Disturbed, Lamb Of God, Chevelle, & New Medicine Set For 2022 Summerfest

Disturbed, Lamb Of God, Chevelle, and New Medicine will be performing at American Family Insurance Amphitheater in Milwaukee, WI on June 30 as part of this year’s Summerfest. Tickets will be available on May 13 at 10:00am CDT.

Disturbed’s John Moyer: “We Will Be Out With A New Record And A Real Tour” In 2023

During a recent appearance on “All Access Live With Kevin Rankin,” John Moyer offered an update on Disturbed’s current plans. He said the following:

“Disturbed has a handful of shows coming up. We’ve got 10 or 11 shows coming up this year, mostly festival dates. And then 2023, we will be out with a new record and a real tour where we’re gonna be doing our show again. We’re gonna be coming to your town and we’re gonna be putting on the songs that our fans love to hear, bringing out some great opening acts, going to Europe, going overseas, hopefully going to South America again. So we’re gonna try to do it again come 2023. We’re excited.”

[via Blabbermouth]

David Draiman Confirms Disturbed’s New Album Is “Completed”

David Draiman has officially confirmed that Disturbed have finished their new album. The frontman said the following:

“The face you make after listening to the new, completed @disturbed album #comingsoon”

This news comes after he previously shared a progress board featuring working song titles, before deleting it.

Disturbed Reportedly Finish Recording New Album

Disturbed appear to have finished recording their new album. According to Blabbermouth, frontman David Draiman revealed the news in a since deleted Instagram post that included a picture of a progress chart and the following message: “And that’s a wrap people. #HolyShitIsThisGood #epic @disturbed.” The chart also featured the following working song titles: “Hey You,” “Divisive,” “Love To Hate,” “Part Of Me,” “Won’t Back Down,” “Unstoppable,” “Take Back Your Life,” “Feeding The Fire,” “Bad Man,” and “Don’t Tell Me.”

Iron Maiden Announce “Legacy Of The Beast” In-Game Collaboration With Disturbed

Iron Maiden have teamed up with Disturbed for a new collaboration inside their “Legacy Of The Beast” mobile game. Disturbed’s mascot “The Guy” will appear in the game as part of a special “Disturbing Sciences” event, which will launch today (February 16) at 4:00pm PDT / 7:00pm EDT.

A press release offered more details:

“The game’s ‘Disturbing Sciences’ event is an ode to both bands’ lore taking its broad themes from the cover of Iron Maiden’s 1986 album ‘Somewhere In Time’ and ‘Disturbed: Dark Messiah’, a five-part comic book series where The Guy makes his comic book debut.

Over the years, The Guy has been depicted as an antihero, saving people from corporate corruption, often through violent means. In this new storyline, Cyborg Eddie and The Guy have been summoned through time and space to the Polvo Valley, a small town transformed into a hyper-sanitized, machine-driven industrial city, where Eddie and The Guy are dead-set on punishing the city’s corporate overlord, Brian Kek, and confronting the CEO at Kek Tower before discovering the depth of his hubris.”

Disturbed’s David Draiman added:

“Myself and the guys from Disturbed are humbled to be included in the ‘Legacy of the Beast’ game. We feel that The Guy is a worthy addition to the saga and we’re very happy to be a part of it … when we first saw the first concept pieces of how he would be integrated into the game it was thrilling for all of us, it’s still kind of surreal!

I love that our ‘Dark Messiah’ storyline from the Disturbed comic book series, {from the graphic novel} is being integrated into the video game series, I think they go hand and hand with one another. I love more people having the opportunity to play as The Guy… and battle the forces out there that deserve to have their asses handed to them.”

David Draiman On Disturbed’s Upcoming EP: “It’s Sounding Somewhere Between ‘The Sickness’ And ‘Ten Thousand Fists’”

During a recent interview with Revolver, Disturbed’s David Draiman discussed the band’s upcoming EP. According to him, the new material is “sounding somewhere between ‘The Sickness‘ and ‘Ten Thousand Fists‘.”

Draiman said the following:

“We’ve come up with some unbelievable new material that is just pummeling and rhythmic and aggressive and anthemic and poly-syncopated — Disturbed 101, everything people fell in love with us for in the first place. It has really been a wonderful past couple of weeks, especially after two years of being apart, not being able to really create. You can create over Zoom or some shit like that but it’s not the same, that inspiration in the moment in front of each other — the magic, energy and electricity that occurs — nothing really compares to it. It was a welcome rush back into the system. Fucking amazing. It’s sounding somewhere between ‘The Sickness‘ and ‘Ten Thousand Fists‘, for sure.”

He later continued:

“I missed the old-school stuff. We had this amazing breakthrough with ‘The Sound Of Silence.’ We tried delving a little bit deeper into that pool of water with ‘Evolution‘ for half the record. I enjoyed the hell out of all the balladry. I dug my teeth into it. It was nice to be able to use different textures and take my voice to different places and to have a different dynamic to the [live] set where there’s highs and lows.

