"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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Skindred To Release "Electric Avenue" Cover

Skindred will release “Electric Avenue” a cover of the classic Eddy Grant song through Myspace this Monday, January 13th. “Electric Avenue” became a cross-Atlantic smash, topping the charts in both the US and UK. The original most recently gained notoriety by being prominently featured in the hit Seth Rogen comedy, “Pineapple Express”

Skindred is set to triumphantly return to the States later this month when they will tour the country with Disturbed and Sevendust. More tour dates have recently been announced and are listed below. More...

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First Bands Announced For Graspop 2009

The first batch of bands for Belgium's premiere metal festival, Graspop has been revealed. The event will take place on June 26th-28th in Dessel.

The initial bands are as follows:

Heaven And Hell
Papa Roach
Blind Guardian
Sacred Reich
Legion Of The Damned
Parkway Drive
God Forbid
Laaz Rockit
Keep Of Kalessin
Scar Symmetry
Negura Bunget
Wolves In The Throne Room

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Initial Bands Announced For Metaltown 2009 Fest

The initial bands for the the lineup of Metaltown 2009 have been revealed. The festival takes place on June 26-27 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The bands announced so far are as follows:

Dir En Grey
Children of Bodom
Municipal Waste

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Disturbed Adds More Shows And Skindred To The Bill

Disturbed has announced more headlining tour dates starting in January and has also revealed that in addition to Sevendust, Skindred will also be on the touring bill.

The updated tour schedule is as follows:

1/16 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
1/17 - Springfield, MO - Shrine Mosque
1/19 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
1/21 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Great Salt Air
1/23 - Seattle, WA - Everett Arena
1/24 - Kennwick, WA - Toyota Center
1/26 - Sacramento, CA - Arco Arena
1/27 - San Jose, CA - San Jose Event Center
1/29 - Los Angeles, CA - Palladium
1/30 - Las Vegas, NV - Pearl
2/2 - El Paso, TX - County Coliseum
2/3 - Belton, TX - Bell County Expo
2/5 - Midland, TX - Midland Horseshoe Arena
2/6 - Corpus Christi, TX - The Pavilion
2/10 - Tupelo, MS - Bancorp South Arena
2/11 - Augusta, GA - James Brown Arena
2/13 - Jacksonville, FL - Morrocco Shrine Auditorium
2/14 - Ft.
Lauderdale, FL - Pompano Beach Amphitheater
2/16 - Ft.
Meyers, FL - Germain Arena
2/18 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues
2/19 - Johnson City, TN - Freedom Hall Civic Center
2/21 - Rochester, NY - Armory
2/22 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
2/24 - Dayton, OH - Hara Arena
2/25 - Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Arena
2/27 - Utica, NY - Utica Auditorium
2/28 - Scranton, PA - Scranton Cultural Center

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Disturbed Announces Tour Dates And Live DVD

Disturbed has announced a series of shows as a warm up for their Music As A Weapon tour next year. The small tour begins in January and Sevendust will be the direct support act. Disturbed's Music As A Weapon tour will also feature Killswitch Engage and Five Finger Death Punch.

In other news, on December 28th Disturbed will be releasing a live DVD entitled, "Indestructible In Germany" which will be available exclusively through the BestBuy outlet.

The warm up tour dates are as follows: More...

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Metallica, Slipknot And More Nominated For Grammys

The shortlists have been announced for the 2009 Grammy Awards which will be held at the Staples Centre In Los Angeles, California. The nominees and categories are as follows:

Best Hard Rock Performance

Disturbed - "Inside The Fire"
Judas Priest - "Visions"
The Mars Volta - "Wax Simulacra"
Motley Crue - "Saints Of Los Angeles"
Rob Zombie - "Lords Of Salem"

Best Metal Performance

Dragonforce - "Heroes Of Our Time"
Judas Priest - "Nostradamus"
Metallica - "My Apocalypse"
Ministry - "Under My Thumb"
Slipknot - "Psychosocial"

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

David Gilmour - "Castellorizon"
Metallica - "Suicide & Redemption"
Nine Inch Nails - "34 Ghost I-IV"
Rush - "Hope (Live For The Art Of Peace)"
Zappa Plays Zappa - "Peaches En Regalia"

Best Rock Album

Coldplay - "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends"
Kid Rock - "Rock And Roll Jesus"
Kings Of Leon - "Only By Night"
Metallica - "Death Magnetic"
The Raconteurs - "Consolers Of The Lonely"

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Killswitch Engage To Tour With Disturbed

Killswitch Engage is the first band to be confirmed for Disturbed's "Music As A Weapon" tour which will kick off next year, likely around March. No more acts have been confirmed for the huge tour yet but stay tuned for updates. Disturbed launches the tour every time they release a new album and in the past has featured other big names such as Stone Sour and Drowning Pool.

