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DevilDriver Make Lucky Escape After Near Van Calamity

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Rock Sound 15 June 2009 at 23.01

Dez Fafara and company nearly trash gear after trailer detachs from their bus in Germany on the way to Download.

DevilDriver had a lucky escape from on-the-road carnage en route to their Download 2009 warm-up show in Newport, South Wales after an equipment trailer detached from their tour bus at high speed. Frontman Dez Fafara takes up the tale…

“I’ve never had anything like this happen in my life. We were driving through Germany and Belgium, pulled over to get gas at four in the morning and everyone said ‘Where’s the fucking trailer?!’ We drove back an hour and a half on the autobahn. I was the first one that saw it and just started yelling ‘Trailer!’

“At 70mph, this huge trailer, I have no idea how, gently pulled over to the kerb and parked itself. None of the gear was fucked up. By all rights it should have flipped over and done a million fucking turns. We’re very fortunate nobody got hurt.”


DevilDriver’s new album, ‘Pray For Villains’, is out July 13 on Roadrunner.

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