The future looked bright for David Draiman’s Device. Since forming in 2012 after Disturbed was put on hiatus a year earlier, Device put out a self-titled album in 2013 that debuted at #11 on the charts. The momentum was there, but in a recent interview with the Talk Toomey podcast, guitarist Virus says the band walked away from a huge tour as the band came to an end.
“Device was extremely successful for the little time it was around. If it just was left to do what it was supposed to do and we gave it the proper time and attention, like we were gonna, that band would have been huge. I have no doubt about that.
The first single went to No.1. Things were great, and we sold a bunch of records. I think that we were at 110,000 records when David pulled the plug.
The tour that we walked away from before it was all over was Avenged Sevenfold headlining, Five Finger Death Punch was main support, and then it was Device. That was the tour that we had lined up, and David walked away. That band could have been a really large band.”
It was in August 2013 that Device cancelled their touring plans due to complications with David Draiman’s wife during pregnancy. Then in early 2014 the Disturbed reunion started to take shape, and they eventually put out Immortalized this year, becoming just the third group to have five consecutive #1 albums.
(via Metal Hammer)