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Disturbed

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

Background

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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Lineup Announced For Rockstar Uproar Festival

The first annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival is set to rock North America with a late summer trek featuring headliners Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold, along with Stone Sour and Halestorm featured on the main stage. The Festival will host performances from Jägermeister Second Stage headliners Hellyeah, as well as Airbourne, Hail The Villain, New Medicine, and the Jägermeister Battle of The Bands winner in each city. A video teaser for the festival can be found below.

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Disturbed Reveals New Album Title

Chicago based hard rock outfit Disturbed has announced that the name of their forthcoming fifth studio album will be, "Asylum." No other details have been given as of yet, but the record is expected to be released later this year. This will be the bands first studio album since "Indestructible," which was released in 2008.

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Suicide Silence To Host Tonight's Headbangers Ball

Tonight's Headbanger's Ball, which will air on MTV2 at 3AM EST, will be hosted by Suicide Silence. The line-up of videos is as follows:

Suicide Silence - "Wake Up"
Disturbed - "Down With The Sickness"
Suicide Silence - "The Price of Beauty"
House Of Broken Promises - "The Hurt (Paid My Dues)"
Suicide Silence - "Bludgeoned"
Disturbed - "Stupify"
Suicide Silence - "No Pity For A Coward"
Suicide Silence - "Unanswered"

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OpEd

A Decade Of Metal In Review

On the 31 Dec 1999, no planes came crashing out of the sky, nuclear bombs went off or microwave ovens tried to eat anyone. However, times were about to change and in the metal scene change was already well underway. Let us take a stroll through the decade in metal that was.

Many of the 90s big names like Emperor and Pantera prepared to give their last venomous scream dying off in the wake of ever diminishing interest in the metal scene that had plagued the 90s. In the year 2000 a band named “Limp Bizkit” came out with an album called "Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water" and in a storm nu-metal took over the public perception of heavy music, changing the face of metal irreparably. Although nu-metal had already been pioneered by Korn, bands like Deftones, Disturbed, Mudvayne and Linkin Park all had breakout releases in 2000. More...

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We Are The Fallen Readies First Single and Tour

Universal Republic Records' We Are The Fallen will unleash their first single, "Bury Me Alive," exclusively via the digital domain on February 2nd. The fivesome is comprised of the original members of multiplatinum band Evanescence, guitarists Ben Moody and John LeCompt along with drummer Rocky Gray, joined by American Idol finalist Carly Smithson on vocals. Acclaimed bassist Marty O’Brien (Disturbed and Static-X, among others) rounds out We Are The Fallen.

The group is already preparing to give fans a live taste of the reportoire fueling their upcoming Universal Republic debut album, due out later in the year - hitting the road in support of Finnish rock stalwarts H.I.M. The extensive, 28 city tour launches in Philadelphia, PA, on March 27th, hurtling through multiple major cities such as Boston, MA, on March 28th, Cleveland, OH, on April 1st, Chicago IL, on April 9th, Los Angeles, CA, on April 23rd, and winding down in New York City on May 7th.

Guitarist Ben Moody has been publicly crediting the group's unique chemistry as the driving force behind We Are The Fallen, describing Carly Smithson's role as a "true partner," and a key component to We Are The Fallen's overall sound. Moody left the platinum-plus breakthrough rock act Evanesence in 2003, and has since co-written major hits for Chris Daughtry and Kelly Clarkson among others. Evanescence’s groundbreaking 2003 album, "Fallen," spent 43 weeks on the Billboard Top Ten Albums Chart, selling 15 million copies worldwide, and 7 million + albums in the U.S. alone.

For Smithson, We Are The Fallen completes her dream - after exiting American Idol - of becoming a creative force in a "vital" band environment. Carly Smithson was a sixth place finisher during Season 7 of the television series American Idol.

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Chi Cheng Benefit Auction Part 3 Launched

Deftones and CharityBuzz have now launched the final new batch of items for the Benefit For Chi Auction. These include guitars, autographed and donated by:

Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine
Trent Reznor / NIN
Ozzy Osbourne
Papa Roach
Disturbed

Plus other cool rarities, including artwork from Brandon Boyd of Incubus, plus autographed gear from My Chemical Romance, Trivium and Fall Out Boy.

FC Records is offering items from from Burning Empires (the new project from members of Misery Signals, Fall Out Boy, and 7 Angels 7 Plagues), merch from FC Records, an Autographed Drum Head from Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy/BE, and a Misery Signals merch package.

You can view these and all previous items here.

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Korn's Fieldy Organizes "A Song For Chi"

As you may know, Chi Cheng, bass player for the Deftones, is currently in a semi-conscious state following an automobile accident in Santa Clara, CA on November 4th, 2008. Chi is slowly making progress but he needs your help.

