DEVICE, the new industrial-style project featuring DISTURBED frontman David Draiman and former FILTER guitarist Geno Lenardo, will perform at the MMR*B*Q 2013 on Saturday, May 18 at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey. Also scheduled to appear are ALICE IN CHAINS, SOUNDGARDEN and CHEAP TRICK.DEVICE is the first non-DISTURBED music that Draiman has created in 16 years and he told The Pulse Of Radio why that was important to him. "This really gave me the opportunity to step outside of my box from a creative aspect and from a musical aspect," he said. "It's still dark, it's still rhythmic, it's still got my characteristic vocal delivery at times, but I definitely go places vocally on this record that I've never gone with DISTURBED."
Lenardo will not be part of the DEVICE touring band due to previous commitments. Other members of the live lineup include EVANESCENCE drummer Will Hunt and DOPE guitarist Virus. DEVICE's debut album is due out April 9 and will feature guest appearances from AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows, SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello, HALESTORM singer Lzzy Hale, BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler and ex-DEEP PURPLE bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes. The first single from the DEVICE album, called "Vilify", arrives at rock radio on February 19. A video is being produced as well. Draiman told Noisecreep that DEVICE's touring plans have yet to be finalized, but that he doesn't expect to be headlining the same venues that DISTURBED does. He explained, "I'm ready to open for other artists and I definitely don't have any delusions of grandeur with this. It's like going back to the beginning."