Biography : Device (USA)
After Disturbed went into hiatus in late 2011, frontman David Draiman announced a new side-project, Device, in May 2012. He revealed that he would be working with Geno Lenardo, former guitarist for Filter for their Title of Record and Amalgamut albums, in the new sideproject. Draiman revealed his intention to do a project with more of an electronic sound, but in an industrial metal type way, sounding similar to Nine Inch Nails or Ministry, not dubstep.
Draiman said of the band's formation:
"I was first approached by Geno Lenardo, who was working on a number of tracks for the Underworld soundtrack for the last Underworld film that came out … and he asked me if I would be interested in being a part of one of the tracks and I asked him to send me the music that he had in mind and I was able to make a really compelling and powerful song …found that working with him as a songwriting partner was very easy and fluid. He’s a very strong songwriter in his own right."
The band entered the studio in the beginning of June 2012, and by June 6, had already finished vocals for demo versions of five songs, "You Think You Know", "Recover", "Hunted", "Vilify" and "War of Lies".
In January 2013, Draiman confirmed the exact release dates for their self-titled album and first single. He stated that the album would be released on April 9, 2013 and the song "Vilify" would debut on the radio on February 19, with a music video coming shortly after. He also confirmed that the album would feature guest appearances by Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion), M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) and Lzzy Hale (Halestorm). Draiman confirmed the track featuring Hale would be a cover of Lita Ford's "Close My Eyes Forever".
The touring band was revealed to contain drummer Will Hunt and guitarist Virus, but will not include Lenardo. The band's first live show is confirmed to be performed at Welcome to Rockville on April 28, at Jacksonville Metro Park in Jacksonville, FL, along with other bands such as Alice in Chains, Limp Bizkit and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Source : wikipedia.org