Thursday, September 22, 2016

Disturbed frontman David Draiman talked about how fatherhood affected his creative output, telling Lazer 103.3:

David Draiman: How Becoming a Father Changed Me in Terms of Music

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David Draiman: How Becoming a Father Changed Me in Terms of Music
Disturbed frontman David Draiman talked about how fatherhood affected his creative output, telling Lazer 103.3:

"My son and the perspective that I have gained since he's come into the world is something that affects everything I do, undeniably.

"So I'd be lying if I said that his coming into the world didn't impact the lyrics on some level, particularly on tracks like 'Who Taught You How to Hate' and a few others on the record.

"If anything, it's enhanced every single aspect of defensiveness, of questioning, of being uncertain of the future...

"Nothing like having a child to make you much more weary of an already very frightening world. I've never seen more 'pure red' than when it's been an issue with my boy, on somebody... any little thing.

"You're much more defensive, you're much more protective, for sure."

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Andy’s interview with David Draiman
DISTURBED continue their trek across North America with CHEVELLE and NOTHING MORE, which includes a stop in Des Moines, Iowa Friday, September 30th at Wells Fargo Arena.
The band haven’t played Central Iowa since early 2011.
Frontman DAVID DRAIMAN called into LAZER 103.3 (KAZR-FM) afternoon drive host ANDY HALL recently to talk hiatus, tour, newfound success and fatherhood, among other things.
Hear the interview in its entirety below.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Disturbed Say They're 'Overwhelmed' By Response To Reunion Tour - Draiman

Disturbed Say They're 'Overwhelmed' By Response To Reunion Tour

Disturbed have opened up about the response to their comeback and say they are truly overwhelmed by the fan support. The band have resurged with their new release Immortal and supporting tour, andDavid Draiman says they are ready to continue full steam ahead.
"It's been amazing - the fire has been stoked. We're performing at a level that I personally believe is unprecedented in our careers. The crowds have been amazing, huge. We've really been overwhelmed throughout the duration of this cycle with the amount of success that we've seen. We're very, very grateful," he says.
He also spoke on their decision to cover the Simon and Garfunkel classic "The Sound of Silence."
"We always want to try and take something that was a colossal hit to begin with - something that's very memorable, something from a thematic standpoint, from a lyrical standpoint - that jives with some of the things we happen to write about."
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Friday, September 2, 2016

DISTURBED Singer David Draiman: Response To 'Immortalized' Album Has Been 'Overwhelming'

DISTURBED Singer: Response To 'Immortalized' Album Has Been 'Overwhelming'

DISTURBED Singer: Response To 'Immortalized' Album Has Been 'Overwhelming'
It was just over a year ago that DISTURBED released its first all-new studio album since 2010, "Immortalized", and watched the record enter the Billboard album chart at No. 1 to become the group's fifth chart-topper in a row. With the album also going platinum, plus a massive tour and three No. 1 singles under their belts as well, singer David Draiman told The Pulse Of Radio he couldn't be more pleased with the response to the band's "comeback". "I hoped and I dreamed, but I will say in all honesty that what has actually transpired has exceeded my hopes and dreams," he said. "It's really been amazing, people's reception to the record, to our touring, to the three singles that we've had out thus far... We're blown away. We hoped for a positive reception, but we didn't expect anything like this, so it's really just overwhelming and we couldn't be more grateful."
DISTURBED went on hiatus at the end of 2011, with Draiman and the other members of the band all pursuing other projects for several years before returning in 2015.
Draiman told Fight+Music that the quartet is performing in peak mode since coming back, saying, "It's been amazing — the fire has been stoked. We're performing at a level that I personally believe is unprecedented in our careers. The crowds have been amazing, huge."
DISTURBED's three No. 1 singles from "Immortalized" are "The Vengeful One""The Light" and their crossover smash cover of SIMON & GARFUNKEL's "The Sound Of Silence".
The band will begin a new round of North American tour dates on September 23 in Las Vegas, ending in Sacramento, California one month later.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Video Alert : Disturbed Performs ‘The Sound Of Silence’ on Conan O’Brien - David Draiman

Video Alert : Disturbed Performs ‘The Sound Of Silence’ on Conan O’Brien

Video Alert : Disturbed Performs 'The Sound Of Silence' on Conan O'Brien
ICYMI, Disturbed performed their haunting rendition of the Simon & Garfunkel classic The Sound of Silence last night on Conan with a 15-person orchestra alongside them.
Watch their great performance below. It marked their first TV appearance following a 4-year hiatus, which was broken with the #1 critically acclaimed album Immortalized.
The Sound of Silence,the third single from the album, has now been #1 at Rock Radio for four weeks running and is rapidly rising on the Billboard Hot 100.
Disturbed will be on the road for the remainder of 2016, including co-headline runs with Rob Zombie and Breaking Benjamin, as well as headlining slots at major festivals across the U.S., U.K., and Europe. See below and at for tickets and details on all shows.