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Disturbed To Issue "The Night" As Next Single

Chicago based rockers Disturbed has confirmed that they will be releasing the song, "The Night" as their next single from their chart topping album, "Indestructible." They expect to film a music video for the song in January.

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Taproot Announces Tour Dates

Taproot has announced several tour dates beginning at the end of the month.

The tour dates are as follows:

November 28 - Traverse City, MI @ Streeters
November 29 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
December 1 - Madison, WI @ The Annex
December 2 - Green Bay, WI @ Riverside Ballroom
December 4 - Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks
December 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
December 6 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
December 12 - Nashville, TN @ Sommet Center w/ Disturbed
December 27 - Ft. Myers, FL @ Ricochet w/ Sevendust
December 28 - Tampa, FL @ The Ritz w/ Sevendust
December 30 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution w/ Sevendust

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Disturbed Announces More Tour Dates

Chicago based rockers Disturbed has added tour dates in the States to their growing schedule.

The tour dates are as follows:

November 23 - Rochester, MN @ Mayo Civic Auditorium
November 25 - Brookings, SD @ Swiftel Center
November 26 - Bismark, SD @ Bismark Civic Center
November 28 - Great Falls, MT @ Four Seasons Arena
November 29 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
December 8 - Grand Forks, ND @ The Club at Alerus Center
December 10 - Keamey, NE @ FirsTier Event Center
December 16 - St. Louis, MO @ KPNT/St. Louis Disturbed Radio Show

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Disturbed Announces London Signing Session

Disturbed fans in the U.K. will have the chance to meet the band on October 5th at the Zavvi store in London's Oxford Street outlet.

The band are currently on tour in the United Kingdom and has also just released a digital only EP containing live versions of some of their most well songs.

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Disturbed To Release Live EP Via iTunes

Disturbed has announced that they will release a live EP entitled "Live & Indestructible" via iTunes on September 30th.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Inside The Fire (live from Deep Rock Drive)
2. Stricken (live from Deep Rock Drive)
3. Stupify (live from Deep Rock Drive)
4. Indestructible (Music Video)

Disturbed will launch their fouth Music As A Weapon tour next year, although no bands have been confirmed for the tour yet.

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Disturbed Posts New Video Online

Chacago rockers Disturbed has posted the video online for the title track from their latest album, "Indestructible." You can check it out at their official website. You can also check out new photos from the road and more on the site.

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Disturbed Announces European Tour Dates

Chicago hard rockers Disturbed have released the initial list of tour dates for their European trek this October. Tickets go on pre-sale at 10am on Wednesday 29th July.

Tour dates are as follows:

4 Oct - London - Brixton Academy
6 Oct - Manchester - Apollo
7 Oct - Glasgow - Academy
8 Oct - Nottingham - Rock City
10 Oct - Birmingham - Academy
11 Oct - Brussels - Ancienne Belgique
13 Oct - Amsterdam - HMH
14 Oct - Hamburg - The Docks
15 Oct - Hamburg - The Docks
17 Oct - Berlin - Columbiahalle
18 Oct - Dusseldorf - Philipshalle
20 Oct - Munich - Zenith
21 Oct - Leipzig - HausAuensee
23 Oct - Vienna - Gasometer
24 Oct - Zurich - Volkhaus
26 Oct - Karlsruhe - Europahalle
28 Oct - Copenhagen - KB Hall
29 Oct - Oslo - Rockefeller
31 Oct - Stockholm - Arenan
2 Nov - Helsinki - Old Ice Hall

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Rockstar Mayhem Tour Cancels Sacremento Show

The promoters of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem tour have posted the following message:

"Due to Northern California wild-fires, July 11th (Sacramento) Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Performance Rescheduled to Monday July 14th

"Concerned for the health and safety of our patrons, performers and employees, Live Nation announces a date change for Sacramento's scheduled Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival at The Sleep Train Amphitheater. The air quality and temperature are expected to improve by end of weekend, allowing for the event to be moved to Monday, July 14th and show time will remain 1:30pm. Tickets purchased for Friday, July 11th will be honored.

