The Vampyr of conducted an interview with guitarist Jeff Kendrick of California metallers DEVILDRIVERbefore the band’s September 10, 2011 concert at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. You can now watch the chat below.

DEVILDRIVER guitarist Mike Spreitzer was forced to sit out the band’s recent South American tour after suffering a seizure.

DEVILDRIVER bassist Aaron “Bubble” Patrick (ex-BURY YOUR DEAD) suffered a back injury in July but was able to recover in time to perform with the rest of the band at the Heavy T.O. and Heavy MTL festivals in Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec, Canada, respectively.

Bubble joined DEVILDRIVER as the replacement for Jonathan Miller, who quit DEVILDRIVER in March, calling it “the most difficult decision of my life” but “something that I needed to do for myself.”

“Beast”, the fifth album from DEVILDRIVER, sold a little over 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 42 on The Billboard 200 chart.