Die kalifornische Metalband Devildriver haben sich von ihren Drummer Austin D’Amond getrennt. Aber mit Davier Pérez wurde ein Ersatz verkündet. Devildriver schreiben in einem Statement: „Uplifting news here, always sad to part with a brother, but in this case we could not be more proud… Austin D’Amond has been offered a very lucrative spot at his sobriety clinic to head up the program, helping to get people sober, and we are very proud of the steps he’s taken in his own life to get sober and also to help others with their struggles.“
Devildriver Frontmann Dez Fafara sagte dazu: „Working with Austin was fun, but I’m very glad for the next chapter of his life where he will be helping people.
Sad to see him go, but as he steps away from touring, he’s bettering his life and the lives of others — so Austin, we salute you!“
Austin fügt hinzu: „I’m very grateful for my time playing for DEVILDRIVER and the experience was priceless. These friendships will last forever, and I have nothing but love for all my brothers. I wish them many more years of giving the fans the most necessary SHRED!!!“
D’Amond kam im Jahre 2015 zur Band als Ersatz für den Origina-Schlagzeuger John Boecklin.
Zu Davier, der jetzt zu DEVILDRIVER kommt, sagt Dez: „Once I saw him play, I asked around and spoke with him and heard his excitement as well his long-term commitment level. I knew he was our guy!“
Pérez kommentiert: „To say that I’m honored to be part of the DEVILDRIVER family is an understatement!“