03/29                     Myrtle Beach, SC              House of Blues *SOLD OUT*
03/30                     Richmond, VA                   The National *SOLD OUT*
04/01                     Baltimore, MD                   Baltimore Sound Stage *SOLD OUT*
04/02                     Philadelphia, PA                Theatre of Living Arts *SOLD OUT*
04/04                     New York, NY                   Irving Plaza *SOLD OUT*
04/05                     Niagara Falls, NY              Rapids Theater *SOLD OUT*
04/07                     Detroit, MI                        St Andrews Hall *SOLD OUT*
04/08                     Grand Rapids, MI              Orbit Room *SOLD OUT*
04/10                     Memphis, TN                    New Daisy Theatre *SOLD OUT*
04/16                     Tucson, AZ                       Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium
04/26                     Springfield, IL                    Prairie Capital Convention Center
04/29                     Tampa, FL                         98ROCKFEST
04/30                     Jacksonville, FL                 Welcome to Rockville
05/01                     Fort Myers, FL                   Fort Rock Festival
05/03                     Biloxi, MS                         Mississippi Coast Coliseum *
05/04                     Birmingham, AL                 Oak Mountain Amphitheater *
05/06                     Atlanta, GA                        Aaron’s Amphitheater * ^
05/07                     Nashville, TN                     Ascend Amphitheater *
05/08                     Concord, NC                     Carolina Rebellion
05/10                     Lafayette, LA                     Cajundrome *
05/11                     Bossier City, LA                 CenturyLink Center *
05/13                     Springfield, MO                  SHRINE MOSQUE
05/14                     Kansas City, MO               Rockfest
05/15                     Somerset, WI                    Northern Invasion
05/17                     Cedar Rapids, IA               US Cellular Center *
05/18                     Milwaukee, WI                  The Rave / Eagles Club
05/20                     Columbus, OH                   Rock on the Range *SOLD OUT*
05/21                     Camden, NJ                      BB&T Pavilion
05/22                     Hershey, PA                       Hershey Stadium *
05/24                     Grand Rapids, MI               Van Andel Arena *
05/25                     Fort Wayne, IN                   Allen County War Memorial Coliseum *
05/27                     Pryor, OK                           Rocklahoma
05/29                     San Antonio, TX                 River City Rockfest
08/06                     Bangor, ME                        Rise Above Festival
* co-headline dates with Rob Zombie and special guest Pop Evil
^ Pop Evil not performing
07/09                     Syracuse, NY                     Lakeview Amphitheater *
07/10                     Bristow, VA                        Jiffy Lube Live *
07/12                     Saratoga, NY                     Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/13                     Cuyahoga Falls, OH           Blossom Music Center
07/15                     Oshkosh, WI                      Rock USA Festival ^
07/16                     Chicago, IL                        Chicago Open Air Festival ^
07/17                     St Louis, MO                      Hollywood Casino Amphitheater *
07/19                     Pittsburgh, PA                    First Niagara Pavilion *
07/20                     Indianapolis, IN                  Klipsch Amphitheater *
07/22                     Hartford, CT                       Xfinity Theatre *
07/23                     Boston, MA                        Xfinity Center
07/24                     Darien Center, NY               Darien Performing Arts Center
07/26                     Detroit, MI                          DTE Energy Amphitheater *
07/27                     Cincinnati, OH                    Riverbend Music Center *
07/29                     Scranton, PA                      The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/30                     Wantagh, NY                      Nikon at Jones Beach
07/31                     Holmdel, NJ                       PNC Bank Arts Center *
08/04                     Gilford, NH                         Bank of NH Pavilion +
08/07                     Montreal, QC                      Heavy MTL Festival ^
08/08                     Toronto, ON                        Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
08/12                     Dallas, TX                          Gexa Energy Amphitheater *
08/13                     Houston, TX                       Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
08/15                     Denver, CO                         Red Rocks Amphitheater
08/17                     Albuquerque, NM                 Isleta Amphitheater *
08/19                     Concord, CA                       Concord Pavilion
08/21                     Auburn, WA                        Pain in the Grass ^
* indicates 3-show TICKET TO ROCK city, where fans will have access to the 3-show ticket to Disturbed & Breaking Benjamin; Slipknot with Marilyn Manson; Korn & Rob Zombie
^ Festival date, both bands performing
+ Saint Asonia not performing

Album Review – Disturbed / Immortalized (2015) - David Draiman - Sound of Silence

Album Review – Disturbed / Immortalized (2015)

