In a post on the Device Facebook, singer David Draiman has reiterated that the current Disturbed hiatus is not a break up and that the band is, “…not just walking away from it.” You can read the full statement below.
Device will be releasing their first single “Vilify” on Feb. 19th. Their self-titled album is due Apr. 9th.
David Draiman’s Facebook post:
“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 [sic] 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,