"As we enter the second week of wild fires, and the recent 100+ degree temperatures, it is in the best interest of all involved that the tour date be rescheduled as conditions are expected to improve over the weekend. A variety of city and county officials have urged area residents to avoid long-term exposure to the outdoors and limit outdoor recreational activities."

"We sincerely regret this unavoidable cancellation and apologize to fans for any disappointment caused," says tour co-founder John Reese. "And while we're thankful that the show can take place on Monday, our thoughts are with the families in this area during this difficult time. Refunds will be available at original point of purchase." More...

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Disturbed Announces Australian, New Zealand Tour

Disturbed will be returning to Australia and New Zealand in support of their latest effort, "Indestructible." Joining them on tour will be P.O.D. (except for the Perth and Adelaide shows), Alter Bridge, Behind Crimson Eyes (Australian shows only) and Redline (New Zealand shows only).

Having been around for 12 years and selling more than 10 million albums worldwide, "Indestructable" debuted at number 1 on the Billboard, ARIA and RIANZ charts locally.

P.O.D is supporting their newest release, "When Angels and Serpents Dance."

Tickets for the following tour dates go on sale Thursday, July 10th.

Here are Disturbed's latest Australian and New Zealand tour dates: More...

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Revelation Theory Charts At #74

Revelation Theory’s sophomore effort, "Light It Up," sold 10,197 copies to debuti at No. 74 on Billboard's Top 200 chart. Disturbed's "Indestructible" managed to move 100,000 more units in its second week to grab the #5 spot.

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Disturbed Debuts At Number One On Billboard Charts

Chicago hard rockers Disturbed have debuted at number 1 for the third time in a row with their new album "Indestructible." The band pulled this feat in 2002 with their second album "Believe" and then again in 2005 with their third offering "Ten Thousand Fists." "Indestructible" has sold 253,000 copies since its release last week.

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Fans Make Dragonforce "Rockumentary"

Three fans with a handheld video camera documented their trip to see Dragonforce in Houston, TX. The resulting “rockumentary” is portrait of adolesence and fandom. You probably don’t need to watch more than a few seconds of this to get the idea, but the point at 5:42 where one kid shows us “the hand that touched Herman Li” and another excitedly details how keyboardist Vadim Pruzhanov wrapped his arm around his shoulders is AMAZING. The "rockumentary" can be found entitled "On Fandom" at the following location: http://www.thedeciblog.com/ More...

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Disturbed Makes Online Concert History

Last week, something big happened at DeepRockDrive. As part of the Pepsi Free Concert Series, Deep Rock Drive hosted their first multi-platinum artist, DISTURBED. During this first of it’s kind event, some very interesting and exciting events came to pass.

DISTURBED fans were treated to a full concert performance in High Definition, full interactivity and no one standing in front of them, blocking their view. Every fan in attendance had a front row seat and a back stage pass.

Over 10,000 people showed up online to participate in the show. The technical team at Deep Rock Drive had expected that, too, since the initial batch of virtual tickets sold out quickly they had to add servers to their datacenter to handle extra capacity for more online fans.

“What blew us away completely what the unimaginable frenzy of interactivity that emerged during the show. It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise, because we’ve built a a live experience that is truly fun. When you give passionate fans the tools to interact directly with an artist like DISTURBED, of course they’re going to use them. But in just over 60 minutes, they used them at a rate that astounded us in the best of ways…” – Jeff Henshaw- Deep Rock Drive

* Over 1,300,000 interactive events took place during the show.
* Fans shouted out their thoughts, in freeform text, over 350,000 times.
* Fans threw “Emotapplause” animations onto the display screen wrapping DISTURBED’s stage over 915,000 times. There were peaks of over 1,100 Emotapplause per second!
* When it came time to vote for an encore, over 5,000 people cast a vote in less than 10 seconds.
* It must be OK to be fashionably late, because over 2,000 people grabbed tickets and rushed the virtual doors halfway through the show!
* DeepRockDrive’s virtual venue filled with fans from 71 countries around the world. That’s over a third of all the countries that exist (this has happened at two shows now).

DISTURBED fans from around the world got an entirely new perspective on what a live concert can be like when fans get to interact with artists.

You can watch or download high definition samples from the show here and check out the latest upcoming Deep Rock Drive shows here.

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