David Draiman says that DISTURBED‘s upcoming album will include a “shock monitor” that may “blow [fans’] minds.”
On Thursday (June 2), the 49-year-old singer took to his Twitter to put in writing about DISTURBED‘s follow-up to 2018’s “Evolution”: “Listening again to the mixes. Superb report. Very proud. (Additionally, there is a shock monitor 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 might be launched “quickly.” He added: “It is about 90 % heavy as fuck. Now there’s nonetheless 10 % of caring, loving goodness [laughs] — 10 %. Hey, for everyone that fell in love with ‘The Sound Of Silence’ [SIMON & GARFUNKEL] cowl, I figured, you understand… However the remainder of it? ‘Illness’-, ‘Ten Thousand Fists’-era DISTURBED, for positive. You enthusiastic about that? ‘Trigger I will let you know 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 creating a brand new album. “We have been writing, we have been recording,” he mentioned. “I am very enthusiastic about every little thing that we’re arising 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 perfect report of our careers and prime every little thing that we have ever executed earlier than.
“I feel persons 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 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 had 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 concerning the progress of the songwriting periods for the brand new DISTURBED album throughout a latest look on “Whiplash”, the KLOS radio present hosted by Full Steel Jackie. Relating to what it has been like for him and his bandmates to regroup in individual after such a very long time aside and as soon as once more launch the artistic course of, he mentioned: “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 vitality and that realization while 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 had been on fireplace.”
As for the musical path 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’d 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 determination to pursue a extra aggressive musical method on its subsequent LP in comparison with “Evolution”, on which practically half the songs had been both acoustic or semi-acoustic.
“It is a totally different type of itch you are scratching,” he mentioned. “You possibly can have the satisfaction that comes with, for example, taking part in together with your youngsters peacefully someplace and you’ll have a unique type of satisfaction in partaking in full-contact soccer together with your buddies. It is only a totally different really feel. They’re each equally as gratifying however typically you simply get a bit of style extra for one than the opposite. And proper now we’re positively — we have our tooth dug in to that fashion. We had been dying to do the extra aggressive stuff. We wished to return dwelling. We wished to return to the ‘groove so exhausting you can’t cease bobbing your head’ sort 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 seemingly do issues barely in another 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 12 months as nicely.” When Brutus requested Draiman to make clear if that implies that the subsequent DISTURBED launch might be an EP, David mentioned: “Outline it what you need, however it might like 5 or 6 songs at a pop — one thing like that.
“We reside in an surroundings 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 try to [make] issues like idea information and telling a protracted story over the period of a sequence of songs — there’s large benefit to that — however I feel that while you write 10 songs and three of them truly get labored at radio and perhaps, in case you’re fortunate, the followers are actually acquainted with half the report and the remaining finally ends up sitting on a shelf, and in case you do find yourself pulling it out sooner or later, it is like an obscure, bizarre second throughout the set, and it is virtually like gratuitous for your self. I do not wanna do this anymore. I wanna make every little thing depend. I wanna ensure that we get the most important bang for every little thing we’re placing on the market. I feel that that must 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 reside for the primary time in practically two years final 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 as a result of coronavirus pandemic. It was finally scrapped altogether.
“The Illness twentieth Anniversary Tour” was purported to have a good time 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.
In September 2020, DISTURBED launched a canopy model of Sting‘s 1993 single “If I Ever Lose My Religion In You”.