DevilDriver released their new album “Dealing With Demons (1)” at the beginning of October, so I got on the phone with vocalist Dez Fafara to chat about the new album, life during the pandemic, featuring his son on the new album, sobriety, scars and much more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 246 - Dez Fafara, frontman of DevilDriver joins the show! In this highly entertaining talk, Dez and Shane discuss the impact of Covid-19 and how Dez saw it coming, Dez's whirlwind 2019, managing other BIG bands, and the tumultuous story behind the break up (and return) of Dez's first band, Nu-Metal legends Coal Chamber.Brought to you by Manscaped! The best in Men's below the waist grooming. For 20% off and free shipping - use code LSS at manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We have an unfortunate societal tendency of talking about mental health in all-or-none terms. People are either “sane” or “crazy,” “normal or “abnormal,” “grounded” or “unhinged,” “accurate” or distorted.” Our predilection for this type of strict categorization is perhaps understandable on one level. Struggling with mental health issues still feels like a relatively unknown world as compared to other physical health conditions. We can’t see mental health conditions on a clear medical test like a CT Scan or MRI. Further, mental health issues are common and can have a sudden and unpredictable onset, often with devastating consequences to our functioning and well-being.And so, it would be understandable if we were terrified of developing mental health issues and did anything we could to reassure ourselves that we fall into the “sane” and “normal” category. The obvious problem with this approach is that this type of all-or-none thinking creates a stigma around mental illness. Rather than people having characteristics that are organically connected to who we are and how we live and can have pros and cons, we have qualities that are simply either “healthy” or “unhealthy.” This rigid conceptualization and associated stigma make struggling with mental health much worse, as it increases stress and interferes with people being willing to seek care for fear of being labeled.There are many ways that we can open our minds to novel approaches to our experience and challenge the stigma of mental health issues. The first is by having people who struggle with mental health share their stories. The other is by offering an alternative to the “all-or-none” thinking to our experience inherent in mental health stigma. This week on The Hardcore Humanism Podcast we spoke with Dez Fafara, founding member and vocalist of the heavy metal band DevilDriver, who is doing both.During our conversation, Fafara shares his struggles with both agoraphobia and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As Fafara himself points out, most people do not assume that a rock star would suffer from agoraphobia because the very nature of his work requires being in front of thousands of people at a time playing live shows and spending significant time with fans and press. And yet, Fafara has overcome his agoraphobia to build an impressive career as a musician. As Blabbermouth puts it, “Dez Fafara’s crew have weathered two decades with credibility intact and a sturdy catalogue backing up their ferocious reputation as a live band.”Fafara also challenges stigma by talking more generally about not only the struggles he’s facing but also the positive outcomes of his “volatility.” On the one hand, Fafara struggles with volatility as a destabilizing force when it manifests as anxiety or ADHD. And yet his volatility can also be an animating and dynamic force driving his business ventures, including managing several bands in addition to his work with DevilDriver. As an example, DevilDriver’s new album Dealing with Demons I takes on Fafara’s struggle with mental health issues. The album is resonating in part because of its raw look at mental health with Kerrang! reporting, “…this is an exorcism that’s truly compelling.” By discussing volatility as something that can be embraced as useful if harnessed properly, Fafara is also challenging our all-or-none thinking about mental health.So, check out my conversation with Dez Fafara!
Frontman Dez Fafara sits down with Robb to reminisce about growing up on the streets of Hollywood, hanging with pornstars while working at Riki Rachtman’s Cathouse, the early days of Coal Chamber, the Limp Bizkit beef, Ozzy Osbourne singing on his 2nd album, capturing the zeitgeist with Coal Chamber, Machine Head and CC touring with Pantera, his almost seamless move to Devildriver, and how we are all just the children of Monte Conner. This is a must listen!The newest episodes are always free, but if you want access to all the archives, watch live, chat live, access to the forums, and get the show before it comes out everywhere else, you can subscribe now at www.GaSDigitalNetwork.com and use the promo code NFR for a 14-day free trial!
