal Contraband) and the haunting  “Iona” with the scorching, “Nest Of Vipers,” out via Napalm Records

Top-charting, dark, groove metal originators Devildriver recently announced the highly anticipated release of their upcoming double album, Dealing With Demons. The first volume—titled Dealing With Demons I—drops October 9, 2020 via Napalm Records and marks the band’s first release of new, original material since 2016’s acclaimed Trust No One.

The video for “Nest Of Vipers,” directed by Vicente Cordero of Industrialism Films, hypnotizes the viewer with cryptic, spellbinding imagery.  Our subject agrees to have his tarot cards read, but is he about to experience more than he bargained for?

Harking back to the heavy, melodic, dark groove that Devildriver patented at their start while remaining entirely modern and fresh, “Nest Of Vipers” winds its way into the listener’s psyche with metallic chugging and southern-fried leads, gritty, grooving riffs, and a heightened dose of amplified energy and intensity.

Co-written by frontman Dez Fafara and guitarist Neal Tiemann, the lyrics to “Nest Of Vipers” explore themes of true loyalty and the notion that friendship is not a commodity for sale. 

Devildriver band

Frontman Dez Fafara says about “Nest Of Vipers” and working with guitarist Neal Tiemann on their first lyrical collaboration:

“This is my first co-written lyric on any Devildriver track with another band member, penned with our guitarist Neal Tiemann. Working with Neal is a good time. We always want what’s best for the song.

“Lyrically, the chorus says it all—’the kings sworn men make perfect liars.’ This is the cold, hard truth, as people’s loyalties are often bought and sold.

The lyric “she sleeps with bones beside her” refers to another theme touched upon in this track—a woman laying in misery next to her “bones” of contention, harboring guilt as her loyalties are also bought and sold … It’s all a sad state of affairs once you get into that bought-and-sold mentality, whether it’s with your work or friendships.”

Pre-order Dealing With Demons here.


Theron Moore has been freelance writing since 1989 as a staff writer for SLAM Magazine (Stateline Area Magazine, Northern IL / Southern WI), and contributor to Jake Wiseley’s (Red Decibel Records) Sheet Metal Magazine. He’s also published zines Louder Than God, The Saint Vitus Press & Poetry Review, For Those About to Rock, and blogs Church of the Necronomicon and All My Friends Are Rock Stars (AMFARS). Moore has contributed music, & movie reviews, and artist interviews to websites, Wormwood Chronicles, The Sludgelord, New Noise Magazine and Metal Forces Magazine. He is the author of All My Friends Are Rock Stars, Volumes I-III; Gangsters, Harlots and Thieves; Belvidere, Books & Guns; Blood on the Screen, Blood on the Page; all titles available on Amazon.

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