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SXSW 2013: The day Raz went to David Draiman’s house

May 16th, 2013

A few weeks ago, I got an invite to go to David Draiman’s house in Texas. He was going to provide food from the best barbecue joint in Austin. The catch? I had to listen to the new album from his new project, Device. Mmmm, barbecue. How bad could it be, right? Mmmm, barbecue.

Device David Draiman Will Hunt Virus 2013

‘Mad’ David Draiman. He’s the singer from Disturbed. He made that weird monkey noise in rock club floor-filler, ‘Stupify’. He’s the guy with those massive lip piercings. He tweets in 100 PER CENT CAPITAL LETTERS on Twitter. He’s right up there with Fred Durst and Coby Dick as a premier larger-than-life nu metal personality – ostensibly macho and totally metal. There’s a lot to make fun of and cynical old me? I’m sceptical about this whole shebang.

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Album: Visions – Home

July 20th, 2011

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Visions
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Basick Records
18 July 2011

by Tomas Doyle

Since The Dillinger Escape Plan brought technical metal to the masses in the early part of the last decade, the UK has boasted a thriving (often almost overloaded) scene of bands keen to show off their lightening quick fretwork and dense structural intricacies. Visions are the latest group of youngsters throwing their two penneth into this particular ring, with their ten-track debut album released on Basick records, a label which has in recent times established itself as the premier stable of UK tech metal.

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