Disturbed’s “Divisive” Debuts At No. 13 On The Billboard 200

Disturbed’s new album “Divisive” has debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard 200 chart. The effort earned the ranking after moving 26,000 units including 22,000 from traditional album sales. Notably, the record also topped the Top Hard Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts.

Pantera, Disturbed, Arch Enemy, Etc. Added To 2023 Graspop Metal Meeting Festival

Over 100 more artists have been added to next year’s Graspop Metal Meeting festival. The event will be held in Dessel, Belgium on June 15-18 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Def Leppard
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Slipknot
  • Pantera
  • Ghost
  • Gojira
  • Parkway Drive
  • 1914
  • Agnostic Front
  • Amon Amarth
  • Anti-Flag
  • Antimatter
  • Any Given Day
  • Arch Enemy
  • Architects
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Asking Alexandria
  • At The Gates
  • Avatar
  • Beast In Black
  • Behemoth
  • Billy Talent
  • Black Mirrors
  • Bloodywood
  • Butcher Babies
  • Cane Hill
  • Carpenter Brut
  • Clutch
  • Cradle Of Filth
  • Crowbar
  • Cyclone
  • Danko Jones
  • Dark Angel
  • Deathstars
  • Delain
  • Dieth
  • Dirkschneider
  • Disturbed
  • Draconian
  • Eluveitie
  • End
  • Enter Shikari
  • Epica
  • Escape The Fate
  • Evergrey
  • Exodus
  • Fever 333
  • Fields Of The Nephilim
  • Finntroll
  • Greg Puciato
  • Halestorm
  • Hatebreed
  • Heidevolk
  • Hippotraktor
  • Hollywood Undead
  • Hollywood Vampires
  • I Prevail
  • In Flames
  • Insomnium
  • Katatonia
  • Kissin’ Dynamite
  • Korpiklaani
  • Kreator
  • Landmvrks
  • Legion Of The Damned
  • Less Than Jake
  • Life Of Agony
  • Lionheart
  • Loathe
  • Lorna Shore
  • Marduk
  • Meshuggah
  • Molybaron
  • Monster Magnet
  • Motionless In White
  • Novelists
  • Oceans
  • Orange Goblin
  • Orbit Culture
  • Papa Roach
  • Polaris
  • Rancid
  • Russkaja
  • Seether
  • Septicflesh
  • Sick Of It All
  • Skindred
  • Sleep Token
  • Soen
  • Sólstafir
  • Spiritbox
  • Stand Atlantic
  • Stray From The Path
  • Testament
  • The Amity Affliction
  • The Answer
  • The Chats
  • The Ghost Inside
  • The Halo Effect
  • The Luka State
  • The Menzingers
  • The Raven Age
  • The Winery Dogs
  • Three Days Grace
  • Thundermother
  • Unearth
  • Vicious Rumours
  • Voivod
  • Watain

Disturbed Share AI-Generated Video For “Bad Man”

Disturbed have shared an AI-generated video for their new song “Bad Man.“ Director Tristan Holmes created the clip in Midjourney with over 10,000 frames. The track appears on the band’s newly released album “Divisive.”

Frontman David Draiman previously told HardDrive Radio the following about the song:

“It could be about any number of bad men or actors in the world that are currently wreaking havoc, but this particular song was inspired by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It was happening as we were writing the song, and it seemed very, very appropriate. I feel for the people of Ukraine and everything that they’ve had to deal with and experience and are continuing to experience. It’s horrific to watch the play-by-play of a full-scale war.

And it’s a shame that it’s become just a matter of, like, ‘Oh, this is what we do. We check in to see what happened.’ As opposed to — I don’t know — doing more as a world, other than just throwing tons of money at the situation and contributing to more death and violence. I wish there was more that we could do as a planet to just apply enough pressure in the right places from the right people to make the madman stop.”

David Draiman: “Disturbed Performances Will Be Getting More And More Infrequent”

During a recent interview with Lazer 103.3‘s Andy Hall, Disturbed’s David Draiman discussed the group’s upcoming touring plans. He said the following when asked if the band will be touring “pretty hard” in support of their new album “Divisive” (out November 18):

“Not as hard as you would imagine. We’re planning on starting up in the spring. We’ve already announced a few shows here and there. We’re trying to finalize all of our plans. But Disturbed performances will be getting more and more infrequent. We’ll start up in the spring. We’ll finish in the fall. There will be a full U.S. run. Exactly when we’re going where, I don’t know yet; it’s still a moving target. I know we’re planning to do a European festival run as well; a couple of those dates have been announced already. But it’s tough to navigate the waters right now. So we’re doing the best we can. Hopefully we’ll be able to announce more as soon as it’s able to be announced.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Disturbed, Falling In Reverse, Beartooth, & Dorothy Set For 2023 “Hog Fest” & “Twin City Takeover” Concerts

Disturbed, Falling In Reverse, Beartooth, and Dorothy have been confirmed for next year’s “Hog Fest” and “Twin City Takeover.” Here’s the dates:

05/04 Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum (“Hog Fest”)
05/06 St. Paul, MN – XCEL Energy Center (“Twin City Takeover”)

Metallica, Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Etc. Set For 2023 UK Download Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for next year’s Download Festival in the UK. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 8-11 and it will feature the following: Metallica, Slipknot, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Evanescence, Disturbed, Placebo, Parkway Drive, Ghost, Alexisonfire, Pendulum, Within Temptation, As December Falls, Asking Alexandria, Aviva, Bambie Thug, Beauty School Dropout, Behemoth, Blackgold, Blind Channel, Bloodywood, Brutus, Crashface, Crawlers, Dead Sara, Elvana, Enola Gay, Fever 333, Fixation, Graphic Nature, GWAR, Hawxx, Ingested, I Prevail, Jazmin Bean, Kid Bookie, Kid Kapichi, Lake Malice, Lorna Shore, Mod Sun, Monuments, Motionless In White, Municipal Waste, nothing,nowhere., Nova Twins, Polaris, Pupil Slicer, Seether, Set It off, SiM, Simple Plan, Soen, Soul Glo, Stand Atlantic, Stray From The Path, Taylor Acorn, The Blackout, The Distillers, The Meffs, Terror, Three Days Grace, Touché Amoré, VV, and Witch Fever.

Here’s What Various Rock And Metal Musicians Wore For Halloween This Year

Halloween is officially over and a number of rock/metal artists have taken to social media to share pictures of the costumes they wore this year. You can check out a bunch of those below:

James Hetfield (Metallica):

Corey Taylor (Slipknot) & Alicia Taylor (Cherry Bombs):

Evanescence:

Brann Dailor (Mastodon):

Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Charlie Benante (Anthrax) & Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies):

Jay Weinberg (Slipknot):

James “Munky” Shaffer (Korn):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Keith Buckley (ex-Every Time I Die):

Jordan Buckley (ex-Every Time I Die):

Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder):

Dave Davidson (Revocation):

Butcher Babies:

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park):

Seether:

Lorna Shore:

Theory Of A Deadman:

Jonny Hawkins (Nothing More):

Kaleido:

Lena Scissorhands (Infected Rain):

James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins):

Mike Wengren (Disturbed):

Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit):

Disturbed Premiere New Song “Divisive”

Disturbed have premiered a lyric video for the title track of their new album “Divisive.” As previously reported, that effort will be released on November 18.

Frontman David Draiman commented:

“The title track and the title itself are indicative of the incredibly fucked up state of things we are living in. It’s about how hyper-polarity has influenced everything people do in life. People are addicted to outrage. They’re addicted to finding the next thing that will piss them off so they can rave about it on social media. Everything negative was given a shot of steroids.”

Guitarist Dan Donegan added:

“David was in the room listening to me play the riff, and he fell in love with it instantly. It was one of the early musical ideas. It’s fun to be face-to-face, because we can feed off of each other and we see the level of excitement.”

Disturbed’s Dan Donegan On Upcoming Collaboration With Heart’s Ann Wilson: “It Just Came Together Great”

During an interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF, Disturbed’s Dan Donegan discussed the band’s new song “Don’t Tell Me.” The track, which features Heart’s Ann Wilson, is from the band’s new album “Divisive” (out November 18) and Donegan says it “came together great.”

Donegan said the following:

“Early in our career, we wanted to really establish ourselves without having any guests. We didn’t really talk about it much, but just [felt], ‘This is the band.’ Not that we were ever against it, but this far along in our career… We’re always pushing ourselves, trying to do stuff that’s different musically. And there’s so much talent out there and so many people we would love to do collaborations with now or later in our career.

Ann Wilson had mentioned before — she tweeted about us before. A few years back, somebody asked her in an interview or whatever if there’s anything new out there, or newer, musically that she’s heard that she’s fan of, and she mentioned she really loved our version of [SIMON & GARFUNKEL’s] ‘The Sound Of Silence’. And that kind of opened the door to a social media friendship between her and David [Draiman] a bit. And then when we wrote this song, it just seemed like it would lend itself to Ann’s voice and then trying to see that merge between her and David’s voices together. She jumped on the opportunity. Immediately she responded, and we were, like, ‘Holy shit. She just said yes to this.'”

He also added:

“I can’t give it away, but their voices, it’s like Fergie and Jesus — a little ‘Step Brothers’ [2008 movie] quote there… It was a pretty magical moment to be in the room and to hear the two of them harmonize together.

We tracked David’s vocals in Nashville, and we wanted to make it easy and convenient for her, ’cause we were, like, she said yes, she’s gonna do it. Let’s make it as easy as possible on her.’ We flew out to California to meet with her. We went into a studio out there for just a couple of hours, and she sang against David’s tracks. And he was there kind of going over the harmonies with her and stuff too. So it was kind of a really magical moment to see the two of them working on those harmonies together. It was pretty impressive. And she’s such a pro, and she’s so damn good. She’s a legend. So it was pretty exciting. And it’s not like she sits there and jumps on people’s albums either, so we take that as a badge of honor to think that there’s not many times where somebody as big a legend as she is that she would jump on any album. She doesn’t have to, and she chose to be on this one. And she loves the track. And it just came together great.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Disturbed Perform “Unstoppable” Live For The First Time

During their September 24 set at the Riff Fest in Clarkston, MI, Disturbed performed their latest single, “Unstoppable,“ live for the first time. You can find some fan-filmed footage of that below. The track will appear on the band’s new album “Divisive,” which is set to be released on November 18.