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David Draiman Discusses Device’s Fan Support + Disturbed’s Future

Adam Bettcher, Getty Images David Draiman is making the most of his break from Disturbed with his industrial-leaning project Device and the band’s self-titled effort is one of the most anticipated discs of 2013 . In advance of the new album, Draiman has posted a new message online thanking fans for their support. Device’s first single is expected this next week and Draiman is prepared to see what the reaction to his new band is. In addition, the vocalist took the opportunity to address Disturbed and the group’s ongoing hiatus and give longtime fans of his band some assurance that they will return at some point. The vocalist, in his usual ALL CAPS typing, posted: MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS, MY BLOOD;?? I JUST WANTED TO TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR COMING WITH ME ON THIS NEW JOURNEY THAT IS “DEVICE.” ??I AM ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR THE LOVE THAT YOU ALL HAVE FOR DISTURBED, AND I ALSO UNDERSTAND THE DEFENSIVENESS THAT CAN COME WITH ANY THING THAT COULD POTENTIALLY BE PERCIEVED AS A CATALYST TO SOME SORT OF “BREAK UP THEORY,” THAT I ASSURE YOU, HAS NO BASE IN THE FIRST PLACE. ??IF YOU READ THE DEVICE BIO THAT WAS POSTED ON THE DEVICE FACEBOOK PAGE FACEBOOK/DEVICETHEBAND, YOU WILL LEARN THAT THE WHOLE PROJECT CAME TOGETHER QUITE ACCIDENTALLY, AND I’M VERY GLAD IT DID. I THINK YOU WILL BE TOO. ??DISTURBED IS STILL ON HIATUS. A HIATUS IS AN EXTENDED BREAK, NOT “BREAK-UP”. WE HAVE FOUGHT LONG AND HARD TOGETHER, ALL OF US, TO MAKE DISTURBED WHAT IT HAS BECOME, AND ARE NOT JUST WALKING AWAY FROM IT. WE ALL NEEDED TO JUST GIVE OURSELVES SOME TIME AWAY FROM IT.??THE EXISTENCE OF DEVICE, DOES NOT IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM, MEAN THE END OF DISTURBED. THEY ARE TWO COMPLETELY SEPARATE ENTITIES, AND I HOLD THEM BOTH IN THE HIGHEST REGARD. ??YOU ARE ABOUT TO GET YOUR FIRST TASTE THIS COMING WEEK. ??YOU HAVE ALL OF MY LOVE AND RESPECT,??-DAVID On the heels of the new music, fans can look for Device playing a number of hard rock festivals this spring. The group has been confirmed for Rock on the Range , Welcome to Rockville , Carolina Rebellion , Rocklahoma and the inaugural Fort Rock festival. Device’s self-titled album arrives April 9. [button href=”” title=”Next: Device Offer Album Teaser Video” align=”center”]

Daily Reload: 2013 Grammy Awards, Device + More

Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images Here’s a look at the top stories of the day on Loudwire and around the Web: – The 2013 Grammy Awards saw the Black Keys , Halestorm and Trent Reznor  take home golden gramophones. Check out the full list of Grammy winners in the rock categories here. [ Loudwire ] – David Draiman ‘s Device unveil teaser video for self-titled debut album. [ Loudwire ] – Corey Taylor , Maynard James Keenan , Dave Navarro + more weren’t too happy with the 2013 Grammy Awards. See why they offered their criticism here. [ Loudwire ] – Navy SEAL who evidently shot Osama bin Laden talks about the military use of Metallica and Demon Hunter ‘s music.  [ Loudwire ] – Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello joins LL Cool J, Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Travis Barker + more for 2013 Grammy performance. [ Loudwire ] – It was 50 years ago today that the Beatles recorded the majority of their ‘Please Please Me’ album in a 13-hour session. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Pearl Jam ‘s upcoming Wrigley Field show is the fastest-selling concert in the ballpark’s history. [ ] – Did Jack White drop an F-bomb during his 2013 Grammy performance? [ ]

