Disturbed Cancel Regina, SK Show Due To David Draiman’s “Vocal Issue”

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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Disturbed Premiere “No More” Video, Announce New Live EP

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.”

Disturbed’s David Draiman Blasts “Roger Waters And The Rest Of His Nazi Comrades” For Boycotting Israel

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.

[via Blabbermouth]

Disturbed Raise Addiction & Mental Health Awareness With “A Reason To Fight” Live Video

Disturbed have premiered a new live video for “A Reason To Fight” off their latest album “Evolution.” The clip seeks to raise awareness for addiction and mental health issues.

Frontman David Draiman commented:

“Through the strength and support of our extended family, we can make a difference to those who fight this war. We must continue to be their allies, their hope, their added source of strength. We must continue to give all of them a reason to fight.”

Guitarist Dan Donegan added:

“I know people who’ve battled addiction and have seen it in their face — the shame they have — feeling they’ve let themselves and others down, We wanted to write a song with a positive message for people in that situation to stay hopeful and not give up the fight, as challenging as it may be. It’s an everyday struggle, but there can also be a light at the end of the tunnel.”

With this news, the group have also launched the “You Are Not Alone” campaign in an effort to help those who are struggling with addiction and mental health issues.

Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, Staind, Disturbed, Etc. Set For 2019 Louder Than Life Festival

The lineup has officially been announced for the 2019 Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place on September 27-29 at the Highland Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center in Louisville, KY. Here’s the daily lineups:

September 27: Slipknot, Staind, A Day To Remember, Chevelle, I Prevail, Architects, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Gwar, The Crystal Method, Graveyard, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, New Years Day, All Them Witches, Crown Lands, Joyous Wolf Dead Posey, and Santa Cruz.

September 28: Guns N’ Roses, Godsmack, Ice Cube, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, Stone Temple Pilots, Suicidal Tendencies, Melvins, Andrew W.K., Badflower, Knocked Loose, Anti-Flag, Redd Kross, Parlor Mob, Like A Storm, Jelly Roll, Dirty Honey, Ded, and Junkbunny.

September 29: Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Die Antwoord, Three Days Grace, Sum 41, Deadland Ritual, White Reaper, Demon Hunter, Ho99o9, Angel Du$t, Sick Puppies, Amigo The Devil, Fire From The Gods, Broken Hands, and Anemic Royalty.

Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Slayer, Etc. Set For Chaos AB Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the inaugural Chaos AB festival. The event will take place at Kinsmen Park in Edmonton, AB on July 26-27 and it will feature the following: Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Slayer (final Albertan show), Marilyn Manson, Headstones, GWAR, Animals As Leaders, One Bad Son, Royal Tusk, The Dirty Nil, Light The Torch, and Selfish Things.