Device Frontman David Draiman Speaks Out on Cyber Bullying
Device and Disturbed frontman David Draiman has always been more than willing to share his views on various topics, and one of the issues that’s weighing on his mind lately is cyber bullying. The singer recorded a public service announcement for Musicians Opposed to Bullying to discuss the tragic repercussions of the heinous act.
“You really need to understand the weight of your words before you type them,” says Draiman in the three-minute PSA. “You need to understand how they can affect a person’s life, how they can affect a person’s vision of themselves and opinion of themselves. It can turn from self-consciousness to depression to thoughts of suicide. It’s irresponsible, it’s incorrigible and it’s unforgivable.”
Primarily known for his prodigious work with Disturbed, Draiman has been devoting his creative energies this year on Device. The band released their self titled debut album in April. The project, which features collaborations with System of a Down singer Serj Tankian, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello and Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows, may be at the forefront of Draiman’s priorities, but Disturbed are never too far from Draiman’s mind.
Late last month, the frontman announced that Disturbed, which has been on hiatus since 2011, will return in due time. Before the band’s highly anticipated reunion, the singer also has another huge task ahead as wife Lena Yada is expecting their first child.