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.
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According to Metal Hammer magazine, NEVERMORE will be supporting DISTURBED on their upcoming U.K. tour. The dates are as follows:
Mar. 25 - Barrowlands - Glasgow, UK
Mar. 27 - Newcastle Academy 1 & 2 - Newcastle, UK
Mar. 28 - Birmingham Academy - Birmingham, UK
Mar. 30 - Manchester University - Manchester, UK
Mar. 31 - Carling Academy 1 & 2 - Liverpool, UK
Apr. 02 - Rock City – Nottingham, UK
Apr. 03 - Astoria – London, UK
NEVERMORE are continuing to promote their latest album, "This Godless Endeavor", which entered the official German Top 100 Album chart at position No. 26. The CD also debuted at position No. 51 in Italy.
SoCal Rockers KICKING K8 have be added to two shows on the sold out Jagermeister Music Tour featuring Disturbed and BloodSimple. The band were offered the Jan 16th Phoenix, Az show as well as hometown show Jan 19th, in San Diego, Ca. Kicking K8 recently finished up recording their debut, which will soon be available for promo in a unique marketing campaign exclusively through Jagermeister promotions. The band starts their tour beginning Jan 16th with dates confirmed through April. Kicking K8's current single, LIAR, was added to numerous modern rock stations beginning 12/27.
The Baltimore Sun spoke with Disturbed drummer Mike Wengren about their latest effort 'Ten Thousand Fists', which now sees the Chicago band resisting the heavy-metal tag. "We don't pigeonhole ourselves in metal," Wengren said. "We think our music is more rhythmic. There's a lot that gets attached to metal - the look, the weird vocals that really don't fit our music."
Read the full article at Baltimore Sun.
NOTHINGFACE have announced a few more upcoming tour dates. They are as follows:
February 11 Towson, MD - Recher Theatre w/ Catatonik
February 19 Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues w/ Disturbed
February 21 Norfolk, VA - The NorVa w/ Disturbed
MTV News spoke with members of some 30 hard rock and metal bands about the Dimebag they remember. They told MTV how much he'd meant to them, they shared fond memories and spoke of the impact he made on their lives and their music. Here are several excerpts from the article:
David Draiman - frontman, Disturbed: "During our second Ozzfest, we were holed up in Dallas for about two or three days ... hanging out at Dime's place — it was an eclectic house. There's all kinds of Pantera memorabilia and Dimebag memorabilia all over the place. But you could never make the mistake of falling asleep at Dime's. He'd wake you up the way he always did: with firecrackers. He'd always set off an entire chain of firecrackers not two inches from my head. One time ... Dime took us to a strip club where we all judged a bikini contest. There was never a wrong time in the day for Dime to hit a strip club. ... Dime was just this character who was very easy to love. He didn't have a bad bone in his body, and was ready to give you the shirt off his back at all times. It was his mission in life to make sure every single moment you spent with him was the best moment of your life. He was selfless."
Zakk Wylde - frontman, Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society: "Whenever you were around Dime, there was never a boring moment. He was the coolest guy on the planet. He was an even better person than he was a guitar player, if that's even possible. Whenever me and him would hook up, forget about it, bro. We'd always have to have a spare kidney, liver and pancreas on ice."
Brian Fair - frontman, Shadows Fall: "Dime seemed to have a real problem with the clock on our tour bus. It all started with his tour manager trying to tell him it was time to leave. ... We were having a good old time and Dime didn't want to go to bed. So, as soon as he was told it was time to leave, he grabbed the clock off of the wall and screams at the top of his lungs, 'There is no time!' and he smashed his hand right through it. The clock was made of glass and metal, and shrapnel flew everywhere. He went through three clocks on our bus like that. Anytime anyone tried to tell him it was time to go, he'd destroy the clock. He didn't want to end the party — he wanted it to keep going. We kept replacing the clock because we wanted to see what happened next."