David Draiman’s Device Unveil Teaser Video for Self-Titled Debut Album

Facebook – Device As the anticipation builds for the April 9 release of their self-titled debut album, Device have released a short, 45 second black and white teaser video featuring a snippet of their music (watch below). The first single ‘Vilify’ hits radio on Feb. 19. The trio formed by David Draiman from Disturbed  has recruited a star-studded lineup of guest musicians for ‘Device.’ Among those making appearances are Black Sabbath  bassist  Geezer Butler , Deep Purple  singer-bassist  Glenn Hughes , Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows , System of a Down  singer  Serj Tankian , Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and Halestorm ‘s Lzzy Hale . The band’s touring lineup consists of Draiman,  Evanescence  drummer Will Hunt and Dope / Eve to Adam guitarist Virus. Former Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo wrote and recorded the album with Draiman, but will not tour with the outfit. Draiman recently discussed how happy he was with Hale’s appearance. “For years I’d wanted to re-do ‘Close My Eyes Forever’ by Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne. I always thought it was a fantastic idea and needed the right combination of elements and events and needed to have the right woman to play the role of Lita in this song, and Lzzy Hale, in my opinion, is the strongest, most distinctive voice, female voice, in rock today. I think that she’s just as good as it gets.” Device have some concert dates scheduled in support of their debut album. They’ll play in Switzerland later this month, and then have several festival dates lined up for the spring and summer. You’ll be able to see them at Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion, Welcome To Rockville Festival, Lazerfest 2013 and elsewhere. Watch Device’s Teaser Video [button href=”” title=”Get the Latest News on Device Here” align=”center”]

Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Deftones + More to Play 2013 Carolina Rebellion Festival

2013 Carolina Rebellion Festival The 2013 Carolina Rebellion festival lineup has been announced and, of course, it’s packed full of must-see bands. The North Carolina musical gathering with feature Soundgarden , Alice in Chains , Deftones , Limp Bizkit ,  Rise Against , Volbeat and many more. Entering its third year, the Carolina Rebellion festival is the Mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival and will return once again on May 4 & 5 at Rock City Campgrounds in Concord, North Carolina. The 2012 Carolina Rebellion was notable for guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch joining Korn onstage for the first time in seven years to perform ‘ Blind .’ Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath shares his excitement for the band’s upcoming Carolina Rebellion performance, stating: “After wrapping up our last U.S. tour, we were planning on recharging our batteries for a while, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play with the mighty Soundgarden in what will be one of the only shows we’ll play in the U.S. this year.” Frontman Michael Poulsen of Volbeat comments, “In Europe and the U.S., we have enjoyed the experiences that come from being a part of the festival environment, just as the fans do. Looking forward to Carolina Rebellion!” Tickets for the 2013 Carolina Rebellion festival will become available to buy on Feb. 8, but a special Internet pre-sale will begin on Feb. 6 at the Carolina Rebellion Facebook page and the fest’s official website . 2013 Carolina Rebellion Festival Lineup: Soundgarden Alice In Chains Limp Bizkit Rise Against Bush Deftones 3 Doors Down Three Days Grace Papa Roach Bullet For My Valentine Buckcherry Volbeat Halestorm Asking Alexandria All That Remains Steel Panther Device (with David Draiman) Hollywood Undead Sick Puppies In This Moment Escape The Fate Pop Evil Nonpoint Otherwise Aranda Thousand Foot Krutch Red Line Chemistry Young Guns Tracer American Fangs Heaven’s Basement Monstro [button href=”” title=”Next: See the 2013 Rock on the Range Lineup” align=”center”]

Disturbed vs. Avenged Sevenfold – 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, Quarterfinals

