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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.

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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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Disturbed Release US Tour Dates

DISTURBED have announced the following dates in support of their upcoming CD, "Ten Thousand Fists":

Aug. 03 - Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
Aug. 04 - Bakersfield, CA @ Montogomery World Plaza
Aug. 06 - Los Angles, CA @ Roxy
Aug. 07 - Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
Aug. 08 - Sacramento, CA @ Convention Hall
Aug. 10 - Portland, OR @ Radio Show
Aug. 12 - Sturgis, SD @ Buffalo Chip
Aug. 14 - Colorado Springs, CO @ City Auditorium
Aug. 15 - Albuquerque, NM @ Albuquerque Convention Center
Aug. 17 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street
Aug. 19 - Amarillo, TX @ Aztec Music Hall
Aug. 20 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Farmers Market
Aug. 21 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
Aug. 23 - Wichita, KS @ Cotillion
Aug. 24 - Springfield, MO @ Oasis Outiside
Aug. 26 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Hall
Aug. 27 - Fargo, ND @ Civic Auditorium
Aug. 28 - Sioux Falls,SD @ Ramkota Exihibition Hall
Aug. 30 - Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
Aug. 31 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
Sep. 02 - Springfield, IL @ The Warehouse
Sep. 03 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ Hawekeye Downs Speedway
Sep. 05 – Toronto, ONT @ Kool Haus
Sep. 06 – London, ONT @ John Labatt Center
Sep. 07 - Youngstown, OH @ Struthers
Sep. 09 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Post Gazette Pavilion
Sep. 10 - Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Show
Sep. 12 - Scranton, PA @ Cultural Center
Sep. 13 - Niagara Falls, NY @ Dome Theatre
Sep. 16 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid Hudson Civic Center
Sep. 17 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino
Sep. 18 - Boston, MA @ Radio Show

DISTURBED recently made a song from their upcoming third album available online at both the iTunes store and myspace.com/disturbedofficial. Called "Guarded", the track is not the first official single from "Ten Thousand Fists". That is likely to be a tune called "Stricken", which is expected to arrive at rock radio around July 19.

"Ten Thousand Fists" is set for release on September 20. The album features the debut of new bassist John Moyer (ex-THE UNION UNDERGROUND).

The title track has been tapped to appear in the next NFL Madden video game.

DISTURBED will also headline the Jagermeister Music Tour in November, followed by the Music As A Weapon III trek in 2006.

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Disturbed Post New Single Online

DISTURBED's brand-new single, "Guarded", has been posted online at MySpace.com.

"Guarded" is the first single off the group's upcoming third album, "Ten Thousand Fists", tentatively due September 20 via Warner Bros. "Guarded" was released to U.S. rock and metal stations this week, and will also be included on a sampler distributed at this summer's Ozzfest, according to Billboard.com. The band's fully promoted first single, "Stricken", will hit radio at the end of July. The title track will be featured in the Electronic Arts football video game "Madden 2006".

As far as where the band stands among its contemporaries, vocalist David Draiman told Billboard.com, "I don't even know that we necessarily belong within 'metal' anymore. Any metal that we identify ourselves with is old-school. Today's metal is very different. It's the second stage of Ozzfest, and it's a place we no longer fit.

"LAMB OF GOD, ATREYU, SHADOWS FALL and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are very talented, and there's a lot of talent and rhythmic quality to what a lot of these vocalists are doing, and a lot of creativity and lyricism going on," he continued. "But to me, songs in general need to have powerful, compelling, engaging melodies, and not just a rhythmic, aggressive, animal-like vocal, which believe me, I drop into from time to time. You don't see bands like JUDAS PRIEST or IRON MAIDEN, or even PANTERA, nowadays.

DISTURBED will spend much of the rest of this year and next on the road. The group will begin a six-week tour the first week of August and in November, will headline the Jagermeister tour, which will be limited to House of Blues venues, with multiple nights at each stop. Following that, DISTURBED will top the bill on the third Music As a Weapon tour.