At one moment we had a sea of people in a mosh pit, and the next moment people are bawling their eyes out. It became a necessary addition to our repertoire. But given the tumult of the past couple of years and everything all of us have been feeling, when the guys asked me where I wanted to go, I didn’t hesitate for a minute: We gotta go old school. We’ve got to go back to where we came from.”

He also added the following about choosing to release an EP instead of an album:

“…I’m determined to not put a full album out. We put all of our heart and soul into every single song we create. And to write 10 songs for three of them to get worked at radio and recognized and remembered by the fans, and then for the other seven to sit on a shelf collecting dust — why? There’s no point in that anymore. So for the next couple, it’ll be about five or six tracks at a time.

We live in a society and environment now where people consume things bit by bit. You can’t fight it. And as much as I selfishly appreciate the concept album or telling an entire story, I can’t force that on people who don’t want to accept it. I’m okay with each individual song telling its own story at this point, and just accepting things as they are.”

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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Disturbed Singer David Draiman On Mastodon Guitarist Brent Hinds’ Negative Comments: “It Was Surprising, To Say The Least”

As previously reported, Mastodon guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds recently made headlines after using homophobic language while discussing his disdain for touring with Disturbed. Now, Disturbed frontman David Draiman has shared his thoughts on the situation, saying that the comments were “surprising, to say the least.”

Draiman told Loudwire Nights the following:

“You know, I have nothing but the greatest respect and admiration for the Mastodon guys. I have been a fan since day one, I continue to be a fan. I think that there’s just too much mutual respect and admiration. And they knew it — they knew we liked them. We were cool with each other throughout our touring times together. We’re genuine fans.”

He also added:

“It was surprising, to say the least. And you know what Brent? I hope that — just know from my end — I bare no ill will, and if at any given point in time those guys are somewhere and we can break bread or have a drink together, I’m always down. I don’t hold it against them or him or anything. Too often, these things are made more of than they really should be. Everything is trying to pit one musician against another musician. Who knows? Maybe he was having a bad day and maybe it is like what the Mastodon guys said. Who knows? God knows I haven’t had all glorious moments in my past in the press, so everybody’s human and I don’t begrudge anyone. It’s all good.”

David Draiman Says Disturbed Are Working On “Amazing New Material”

During a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF, David Draiman offered an update on the new music that the band are currently working on. According to him, the new material is “pretty amazing.”

Draiman said the following:

“We spent the past week [or] two coming up with some pretty amazing new DISTURBED material that we are very, very excited about. There’s nothing like playing live to inspire you, and it definitely seemed like it broke the seal. And now we’re all guns blazing. We’re very, very excited.”

“We have about six to eight skeletal song structures and ideas. So, like progressions and melodies. No actual definitive lyrics finalized yet. It’s very much in infancy. But we can already tell from the combination of riffs and melodies and rhythms that a bunch of these ideas are just as good [as] or better than anything we’ve done. It’s right in the zone of traditional DISTURBED — it’s rhythmic, powerful, syncopated, anthemic. It’s exactly what we were kind of thirsting for.”

The frontman also explained why the band chose not to work on new music during their coronavirus downtime:

“Everybody had their own basket of wonderful stuff to deal with during the past couple of years. I think that we needed to spend more time focusing on our families for ourselves during that particular period of time. We didn’t have a whole lot of ability to come together as a band to create; there was just too much going on in everybody’s respective situation. So now that the smoke is clearing and things are starting to crawl back toward some sense of normalcy together with, again, re-embracing the live experience, it’s very refreshing. And we couldn’t be more inspired.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Disturbed Team Up With Dead Sled Coffee For “Get Up: Dark Java Blend”

Disturbed have joined forces with Dead Sled Coffee to create a special “Get Up: Dark Java Blend.” You can get some for yourself HERE.

Here’s a description of the coffee:

“The officially licensed Disturbed Get Up Dark Java coffee is from the island of Java which is an island in Indonesia, located between Sumatra and Bali. It is roasted to a full Italian (dark) roast. The dark Java coffee has a heavy body, nutty aroma, bright acidity, and a lasting finish. It has hints of nutty, malty, chocolate, bright and sweet flavors.”

Mike Thorwart, co-owner of Dead Sled Coffee, commented:

“Stationed in Korea at the time, [‘The Sickness’] had a huge impact on both my life and those around me. It was something we had never heard before. Disturbed changed the game and continue to push boundaries while staying true to their sound. It is my pleasure to welcome Disturbed to the Dead Sled family and help launch their ‘Get Up: Dark Java Blend’ to the world.”

Disturbed’s Mike Wengren added:

“Working with Dead Sled has been a great opportunity for me to share another passion of mine in coffee. It was fun tasting many of the flavors. I’m proud to put our stamp on a coffee that represents my own personal palette and embodies the Disturbed attitude.”