Playlist: Devildriver (Jeff Kendrick)
Sun, 19 Apr 2009 11:49:10
Devildriver conjure a catchy cacophony of guttural grooves, double bass dementia and searing solos. It's a heavy metal formula that's impenetrable and strangely infectious. Right now, the band is finishing their hotly anticipated fourth epic, Pray for Villains, due out summer 2009 on Roadrunner Records.
However, while at Fangoria Weekend of Horrors, guitarist Jeff Kendrick talked to ARTISTdirect.com about what he's currently spinning for our playlist feature. He delved into some other inspirations too!
"Heat is one of my favorite movies ever, and I'll always go back to that. However, my musical taste is all over the place, and that shows in my playing," said Jeff. "We're a band that a lot of people who don't necessarily love metal can listen to. We're catchy and we write songs that display technical proficiency at the same time. Our fans know we're not going to let them down. We've stuck around."
There's no doubt they'll be around for a long time to come too. Check out Jeff's playlist below and get ready for Villains this summer.
Jeff Kendrick's Playlist:
1. Muse — Absolution
"I just bought Absolution, and I've been listening to that a lot."
2. Devildriver — Pray for Villains
"I've been cranking our new record non-stop because we're going over mixes now. It sounds amazing."
3. Guns 'N Roses — Chinese Democracy
"I listen to Chinese Democracy all the time. The guitar playing is incredible!"
4. Alice In Chains
"I don't feel like there's anything coming out that's going to really surpass the bands I've loved forever. Getting into music at a certain age, certain bands will seem more magical because you were in that moment. Alice is one of them along with Pantera."
6. Metallica — Death Magnetic
7. Deftones — White Pony
8. Lamb of God — Wrath
Check out Devildriver's tour dates here!