David Draiman Says Disturbed Are “Probably Gonna Be Doing Two Separate Releases” Instead Of A “Traditional Full-Length” Album

During a recent interview with Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio, Disturbed’s David Draiman further discussed the band’s new material. According to him, the group are “probably gonna be doing two separate releases” instead of a “traditional full-length” album.

Draiman said the following:

“It’s on in a big, big, big fucking way. It really, really is. I mean, we are so genuinely excited.

They asked me going in, ‘Where do you wanna go with this?’ And I’m, like, ‘I wanna go back. I wanna go back to our meat and potatoes. I wanna go back to where we came from.’

The week in between the Indiana shows and the [Welcome To Rockville] show was amazing. We pumped out six new DISTURBED songs. They are rhythmic, they are anthemic, they are polysyncopated, they are meat-and-potatoes DISTURBED. It’s somewhere between ‘The Sickness’ and ‘Ten Thousand Fists’ as far as vibe. And it’s can’t-stop-but-bob-your-head kind of thing. I couldn’t be more happy. And we’re so genuinely excited that we don’t wanna wait. We’re gonna track it after the New Year. We’re guns blazing right now.”

He continued when asked if the band have chosen a producer yet:

“We’re still trying to suss all that out. We’ve written with a couple of guys. We’re trying to just kind of go wherever we’re gonna be able to find a little spark of inspiration here and there. So we’re still trying to suss everything out.

The way that I see it happening is we’re probably not gonna put out something in the traditional full-length; we’re probably gonna be doing two separate releases. So we’ll probably have one geared for release — if everything works as planned — by the fall, and then maybe something the following year as well.”

Draiman also added the following when asked if the new releases will be EPs:

“Define it what you want, but it would like five or six songs at a pop — something like that. We live in an environment right now and in an age where people’s consumption of music has been very soundbitish and very track-driven and very single-driven. And there’s definitely some beauty towards continuing to try and [make] things like concept records and telling a long story over the duration of a series of songs — there’s huge merit to that — but I think that when you write 10 songs and three of them actually get worked at radio and maybe, if you’re lucky, the fans are really familiar with half the record and the rest ends up sitting on a shelf, and if you do end up pulling it out one day, it’s like an obscure, weird moment during the set, and it’s almost like gratuitous for yourself. I don’t wanna do that anymore. I wanna make everything count. I wanna make sure that we get the biggest bang for everything we’re putting out there. I think that that should be easily attainable. It seems to be where the environment is going, and it seems to be — whether we like it or not — what the digital age has funneled us into.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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