"Ten Thousand Fists" track listing: More...

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Disturbed's '10,000 Fists' Track Listing Revealed

According to Billboard.com, DISTURBED have set the track listing for their third album, "10,000 Fists", tentatively due September 20 via Warner Bros. A track entitled "Guarded" was released to U.S. rock and metal stations this week, and will also be included on a sampler distributed at this summer's Ozzfest. The band's fully promoted first single, "Stricken", will hit radio at the end of July. The title track will be featured in the Electronic Arts football video game "Madden 2006".

DISTURBED will spend much of the rest of this year and next on the road. The group will begin a six-week tour the first week of August and in November, will headline the Jagermeister tour, which will be limited to House of Blues venues, with multiple nights at each stop. Following that, DISTURBED will top the bill on the third Music As a Weapon tour.

"10,000 Fists" track listing:

01. 10,000 Fists
02. Just Stop
03. Guarded
04. Deify
05. Stricken
06. I'm Alive
07. Sons of Plunder
08. Overburdened
09. Decadence
10. Forgiven
11. Land of Confusion
12. Sacred Lie
13. Pain Redefined
14. Avarice

With regards to the musical direction on "10,000 Fists", vocalist David Draiman told Billboard.com, "It seems to fuse the brutality and darkness of [the 2000 debut] 'The Sickness' with the added melodic nature and complexity of [2002's] 'Believe'. It's more aggressive than the last record, and at times, more aggressive than the first one."

Read the full article at Billboard.com.

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Disturbed Name New Album, Touring Plans

Launch Radio Networks reports: DISTURBED has set "Ten Thousand Fists" as the title of its third album, according to a posting at the band's official website. The album is also tentatively slated for release on September 20, although that date has not been officially confirmed. It's been three years since the group released 2002's "Believe", and frontman David Draiman told Launch the new album is worth the wait. "I personally feel, and I think the rest of the band shares that opinion, that this is the best material we've ever written, and we're ready to do what needs to be done, at a time when it needs to be done," he said.

The title track has been tapped to appear in the next NFL Madden video game.

The Chicago-based quartet recorded 20 songs, from which 13 will be chosen to appear on the new record. A single, possibly a song called "Stricken", should arrive at radio stations sometime this summer.

DISTURBED will begin a four-to-six-week North American tour on August 6 in San Diego, California. The only other two confirmed dates so far are Portland, Oregon on August 10 and the Black Hills Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 12.

DISTURBED will also headline the Jagermeister Music Tour in November, followed by the Music As A Weapon III trek in 2006.

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Disturbed Announce New Album and Tour

Disturbed's new album is set for a September release date, but is still untitled. They will shoot a video for a the single in July, both the single and the video will be released shortly after. Disturbed is also set for a late summer tour beginning August 6th in San Diego. Other announced dates are an August 10th radio show in Portland and the 65th annual Black Hills motorcycle rally in Sturgis on August 12th along with several other US/Canada dates.

Disturbed have set their European tour in Octorber and in November they will headline the Jagermeister Music Tour which will take the band into January 2006.

The third Music as a Weapon tour is schedueled to begin sometime in 2006.

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Disturbed To Perform At Rockfest X In Oregon

DISTURBED have announced their first show outside of the Chicago region. The band will be headlining this years 'Rockfest X' in Portland, Oregon. Joining them will be:


August 10 - Portland, OR @ Columbia Meadows

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David Draiman Talks About New Disturbed Album

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman recently told Launch Radio Networks that the overriding emotion on the band's upcoming third album is anger. "A lot of the songs on this record, they seem to fall into one of two categories: they're either relationship-oriented and from an angry standpoint, or they're politically oriented from an angry standpoint. It seems to be either one of those two veins," he explained.

