In a brand new interview with “The Mistress Carrie Podcast”, DISTURBED drummer Mike Wengren spoke in regards to the progress of the writing and recording classes for the band’s upcoming studio album. He stated (as transcribed by Phoosi.com): “I can not reveal too many particulars simply but, however we’re positively in the course of the method. We have been writing, we have been recording. I am very enthusiastic about every little thing that we’re developing with proper now. It is feeling nice, it is sounding nice.”
He continued: “We do not essentially have a definitive time-frame proper now [for the album’s release]. Coming off two years of a pandemic, we simply have been taking our time in attempting to place out the perfect document of our careers and prime every little thing that we have ever completed earlier than.
“I feel persons are gonna be pleasantly shocked once they lastly get an opportunity to listen to this,” Mike added.
Wengren‘s feedback come simply days after DISTURBED singer David Draiman confirmed that the band has accomplished recording a brand new album. Previous to that, Draiman shared a since-deleted Instagram photograph of a whiteboard — which appeared to have been taken in a recording studio — charting DISTURBED‘s progress with recording. On the board, 10 songs have been listed, that includes such titles as “Hey You”, “Love To Hate” and “Half Of Me”. David captioned the image: “And that is a wrap folks. #HolyShitIsThisGood #epic @disturbed”. Additionally included on the whiteboard was the guitar tuning for every monitor, with most of them utilizing “Normal C#”, “Drop C#” or “Drop C” tuning. One monitor was additionally recorded in “Drop A#” tuning, whereas one other is in “Drop B”.
Draiman spoke in regards to the progress of the songwriting classes for DISTURBED‘s follow-up to 2018’s “Evolution” album throughout a current look on “Whiplash”, the KLOS radio present hosted by Full Metallic Jackie. Concerning what it has been like for him and his bandmates to regroup in particular person after such a very long time aside and as soon as once more launch the inventive course of, he stated: “There’s actually nothing that replaces it. It was a unbroken theme of dialog over the course of the week that we had collectively between our couple of exhibits we performed in Indiana [in early November] and our efficiency over in Daytona for [the] Welcome To Rockville [festival]. There actually isn’t any substitute. There is not. The power and that realization whenever you’ve bought one thing. Evaluate it to fishing, and also you lastly land an enormous one. [Laughs] It is extremely, extremely thrilling. And we have been on fireplace.”
As for the musical course of the brand new DISTURBED songs, Draiman stated: “The fabric is someplace between ‘The Illness’ and ‘Ten Thousand Fists’ so far as the place I might establish it as sonically. It is rhythmic, it is pummeling, it is anthemic, it is polysyncopated. It is meat-and-potatoes DISTURBED.”
David additionally mentioned DISTURBED‘s obvious resolution to pursue a extra aggressive musical strategy on its subsequent LP in comparison with “Evolution”, on which almost half the songs have been both acoustic or semi-acoustic.
“It is a totally different form of itch you are scratching,” he stated. “You’ll be able to have the satisfaction that comes with, for example, taking part in along with your kids peacefully someplace and you may have a special form of satisfaction in partaking in full-contact soccer along with your buddies. It is only a totally different really feel. They’re each equally as gratifying however generally you simply get just a little style extra for one than the opposite. And proper now we’re positively — we have our enamel dug in to that type. We have been dying to do the extra aggressive stuff. We wished to return dwelling. We wished to return to the ‘groove so laborious you could’t cease bobbing your head’ form of stuff. So, we’re there, and we’re loving it.”
Previous to DISTURBED‘s look at Welcome To Rockville, Draiman advised Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio that the band will doubtless do issues barely in a different way with the upcoming launch. “The best way that I see it taking place is we’re most likely not gonna put out one thing within the conventional full-length; we’re most likely gonna be doing two separate releases,” he defined. “So we’ll most likely have one geared for launch — if every little thing works as deliberate — by the autumn, after which perhaps one thing the next yr as nicely.” When Brutus requested Draiman to make clear if that signifies that the subsequent DISTURBED launch shall be an EP, David stated: “Outline it what you need, however it could like 5 – 6 songs at a pop — one thing like that.
“We dwell in an setting proper now and in an age the place folks’s consumption of music has been very soundbitish and really track-driven and really single-driven,” he continued. “And there is positively some magnificence in direction of persevering with to attempt to [make] issues like idea information and telling an extended story over the length of a collection of songs — there’s enormous advantage to that — however I feel that whenever you write 10 songs and three of them truly get labored at radio and perhaps, in case you’re fortunate, the followers are actually accustomed to half the document and the remaining finally ends up sitting on a shelf, and in case you do find yourself pulling it out someday, it is like an obscure, bizarre second in the course of the set, and it is virtually like gratuitous for your self. I do not wanna do this anymore. I wanna make every little thing rely. I wanna make it possible for we get the largest bang for every little thing we’re placing on the market. I feel that that needs to be simply attainable. It appears to be the place the setting goes, and it appears to be — whether or not we prefer it or not — what the digital age has funneled us into.”
DISTURBED carried out dwell for the primary time in almost two years in late September as one of many headliners of the Louder Than Life competition in Louisville, Kentucky.
In March 2021, DISTURBED‘s “The Illness twentieth Anniversary Tour” was formally canceled. The amphitheater tour, with very particular visitor STAIND and BAD WOLVES, was initially slated to happen in the summertime of 2020 however was rescheduled to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was finally scrapped altogether.
“The Illness twentieth Anniversary Tour” was imagined to rejoice the twentieth anniversary of DISTURBED‘s seminal album “The Illness”. On this tour, the band was anticipated to carry out songs off the album, in addition to tracks from “Evolution” and DISTURBED‘s in depth catalog.
In September 2020, DISTURBED launched a canopy model of Sting‘s 1993 single “If I Ever Lose My Religion In You”.