David Draiman's new band Device has set April 9 as the release date of their self-titled debut album.
To build up the anticipation, the group has posted an official teaser video featuring a 40-second snippet of their music.
The first single "Vilify" is set for a radio premiere on February 19, with several concert dates already confirmed during April and May. Apart from Draiman himself, the touring lineup will consist of drummer Will Hunt from Evanescence and Dope/Eve To Adam guitarist Virus. Despite writing and recording the guitar parts in the studio, former Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo will not go on the road with the group, due to previous obligations.
Numerous guest musicians have made their appearance on the record, including Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath, former Deep Purple and Black Sabbath bassist Glenn Hughes, Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine, System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian and Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows.
In a recent interview with Artisan News, Drainman went on to praise the rest of the touring lineup, calling them 'a right union of people with good energy'.
"Will is just a monster behind the kit and he definitely was one on a short, short list of guys that we were looking at. And Virus as well - a very accomplished musician in his own right, has done some amazing work with Dope, he's worked with a number of tremendously accomplished artists, [he's] a great songwriter in his own right. So I definitely wanted to find the right union of people that we had a good energy together, we had a good camaraderie, and we're ready to just take this monster of a record and unleash it on the world."
So how does this sound so far? And how about that guest artists list, some pretty big names there, right? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.