DEVILDRIVER has canceled its appearance on the inaugural Megacruise after frontman Dez Fafara 's wife was diagnosed with cancer.
Dez broke the news of his wife's diagnosis in a social media post earlier today. He wrote (via ThePRP ): "Today my world is BLACK my wife and best friend @mrsfafara was told yesterday she has cancer . Please send positive vibes for our family while we go through this difficult time . . AT THIS TIME @devildriver IS CANCELLING @themegacruise SO I can be by my wife’s side . Thank you for your understanding ."
Dez 's wife of 20 years, Anahstasia Fafara is involved in several business ventures with her husband, including The Oracle Management , The Oracle Merchandise Company and the SunCult clothing brand.
In a 2013 interview with Loudwire , Dez said: "My family is so important. Raising three boys, the difficult thing about being a musician is that you're gone a lot. What I do I do for my family so they can keep a roof over their head so they can have a normal life… I'm really happy that they support me, because I am gone on the road a lot. I have a great wife at home and a nice normal life."
Megacruise , hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH , will depart from Los Angeles on October 13 on a round-trip voyage to San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico.
This past July, Dez confirmed that DEVILDRIVER had completed work on its new album with producer Steve Evetts ( EVERY TIME I DIE , THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN ). The follow-up to 2016's "Trust No One" will be a staggered-release double album, with the first part scheduled to arrive in early 2020.
DEVILDRIVER 's full-length collection of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End" , was released in July 2018 via Napalm Records .