DevilDriver Frontman says Metal is Full of Freemasons
So one metal musician is telling a story about freemasonry that defies the widely held belief that Freemasons are part of a secret society that runs the world. According to an interview with Kerrang, Dez Fafara says that metal music is full of freemasons - but they are not who you think.
The singer is known for being the former frontman for 90's metal group Coal Chamber, and currently fronts the heavy metal band DevilDriver. In the interview, Fafara said that he himself is a Freemason and talked about the influence of the 'secret society' on metal music.
Kerrang noted that Dez has face tatts, and said that given his appearance he must be the only Freemason with a face tattoo. The singer replied:
“You’d be surprised how many Freemasons are in metal bands. I don’t wanna call them out right now, but I know several of them. I just found out on a podcast that one of the guys from Dillinger is a Mason, and a lot of the guys from my lodge are in the industry."
The interviewer then asked how he became a mason. Dez explained:
“I found masonry because I started doing charity work. I was constantly touring through a place called Window Rock, which is a Navajo reservation and I became friends with a lot of the tribal elders. I found out that a lot of the kids there were losing their language because they didn’t have the money to get these language programs, so I raised a lot of money for the elementary school. And I basically got made Navajo, which is a major deal for me. But I wanted to do more charity work because it felt so good, and a friend of mine suggested I check out Freemasonry because they do a lot of good work, and that’s what go me into it. I love the craft and the charity work, and it’s a great brotherhood.
Dez might be a mason, but he doesn't think that the group is part of any underground activities.
“It’s funny when I hear about how they’re ruining the world. I’m like, ‘Really? Do you know how much of the world they’ve saved?’ All over the world I have brothers who come to my bus and they’ll give the handshake that means come on the bus and have a conversation. That being said, I haven’t been to my lodge in about a year because of COVID, but we’ve been meeting on Zoom and stuff. I think it grows you as a man. A brother helps a brother no matter what circumstance what you’re in.”