|As DEVILDRIVER enter their third decade with nine full-length albums, countless international tours and worldwide renown, they prove more resilient than ever. When the world was upended in 2020, iconic groove metal leaders DEVILDRIVER didn’t pause, releasing the highly-acclaimed first installment of their two-part Dealing With Demons saga, ‘Dealing With Demons I’. Now, as society emerges more hardened and determined than before, so does ‘Dealing With Demons Vol. II’.
The new album represents celebrated frontman Dez Fafara’s psyche and the final purging of his demons that have long haunted the band’s music. Once again produced and engineered by Steve Evetts with additional engineering from guitarist Mike Spreitzer, ‘Dealing With Demons Vol. II’ is inarguably heavier and relentlessly harsher than its predecessor.
International media mainstays like Revolver, Metal Hammer, Kerrang and Consequence lauded ‘Dealing With Demons I’, which debuted at #4 on the US Current Hard Music Albums Chart. Blabbermouth stated, “If the second half of this mammoth endeavor matches the first, this will be remembered as a pivotal moment in the DEVILDRIVER story.”
If there is any question as to whether DEVILDRIVER is slowing down any time soon, ‘Dealing With Demons Vol. II’ proves that 20 years into their career, even with their demons in tow – they move forward at the forefront of metal.