Fieldy has organized an amazing cast of musicians from Machine Head, Metallica, Korn, Hatebreed, Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Sevendust and more to record an epic song for Chi.

You can help support Chi and his family by heading over to the A Song For Chi site where you can download your free copy of the song, watch the music video and make a donation. 100% of your donation will go to Chi and his family to help cover his ongoing medical expenses.

"A Song For Chi" featuring Jim Root (Slipknot), Sid (Slipknot), Ray Luzier (Korn), Fieldy (Korn), Dave Mc Clain (Machine Head), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Clint Lowery (Sevendust), Morgan Rose (Sevendust), Brian "Head" Welch (formerly of Korn), Munky (Korn), Wayne Lozinak (Hatebreed), Wuv (POD), Mike Wengren (Disturbed) and Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage). The song was produced by Fieldy (Korn) and Q (Stillwell), engineered by Q (Stillwell) and Ralph Patlan, and mixed by Jim "Bud" Monti. The video, which can be seen below, was directed by Sébastien Paquet.

"A Song For Chi" Music Video

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Veterans Concerned About Music As A Weapon IV Tour

The Green Bay Press Gazette has reported the following story about Veterans raising concerns over the last stop of the Music as a Weapon IV tour:

Veterans say a festival that could include tobacco sampling, a tattoo parlor and heavy metal music doesn't belong near the Brown County Veterans Memorial on Armed Forces Drive.

The village recently approved a permit for the Music as a Weapon event, set to take place 2-6 p.m. May 17 at the Resch Center before a Disturbed concert later that night. Organizers say the event won't happen near the memorial, which sits on the corner of South Oneida Street and Armed Forces Drive, but some vets are wary the scene will mock the memorial.

"That is sacred land to the veterans," World War II veteran Bob Young told the Village Board. "They don't like to see it abused." More...

Read the full article at Green Bay Press Gazette.

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Report

Music as a Weapon 4 Tour Report

The Music as a Weapon 4 Tour is not just a couple of bands tagging along with Disturbed for a romp around the states. It is an all day festival of skin art, extreme sports, and music in addition to the headliner bands that draw the crowds in the first place. It all sounded wonderful to me when I bought my tickets. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out that way. More...

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Disturbed Posts "The Night" Video Online

Chicago based hard rockers Disturbed has posted their new music video online for the song, "The Night." You can check it out below. The song is the third to be released as a video from the bands latest album, "Indestructible" following the title track and "Inside The Fire." More...

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Disturbed Announces 2009 Canadian Tour Dates

Disturbed has announced a string of 2009 Canadian tour dates alongside Skindred and All That Remains. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

5/25/09 - London, ON - John Labatt Centre
5/26/09 - Toronto, ON - Ricoh Coliseum
5/27/09 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
5/29/09 - Moncton, NB - Moncton Coliseum
5/30/09 - Halifax, NS - Halifax Forum Arena

6/1/09 - Quebec City, QC - Agora
6/2/09 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
6/3/09 - Hamilton, ON - Copps Coliseum

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Skindred Singer Benji Webbe Checks In

Benji Webbe, lead singer of Welsh ragga metal band Skindred has checked in from the road with the following update:

"Well we waited for an opportunity to return to the USA as we haven’t toured in America since we did the American Rampage tour in 2007 when Roots Rock Riot first was released, and this past Disturbed tour was well worth the wait. Arena tours are always an incredible experience as we have been a band that plays in punk rock sweaty clubs all over the world but opening up for Disturbed at these sold out massive venues has been amazing.

"From the start of the tour all the guys in Disturbed and their crew were so good to us, there wasn't a bad egg among them, we all got along splendid and it was great to see this team all pulling n the same direction for the one vision: and that was to ROCK!

"David, Dan, Mike and John all were great to us, no matter what you think of this band I know from first hand they are gentlemen, I dug the band before but now the level of respect for them has gone up 100%. Some bands who are not half the size of Disturbed treat the support acts like shit, but there was none of that crap on this tour at all.

"We played some 27 dates on the tour, from the first night in Milwaukee to the last in Scranton.
Every night we made new fans and entertained old ones, after performing the shows we all would go down and meet people and hang at the merchandise stand, I know that we love meeting people and answering peoples questions, like Are you from Jamaica ? and I love 7 Dust “Hay LJ what’s it like to have Clint back in the band?” Standing there with a complete strangers arm around you whilst their mate attempts 5 times to take a picture with a shitty camera phone, your jaw starts to ache from holding the same pose, while they struggle with their horrible Motor roller razor to take our photograph! The American crowds love to rock and so do we. I just really hope we get back to the states soon and play club venues of every town we played at because we all had such a rocking time and we are itching to get back and do a full set instead of the 30 minute opening slot, it just was not enough time. More...