Read the full article at MTV.com.
A Dozen Furies have lined up some dates with Disturbed for the years end, here's the schedule:
December 16th Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
December 17th Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
December 19th Washington, DC - 930 Club
December 20th Washington, DC - 930 Club
December 22nd Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
According to Jaggermusic.com, Nothingface would play a concert scheduled for next year, February 19 at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach SC, opening for Disturbed. This would mean the band will reunite for the first time since their break up in 2003. Nothing has been explicitly confirmed at this point, however.
In related news, Disturbed frontman David Draiman was to collaborate with Blessed in Black, a hard rock group featuring former members of Nothingface and Skrape. Draiman was to enter the studio in September to contribute to some songs slated for Blessed in Black's forthcoming debut album, tentatively due in early 2006.
Dates have been revealed for the second leg of the "Jagermeister Music Tour", which sees Disturbed on the road with bloodsimple. this time out, here's the schedule:
January 06th Spokane, WA - Big Easy
January 07th Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
January 09th Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
January 10th Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
January 12th San Francisco, CA - SF Weekly Warfield
January 13th Sacramento, CA - Memorial Auditorium
January 15th Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
January 16th Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
January 18th San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
January 19th San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
January 22nd Anaheim, CA - House Of Blues
January 24th West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
January 25th West Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
January 27th Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
January 28th Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
January 30th Albuquerque, NM - Albuquerque Conv. Ctr.
January 31st Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
February 02nd Grand Prairie, TX - Nokia Theatre
February 03rd Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater
February 04th San Antonio, TX - Sunset Station
February 08th Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Civic Center
February 10th Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
February 11th Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
February 13th Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues
February 14th Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues
February 16th Miami, FL - Tropical Baroque
February 18th Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
February 19th Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
February 21st Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
February 23rd Louisville, KY - Jillian's
February 24th Fort Wayne, IN - Piere's
In the first I've heard of this concept, Yahoo! Music Artist Mods have reworked Disturbed's 'Just Stop', from the album 'Ten Thousand Fists'. You can watch the animated video here.
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY have announced that they will leave the DISTURBED tour a week earlier than planned. The band will play all scheduled shows through Dec. 14. However, they have canceled support appearances with DISTURBED in Philadelphia on Dec. 16 and 17, Washington on Dec. 19 and 20, and Baltimore on Dec. 22. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY also has canceled headline dates in Reading, PA on Dec. 15 and Charlotte, NC on Dec. 21.
Singer/guitarist Pepper Keenan lives in New Orleans, where his family continues to suffer from the impact of Hurricane Katrina. "COC sincerely apologizes to everyone affected by the cancellations," reads a posting on the group's web site.
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY are continuing to tour in support of their latest album, "In the Arms of God", available now on Sanctuary Records. The group's first collection of new material since 2000's "America's Volume Dealer" was produced by C.O.C.'s longtime collaborator John Custer. Besides working on four of the band's previous albums, Custer also produced C.O.C. bassist Mike Dean's track on Dave Grohl's PROBOT project and C.O.C.'s contribution to "Nativity In Black", the BLACK SABBATH tribute compilation. Playing drums was New Orleans' Stanton Moore, skinsman for the renowned jazz-funk combo GALACTIC.
The Jägermeister Music Tour kicks off this November. This time out, DISTURBED leads the assault. CORROSION OF CONFORMITY serves as direct support on the first leg of the tour and BLOODSIMPLE will do the honors on the second leg. Each night a Jägermeister-sponsored band will open the show.
DISTURBED will be touring in celebration of the release of their third album, "Ten Thousand Fists" (Warner Bros.), which debuted at #1 on Billboard's charts with sales of over 240,000 its first week out.
"I really respect what Jägermeister has done on previous tours," says singer David Draiman, "so now that we're doing our first headlining tour in two years, we want it to be the Jägermeister Music Tour. We're psyched to be headlining. I'm a huge fan of the drink, and there's no doubt that DISTURBED and Jägermeister are a perfect mix."
