What's the latest from the world of DevilDriver? Dez Fafara checks in with the following update: "Now that the DevilDriver album is complete, we will be receiving mixes from numerous individuals to determine who will be mixing the album. We are excited to hear these mixes, and cannot wait for everything to move forward. We are also very pleased and proud to announce that a good friend of mine - the world renown tattoo artist, the infamous and dark, Paul Booth - will be doing the artwork for the album, and is also working on band logos as well. "Again, the album title is Straight To Hell. I have been asked many times if there is a theme to this album, and yes, there is a theme - If anybody is familiar with the story of FAUST, the album would be somewhere along the lines of that. Everyone sells their soul for something, we have sold our soul for our art. There will be 12 songs on the album, and we are looking for an October release...however, that hasn't yet been finalized. "We are looking forward to bringing you something different, unique, something not heard before. This art has many influences, and we'd like to paint a very vivid picture in your mind. Influences such as black metal, death metal, and hardcore thrash, as well as strict heavy metal groove have all been put together into the picture. If you want to check out a little something, we have a song called "Swinging The Dead" on the upcoming Freddy Vs Jason soundtrack, you can go to www.roadrunnerrecords.com/FreddyVsJason to check it out. "Also, please check out our new message board - www.devildriver.com/forum. Please feel free to post any questions you might have...I will be answering a bunch on Monday morning. "Until then, I hope everybody has a great week and weekend. As for me, I'm on the way down to my local record store to buy the new Superjoint Ritual album...I'm looking forward to sitting on my couch and listening to the whole thing in its entirety." "As always, hail the night..." -Dez Fafara