Disturbed‘s 2002 album “Believe” will be receiving a limited edition vinyl picture disc release on September 20. Pre-orders can be found HERE.
According to Billboard, Disturbed have scored their seventh straight No. 1 on the “Mainstream Rock Songs” airplay chart with “No More.” That track appears on the band’s latest album “Evolution.”
Disturbed have shared a 360° live video for “Inside The Fire.” The clip was filmed during a show the band played at Alexandra Palace in London, England on May 11.
Disturbed were forced to cancel their show at Brandt Centre in Regina, SK earlier tonight (July 24) due to David Draiman’s “vocal issue.” The band commented:
“Disturbed Ones — We regret to inform our fans that we will have to cancel tonight’s show, Wednesday July 24 at Brandt Centre in Regina due to a vocal issue. At the recommendation of a doctor, David has been advised to rest and limit his vocal usage today to avoid any further damage. Tickets purchased online will be refunded automatically. Ticket holders that bought in person are eligible for a refund at their point of purchase.”
Disturbed have premiered a new video for “No More” off their latest album “Evolution.” You can check that out below. In other news, the band have also announced that they will be digitally releasing a new live EP titled “Live From Alexandra Palace, London” tomorrow (June 28). That effort was recorded during the group’s May 11 show at Alexandra Palace in London, England and it will feature the following tracks: “A Reason To Fight,” “Inside The Fire,” “No More,” “Ten Thousand Fists,” and “The Game.”
During a recent interview with the Bring Disturbed To Israel Facebook page, Disturbed’s David Draiman, who is of Jewish heritage, was asked about Roger Waters and the other artists that are supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to end support for Israel’s oppression of Palestine. The singer responded by saying “the very notion that Waters and the rest of his Nazi comrades decide that this is the way to go ahead and foster change is absolute lunacy and idiocy.”
Draiman said the following:
“To elaborate a little bit on it, besides just my aggressive stance against it… The reasoning that no matter what side of the fence you sit on politically… And look, I don’t think anybody in any country always agrees with everything their country does — I don’t, okay? But I’m a very, very strong supporter of Israel forever and for our people. And regardless of whether it’s Israel or anywhere else, boycotting an entire society and an entire people based on the actions of its government is absolutely ridiculous. And it doesn’t accomplish anything. I don’t see boycotts happening of Russia; I don’t see boycotts happening of many of some of the countries that have some of the most oppressive, closed-off regimes in existence on the face of the planet, where LGBTQ people are persecuted, where all kinds of minorities are persecuted. I don’t see people boycotting China for what they’re doing to their Muslim population. It’s just Israel that gets this treatment, and I think we all know the reason behind that.”
“There’s a special hatred that exists for the Jewish people in this world, and it unfortunately can’t be explained. It’s something that has lasted and has been deep seated for centuries, and that’s part of our burden as a people, unfortunately.
“You can’t accomplish anything in terms of trying to create peace, in terms of trying to create understanding by shutting things off. There has to be open roads of communication. You build bridges; you don’t knock them down. And music and entertainment is the perfect way to bridge that gap. And the very notion that Waters and the rest of his Nazi comrades decide that this is the way to go ahead and foster change is absolute lunacy and idiocy — absolute. It makes no sense whatsoever. It’s only based on hatred of a culture and of a people and of a society that have been demonized unjustifiably since the beginning of time.
“You wanna be able to bring people together? You wanna effect social change on a real level? Bring them together for a concert. It’s the perfect way. Music builds bridges, and the fact that anybody would try to dissuade artists from trying to do what their music was created to do in the first place is mind-boggling to me. And the fact that any artist would actually fall prey to this rhetoric and this way of thinking is mind-blowing to me. That they’re cutting off their noses to spite their faces just is completely the antithesis of what creating art is meant to do.”
Disturbed are currently scheduled to perform in Israel for the first time on July 2.
During Disturbed’s show in Manchester, UK last night (May 15), the band were joined onstage by a fan named Carlos Pau-Real, who looks very similar to frontman David Draiman. You can see footage and photos from that encounter below: