Death Valley Driver

Like its namesake, Death Valley Driver will leave you with a sore neck and a few bruises. Since forming in 2008, they have become one of the hardest gigging metal bands on the Island. In that time, they have played all over the Maritimes.

The five-piece has shared the stage with Metallica, Coheed & Cambria, Seether, Protest the Hero, Matt Mays, Misery Index, Obscura, Unexpect, F**k The Facts and many others.

Thanks to their opening slot for Metallica, the band was named by Crave Online as one of the top 10 opening bands in Canada, along with such heavyweights as The Arcade Fire and My Chemical Romance.

They recently released their debut album “Choke The River” on Diminished Fifth Records. The album, engineered by Haywire’s David Rashed, has gotten rave reviews and had charted nationally on several Loud charts on university radio, peaking so far at number 3. Their song “Sleeping All December” is being used as the entrance music for Ring of Honor tag team The Briscoes.

For Fans of: Down, Corrosion Of Conformity, Hatebreed, Pantera, Crowbar


Nick Doucette :: Guitar         Ryan P. Gallant :: Drums         Dan Hodgson :: Vocals         Ric Rumbolt :: Bass         Ray Blacquire :: Guitar

Death Valley Driver – Choke The River CD [CD-D5R016]

Choke The River CD

1. Choke The River With Your Dead
2. Mothsblood
3. Straight To Hell
4. Insect Dirge
5. Heavy Lies The Crown
6. Sleeping All December
7. Lambs in the Wolfskin
8. Armour Divides

Charlottetown’s Death Valley Driver have been bulldozing their red mud-fueled swamp metal since 2008. Their debut album ‘Choke the River’ is packed with 8 songs of pure aggression, groove and gravel laced vocals.

“Everything here is built upon a foundation of pure, heavy grooves”
Exclaim! Magazine

“The grooves are just as heavy and infectious as any band you could name, while the sound is so grimy it would make Matt Pike want to go take a shower”

“If we could bottle Death Valley Driver’s swamp water/metal than we would have a generation of horn throwing, head banging, swamp water drinking, metal fans that understand good music is not about genre identification. It’s about giving bands the freedom to explore their sound and supporting them with raw energy and enthusiasm”