Says Rick Zeiler, Director of Marketing & Brand Development for Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc., the importers of Jägermeister, "Jägermeister is thrilled to be working with DISTURBED! We've been fans of their music for years, and now we finally get the chance to showcase them on the Jägermeister Music Tour!"
In the great tradition of the Jägermeister Music Tour, the ticket price will be kept in the $30 range, ensuring plenty of bang for the buck. Fans can expect great Jägermeister prizes and giveaways like the Jägermeister compilation CDs with live and unreleased tracks from Jägermeister bands as well as plenty of Jägermeister shirts, hats, and other prizes and giveaways from tour sponsors Schecter Guitars, Peavey Electronics, and Coffin Case.
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Corrosion of Conformity have announced the following headlining tour dates:
Nov. 28 Buffalo, NY - Showplace Theater
Dec. 04 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Dec. 10 Rochester, NY - Penny Arcade
Dec. 21 Charlotte, NC - Treemont Music Hall
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DISTURBED have cancelled the remaining dates of their European tour - No reason has been given. DISTURBED will launch the first leg of the Jagermeister Fall Tour with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY on November 4 in Minneapolis, MN.
Dog Fashion Disco have parted with drummer Ollie, due to 'creative differences'. The band have brought back original member John Ensminger to help them out on new album 'Adultery'. He'll also be behid the kit when DFD tour as part of the upcoming Jagermeister Music Tour in America, with Disturbed and Corrosion of Conformity.
In the latest issue of Sweden's premiere metal magazine Close-Up, DISTURBED frontman David Draiman gets all "cocky" when discussing his stage presence.
"Sometimes I actually get an erection when I perform on stage," he tells the magazine.
"Er, you get a hard-on when you sing?" the interviewer asks.
"I'm an erotically charged person," Draiman replies. "The atmosphere around me, all the energy that I get from the crowd and the beautiful women that I make eye contact with on stage all contribute to that kind of blood-rush."
DISTURBED's third album, "Ten Thousand Fists" (Reprise), debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard Top 200 chart with sales of 238,000. This marks the band's second No. 1-charting album, after 2002's "Believe" slammed into the top of the chart (with first-week sales of 284,000), building on the momentum of their triple-platinum debut "The Sickness".
Next up for DISTURBED is a headlining position on the Jägermeister Music Tour. The first leg launches November 4 in Minneapolis, with the band playing multiple nights in intimate venues throughout most of the 32-date trek.
MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the top metal videos of 2005. They have compiled 50 of the hottest metal and hardcore videos that premiered on the "Ball" this year — including LIFE OF AGONY's "Love to Let You Down", ARCH ENEMY's "Nemesis", BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's "In This River", CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's "Stone Breaker", DARK TRANQUILLITY's "The New Build", DISTURBED's "Stricken" and THE HAUNTED's "No Compromise". To vote for your favorite video, go to www.mtv2.com. The results will be seen on "Headbanger's Ball" and in an upcoming issue of Revolver.
According to a press release, DISTURBED's third album, "Ten Thousand Fists" (Reprise), has debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard Top 200 chart with sales of 238,000. This marks the band's second No. 1-charting album, after 2002's "Believe" slammed into the top of the chart (with first-week sales of 284,000), building on the momentum of their triple-platinum debut "The Sickness".
"We've always done things our own way and to have our efforts saluted by our fans is really the ultimate reward," said DISTURBED in a joint statement.
The dramatic arrival of "Ten Thousand Fists" coincides with the Top 5 active rock single "Stricken", of which frontman David Draiman has noted: "It's about those moments when someone comes into your life and it's almost as if you've been afflicted with a disease you can't get rid of. Devastating and debilitating." The band filmed the song's video in an abandoned Los Angeles hospital with director Nathan Cox (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, MARILYN MANSON, KORN, LINKIN PARK, STAIND). It is highlighted by dynamic performance footage of DISTURBED interspersed with a wide range of stirring images.
