VIDEO PREMIERE: DevilDriver – “Ghost Riders In The Sky (Johnny Cash Cover)” Ft. John Carter Cash, Ana Cristina Cash & Randy Blythe
Devildriver have premiered the music video for their cover of Johnny Cash‘s “Ghost Riders In The Sky” recently. You can check that out below. The song features guest vocals from Cash’s own son John Carter Cash, his wife Ana Cristina Cash and Lamb of God‘s Randy Blythe and is from the band’s upcoming cover album Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1 which is due out on July 6th via Napalm Records.
Devildriver Dez Fafara commented:
It was both an honor and a privilege to work with these three great artists. Watching John Carter Cash and Ana Cristina Cash track vocals at the Cash Cabin was a highlight of my career. Meeting such down-to-earth and incredibly talented people and having them come on board “made” the project for me, personally. Tracking with Randy was another highlight. He’s a brother and watching how he tracked, and vice versa, was a learning process for both of us that we both spoke highly about and enjoyed immensely. All of us on this song gave 110% to make sure it was done right! Enjoy!
John Carter Cash also added:
All my life I have loved the power and eerie quality of the song ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky‘. Since I was nine years old, I have lived and breathed heavy metal music. I am grateful to have had the chance to work with Dez Fafara, Randy Blythe, DevilDriver and others, in the upcoming release of what I believe is the consummate metal version of this musical masterpiece.
Ana Cristina Cash commented:
I am so proud to have been a part of ‘Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1‘ and to have sung on the metal version of ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky‘ with my husband John Carter Cash, Dez Fafara, Randy Blythe and DevilDriver. This whole album pushes boundaries and merges the outlaw country and the metal genres in a masterful way.
Finally, Randy Blythe added his two cents:
I am a huge fan of moody songs with narrative lyrics employed to tell a dark story – they really make the listener visualize what the song is about. I can’t think of many tunes where this was done more effectively than Johnny Cash‘s version of ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky‘. Long before heavy metal had been invented, the original Man in Black wasn’t afraid to explore the dark side with his music. Truly great songs never die – they just shape-shift through the years. Singing with Dez, John Carter, and DevilDriver is keeping those undead riders alive in a whole different genre. Crank this up and look to the sky at night…