Devil Driver is an American based heavy metal band from the Santa Barbara, California, founded in the year 2002. Coal Chamber vocalist named Dez Fafara was dissatisfy with the direction Coal Chamber was going musically, and met musicians who had a same music interest at a barbecue and bar. Fafara, guitarists the Evan Pitts and Jeff Kendrick, bassist the Jon Miller, and the drummer John Boecklin founded the Deathride.
However, due to copyright affairs and the name being taken by many bands, Deathride transformed its name to the Devil Driver, which refers to bells Italian witches used to drive evil forces away. The band's self named album was not well received by some music opponents.
The primary writer of the album, Pitts, left the band and his palce was then taken by Mike Spreitzer. Their 2nd album, named The Fury of Our Maker's Hand obtained a better reception with critics, and entered the Billboard 200 at number 117. The band went on to many tours including Ozzfest. A Guinness world record was attempted at the year 2007 Download Festival for the "largest circle pit" and again at Download Festival the year 2009. At the age of Archaius, bassist Jon Miller had made a band with drummer John Boecklin and guitarist Jeff Kendrick in high school. The group was called as the Area-51 and played the cover versions of the Metallica, Slayer, and the Pantera.