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Lacuna Coil Confirmed For Nova Rock Festival

LACUNA COIL has been confirmed to play at Nova Rock Festival, which takes place in Nickelsdorf/Bgld. on June 19-21, 2009. The festival also features the following bands so far:

Metallica
Die Toten Hosen
Placebo
Slipknot
Limp Bizkit
Kaiser Chiefs
Guano Apes
Disturbed
Chris Cornell
Killswitch Engage
In Extremo
Gogol Bordello
Trivium
Mastodon
The Gaslight Anthem
Static-X
The Sword
Sevendust
Black Stone Cherry
All That Remains
Expatriate
3 Feet Smaller
The Living End
August Burns Red
Bring Me The Horizon
Eisbrecher
Smoke Blow
UVM

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Crooked X Added To Music As A Weapon Tour

Oklahoma's hard rock quartet, Crooked X will play on the second stage at Disturbed's Music As A Weapon IV Tour-a music, tattoo, and lifestyle festival-presented by Samsung Mobile and powered by Sprint. Crooked X will rock The Ernie Ball Second Stage, which will be officially sponsored by multi-city battle of the bands organization Headbang For the Highway, a 38-city, nine-week trek, which kicks off March 20th in Madison, WI. "I would go to this show even if we weren't playing. These are some of our favorite bands. What a great opportunity," says Jesse Cooper, lead guitarist. "I'm so stoked to go on the Music As A Weapon Tour. I'm excited to see Killswitch Engage and Suicide Silence. It's gonna be an experience for sure," adds Forrest French, lead vocals.

Recently, the 15-year-old shredders appeared on their own mini MTV rockumentary, "Rock N Roll Dream," which documented their real-life Cinderella story about four young boys catapulting from a Coweta, OK (population 7,000) garage band to opening for KISS in front of 35,000 screaming fans in Stockholm, Sweden. These events led to CX signing with EMI via McGhee Proffer Media (MPM) in August of 2008, all this within the span of nine months.

Their self-titled 10-song debut for EMI (in stores now), was helmed by hit producers Spencer Proffer (Tina Turner, Quiet Riot, WASP) and Michael Wagener (Metallica, Ozzy, Poison). Standout tracks on the new album include "Gone," "Time Is Now," "You Gotta Bleed," and "Adrenaline." The track "Nightmare," was featured in the successful Rock Band video game while "Gone" and "Rock N Roll Dream" are available as downloadable content for the game. The success of their debut landed them their first national late night TV appearance on ABC's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, where they showcased new single "Gone" in addition to fan favorite "Rock N Roll Dream." More...

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Spineshank Added To Music As A Weapon Tour

Reunited American heavy metal act Spineshank are the latest band to be added to this year's edition of the Music As A Weapon tour. Headlining the festival will be Disturbed and they will be joined by Killswitch Engage, Lacuna Coil and Chimaira as well as Suicide Silence and Bury Your Dead.

The latest Music As A Weapon 2009 tour dates are as follows:

March 20 - Madison, WI @ Alliance Energy Center
March 21 - Waterloo, IA @ McCelroy Arena
March 23 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center
March 25 - Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
March 28 - Phoenix, AZ @ Jobbing.com Arena
March 29 - Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Auditorium
March 31 - Dallas, TX @ Nokia Theatre More...

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Slipknot, Down And More Added To Graspop 2009

The organizers of this years Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Dessel, Belgium has announced some more bands for the festival in the form of Slipknot, Down, Exodus, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, Motley Crue, Gojira, The Gathering, Buckcherry, Marilyn Manson, Jon Olivia's Pain, Pestilence and August Burns Red.

The lineup is now as follows:

Heaven And Hell
Motley Crue
Slipknot
Marilyn Manson
Down
Exodus
Lacuna Coil
Dream Theater
Disturbed
Hatebreed
God Forbid
Anthrax
Sacred Reich
Mastodon
Gojira
Buckcherry
Pestilence
August Burns Red
Papa Roach
Jon Olivia's Pain
Volbeat
W.A.S.P.
Trivium
Devildriver
Epica
Blind Guardian
Wolves In The Throne Room
Legion of The Damned
Laaz Rockit
Scar Symmetry
Kataklysm
Firewind
Parkway Drive
Samael
Dagoba
Taake
Eths
Negura Bunget

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Lacuna Coil Confirmed For Graspop 2009

Italian goth metallers Lacuna Coil has announced that they are the latest band to be confirmed for this years edition of Graspop Metal Meeting which will be held from June 26th-28th in Dessel, Belgium.

