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Saturday, January 12, 2013

New "Super-Band" Lineup Announced

Photo from Buzznet

As many of you may know, David Draiman has put together a new industrial band called Device. If you do the whole Twitter thing, you can follow them here. We've been waiting to find out who is going to be on the album and who might be making an appearance in any live shows, but the wait is finally over.

On Device's debut album, there will be an all-star lineup. Bassist Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), singer and bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) and frontman M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) will all be heard on the new album. Singer Serj Tankian (System of a Down), guitarist Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) and Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) will all also be appearing. As you can see, this creates quite the "super-band." Many people know how I feel about super-bands, but in case you didn't know - I don't usually enjoy them. Sometimes it turns out great, sometimes the mixture of styles (and egos) can be problematic. None of them are a permanent member of the band, so maybe this will work out.

As far as live shows go, the drummer from Evanescence and Dark New Day, Will Hunt, will be involved as well as the Dope and Eve to Adam guitarist Virus, who happens to be one of my favorite guitarists. Geno Lenardo, former guitarist for Filter, is also in the live lineup and is the only other permanent member.
Photo from Guitar Quest
The first single, "Villify," is expected to hit the radio on February 19th and a music video for the song was recorded yesterday. The full album should be released April 9th, 2013.

So, what do you think? Are you surprised by the lineup and special appearances? And what do you think of super-bands made up of established musicians from a variety of bands?

Find more info on Loudwire and Bloody Disturbing.

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