DISTURBED frontman David Draiman recently spoke to Artisan News about the inspiration behind his new industrial project, DEVICE, and the role former FILTER guitarist Geno Lenardo and the film “Underworld” played in its creation. Check out the report below. Also available is a clip of Draiman, shown with his DEVICE bandmates Will Hunt (drums) and Virus (guitar), praising TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider, calling him one of hard rock’s “most enigmatic” frontmen.
“Vilify”, the first single from DEVICE, will go for radio adds on February 19. The band’s full-length debut will follow on April 9 via Warner Bros.. Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include “You Think You Know”, “Recover”, “Hunted” and “War Of Lies”.
DEVICE filmed a video on Friday (January 11) for “Vilify” with renowned director P.R. Brown, who has previously collaborated with such artists as MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Carrie Underwood, Prince, AUDIOSLAVE, MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX: A.M.
Special guest musicians on the DEVICE album:
* Terry “Geezer” Butler (BLACK SABBATH)
* Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION)
* M. Shadows (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
* Serj Tankian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN)
* Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE)
* Lzzy Hale (HALESTORM)
Draiman revealed the existence of the project last March, saying it would be in the vein of industrial acts like NINE INCH NAILS and MINISTRY. He later announced that Lenardo was joining the group, although further members’ identities have yet to be unveiled.
DISTURBED went on an open-ended hiatus in 2011, with Draiman saying at the time that all four members wanted some time to pursue other endeavors. “We’ve got other things that each of the band members wanted to pursue individually, outside of DISTURBED,” he said. “There’s other businesses we have, there’s other interests. We’ve got futures hopefully to help cultivate for our families and our children, and they can’t all revolve specifically around DISTURBED.”
DISTURBED has not indicated when it plans to return, although all four members say they’re likely to come back.
Aside from Draiman, DISTURBED bassist John Moyer has branched out recently by joining ADRENALINE MOB, a new group also featuring ex-DREAM THEATER and AVENGED SEVENFOLD drummer Mike Portnoy.