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Disturbed frontman David Draiman has revealed via a post on Twitter that he is writing his autobiography and is three chapters into it so far. Responding to a fan question about the book, Draiman wrote, "3 chapters in. Starting up again when I get back from vacay. Will come out in conjunction with the Device record." Device is the name of Draiman's new side project, which has an industrial sound and features ex-Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo.
Draiman has spoken candidly about his life before, giving an interview in early 2011 to the Jerusalem Post in which he spoke in detail about his Jewish upbringing and spending part of his childhood and teen years in Israel, including a year he spent after high school studying at a yeshiva there.
The singer told us that during his year of religious study, his life could have taken a very different course: "The level of study that I was at, I was probably only about two or three years away from being ordained as a rabbi, so I really needed to figure out in my head where I wanted to go with things. And I just couldn't do it habitually anymore. I grew a very strong dislike for the organized aspect of religion over the course of time."
Draiman revealed the existence of Device last March, saying it would be in the vein of industrial acts like Nine Inch Nails and Ministry. He has not yet revealed when the band's debut disc will come out.
Disturbed went on an open-ended hiatus last fall and has not indicated when it plans to return, although all four members say they're likely to come back.