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DAVID DRAIMAN WANTS NEW BAND TO SHOW UNIFIED ROCK FRONT

2/22/2013

The self-titled debut from Disturbed singer David Draiman's new band Device is due out April 9th and features a who's-who of hard rockers, including Avenged Sevenfold singer M. Shadows, System Of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian, Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, Halestorm singer Lzzy Hale, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler and ex-Deep Purple bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes. Draiman told us why he loaded the record with so many guests: "It is definitely something that I decided, you know, let me go ahead and take a lesson from the rap and hip-hop world, who always have all their friends on their records and they have that unified strength. Well, you know, the time has been long overdue for the rock world to have a unified front, and I think that this record makes a very resounding statement to the entire world that rock is here and it's here to stay and it's gonna smack you in the face."


  • Device has issued "Vilify" as the first single and video from the album. Both were officially released on Tuesday (February 19th) after the song was leaked over the weekend.
  • Australian magazine Heavy asked Draiman what it's been like to write and record apart from Disturbed. He answered, "It's been a wonderful experience. I've been loving it, really, just free to go and create . . . it's really been an amazing new experience and process."
  • Draiman launched Device last year with ex-Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo, after Disturbed announced in the fall of 2011 that it was going on an extended hiatus.
  • Lenardo will not be part of the Device live band due to previous commitments, but the touring lineup includes Evanescence drummer Will Hunt and Dope guitarist Virus.
  • The group will make its debut at several big U.S. rock festivals this April and May, including Welcome To Rockville and Rock On The Range.

WHAT DO YOU THINK??

  • Do you think one record can show the world a "unified front" of rock?
  • Do you enjoy that concept on hip-hop records, where the main artist does tons of collaborations with friends and/or proteges?
  • Can the same idea work for rock? Or is the whole thing distracting?

David Draiman On Device Presenting Unified Rock Front


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