"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1998
From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active


Disturbed is made up of members Dan Donegan (Guitar), Mike Wengren(Drums), Fuzz(bass), and David Draiman(vocals). The band started by playing clubs on the south side of Chicago. One short demo tape later and Disturbed was well on it's way.

The beginning was short, before long they were sharing the stage with hometown heroes, Ministry. Disturbed has since played acts such as the Ozzfest, and scored the theme music to WWF superstar 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin.

Disturbed's brute force is unquestionable, yet there's a murderous intelligence at work behind such songs as "Down With the Sickness" that will make the most jaded, veteran head-banger cast a wary, nervous gaze in their direction.

Latest Disturbed News

Below is our complete Disturbed news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Chicago Open Air Day Two

I knew going into Saturday that it'd be in the most incongruous day of the festival since Disturbed were supported on their own tour by a number of hard rock acts which made the overall festival feel a bit disjointed. The heaviest acts on the tour were playing on the second stage while the radio rock acts tackled the main stage. The best way to describe it would be ADHD comorbid with DID.

One of the best parts of Chicago Open Air is that it's actually a place where I could wear arctic camo shorts and not look get weird looks from people. Granted, there are probably some other places. For instance, if I was ever tempted to go hunting in the jungles of Alaska or the frozen tundra of Florida, I'd break them out again. But for the most part, I was never going to wear them anywhere else. More...

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Louder Than Life Announces 2016 Lineup

Following a 2015 sellout with 50,000 in attendance, Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 1st & 2nd, 2016 for the third annual destination festival celebrating the region’s culture and cuisine.

The festival features award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music. Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold top a music lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, with performances from Disturbed, Korn, Slayer, The Cult, Ghost, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and many more.

Louder Than Life founder and producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents declares: “Louisville: The home of bourbon. Great people. Great food. How can those ingredients not make a perfect place to have a festival? This is a place you have to visit if you’re a lover of bourbon, a lover of food…a lover of life. I asked my team how we could top last year’s Louder Than Life sellout. The easy answer? Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold." More...

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Ozzfest And Knotfest Combining

Remember that new collaboration teased via Twitter between Ozzy and Slipknot back when it looked like Ozzy had gone missing? Turns out Ozzfest and Knotfest are going to combine together.

The news was announced today in an event at Los Angeles today where Sharon and Ozzy appeared together with the members of Slipknot (check out footage below).

This new combined festival is set for Saturday, September 24 (Ozzfest) and Sunday, September 25 (Knotfest) at San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California. Tickets will go on sale May 20th. Confirmed bands include: More...

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Metal Must Evolve

My biggest issue with metal in the 2010s is that in contrast to the past three decades, there's just a lack of creativity. Newer metalcore is being increasingly influenced by nu-metal and post-hardcore as the new musicians who are in their 20s and 30s are now playing music that's entirely an amalgam of what they grew up with as teens rather than creating anything new.

Blackgaze was novel for the first few years but now feels like the light beer version of black metal at this point that doesn't have the same edge that metal is supposed to have. I'm not sure if I want black metal to have a kinder, gentler, dare I say, “cuddlier” face when compared to the antisocial behavior that defined the second wave. When I hear a band like Alcest or Deafheaven, I don't feel like these are maniacs with serious mental issues precisely because it sounds way too calculated and professional for my aging ears.

Djent is nice but often feels too monotonous to really do justice to how technical it is. For, “progressive metal” the songwriting lacks the same level of unexpected changes in direction that make progressive rock acts like Rush and Yes so appealing. Yeah, Djent is heavy but it's also often predicable when unconventional songwriting is half of what separates metal and makes it so special and unique. Blackened sludge on the othe rhand is only going to appeal to people who want extremely raw production... who will never be great enough in number to establish a trend rather than a fad. More...

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Northern Invasion 2016 Lineup Revealed

The daily band lineup has been announced for the second annual Northern Invasion taking place Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI, just outside the Twin Cities.

