David Draiman Describes Working Away From Disturbed As A 'Wonderful Experience'
Disturbed frontman talks about writing and recording with his new band Device, state of music industry and more.
Posted on Feb 22, 2013 11:17 am
Disturbed frontman David Draiman is currently quite busy with his new band Device. The group has recently posted a new video for the "Vilify" track with the full self-titled debut album set for release on April 9.
Australia's Heavy magazine recently took the opportunity to sit down with the singer and discuss the new group. Draiman went on to describe Device as a spontaneous project, adding that he had never actually planned on forming it.
"It came about quite accidentally, to be honest. The members of Disturbed always intended during this hiatus to do some of things we'd never had a chance to. I'd planned to do some producing, working with the guys from Trivium on their new record, but I'd not really planned another project."
As far as working with the band goes, Draiman simply couldn't seem to hide the excitement.
"It's been a wonderful experience. [laughs] I've been loving it, really, just free to go and create. With as much respect as I've had from the people I've been working with, with as much great input I've had from the people I've been working with, it's really been an amazing new experience and process. Like, imagine you have an opportunity to create something really amazing and unique after already being in the business of doing that for 16 years; being given the chance to start over again with all the knowledge and experience that you've already accumulated, and being a better musician as well - I'm chomping at the bit. I love being the guy where nobody has any idea what this is about yet", the singer tells the Heavy Magazine.
But it's not all that great for the vocalist either. The frontman has expressed his honest concerns about the current state of music industry, adding that if he had a choice, he definitely would have launched Device ten years ago.
"Oh, I would so have preferred to put it out in 2003! It's just night and day... even as hard as it was in 2003, it certainly wasn't as bad as where we are now. As a business, it has gotten so much worse. It's trench warfare out there, everybody fighting for everything, everybody expecting to do everything with nothing. [laughs] Really, it's an unreasonable state of affairs; as an industry, it's very frightening. We all, no matter who we are, no matter how strong a record we've created, we all need all the luck in the world right now. And I believe if you're going to go into battle, you better bring your biggest guns - that's what I'm doing with Device."
So have you checked out the new single yet? And do you agree with Draiman about the current state of affairs in the music business? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.