DISTURBED was in Los Angeles on Tuesday (June 14) to movie a music video for the primary single off the band’s upcoming studio album.
Guitarist Dan Donegan and bassist John Moyer each shared photographs from earlier than and through the shoot, with Dan writing: “Time to make a music video! First single off the brand new album coming within the very close to future.” Moyer added in a separate submit: “Band efficiency about to go down! New DISTURBED coming quickly!!”
Earlier this month, DISTURBED singer David Draiman mentioned that the band’s upcoming album will include a “shock observe” that can “blow [fans’] minds.”
On June 2, the 49-year-old frontman took to his Twitter to jot down about DISTURBED‘s follow-up to 2018’s “Evolution”: “Listening again to the mixes. Wonderful document. Very proud. (Additionally, there is a shock observe on right here that is going to blow your minds)”.
Final month, Draiman informed the viewers at DISTURBED‘s live performance in Camden, New Jersey that the band’s new LP will likely be launched “quickly.” He added: “It is about 90 p.c heavy as fuck. Now there’s nonetheless 10 p.c of caring, loving goodness [laughs] — 10 p.c. Hey, for everyone that fell in love with ‘The Sound Of Silence’ [SIMON & GARFUNKEL] cowl, I figured, you realize… However the remainder of it? ‘Illness’-, ‘Ten Thousand Fists’-era DISTURBED, for certain. You enthusiastic about that? ‘Trigger I will inform you we’re actually fucking enthusiastic about it.”
In April, DISTURBED drummer Mike Wengren informed “The Mistress Carrie Podcast” that he and his bandmates are “positively in the midst of the method” of constructing a brand new album. “We have been writing, we have been recording,” he mentioned. “I am very enthusiastic about the whole lot 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 making an attempt to place out the very best document of our careers and high the whole lot that we have ever executed earlier than.
“I feel individuals are gonna be pleasantly shocked after they lastly get an opportunity to listen to this,” Mike added.
Wengren‘s feedback got here simply days after Draiman confirmed that DISTURBED has accomplished recording the brand new LP. Previous to that, Draiman shared a since-deleted Instagram picture 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 individuals. #HolyShitIsThisGood #epic @disturbed”. Additionally included on the whiteboard was the guitar tuning for every observe, with most of them utilizing “Normal C#”, “Drop C#” or “Drop C” tuning. One observe was additionally recorded in “Drop A#” tuning, whereas one other is in “Drop B”.
Draiman spoke concerning the progress of the songwriting periods for the brand new DISTURBED 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 mentioned: “There’s actually nothing that replaces it. It was a seamless 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 is not any substitute. There is not. The vitality and that realization whenever you’ve obtained 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 hearth.”
As for the musical route of the brand new DISTURBED songs, Draiman mentioned: “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 method on its subsequent LP in comparison with “Evolution”, on which almost half the songs have been both acoustic or semi-acoustic.
“It is a completely different form of itch you are scratching,” he mentioned. “You may have the satisfaction that comes with, for instance, enjoying along with your youngsters peacefully someplace and you’ll have a special form of satisfaction in partaking in full-contact soccer along with your buddies. It is only a completely different really feel. They’re each equally as gratifying however typically you simply get just a little style extra for one than the opposite. And proper now we’re positively — we have got our tooth dug in to that type. We have been dying to do the extra aggressive stuff. We needed to return dwelling. We needed to return to the ‘groove so laborious which you could’t cease bobbing your head’ form of stuff. So, we’re there, and we’re loving it.”
Previous to DISTURBED‘s look on the 2021 version of Welcome To Rockville final November, Draiman informed Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio that the band will probably do issues barely otherwise with the upcoming launch. “The best way that I see it taking place is we’re in all probability not gonna put out one thing within the conventional full-length; we’re in all probability gonna be doing two separate releases,” he defined. “So we’ll in all probability have one geared for launch — if the whole lot works as deliberate — by the autumn, after which possibly one thing the next yr as effectively.” When Brutus requested Draiman to make clear if that implies that the following DISTURBED launch will likely be an EP, David mentioned: “Outline it what you need, however it will like 5 – 6 songs at a pop — one thing like that.
“We dwell in an surroundings proper now and in an age the place individuals’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 the direction of persevering with to attempt to [make] issues like idea information and telling a protracted story over the period of a sequence of songs — there’s enormous benefit to that — however I feel that whenever you write 10 songs and three of them truly get labored at radio and possibly, if you happen to’re fortunate, the followers are actually conversant in half the document and the remainder finally ends up sitting on a shelf, and if you happen to do find yourself pulling it out at some point, it is like an obscure, bizarre second through the set, and it is nearly like gratuitous for your self. I do not wanna try this anymore. I wanna make the whole lot depend. I wanna be sure that we get the largest bang for the whole lot we’re placing on the market. I feel that that ought to be simply attainable. It appears to be the place the surroundings 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 final September as one of many headliners of the Louder Than Life pageant 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 ultimately scrapped altogether.
“The Illness twentieth Anniversary Tour” was imagined to rejoice the twentieth anniversary of DISTURBED‘s seminal album “The Illness”. On the tour, the band was anticipated to carry out songs off the album, in addition to tracks from “Evolution” and DISTURBED‘s in depth catalog.