2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl Quarterfinals Disturbed against Avenged Sevenfold may be the toughest battle of the 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl quarterfinals, as both bands won decisively against their opening round competition. Disturbed’s ‘Indestructible’ proved to be exactly that when facing off against Trapt’s determination anthem, ‘Headstrong.’ Recording just under three quarters (72 percent) of the total vote, Disturbed emerged victorious. And as we move forward, there’s little doubt that ‘Indestructible’ makes for a great football anthem, with David Draiman singing about “carrying the colors” and defending an oath. But do they have what it takes to be the “master of war” over Avenged Sevenfold? ‘Seize the Day’ is a pretty powerful message, so it’s no wonder their fans seized control of the voting fairly early on to distance themselves from Shinedown’s ‘Devour.’ The band received just shy of 64 percent of the final vote to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl. Will Avenged Sevenfold’s fans continue to “seize the day” and help the band advance to the semifinals? This should definitely be a tight matchup, so every vote counts. Make your voice heard by voting in the poll below. Then click the red button at the bottom of this post to vote in the next 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl matchup. You have until Wednesday morning (Jan. 30) at 10AM ET to vote for your favorite. Listen to Disturbed’s ‘Indestructible’ Listen to Avenged Sevenfold’s ‘Seize the Day’ Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”” title=”Next Rock Bowl Matchup: Pantera vs. Korn” align=”center”]

Disturbed vs. Trapt – 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, Round 1

Adam Bettcher, Getty Images / Trapt Official You’ve got to be tough physically as well as mentally to play the game of football and our next Loudwire Rock Bowl first round matchup pits songs from two bands that embrace that mindset. Disturbed ‘s ‘Indestructible’ squares off against Trapt ‘s ‘Headstrong.’ Disturbed’s ‘Indestructible’ is definitely a motivational track, with David Draiman singing about having to “carry the colors again” in honor of an oath he’s sworn to defend. Meanwhile, the song discusses an inner strength that has emerged, thus making them “an indestructible master of war.” This song about going to battle embraces the team spirit and self-motivation as well as just about any track in our competition. Trapt, meanwhile, are also up to fighting the good fight with their anthem ‘Headstrong.’ As the track says, “ Back off, I’ll take you on / Headstrong, to take on anyone .” This song about mental toughness and not stepping down from a fight is perfect for the mindset of an NFL player. It’s also a solid choice to square off against Disturbed in round one of the 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl. So which track will be advancing? That’s for you to decide. Listen to both Disturbed and Trapt below and then vote in the poll for which song should advance as a football anthem. To let your voice be heard in the next 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl matchup, just click on the red button at the bottom of this post. You can vote up to once per hour in Round 1 until the deadline Sunday night (Jan. 27) at 11:59PM ET. Hear Disturbed’s ‘Indestructible’ Hear Trapt’s ‘Headstrong’ Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”” title=”Next Rock Bowl Matchup: Avenged Sevenfold vs. Shinedown” align=”center”]

Device’s David Draiman Praises Lzzy Hale’s Contribution to Ozzy Osbourne / Lita Ford Cover

Ethan Miller, Getty Images / Kathy Flynn, There is plenty of anticipation for Device ‘s debut album, especially given the star-studded lineup of guests that appear on the disc alongside David Draiman . The vocalist spoke to Revolver about one of his favorite collaborations — a duet cover with Lzzy Hale on the Ozzy Osbourne / Lita Ford classic ‘Close My Eyes Forever’ — and shared why the Halestorm vocalist was the right woman for the track. The singer explains, “For years I’d wanted to re-do ‘Close My Eyes Forever’ by Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne. I always thought it was a fantastic idea and needed the right combination of elements and events and needed to have the right woman to play the role of Lita in this song, and Lzzy Hale, in my opinion, is the strongest, most distinctive voice, female voice, in rock today. I think that she’s just as good as it gets.” In the video interview clip, Draiman goes on to praise all of his guests and states how blessed he feels to have gotten Glenn Hughes , Geezer Butler , Tom Morello and others to contribute to Device’s debut album. The band’s self-titled debut disc is due April 9. The lead single, ‘Vilify,’ is expected to arrive on Feb. 19. Watch David Draiman Discuss Lzzy Hale’s Contribution to Device’s New Album [button href=”” title=”Next: David Draiman Reveals Five Songs from Device’s Debut Album” align=”center”]