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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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.
DISTURBED frontman David Draiman will be Alice Cooper's special guest on Cooper's radio show "Nights with Alice Cooper" airing on Tuesday, September 20. The program is a classic-rock format and is nationally syndicated on the United Stations network. Air times differ, so make sure to check out NightsWithAliceCooper.com for more information.
DISTURBED's new album, "Ten Thousand Fists", arrives in stores on September 20. The band will headline the Jägermeister Music Tour in November/December (with support from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY), followed by the Music As A Weapon III trek in 2006.
DISTURBED will mark their new album's release — and wrap their current six-and-a-half-week North American tour — by performing September 20 at the legendary CBGB in New York City. Tickets for the special event will only be available through the band's official fan web site, www.thedisturbedones.com, and New York's K-ROCK FM, which is sponsoring the show.
You can preview the new Disturbed album, Ten Thousand Fists, in its entirety on BestBuy.com, where you can also pre-order the record. Also available exclusively at Best Buy is a Disturbed Fan Pack which includes a T-shirt, a 1-year membership to their official fan club (The Disturbed Ones), a sticker and laminate and a coupon for $2 off the purchase of Ten Thousand Fists. The album hits stores this Tuesday, September 20th.
Dates have been unveiled for Disturbed's upcoming run with Corrosion Of Conformity, the schedule looks as follows: More...
Starting Wednesday September 7th, iTunes will offer a pre-order of Disturbed's new album "Ten Thousand Fists." Bundled with the album is a copy of the video for "Stricken," a bonus track ("Monster") and the album artwork, plus an exclusive sketch from Todd McFarlane. This offer is not restricted to US customers. As this is a pre-order, customers will not receive the digital download until the actual release date of the album - September 20th, 2005. Watch the iTunes homepage on 9/7/05 for purchasing information.
In other Disturbed news, the band has scheduled some in-store signings. Dates are as follows: More...
Disturbed are offering "Disturbed Fanclub Paks" through Best Buy and the packs include the following: 1 year membership to the fanclub, a "Disturbed Ones" shirt, laminate, and sticker, and a welcome letter from the band. The pack is set at retail for $25 and will be available Tuesday. Members of the fanclub will be eligable for the on-line listening part to take place Thursday.
At last night's (Aug. 31) DISTURBED show in Milwaukee WI, drummer Mike Wengren proposed to his girlfriend onstage. Before the set closer, "Stupify", DISTURBED frontman David Draiman handed the mic over to Mike, who explained how he's spent a lot of time in Milwaukee recently and how he met his girlfriend here. He then invited her onstage and proposed to her (and, of course, she said yes). The band congratulated him, had some shots, and then proceeded to finish the show.
DISTURBED's third album, "Ten Thousand Fists", is scheduled for release on September 20 via Reprise. The album features the debut of new bassist John Moyer (ex-THE UNION UNDERGROUND).
Corrosion of Conformity will be opening for Disturbed on the first leg of the Jägermeister Tour. Tour dates will be announced very shortly. For more information, visit www.jagermeistermusictour.com.
God Forbid has just been added to the WAAF Locobazooka Festival, which is set to take place on September 18 in Fitchburgh, MA. The festival features Disturbed, The Dropkick Murphys, Ill Nino, Life Of Agony, Clutch, Seemless, Darkest Hour, Bury Your Dead, Dope, Bloodsimple, and many more. Tickets are $39.95. For more information, check out www.locobazooka.com.
Disturbed have posted their new video for the first song of their new album, "Ten Thousand Fists". The video is for the song, "Stricken" and can be viewed at the following: http://music.yahoo.com/ar-296483---Disturbed. The cover art for "Ten Thousand Fists" has also been released and can be viewed at the following: http://spawn.com/news/news6.aspx?id=12665.
A teaser site has been launched for the upcoming Fall Edition of the 2005 JAGERMUSIC TOUR, set to feature DISTURBED. The site can be found at http://www.jagermeistermusictour.com. It also features a full group shot of the band, including new bassist John Moyer (ex-THE UNION UNDERGROUND).
DISTURBED kicked off a six-week North American tour Wednesday (August 3) in Ventura, California. Check out pictures from Wire Image.
A DISTURBED media player, featuring the group's new single, "Stricken", can be accessed at this location.
"Stricken" is the first single off the group's upcoming third album, "Ten Thousand Fists", due on September 20 via Reprise. The album features the debut of new bassist John Moyer (ex-THE UNION UNDERGROUND).
As previously reported, Todd McFarlane created the album cover for "Ten Thousand Fists". Aside from creating the wildly popular comic book character Spawn, McFarlane also designed the album cover for KORN 's "Follow the Leader" as well as the video for "Freak on a Leash" and PEARL JAM 's "Do the Evolution".
DISTURBED will headline the Jagermeister Music Tour in November, followed by the Music As A Weapon III trek in 2006. A short U.K. trek is scheduled for October.
DISTURBED's debut album, "The Sickness" (2000) has sold 3.4 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
DISTURBED have postponed their upcoming August 8th date with ILL NINO and 10 YEARS back until January 2006. The tentative new date is below:
January 14 - Sacramento, CA @ Convention Hall
DISTURBED frontman David Draiman is set to collaborate with BLESSED IN BLACK, a new hard rock group that features former members of NOTHINGFACE and SKRAPE. According to a posting on BLESSED IN BLACK's web site, Draiman will hit the studio in September to contribute to some songs slated for BIB's forthcoming debut album, tentatively due in early 2006.
BLESSED IN BLACK is:
Billy Keeton (ex-SKRAPE) - Vocals
Tom Maxwell (ex-NOTHINGFACE) - Guitar
Jerry Montano (DANZIG, ex-NOTHINGFACE, THE DEADLIGHTS) - Bass
Tommy Sickles (ex-NOTHINGFACE) - Drums
Former members of NOTHINGFACE and SKRAPE, who have come together to form BLESSED IN BLACK have revealed some working titles for new music that they are working on:
Pretty When You Cry
Where Were You?
Under the Stars
Burn the Sky
Made from Dust
Welcome to Nowhere
Angels Broken Wing
Before You Wake
Decadence is Mine
The Blackest Emotion
Back on you're Word
Like a Moth
The track 'Waging War', features guest vocals from MUDVAYNE's Chad Grey, and was slated to be a part of the band's former title and project COLD WHITE CHRIST, which at the moment still isn't finished, and has no set release date on it.
At the end of August BLESSED IN BLACK will hit the studio with DISTURBED's David Draiman to record some music. BLESSED IN BLACK is:
Billy Keeton -Vocals
Tom Maxwell - Guitar
Jerry Montano - Bass
Tommy Sickles- Drums