DISTURBED Frontman’s DEVICE: Debut Album Projected To Sell 35K-40K First Week

The self-titled debut album from DEVICE, the new band fronted by DISTURBED singer David Draiman, is likely to sell between 35,000 and 40,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on April 9 via Warner Bros.

DISTURBED‘s latest album, “Asylum”, sold 179,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The band’s previous three albums — 2008’s platinum “Indestructible” (first-week sales: 253,000), 2005’s double-platinum “Ten Thousand Fists” (first-week sales: 238,000) and 2002’s platinum “Believe” (first-week sales: 284,000) — also debuted at No. 1.

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 will not tour with DEVICE due to previous commitments. The live band, which makes its debut on Wednesday (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.

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