David Draiman's Device Debuts 'Vilify' Video

Disturbed frontman posts debut video with his new band.

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David Draiman's new band Device has officially released it's debut video for the "Villify" track. The song itself comes off the band's forthcoming self-titled album set for release on April 9.

The video was directed by P.R. Brown, known for his previous work with bands such as My Chemical Romance, Audioslave, Motley Crue and Sixx A.M.

As far as the album goes, the record features 10 songs with guest appearances of numerous prominent musicians, such as Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath, former Deep Purple and Black Sabbath bassist Glenn Hughes, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian and Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows.

Apart from Draiman himself, the band's tour 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 be joining the group on the road due to previous obligations.

You can check out the video and the album track list below.

"Device" track list:

01. You Think You Know 02. Penance 03. Vilify 04. Close My Eyes Forever (Ozzy Osbourne & Lita Ford cover) (feat. Lzzy Hale) 05. Out Of Line (feat. Serj Tankian and Geezer Butler) 06. Hunted 07. Opinion (feat. Tom Morello) 08. War Of Lies 09. Haze (feat. M. Shadows) 10. Through It All (feat. Glenn Hughes)

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So how do you like the sound on this one? Can Device live up to Disturbed's legacy? Or should those two not be compared? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.

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    Michael Stewart
    i used to be unemployed and struggled to find work. One day i was offered a job.I now make $1,000 an hour sucking Dick on the street. If I can do it, you can too!!!
    Wow i didnt know that disturbed was coming out with a new cd this year
    Honestly don't think this sounds like Disturbed OTHER than in the vocals department. Side note, his FB pages eem to have fans raving about this single, personally this reminds me of when BFMV used Riot as a single, it kinda worries me. I was expecting a lot more, I wish Virus(guitar player) would have been used in the recording of this album, because then the guitars would have been much more aggressive and full of solo/fills
    Sounds alright but Draimans voice is so distinctive its hard (for me at least) to distinguish this from a Disturbed track. Just sounds like Disturbed but with the occasional blast of a synth... but yeah its alright and those collaborations sound interesting so I will definitely check this out. Video was pretty cool too
    yeah.. that voice is a pretty big part of the Disturbed sound, but you can't blame him for sounding like Draiman.. looking forward to the rest of the album
    I gotta be honest, after over ten years since "Down with the Sickness", I'm getting tired of Draiman's vocals. It's really not even his voice itself, I do think he's talented. I think its mostly his delivery and the way he pronounces vowel sounds. It's like he delivers every lyric on every song the exact same way.
    I do agree with some of your points.. I would never turn to Disturbed for a groundbreaking change, but I also think that most of his vocals seem to be delivered in the same way, because his technique is so unique and identifiable.. I think a lot of singers do the same thing over and over again, but you don't notice it because they have a more "mainstream" approach to their singing.. or maybe that's just me
    Same vocals approach and sounds like a Disturbed song. What is the point is having a side project it you can't or won't diversify? Disappointed.
    This would have been slightly cool in 2003. There's just no place for this music anymore.
    I really wish David would do some more mellower stuff- his performance on Darkness (from Believe) was pretty good.
    Not a bad track by any means, it sounds like a heavy industrial version of Disturbed which was expected. A part of me wishes that David would go more out on a limb to distinguish this band from Disturbed more though. We still have 9 tracks for that to happen, just hoping he doesn't get caught up in his own unique style that he's always had with Disturbed and use this new band to diversify his uniqueness because I definitely think he has a lot more versatility vocally that he just never had a chance to show with Disturbed's music and he now has a perfect opportunity here with Device. Really curious to hear the rest of this album now and if it turns out to just be a slightly different sounding Disturbed album, to be honest, I'll be a little disappointed in that.
    I like it. Nothing groundbreaking, but so what? It's a solid slice of Industrial flavoured heaviness.
    There is nothing Industrial about this. You know nothing of Throbbing Gristle or their work, blasphemer.
    As a strong Disturbed and electronic anti-fan, I must say that this sounds actually kind of interesting. I might just stay tuned. I don't know what it is, but it kinda reminds me of an old Finger Eleven track.
    Darkhorse V
    Best news here: Draiman and Lizzy Hale covering "If I Close My Eyes Forever." That single is better than I was expecting as well!
    Do you have a link?
    Darkhorse V
    Not sure what you mean. "Close My Eyes Forever" is listed in this article, and the youtube video for Device's first single is embedded above.
    Yeah, never mind I thought you heard the single "If I Close My Eyes Forever" somewhere else and was commenting on that.
    funny how dave had to get away from disturbed to get a bit of that old 'Sickness' sound back. draiman and synth somehow go hand in hand so really lookin foreward to the album. also proves wrong all the people who said he was going... dubstep
    Disturbed was one of the most boring nu metal bands ever. This will most likely be just as lame. I don't know why any of them have been trying to stay relevant while still sounding like the early 2000s. This just in guys: no one is walking around in spiked collars, tripp pants, and Korn shirts anymore. They also don't have the eyeliner or messy hair to go with it. Nu Metal and mall gawf aren't cool anymore. Now it's all about being a weird wannabe hipster and listening to bands like Foster the People