After quickly selling out its inaugural year with 25,000 fans in attendance, Northern Invasion expands to two full days in 2016. Single day tickets for Northern Invasion go on sale Wednesday, April 20 at 10:00 AM Central Time for $99 (plus fees).

The daily band lineup for Northern Invasion is as follows (subject to change):

Saturday, May 14

Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Chevelle, A Day To Remember, Lamb Of God, Clutch, Babymetal, P.O.D., Black Stone Cherry, Yelawolf, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, Enter Shikari, Avatar, Aranda, Monster Truck, The Shrine, Hands Like Houses, Wild Throne, Second Pass More...

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Rocklohama 2016 Adds More Bands

Onsite festival experience details and additional bands have been announced for the 10th year of Rocklahoma, set to be held May 27, 28 & 29 this year at the "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK, just outside Tulsa.

Escape The Fate, Shaman’s Harvest, RavenEye and many more join Rocklahoma’s lineup of the best current rock artists and classic bands, which includes Scorpions, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Chevelle, 3 Doors Down, SIXX:A.M., Collective Soul, Sebastian Bach, and many more.

The three-day camping festival features music on three stages each day, as well as premium onsite camping amenities and VIP packages. In addition, the Rocklahoma campground stage hosts performances during the Thursday night campground party and in the afternoon and late night hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Full info on the lineup and vendors, as well as ticket details, can be found here. Registration for the Miss Rocklahoma competition is also underway now through April 20. Voting on the Top 10 finalists begins April 25 and five finalists will compete on stage at Rocklahoma for the chance to be named Miss Rocklahoma 2016. More...

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Rob Zombie Announces Tour With Disturbed

Following recent news of upcoming album "The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispense," Rob Zombie has now revealed a co-headlining tour is on the horizon with Disturbed. He had this to say in a message to fans:

"I am blown away by the support this week from you guys. It has been awesome. Zombie fans really are the most badass motherfuckers in the world. And to say thanks, I've got some killer news.


"Following the news of the release of my sixth solo studio album, I'm thrilled to announce a bunch of May 2016 dates including a co-headlining tour with Disturbed and several festival slots, in support of the upcoming album, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, out April 29.

"The album is now available for pre-order directly from me at PledgeMusic and also at iTunes, Amazon (CD or LP) and Google Play.

"To purchase exclusive tickets and VIP Meet+Greet passes, head over to this location. Now is your chance to meet me and hang with the band at one of the upcoming shows. The only place to get tickets before they go on sale to the general public is right here. We're also selling festival Meet + Greet passes. But hurry, these special bundles are limited and will go fast. Don't miss the chance to see me and Disturbed share the stage during the Disturbed + Rob Zombie 2016 tour!" More...

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Disturbed Posts "Sound Of Silence" Video

Disturbed returned from hiatus this year to release new album "Immortalized," which is out now. Today the band also drops a music video covering "Sound Of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel. Check it out below or over at Yahoo Music here. The new album's full track listing is as follows:

1. The Eye Of The Storm
2. Immortalized
3. The Vengeful One
4. Open Your Eyes
5. The Light
6. What Are You Waiting For
7. You're Mine
8. Who
9. Save Our Last Goodbye
10. Fire It Up
11. The Sound Of Silence
12. Never Wrong
13. Who Taught You How To Hate
14. Tyrant (Bonus Track)
15. Legion Of Monsters (Bonus Track)
16. The Brave And The Bold (Bonus Track) More...

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Monster Energy Rock Fort 2016 Details Announced

After three consecutive sellouts, Monster Energy Fort Rock is expanding to two days - Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2016 - at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida.

South Florida’s "Biggest Rock Festival" will feature performances from rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, the return of Disturbed (after a 4-year hiatus), Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Megadeth, 3 Doors Down, Sixx:A.M., Lamb Of God, and more.

Visit this location for the most current information on the festival and ticket pricing info.

Brent Smith of Shinedown says, "Fort Myers, Florida, are you ready? Because we are!!! We are so honored to be playing Fort Rock. We look forward to seeing everyone. Rock FOREVER!!!”

Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch adds, “We’re pumped to once again be part of the World’s Loudest Month and are ready to kick things off properly like we did two years ago at Fort Rock.”

"With three straight years of sellout shows, we are excited to expand Monster Energy Fort Rock to two days,” says Clay Busch, Head of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents. “We’ve doubled down with the biggest Fort Rock to date. Fort Myers’ hunger for rock continues to grow and our show has expanded to meet that demand. We look forward to bringing this amazing lineup to South Florida in 2016." More...

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Disturbed Posts Making-Of Clip

In case you missed the news, Disturbed has returned with a new album titled "Immortalized" after going on hiatus back in 2011.

The band recently dropped a video clip for new song "The Vengeful One" (still available here) and now the first in a series of teaser clips is online. Check out part 1 in the making of "Immortalized" below.

"Immortalized" will be officially released on August 21st, 2015 and is available for pre-order today at this location.

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Disturbed Back With New Album

After releasing a teaser clip indicating the band was back from the dead (having broken up in 2011), Disturbed has now issued the following statement about releasing a new album:

"Disturbed ones - The hiatus is over. Over the past year, we’ve been secretly writing and recording a brand new album. Today, we are excited to share a new song called 'The Vengeful One' along with a new music video. It’s off our upcoming album called 'Immortalized,' which will be released on August 21, and is available for pre-order today.

"This album had the arduous task of, in some way, justifying the hiatus; giving the fans something that made it worth our time away from one another. We hope that it succeeds in that task. Thank you for staying with us over the years. Pre-order our new album 'Immortalized' now at this location." More...

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Disturbed Returning From Hiatus?

After going on hiatus back in 2011, it would appear Disturbed is finally ready to return to the land of the living.

The band has released a teaser video on Facebook showcasing a character awakening from a long slumber and starting to breathe again (a screen capture of the video uploaded by YouTube user Chubby Tubbs can be seen below).

The band also posted a new logo online through Facebook yesterday. Are you ready for the return of Disturbed, or do you wish the band's slumber would keep going longer?

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"That's Not Metal!"


One of the most oft-hurled accusations among metalheads, to a point where people waste inordinate amounts of time bickering over this crucial distinction on which one’s very identity seems to depend, usually online.

Why? What’s hanging in the balance here? For let’s face it: at the end of the day, this is music we’re talking about – an art form, subjective by definition, and utterly dependent on individual taste. While arguments over politics and religion can get pretty silly, the importance attached to such views is still far more understandable than the absurd fervor with which many fans defend metal’s imagined gates of purity.

For all the fun metal has to offer – heck, I wouldn’t be writing about it were I not an avid fan – its overall fanbase is popular music’s most self-loathing and self-destructive, collectively and metaphorically speaking. In fact, many metalheads may take issue with my inclusion of metal in the “popular music” category, which itself is, I believe, the root of the problem.

Examining the sometimes-bizarre pathology of metal’s less-than-savory fanhood has long been an interest of mine, and while I don’t have the space (and you certainly don’t have the time) to unravel all my thoughts here, I will submit this: “That’s Not Metal,” quite often, is a smokescreen, a self-deluding attempt to marginalize an album, band, or entire subgenre one doesn’t like or doesn’t feel represents him.

It is a cultural form of denial. For when one identifies himself as Metal – and it’s a strong, dominant form of expression – all it takes is a ladle of insecurity to send him scurrying to defend the uniqueness and purity of his very identity.

I will now evaluate a pivotal development in metal history that may help explain the origins of this splintering trend within the genre. More...

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David Draiman To Guest On New Megadeth Album

The Megadeth Facebook page has been updated with the following announcement about David Draiman making a guest appearance on new album "Super Collider:"

"As if we weren't amped enough to get the new Megadeth album 'Super Collider' in June, now the disc will pack an added punch.

"David Draiman of Disturbed/Device has joined Dave Mustaine in the studio to collaborate and appears on the album as a guest vocalist on the upcoming track entitled 'Dance In The Rain.' The new album is set for release on June 4th."

