South Florida Insider conducted an interview with DISTURBED and DEVICE frontman David Draiman prior to DEVICE‘s April 12 concert at The Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. You can now watch the chat below.
The self-titled debut album from DEVICE sold 35,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 11 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on April 9 via Warner Bros.
Draiman told The Pulse Of Radio that DEVICE‘s CD 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,” he said. “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 is not touring with DEVICE due to previous commitments. The live band, which made its debut on April 10 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/vocalist Glenn Hughes.