A short video message from DISTURBED and DEVICE frontman David Draiman, taped earlier today (Sunday, December 2) at the Boston Music Awards at the Liberty Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, can be seen below.
DEVICE, the new industrial-style project featuring Draiman and formerFILTER guitarist Geno Lenardo, will release its first single, “Vilify”, in early February. The band’s full-length debut will follow in the beginning of April. Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include “You Think You Know”,“Recover”, “Hunted” and “War Of Lies”.
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 last year, with Draimansaying 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.