Fan-filmed video of DISTURBED‘s complete Could 21 efficiency on the MMRBQ at Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey might be seen under.
Through the live performance, DISTURBED singer David Draiman advised the gang that the band’s upcoming album is “heavy as fuck.”
“We now have a brand new document that may quickly be launched,” the 49-year-old stated earlier than DISTURBED launched into the music “Voices” from the band’s 2000 debut album “The Illness”. “And 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, … However the remainder of it? ‘Illness’-, ‘Ten Thousand Fists’-era DISTURBED, for certain. You enthusiastic about that? ‘Trigger I am going to inform you we’re actually fucking enthusiastic about it.”
Final month, DISTURBED drummer Mike Wengren advised “The Mistress Carrie Podcast” that he and his bandmates are “undoubtedly in the midst of the method” of constructing a brand new album. “We have been writing, we have been recording,” he stated. “I am very enthusiastic about every 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 making an attempt to place out one of the best document of our careers and high every thing that we have ever carried out earlier than.
“I believe persons are gonna be pleasantly stunned 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 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 concerning the progress of the songwriting classes for the brand new DISTURBED album throughout a latest look on “Whiplash”, the KLOS radio present hosted by Full Metallic 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 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 vitality and that realization while you’ve bought one thing. Examine it to fishing, and also you lastly land a giant one. [Laughs] It is extremely, extremely thrilling. And we have been on hearth.”
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’d determine 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 practically half the songs have been both acoustic or semi-acoustic.
“It is a totally different form of itch you are scratching,” he stated. “You possibly can have the satisfaction that comes with, to illustrate, taking part in along with your youngsters peacefully someplace and you may have a unique 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 a bit style extra for one than the opposite. And proper now we’re undoubtedly — we have got our tooth dug in to that model. We have been dying to do the extra aggressive stuff. We wished to return house. We wished to return to the ‘groove so onerous that you could’t cease bobbing your head’ type 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 advised Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio that the band will possible do issues barely otherwise with the upcoming launch. “The best way that I see it occurring 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 thing works as deliberate — by the autumn, after which possibly one thing the next 12 months as effectively.” When Brutus requested Draiman to make clear if that signifies that the following DISTURBED launch can be an EP, David stated: “Outline it what you need, however it will like 5 – 6 songs at a pop — one thing like that.
“We stay in an atmosphere 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 undoubtedly 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 sequence of songs — there’s large benefit to that — however I believe that while you write 10 songs and three of them really get labored at radio and possibly, for those who’re fortunate, the followers are actually aware of half the document and the remaining finally ends up sitting on a shelf, and for those who do find yourself pulling it out sooner or later, it is like an obscure, bizarre second throughout the set, and it is nearly like gratuitous for your self. I do not wanna do this anymore. I wanna make every thing depend. I wanna be sure that we get the largest bang for every thing we’re placing on the market. I believe that that needs to be simply attainable. It appears to be the place the atmosphere 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 stay 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 because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was finally scrapped altogether.
“The Illness twentieth Anniversary Tour” was alleged 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 intensive catalog.
In September 2020, DISTURBED launched a canopy model of Sting‘s 1993 single “If I Ever Lose My Religion In You”.