David Draiman's new band Device has released four songs from its self-titled debut album online over the past few months, and with the disc officially coming out Tuesday (April 9th), the band has now streamed the whole thing via Noisecreep. Draiman told us that the album is a showcase for musical and vocal styles he couldn't do with Disturbed: "This was just kind of experimentation of other things that I've always been able to do but never really tried in any effective way. But, you know, I love going in these different directions and trying these different textures and taking songs to have a little bit more of an ambient feel to them -- things that don't go hand in hand with Disturbed."
- Draiman launched Device last year with ex-Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo, after Disturbed went on hiatus in late 2011.
- Lenardo will not tour with Device due to previous commitments. The live band, which makes its debut on Wednesday (April 10th) in Mobile, Alabama, includes Evanescence drummer Will Hunt and Dope guitarist Virus.
- The Device album features guest appearances from 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 Glenn Hughes.
CHECK IT OUT: Listen to the entire debut album from Device:
WHAT DO YOU THINK??
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INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth -- agree or not?
Richard Knudtson wrote: "This sounds just like every Disturbed album since their first."
David Loyd wrote: "It really does. why release a solo record if you're not going to try something different?"
Victoria Darlene Walker wrote: "I dont really care for this album.... :/ Sorry David. over played and boring."
Lardo wrote: "Terrible. Sounds like left over disturbed and i used to be a big fan of disturbed. Can draiman and least TRY and do some different singing instead of the same melody?"
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