Deathride, the new band featuring Coal Chamber vocalist Dez Fafara, is ringing in the New Year with rehearsals, new music, recording a new record, and getting on the great tour road. Dez speaks as follows: "Rehearsals started again on [January] 3rd with about a 4 to 5 hours session. We're all having a great time playing this music and we're tight as hell. "Then on the 4th, we wrote a new song called "Meet the Wretched." We rehearsed for about 4 hours and now on Sunday [Jan. 5], we're just taking a break. "As we await for [producer] Ross Hogarth to return from the east coast, we spend our time tightening up everything and when the inspiration hits, we write new stuff. "Album titles have been shifting around and nothing is set in stone, but right now, the band is holding on tight to the number Thirteen for a title. "So basically pre-preproduction is starting. We're getting ready to fly people in for video taping and were waiting for our producer. So everything's moving along nicely. "Last night, the band and I were talking about touring and we cannot wait. We all want to go overseas and we smell festival seasons coming as well as the summer in the United States will be a DEATHRIDE summer. As we constantly crisscross the United States playing 6 shows a week, I personally can't wait to get to Texas and New York City to play this music, see people and party."