We last heard from Disturbed two months ago when they checked in from the studio as they worked on their acoustic EP. While the status of that release remains veiled in mystery, this newest update suggests that they've possibly completed work on the EP and are making progress on the successor to 2015's comeback record, Immortalized.
The video (seen above), doesn't give away too much, initially spotlighting equipment including consoles, John Moyer's bass and studio microphones. Bits of new music can be overheard as guitarist Dan Donegan lays down a lead and David Draiman fleshes out vocal patterns. Toward the end, an explosive passage is played which features the full band, hinting that perhaps Disturbed are nearly finished working on their forthcoming studio album as vocals are traditionally the last element to be tracked before the material enters the mixing and mastering phase.
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"We have this idea of disconnect — how technology has consumed us. We're stuck with our faces in our phones and not enjoying the real world," says Draiman, suggesting that this next record may embrace a theme or maybe it's just one of the songs. We'll find out soon enough.
When you think of Olympic figure skating, your mind probably doesn't go to metal immediately. But last night, the French free skating team - Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres - decided to bust out a curve ball by performing to Disturbed's cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence," a move probably nobody was expecting.
David Draiman's voice helps to amplify the drama of what the team pulled off on the ice. His long notes coincide with twisting tandem moves, the two twisting together at the end of the exhibition. The pair didn't take home any medals, but they did walk away with a respectable 5th place.
Disturbed's version of the "The Sound of Silence" was released in December of 2015 and hit No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock and Hard Rock Digital Songs charts and topped out at No. 42 on the Billboard Hot 100. Last spring, following a performance of the track on the late night talk show Conan, original composer Paul Simon reached out to Draiman to praise him.
“Really powerful performance on Conan the other day," Simon wrote. "First time I’d seen you do it live. Nice. Thanks.” Draiman responded, “Mr. Simon, I am honored beyond words. We only hoped to pay homage and honor to the brilliance of one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Your compliment means the world to me/us and we are eternally grateful.”
The song went onto be certified double platinum, and with even more exposure from the Olympics, it won't be surprising to see even more sales in the song's future.
Watch the clip of "Sound of Silence" during the Olympics above.
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Vanessa James, Morgan Cipres Perform To Disturbed's "Sound Of Silence"
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