DISTURBED frontman David Draiman reflected in a new interview with Loudwire about his side project DEVICE, with whom he recorded one album and toured in 2013 while DISTURBED was on hiatus.
Asked if there are plans for DEVICE to record another CD at some point in the future, Draiman responded (see video below): “As they say, ‘never say never, but I really don’t have any intentions of it. I’m gonna make sure that I pay proper attention to the leviathan from here on out. And that’s not diminishing anything. Because all of us had really amazing opportunities and experiences when we were working with our respective projects — myself with DEVICE, Dan [Donegan, guitar] and Mike [Wengren, drums] with FIGHT OR FLIGHT, and John [Moyer, bass] with ADRENALINE MOB and Geoff Tate, and everybody else he’s worked with. ”
He continued: “You grow, working with other musicians — you learn from them. I mean, my God, the DEVICE record alone, all the guests and everybody that I had to work with, it was so rewarding and such an unbelievable experience. Doing some work with Dave Mustaine [MEGADETH] on his record prior, on ‘Super Collider’, producing the TRIVIUM record — all that was a learning process. And then you grab all that knowledge that you’ve amassed over this period of time, and you get back together with the guys that you have the greatest amount of creative chemistry on the face of this planet. So now you have all this new ammunition from a knowledge standpoint, and you get to unleash it with the guys who harness it more effectively for you than anyone else. And now going back to that, now knowing that the grass… I don’t wanna say… The grass isn’t greener, because it’s two really different things, but it’s like I said about the Porsche commercial: there is no substitute. There’s something about what we have together as DISTURBED that I personally can’t find elsewhere. So why should I look?”
Draiman told The Pulse Of Radio at the time that DEVICE was 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.”
DEVICE scored a No. 1 rock hit with the song “Vilify” and toured for several months in 2013.
DISTURBED recently returned with its sixth studio album and fifth consecutive No. 1 record on the Billboard album chart, “Immortalized”.