The buzz on "Ten Thousand Fists" began in July when the band made the song "Guarded" available on iTunes. Although "Guarded" wasn't officially released as a single — the track was offered to specialty metal radio shows — it vaulted into the Top Ten at Mainstream Rock radio as a result of popular demand. In addition, the album's title track was featured in EA Sports' mega-popular "Madden 2006" football game. Rock fans also got a taste of "Ten Thousand Fists" ahead of its street date when the band debuted songs from it on a frenzied North American summer tour that ran from August 3 to September 18.
Most regional openers have been revealed for the forthcoming Jagermeister Music Tour, featuring DISTURBED and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. They are as follows:
November 4 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ THE HEAVILS
November 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ THE HEAVILS
November 7 - Kansas City, KS @ Uptown Theatre w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 8 - Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 10 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's w/ OPIATE FOR THE MASSES
November 13 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall w/ GONE UNTIL TOMORROW
November 14 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
November 16 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues w/ WAITING 4 NEVER
November 17 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues w/ STEMM
November 18 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
November 21 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
November 22 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
November 24 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ SOIL
November 25 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ SOIL
November 26 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues w/ SOIL
November 29 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room w/ DOPE
November 30 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room w/ DOPE
December 2 - Boston, MA @ Avalon w/ DOPE
December 3 - Boston, MA @ Avalon w/ DOPE
December 5 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 6 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 8 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 9 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 11 - Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues w/ DRY KILL LOGIC
December 13 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre w/ DOPE
December 14 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre w/ DOPE
December 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/ DOPE
December 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory w/ DOPE
December 19 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ DOG FASHION DISCO
December 20 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ DOG FASHION DISCO
December 22 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live w/ DOG FASHION DISCO
DISTURBED singer David Draiman and guitarist Dan Donegan have posted separate statements on the group's official web site addressing fan concerns over the fact that the band's new bassist, John Moyer (ex-THE UNION UNDERGROUND), is not being prominently featured in the group's latest video, on the new CD cover or in promotional photos. Their statements follow:
David Draiman (posting dated August 28, 2005): "Many people have inquired as to why John is not seen prevalently in the video or in certain press items. Allow me to explain.
"First and foremost, there is nothing to worry about. We are very happy with John, and all is going exceptionally well. We are all getting along together great, and things are really beginning to jell live.
"John has a long road to travel on before he gets to the point where is a 'full member' of the band. Please understand, we hold him in the highest regard, but until he has withstood several tests of time and has paid some dues with us, he will have a lesser role than the three remaining founding members. We are just being careful, much like someone getting out of a bad relationship and starting anew. We're going to have to 'date for awhile before we put the ring on his finger.' We are excited to have him with us, and look forward to him growing into what we all hope he will become. These things take time. We could not be more proud of his work with us thus far and look forward to a bright future for him in the DISTURBED family.
"I hope that explains some things."
Dan Donegan (posting dated September 17, 2005): "For those of you who have an issue with the decisions we make in this band, that's too bad. [Neither] us nor John have any issues and that is all that matters. We shouldn't have to defend ourselves on how this band operates. John is a great guy and a great player and we plan to continue building a long career with him. We are more open to our fans than any band I know. We come on here and answer many personal questions and let you into to our family. Who else does that? Some of you just feel that it isn't enough. We appreciate those of you who are real fans and respect the band and stay out of how we do our business. Find something new to talk about. This is how it is, so deal with it. Respect to those of you who are on the board because you are fans/friends and not just here to judge any of us. We have a new CD coming out this Tuesday [Sept. 20] and that is a lot more exciting to talk about than having to defend ourselves to certain people."
AOL Music is hosting an online listening party for Disturbed's latest effort 'Ten Thousand Fists', released today (September 20). You can listen to the album in full here.