DEVILDRIVER and COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara is celebrating the second anniversary of his getting sober as we speak (Tuesday, October 6). He wrote on his Instagram account: “On 10-9-16, I walked off my bus, down the road to a tattoo joint and bought these numbers tattooed on me. I stop ON THE ROAD, with drinkers throughout me. I did it for myself for well being and the longer term. I felt no want for AA, however get assist nevertheless you may. I actually did not want anybody else however myself, because the battle was inside! Today I have a good time being wholesome, dropping virtually 31 lbs and waking up feeling superb!
“If you’ve gotten an issue consuming or end up the place I used to be, which was consuming each day on the highway, which meant a life time of ‘cocktail’ hours, then simply KNOW YOU ARE STRONG and you are able to do something you set your thoughts to.
“What a improbable change it’s. I don’t miss the style nor the thrill and, to be trustworthy, I do not miss the bars and the drunk folks round me anymore both.
“Make the change, watch the change encourage your life and others round you! #BoozeSucks #2YearsOffBooze #DoItForYou #FuckYesIDidIt”
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In a latest interview with the “Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon” podcast, Fafara was requested about his resolution to cease consuming alcohol altogether after spending a few years on the highway and in an setting not precisely conducive to staying sober. “There had been moments in my early days the place I used to be the man who had a half a bottle of whisky and a tab of acid using on prime of the tour bus in COAL CHAMBER,” he stated. “I used to be into the madness of it. But I by no means had any bottom-of-the-barrel moments. There was by no means, ‘God, I hold waking up hungover,’ or, ‘What did I say final night time?’ or any of that taking place. It was only a state of affairs the place I believe after the age of, like, 30, traces look unhealthy on a dude. They simply look unhealthy on a man… It was type of a turning level the place I stated, ‘Why am I having a cocktail earlier than the present? Why am I having a cocktail after the present? What is that this?’ It turned a factor. Two hours earlier than the present, you begin preparing, you go within the again lounge, you’ve gotten a cocktail together with your bros, you hearken to some music, you go do the present, afterwards, perhaps you’ve gotten a cocktail or two, you then go to mattress. I used to be, like, ‘I will put this down.’ And it got here in a second once I was very impressed by my spouse, who’s closely influenced by remedy, who’s closely influenced by simply residing nicely, residing wholesome, being pleased, proper? And, she says to me, ‘Now that is the purpose in your life.’ I’ve dropped 30 kilos, I’ve bought a fucking six-pack for the primary time since my 20s.”
DEVILDRIVER‘s full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, “Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1”, was launched in July through Napalm Records.