David Draiman's new project Device will release a self-titled album this coming April 8th, with full details available at this location.

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Disturbed Posts Trailer For "The Lost Children"

Chicago outfit Disturbed posted a video trailer for the forthcoming LP "The Lost Children." The album is a collection of b-sides and rarities and is due out on November 8, 2011.

The track listing for "The Lost Children" is as follows:

1. Hell
2. A Welcome Burden
3. This Moment
4. Old Friend
5. Monster
6. Run
7. Leave It Alone
8. Two Worlds
9. God Of The Mind
10. Sickened
11. Mine
12. Parasite
13. Dehumanized
14. 3
15. Midlife Crisis (Faith No More Cover)
16. Living After Midnight (Judas Priest Cover)

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Disturbed To Go On Hiatus

Chicago based hard rock outfit Disturbed will be placing themselves on hiatus after they finish performing at this year's Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival according to lead singer David Draiman, citing unspecified personal issues within the group. He claimed that the band has no plans to tour in 2012 and that they have no immediate plans to regroup after the Rockstar tour.

Speaking to Idaho radio station KQXR, Draiman stated: "We don't know what we're doing... We're not gonna do our own thing either. This is gonna be the last tour that the American people get to see us in for a while, if not indefinitely. We have some things going on internally, we have some personal things going on. So I don't know. It's hard to tell."

More information on the situation will be revealed as it becomes available.

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Disturbed Video Interview Available

A new video interview featuring Disturbed vocalist David Draiman has been posted online. The interview was conducted during the band's recent appearance at the Rock im Park festival, which was held between June 3rd and 5th in Germany. You can view the interview in the player below.

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Full Lineup For 2011 Heavy MTL Festival Announced

Death metal veterans Morbid Angel have announced that they will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the Heavy MTL festival. Heavy MTL 2011 is set to take place on July 23rd and 24th at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can view the entire festival lineup below.

Saturday, July 23:

Sunday, July 24:

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Forty Three More Bands Confirmed For Download

The organisers of Britain's largest hard rock and heavy metal festival, Download, has confirmed a further forty three names for this year's event, including such big names as Children of Bodom and Biohazard. The festival will be held at the legendary Donington Castle in Leicestershire from June 10th-12th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Alice Cooper
All That Remains
Alter Bridge
Asking Alexandria
Avenged Sevenfold
Baptized In Blood
Black Stone Cherry
Black Veil Brides
Blitz Kids
Bowling For Soup
Bring Me The Horizon
Bullet For My Valentine
Cheap Trick
Children Of Bodom
Dan Reed
Deaf Havana
Def Leppard
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
Devil Wears Prada
Dio Disciples
Duff McKagan's Loaded
Envy Of The State
Escape The Fate
Framing Hanley
Frank Turner
Funeral For A Friend
Gaslight Anthem
Hollywood Undead
Hyro Da Hero
Jameson Raid
Karma To Burn
Linkin Park
Lower Than Atlantis
Madina Lake
Mr. Big
My Darkest Days
October File
Plain White T’S,
Puddle Of Mudd
Rise To Remain
Rob Zombie
Rock Sugar
Royal Republic
Sacred Mother Tongue
Skeletal Damage
Skunk Anansie
Straight Line Stitch
Suicide Silence
System Of A Down
The Cult
The Damned Things
The Dangerous Summer
The Darkness
The Dead Lay Waiting
The King Blues
The Morning After
The Pretty Reckless
The Rods
Thin Lizzy
Times Of Grace
Trash Talk
Twisted Sister
Wayne Static
Young Guns
Your Demise

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Six More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's largest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that six more bands have been confirmed for this year's edition of the event. Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon will be performing, as will Gwar, Moonsorrow, Kylesa, Protest The Hero and the recently reunited Corrosion Of Conformity. The festival will be held in the town of Dessel from June 24th - 26th and now features the following lineup: More...

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