Songtitles set to appear on the still-untitled CD include "Hell", "Decadence", "Monster", "10,000 Fists" and "Deify". The band has recorded 13 tracks, including a cover of "Land Of Confusion", the 1986 pop hit by GENESIS. DISTURBED's only other cover, "Shout" by TEARS FOR FEARS, appeared on the band's 2000 debut disc, "The Sickness", after which singer David Draiman said the band would not record any more remakes. But Draiman recently told MTV.com, "I know I said I would never do another cover, but I guess I lied. Just wait until you hear it. We took the synth beat out and riffed it up and chunked it up so it's heavy as f***. Basically, we took all the pop out, and what's cool is that the lyrics are so appropriate for today's times."

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Disturbed To Cover 'Land of Confusion' On Third

Disturbed are currently working on their third, as yet untitled album. Due out in the Summer, little information is available on the release, but they have covered the Genesis song 'Land Of Confusion'.

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House Of Wax Gets Heavy

My Chemical Romance, Deftones, Marilyn Manson and The Stooges will all have songs featured on the soundtrack album that accompanies new movie 'House Of Wax', a re-make of the 1953 horror classic. Released by Maverick in early May, the record also features The Prodigy and Disturbed.

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Disturbed Are "In No Hurry To Release New CD"

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that it's been more than two-and-a-half years since DISTURBED released its last studio album, 2002's "Believe", and the band has taken its time to make its yet-to-be-titled third effort. But as the project nears completion, lead singer David Draiman told Launch that making the new album was not only a longer process, but a more difficult one. "The last one was a breeze," he said. "We were in and out of here in two and a half months. Now, 'cause there are more songs that we're tracking, because we're paying much more attention to each specific song, because we're, like, over-analyzing, hyper-analyzing, being hyper-critical about everything and just revising things, as long as we feel there's still some positive direction to be achieved, we keep on pushing it."

DISTURBED is currently in Chicago, putting the finishing touches on the new album at the studio of producer Johnny K.

The album features the recording debut of new bassist John Moyer, formerly of THE UNION UNDERGROUND. A late summer/early fall release is planned for the record with fall touring plans on the drawing board as well.

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More Ozzfest Confirmations And Rumors Released

ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and AS I LAY DYING have secured three non-rotating slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Other acts believed to have been confirmed for the second stage include THE HAUNTED, MASTODON and BURY YOUR DEAD.

Although there has been no official confirmation on the matter, the 10th edition of Ozzfest is expected to be headlined by BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN. Also believed to be in the running for the festival's main stage are BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and the classic "Among the Living" lineup of ANTHRAX. Other rumored main-stage acts are MEGADETH, DISTURBED and SHADOWS FALL.

As reported here on Monday, an Ozzfest representative has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the lineup and dates for this year's travelling festival will be announced at a press conference "mid-March."

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Disturbed Frontman Compelled To Do Dimebag Benefit

Within an hour of the shooting at the Alrosa Villa that left "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and four others dead, Disturbed frontman David Draiman's phone began ringing off the hook. And it didn't stop for almost 24 hours. Right then and there, he knew "Instead of dwelling on the facts of his death, we're trying to focus on the way he lived." — Disturbed's David Draiman that something had to be done to pay tribute to his slain friend.

"I started making phone calls the day after I got the news. I knew that something had to be done to honor his memory. But then I was watching TV, and I saw that his family was auctioning off a bunch of his possessions on eBay," Draiman said. "I was like 'Damn, is the situation that dire?' If it had come to that, then I also knew that we had to do something to help his loved ones out."

So Draiman decided to organize a benefit concert for the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund, which helps Abbott's family pay funeral expenses. More...

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Disturbed Drummer Talks About New Album & Bassist

DISTURBED drummer Mike Wengren recently spoke to Ferrante's Power Equipment about the songwriting process for the group's third album, tentatively due next year. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow:

Ferrante's Power Equipment: Have you completed your recording sessions for the new CD (do you have a CD title)?

Mike Wengren: "No, not yet. We're really taking our time to put out the best record we can. There is no title yet. We're shooting for a spring 2005 release."

