David Draiman on Device: 'We're Serious as a Heart Attack, We're a Power Trio From Hell'

"People have no choice but to take us seriously," the frontman says.

David Draiman on Device: 'We're Serious as a Heart Attack, We're a Power Trio From Hell'
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Disturbed frontman David Draiman recently discussed the work with his latest project Device, also reaching an interesting subject of seeing his wife walking around naked on the video set. According to singer, the band has been working extra hard to prove the world that they mean business. Draiman also pointed out that people have no choice but to take the band seriously once they see them perform on stage. "I think that people have no choice but to take us seriously when they see us play live," frontman told the Gauntlet. "We're serious as a heart attack dude. We're a power trio from hell and we bring it." The chat continued with Draiman commenting on how he separates Disturbed from Device, describing it as a rather simple matter. "My voice is my voice and I'm always gonna sound like David Draiman," the singer said. "And David Draiman sounds like Disturbed. If you take Corey Taylor out of Slipknot he still sounds like Corey Taylor; if you take Maynard James Keenan out of Tool he still sounds like Maynard James Keenan. If Bono left U2 for a minute, or went to do his own thing, he'd still sound like Bono. We all have very easily identifiable and recognizable voices, it's just the way it is." As for the part about Draiman watching his wife nude on the video set, the subject was reached while discussing the group's video "Vilify" in which the singer's wife Lena Yada appears as an android. "I tried to discourage her from doing it," Draiman said. "I didn't know how comfortable I'd be with my wife walking around naked with a bunch of guys around body painted. I kinda sucked it up." Device have released their self-titled debut back in the early April via Warner Bros. Records. The record featured special guest appearances from such music icons as Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes or Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine. After its release, "Device" debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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    TomWhaley
    "We're a Power Trio from Hell." That is seriously the lamest description of a band I've ever heard.
    Toasted_Waffelz
    Wait a sec..I heard guitar, bass, keyboard, drums and vocals..doesn't sound much like a power trio to me..
    ThatZachGuy
    "I think that people have no choice but to take us seriously when they see us play live." Well, it's a good thing I have the choice not to see them live at all. It's pretty hard to take David seriously.
    finallife6
    "We all have very easily identifiable and recognizable voices, it's just the way it is" Its to bad the other singers mentioned, have better vocal ability and not make the same sounding songs for 15 years.
    TJasper
    Stonesour doesn't sound like Slipknot, Perfect Circle and Puscifer don't sound like Tool, Dio doesn't sound like Heaven and Hell. Device is Disturbed with a new lineup.
    PVTJoeRummy
    Exactly, if you are going to have a side project at least try and sound different, they are literally just Disturbed with synth thrown in there at times.
    Abacus11
    This band is awful. They're actually worse than Disturbed... which is kind of an accomplishment.
    cfhdomination
    "We all have very easily identifiable and recognizable voices, it's just the way it is" Yes because "OOO AH AH AH AH!!!" is very recognizable.
    loungeact88
    It kind of is, but in an "Oh....it's Disturbed..." kind of way instead of an "Oh! It's Disturbed!" way.
    Maiden95
    Damn, just when I thought David and his music couldn't get any more buttrockish...
    billybeeknee
    Iv always loved disturbed and I like device, but come on dave, yes you and all the guys you mentioned have their own voices BUT you keep using the spitfire singing in the verses in your disturbed AND device songs, that is why everyone says everything you do sounds the same. Its a shame because he DOES have a pretty good range. "Remember" "Darkness" "Crucified" "The Night" by disturbed and "Through it all" "Close my eyes forever" on Device proves that.
    Redfinton22
    "People have no choice but to take us seriously when we play live" Well I was sorta thinking about it but after cheek like that you pretty much lost me lol what an ass
    john.bro.355
    "My voice is my voice and I'm always gonna sound like David Draiman," the singer said. "And David Draiman sounds like Disturbed. If you take Corey Taylor out of Slipknot he still sounds like Corey Taylor; if you take Maynard James Keenan out of Tool he still sounds like Maynard James Keenan..." Come on, at least both of these artists side projects actually had a different style, and in a lot of perfect circle and stone sour tunes you could tell they took a different approach when it came to vocals. This "power trio form hell" just sounds like the same old simple riffs and vocals disturbed was so well known for.. Hell, even the name "device" sounds like it could be a typical name for a disturbed song or album.
    Jimjambanx
    Ah come on guys it was good music. Yeah the lyrics and vocal lines were simple, yeah the riffs were simple, but I liked it. It's like with St. Anger, everyone was pissed that it didn't sound like Metallica and just left it to doe. Yeah it's flawed and not as good as we hoped, but you got take a step back and take it for what it is. If you don't like the music, then fine, but if your complaining just because it isn't creatively amazing and original, then STFU. here come the downvotes.
    Mind_Reader7
    What most people don't like, is the fact that Draiman can't do anything but Disturbed tribute songs.
    INSULIN
    POWER TRIO THERES 4 GUYS -I JUST SEEN THIS BAND ON YOU TUBE AFTER 3 SECONDS I SAID YEAP IT SUCKS .POWER TRIO MEANS DRUMS-BASS -GUITAR AND ONE OF THEM THE SINGER NO WONDER BOY BANDS ARE CALLED BBANDS EVEN NO ONE PLAYS ITS A FREAKING VOCAL GROUP DAM IT I WANT TO GO INTO MY TIME MACHINE AND LIVE IN THE 60-70 REAL MUSIC
    centermass
    is it just me or are people not really liking the device thing?? heh heh heh..... cause i havent even heard any of it and pretty sure im not gonna like it!
    BoobuleeGroovin
    Somehow this guy is reminding me of Danzig right now. Maybe its just the alliteration. I was hoping this new Disturbed project would be fresh and good but sounds to be stale and unimpressive