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Device frontman David Draiman has filmed a new public service announcement in which he speaks out on the issue of cyber bullying. According to Noisecreep, Draiman cut the three-minute ad for Musicians Opposed To Bullying and says, "You really need to understand the weight of your words before you type them. 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."
Draiman, also the frontman for Disturbed, has always spoken out on issues ranging from politics to war to the environment since his earliest days in the spotlight.
Draiman announced in May that he and his wife Lena Yada are expecting their first child, a boy, this year. He told us how he hopes to raise his son: "Oh, I'm going to raise him on Black Sabbath and Metallica and football and MMA and all things that should matter for a young boy, and discipline and strength and honor and courage and everything that I would hope to instill within my son. I'm very much looking forward to utilizing the wealth of experiences that I've gone through in my life to help guide him through the darkness."
Device released its self-titled debut album on April 9th. It debuted at Number 11 on the Billboard album chart, selling 35,000 copies in its first week of release.
Device will hit the road this summer on Gigantour 2013, along with Hellyeah, Newsted, Black Label Society and other acts. The trek kicks off on July 3rd in Gilford, New Hampshire, wrapping on August 11th in Toronto, Canada.