Ferrante's Power Equipment: What can DISTURBED fans expect from your latest recordings? Did the band take any unexpected chances with this recording?

Mike Wengren: "We've taken the best elements that everyone loved from the first two records and combined them. Then we expanded beyond that with more riffs and more double kick/ tom patterns. It's in your face......signature DISTURBED on steroids. This is the best material we've ever written and we can't wait to unleash it on the world."

Ferrante's Power Equipment: On the replacement of bassist Fuzz with John Moyer (ex-THE UNION UNDERGROUND), have you had to adjust your playing style in any way?

Mike Wengren: "No, we didn't have to change at all. John fit right in. The DISTURBED rhythm section is noticeably stronger than ever before. John makes me sound better too."

Ferrante's Power Equipment: Why did Fuzz leave the band?

Mike Wengren: "Personal differences."

Read Mike Wengren's entire interview with Ferrante's Power Equipment at this location.

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Disturbed Confirm Dimebag Benefit Show

Disturbed are organizing a special show in aid of the Dimebag Darrell Memorial Fund. This will happen at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on February 23. The fund has been set up to cover bereavement and medical costs for the three members of the Damageplan crew either injured or killed during the tragedy in Columbus, Ohio on December 8. These are John 'Kat' Brooks, Chris Paluska, and Jeffrey 'Mayhem' Thompson.

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Maiden, GNR Members To Appear At Benefit Concert

Members of Iron Maiden, Andrew WK, Murderdolls, Type O Negative, Disturbed, Poison, Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Orgy, Danzig, Fear Factory, W.A.S.P., Bang Tango, Quiet Riot, Beautiful Creatures, Cinderella, Lynch Mob, Danger Danger, Ministry, Misfits and Great White are among the musicians that have reportedly been confirmed to appear a benefit concert on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at the Hard Rock Café in Beverly Hills, California to raise funds to pay for the surgery and medical treatment of Raven Nicole Robinson, a two-month-old girl born with a very large hole in between the right and left pumping chambers of her heart.

According to a posting at RavensHeart.org, "[Raven's] condition is called Ventricular Septal Defect. Large ventricular septal defects cause problems, as the pressure in the right side of the heart decreases, blood will start to flow to the path of least resistance. This leads to congestive heart failure and must be treated. The most important sign of congestive heart failure is the baby's growth.

"Babies who have significant congestive heart failure will have failure to thrive and will have difficulty maintaining a normal weight gain in the first few months of life. Such is Raven's case, at birth she weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. She is now [four] months old and struggles with every swallow; [Mother] Misse often feeds her with a medicine dropper and anticipates the usual vomiting that follows. Raven has just reached 8 lbs. She is on numerous medications to try and prolong her life until surgery."

Read the full article at RavensHeart.org.

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Lasting Effect On Heavy Metal Scene Expected

For David Draiman, his safe place has now become a hazardous zone.

Draiman is one of several heavy metal artists who say their lives and careers will be dramatically altered by the death of Arlington-raised guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was fatally shot onstage at a Columbus, Ohio, nightclub Wednesday night.

"The stage is an environment where you tend to feel safe," said Draiman, lead singer for Chicago-based metal band Disturbed, whose last album, "Believe," sold 1.5 million copies.

"There are always guys jumping on and off of it, stage-diving, and prior to this incident, I welcomed it," he said. "But I don't know who might be running up there with a gun now. I'm sure there are people who hate me, too. Everyone's at risk now."

Until Wednesday, rock bands had not been affected by this type of violence. Even fans of Pantera, Abbott's former group, rioted at a 1995 show at Dallas' Fair Park Coliseum, ripping up parts of the floor, setting the boards on fire and then tossing them at the stage.

But Abbott's death shows how vulnerable a band member can be.

"To be honest, we're completely scared to go on stage now," says Mercedes Lander, a member of Canadian metal band Kittie. "That's all that people we know have been talking about -- just how frightening it is that something like this can happen, especially in the metal community, which is so tight-knit.