The lineup is now as follows:

Heaven And Hell
Lacuna Coil
Dream Theater
Disturbed
God Forbid
Anthrax
Sacred Reich
Papa Roach
Volbeat
W.A.S.P.
Trivium
Devildriver
Epica
Blind Guardian
Wolves In The Throne Room
Legion of The Damned
Laaz Rockit
Scar Symmetry
Kataklysm
Firewind
Parkway Drive
Samael
Dagoba
Taake
Eths
Negura Bunget

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More Bands Confirmed For Music As A Weapon Tour

The Music As A Weapon tour has announced that Suicide Silence and Bury Your Dead will be a part of the trek alongside Lacuna Coil, Chimaira, Killswitch Engage and headliners Disturbed. More bands are expected to be announced soon.

The tour dates are as follows:

March 20 - Madison, WI @ Alliance Energy Center
March 21 - Waterloo, IA @ McCelroy Arena
March 23 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center
March 25 - Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
March 28 - Phoenix, AZ @ Jobbing.com Arena
March 29 - Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Auditorium
March 31 - Dallas, TX @ Nokia Theatre More...

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Dream Theater Confirmed For Graspop

Progressive metal legends Dream Theater are the latest act to be confirmed for Belgium's biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel between June 26th-28th.

The lineup so far is as follows:

Heaven And Hell
Dream Theater
Disturbed
Volbeat
Papa Roach
Blind Guardian
Anthrax
Trivium
W.A.S.P.
Sacred Reich
DevilDriver
Epica
Legion Of The Damned
Parkway Drive
God Forbid
Kataklysm
Firewind
Laaz Rockit
Keep Of Kalessin
Scar Symmetry
Samael
Dagoba
Taake
Negura Bunget
Wolves In The Throne Room
Eths

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Skindred Announces More Tour Dates

In addition to a handful of new dates for their current tour with Disturbed and Sevendust, Skindred have tacked on a slew of headline dates to extend their touring plans into March. Here are the latest Skindred tour dates:

02.2.2009 - El Paso, Texas at The Coliseum w/ Disturbed, Sevendust
02.3.2009 - Belton, Texas at Bell County Expo w/ Disturbed, Sevendust
02.4.2009 - San Antonio, Texas at Scout Bar
02.5.2009 - Midland, Texas at Midland Horseshoe Arena w/ Disturbed, Skindred
02.6.2009 - Corpus Christi, Texas at The Pavilion w/ Disturbed, Skindred
02.7.2009 - Lafayette, Louisiana at Shakers Live
02.10.2009 - Tupelo, Mississippi at Bancorp South Arena w/ Disturbed, Sevendust
02.11.2009 - August, Georgia at James Brown Arena w/ Disturbed, Sevendust
02.12.2009 - Dayton, Ohio at Hara Arena w/ Disturbed, Sevendust
02.13.2009 - Jacksonville, Florida at Morrocco Shrine Auditorium w/ Disturbed, Sevendust
02.14.2009 - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at Pompano Beach Amphitheater w/ Disturbed, Sevendust
02.16.2009 - Ft. Myers, Florida at Germain Arena w/ Disturbed, Sevendust
02.18.2009 - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at House Of Blues w/ Disturbed, Sevendust
02.19.2009 - Johnson City, Tennessee at Freedom Hall Civic Center w/ Disturbed, Sevendust
02.20.2009 - Fort Wayne, Indiana at Pieres
02.21.2009 - Rochester, New York at Armory w/ Disturbed, Sevendust
02.22.2009 - Atlantic City, New Jersey at House Of Blues w/ Disturbed, Sevendust
02.24.2009 - Dayton, Ohio at Hara Arena w/ Disturbed, Sevendust
02.25.2009 - Huntington, West Virginia at Big Sandy Arena w/ Disturbed, Sevendust
02.25.2009 - Huntington, West Virginia at Big Sandy Superstore Arena w/ Disturbed, Sevendust
02.26.2009 - Flint, Michigan at The Machine Shop
02.27.2009 - Utica, New York at Utica Auditorium w/ Disturbed, Sevendust
02.28.2009 - Scranton, Pennsylvania at Scranton Cultural Center w/ Disturbed, Sevendust
03.1.2009 - Richmond, Virginia at Canal Club
03.3.2009 - Atlanta, Georgia at The Masquerade
03.4.2009 - Port St. Lucie, Florida at The Mojo Room
03.5.2009 - Fort Myers, Florida at Ricochet
03.6.2009 - St. Petersburg, Florida at State Theatre

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