Jon Miller Rejoins Devildriver
Eleven years after leaving the group, bassist Jon Miller has rejoined the ranks of Devildriver. He is an original member of the California metal group.
“Jon is a monster on bass and wrote much of our early material,” says vocalist Dez Fafara. “We began talking daily and it just felt right… and having him onstage again will be absolutely pummeling technically and visually. For the fans that have seen the band with Jon in it, please welcome him back. And for those of you who haven’t, get ready because he holds it down.”
Miller also commented, saying “After spending the past 10 years away from writing music, recording, and touring, I have made the decision to return to Devildriver to settle some unfinished business with two lifelong friends.”
Miller’s return means the departure of bassist Diego “Ashes” Ibarra, who joined the band in 2016. “It’s always difficult letting guys go in any line of work, but we thank Ashes for his time playing with DevilDriver on tour,” Fafara adds. “I’m sad I had to let him go, but to make way for an original member was the right thing to do. We wish him the best and he’s a great guy.”
The news comes just ahead of the release of a new Devildriver box set called Clouds Over California : The Studio Albums 2003 – 2011. They are also expected to announce a tour soon.