"How do you get back onstage knowing in the back of your mind that something like this happened -- and can happen again?"

Mercedes' sister, Morgan, a guitarist in Kittie, said the band played about a month ago at Alrosa Villa, the Columbus club where Abbott's latest group, Damageplan, was on stage Wednesday night.

"We've been playing that place for years," she said. "And, even though it didn't cross our minds at the time, it's scary because a lot of places are like that, where people can just jump onstage. It's not that uncommon for someone to just jump up there -- but they've always jumped off."

Read the full article at Star-Telegram.

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Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Tracklisting

The track listing for Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (out Tuesday October 5, if you're into that sort of thing) has quite a number of metal bands on it.

Frank Sinatra - "That's Life"
The Doors - "Break On Through (To The Other Side)"
Johnny Cash - "Ring of Fire"
Ramones - "Rock ‘N Roll High School"
Sugarhill Gang - "Rappers Delight"
Metallica - "Whiplash"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "The Power of Equality"
The Stooges - "1970"
X - "Los Angeles"
Violent Femmes - "Add It Up"
The D.O.C. - "Whirlwind Pyramid"
Jimmy Eat World - "Pain"
Rancid - "Fall Back Down"
The Explosion - "Here I Am"
Melvins - "Sweet Willy Rollbar"
Distillers - "Beat Your Heart Out"
Less Than Jake - "That's Why They Call It A Union"
Faith No More - "Mid Life Crisis"
Ween - "It's Gonna Be A Long Night"
Joy Division - "Warsaw"
Dead Boys - "Sonic Reducer"
Brand Nubian - "Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down"
Cut Chemist - "Drums of Fire"
The Germs - "Lexicon Devil"
Disturbed - "Liberate"
The Living End - "End of the World"
Fear - "I Love Livin In The City"
Audio Two - "Top Billin"
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - "Soul Brother #1"
Das Oath - "Awesome R***"
Libretto - "Volume"
Handsome Boy Modeling School - "Holy Calamity"
Zeke - "Long Train Running"
Lamb of God - "Black Label"
3 Inches of Blood - "Deadly Sinners"
The Hiss - "Back On The Radio"
25 Ta Life - "Over the Years"
Nebula - "So It Goes"
Aesop Rock - "No Jumper Cables"
Living Legends - "Night Prowler"
Atmosphere - "Trying To Find A Balance"
Suicide Machines - "High Anxiety"
The Casualties - "Unknown Soldier"
Diverse - "Certified"
Ultramagnetic MC's - "Ego Trippin"
Camaros - "Cheesecake"
Steele Pulse - "Born Fe Rebel"
Ministry - "No W"
Grand Puba - "I Like It"
Operatic - "Interested In Madness"
Mike V & the Rats - "Never Give Up"
Dead End Road - "Sin City"
Melbeatz feat. Kool Savas - "Grind On"

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Autographed Guitars To Be Auctioned Online

Dozens of guitars autographed by some of the biggest names in the music business are being auctioned online in an attempt to raise money for victims of Hurricane Charley, which caused widespread damage in Florida earlier this month.

Bids can be placed until September 20th on guitars signed by Linkin Park, Korn, Incubus, Chevelle, Stone Sour, Deftones, 3 Doors Down, Nickelback, and many more.

Go to StormAid.com for all the details of the auction, which was put together by Clear Channel Radio.

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Vote For Best Metal Videos Of The New Millennium

MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium (so far) picked by you. So put your pedal to the metal and vote for your favorite video here. Then, catch the two-hour premiere Saturday, August 21 at 10 PM during Headbanger’s Ball, on MTV2. Plus check out the final list in the October issue of Revolver.

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Watch The Get Thrashed Documentary Trailer Online

The trailer for the forthcoming Get Thrashed documentary has been put online here. The documentary will include interviews by the following artists:


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