Devildriver leader Dez Fafara called in to talk about their new album "Dealing With Demons part 1" (out 10/2/20), here's what we talked about:Pandemic and Health update (0-2)"Dealing with Demons part 1" (2-10)Debut Devildriver album and Livestreams (10-12)Cradle Of Filth livestream event (12-14)Sun Cult Clothing and Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God (14-17)#RoadieStrong (17-20)NIN "Pretty Hate Machine" vs. "The Downward Spiral" (20-end)
Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and Dez Fafara of DevilDriver | Ep. 215
Appetite for Distortion
Dave Mustaine talks "Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece," Slash writing his foreword, and the Axl Chapter.Dez Fafara discusses DevilDriver's first of 2 new albums "Dealing With Demons I" and his love of Guns N' Roses.
Dez Fafara from DEVILDRIVER talks 'Dealing With Demons I'
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Nev recently caught up with Dez Fafara to talk about their long awaited new album 'Dealing With Demons I', writing a double album and the personal lyrics behind it, staying in touch with his band mates through quarantine, keeping busy with Suncult Clothing and The Oracle Management with his wife Anahstasia and teases some super massive world tour plans.(Special guest appearance by Darcy the labradoodle and Piper the doberman)DEVILDRIVER - 'Dealing With Demons I' will be out October 9 2020 through Napalm Records.PRE ORDER HERE: https://smarturl.it/DealingWithDemonsIEVERBLACK PODCAST Metal, Rock and Everything noisy from Australia and around the world! This episode Hosted by Nev PearceSUBSCRIBE -SPOTIFY PODCAST :https://open.spotify.com/show/4znToU3ETh4dJyMTv0lFG9ITUNES PODCAST:https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/everblack-metal-podcasts-tracks/id1287458669YOUTUBE :https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCau_EiKKLEwZ22aWMu9ASVAwww.everblackmedia.comwww.facebook.com/EverblackmediaThanks to :RW PromotionBlacklight AD ScreenprintingElectric WitchThe FactionLumberpunks Axe ThrowingEverblack theme and intro by Wade Norris from Our Last Enemy
Enjoy this custom playlist, created just for Episode #6.Check out the playlist for Episode #6 here.Dez & Mistress Carrie talked a lot about a lot. The links to the sites and businesses they discussed are below.Find DevilDriver online here.Coal Chamber info here.Sun Cult badass surfer gear here.The Oracle Management details are here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Clown drops in with Dez Fafara of Devildriver for a discussion that explores the frontman’s connection to the Native American community, his continued passion to create compelling music, and the first time Slipknot toured with Coal Chamber. Fafara is regularly regarded as one of heavy music’s most engaging frontmen. His conversation with clown doubles down on that. From tour stories with Pantera to the fallout from the current pandemic, the exchange is an entertaining 80-minutes that passes all too quickly.
This weeks guest is the incomparable Dez Fafara, vocalist of DevilDriver and Coal Chamber. Dez and I talk about the bands new outlaw country covers album, "Outlaws Til The End" out July 6th via Napalm Records. We get into the inspiration behind tackling this covers album, how long it's taken to get this project off the ground to how the guests on the album came about. Dez also reveals potential plans on taking this album on the road for some one off shows, why he thinks he would be best suited to be the new frontman of a legendary rock band and MUCH MORE. Intro Music: "Ambition" by Chae Hawk""Slow Strut" by FoxbatOutro Music: "Palace of the Tiger Women" by Kava Kon Show Sponsors: The Bean Bastard (www.thebeanbastard.com0Pre order FoxBat's upcoming album, "RotGut" out August 3rd via Core Sample Records here: www.foxbat.limitedrun.com/store Links: Facebook: @Devildriver, @foxbatband, @thebeanbastard, @moshpitnationwestMI, @jonsuntitledpodcastInstagram: @devildriver, @dezfafara, @foxbatmusic, @thebeanbastard, @mosphitnation, @onsuntitledpodcastTwitter: @Devildriver, @evilriver, @moshpitnation, @onsuntitledpodWebsite:www.moshpitnation.com www.jonsuntitledpod.com Email: Jonsuntitledpod@gmail.com--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brewspeakpod/support