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DeVries performing with Fear Factory in 2013
|Born||January 28, 1977|
|Genres||Groove metal, metalcore|
|Instruments||Electric guitar, Bass guitar|
|Labels||Roadrunner, Nuclear Blast, Ferret|
|Associated acts||Six Feet Under, Chimaira, Ringworm, Fear Factory, Unearth|
Matthew DeVries (born January 28, 1977) was the rhythm guitarist in the heavy metal band Chimaira and is the current bassist in the metal band Fear Factory. During his time with Chimaira he, along with Rob Arnold (the lead guitarist) and Mark Hunter (the lead singer) wrote a large number of the band's songs. In 2005, DeVries appeared on the Roadrunner United: The All Star Sessions album, playing on two of the tracks written by Joey Jordison drummer of Slipknot, "Annihilation by the Hands of God" and "Constitution Down".
In 2003 Matt was beaten badly in Liverpool while on tour with Chimaira. The attack was unprovoked and had nothing to do with Matt's membership of Chimaira or Chimaira's genre of music in general. The band's next two performances, in Dublin, & Belfast Ireland were scheduled as normal and the band performed both concerts as a four piece while Matt recovered in hospital. He was then able to join them after that for the rest of the UK/European Tour.
It was announced in March 2011 that DeVries would be the touring bass player for Six Feet Under along with fellow Chimaira guitarist Rob Arnold and former Chimaira drummer Kevin Talley.
In November 2011,it was announced that Matt DeVries will be leaving Chimaira after Chimaira Christmas '11 for 'personal reasons'. This was not well received by the fans, many stated "R.I.P. Chimaira" and "The Death of Chimaira."
In February 2014 he began touring as the bassist for Unearth.
DeVries is endorsed by ESP Guitars, and he plays his LTD MFA-600 signature model. It features an alder Viper body, a maple neck through the body with an ebony fingerboard, a TonePros Tune-O-Matic bridge, locking tuners and one EMG 81 pickup.
- The Impossibility of Reason (2003), Roadrunner
- The Dehumanizing Process (2004), Roadrunner – DVD
- Chimaira (2005), Roadrunner
- Resurrection (2007), Ferret (U.S.) & Nuclear Blast
- The Infection (2009), Ferret (U.S.) & Nuclear Blast
- "Matt DeVries Signature Series". The ESP Guitar Company. Retrieved January 31, 2009.
Interview with Matt about Joining Fear Factory and his future plans http://omnes.tv/unsigned/episode69/
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