If you love Mr. David Draiman and his crew more than anything in your life, just go for it.
disturbed_immortalizedDiehard fans of Alternative Metal can take a rest now and enjoy some peace of heart (or maybe not), as American Heavy Metal icons Disturbed finally released a couple of months ago a brand new album after a long hiatus, entitled Immortalized. And although the sixth studio album in their career (the first since their 2010 release Asylum) might be far from being a masterpiece and won’t change anything in the heavy music scene as we know it, it will surely put you to scream, jump up and down and raise your fists in the air together with Mr. David Draiman and his crew. But that will most probably happen only if you’re addicted to their music, so to speak.
Perhaps the main “issue” with the new album by the band that helped put Chicago, Illinois on the worldwide map of Alternative Metal is not the lack of innovation, but the extreme repetitiousness and hollowness of all lyrics. It’s nothing that ruins the album or makes it unbearable to listen to, but at least for me it feels like many songs are just filler and only their most devoted fans will end up digging them. Anyway, it’s still Disturbed with yet another excellent artwork featuring “The Guy”, designed by Raymond Swanland, and you’ll surely have a good time listening to it at home, work, school or in your car, but other than two or three truly strong songs the rest of the album doesn’t achieve its full potential and will be forgotten pretty soon.
The album begins with The Eye of the Storm, an alternative intro that sets the tone for what’s about to come, the incredible title-track Immortalized, which by the way is the best song of the album by far. You’ll need just a couple of seconds to realize it’s Disturbed at its finest, from its razing riffs to the unique voice by Mr. David Draiman, with its chorus being one of those things you’ll feel honored to raise your fists and sing together with the band (“Oh, in the calm before the storm / Another legend will be born / Another battle will be won / We will rise / Oh, so heed the call of confrontation / Today we feed on domination / Secure a legacy that will never die / Be immortalized”). The Vengeful One is another instant classic where the band offers their fans a unique fighting chant with an imposing rhythm and fierce lyrics, and I bet this song will be a permanent piece of their setlist from now on.
It’s in Open Your Eyes that the aforementioned issues begin: despite being another solid tune where Draiman and guitarist Dan Donegan do a great job together, it’s recommended for longtime fans of the band only as it doesn’t offer anything new, and besides, the chorus ends up getting way too repetitive after a while. And if they wanted to send an inspiring message through the song The Light, I’m sad to say they failed miserably, not only because its instrumental parts are significantly bland but also because its lyrics couldn’t sound more generic. It might be enjoyable for fans who love anything that comes from the band, but for fans of a wider range of heavy music it’s a real bummer. Then we have the interesting What Are You Waiting For, which reminds me of some of their songs from their 2000 classic The Sickness mixed with their 2005 release Ten Thousand Fists. In spite of the repetitiveness of the lyrics and chorus it’s indeed a very pleasant tune, with highlights to the excellent job done by drummer Mike Wengren.
You’re Mine starts in a “scary” Pop/Dance way, fortunately evolving to a much bolder and heavier sonority and therefore without doing any harm to the album; followed by Who, and let me tell you that if you’re not a fan of the band you won’t even notice the transition from the previous song to this one. However, this one is a lot more elaborate and deserves a better listen, with its solid riffs and beats providing Draiman all he needs to deliver his classic vocal lines. Once again lyrics get too repetitive in Save Our Last Goodbye, with its heavy riffs being what really stand out and give the song some significant energy. It should work a lot better if played live, though.
disturbed 2015I’ll never ever understand the reason for a band like Disturbed to record the hideous Fire It Up. I’m not pro or against it, I just think this is not Disturbed, where its weak instrumental  and even weaker lyrics feel like Draiman had the terrible idea to partner with Snoop Dogg so infantile they are (“Fire it up, I like to fire it up / and it feels so right / Fire it up, ’cause when I fire it up / I feel like serenity / I feel like serenity… is mine”). Disturbed should sing about fighting, about the human psyche, hatred and pain, and leave the superficial stuff to R&B and other crap. At leastThe Sound of Silence keeps up with the band’s tradition of unusual cover songs, this time paying a tribute to Simon & Garfunkel. It’s interesting how Draiman changed his voice for this song, and albeit it’s nothing outstanding and not even close to their awesome version for “Land of Confusion”, it’s still a nice variation to the band’s sounding.
Never Wrong sounds like the early days of Disturbed with its pure Alternative Metal vibe and Draiman showcasing his powerful vocals in a thrilling way. In addition, the entire band is on fire, elevating the song’s electricity and making it a perfect choice for some action inside the pit during their live performances. And lastly, the album ends with yet another decent but not outstanding song named Who Taught You How to Hate, also tailored for old fans of the band, with its repetitive but good-to-sing-along lyrics. And if you get any of the special editions of the album, I personally consider Legion of Monsters the most exciting bonus track of all.
To sum up, Distrubed are offering a decent Disturbed album for Disturbed fans, and that’s it. Nothing truly new, no breakthroughs or any type of new concepts added to it. Draiman knows what he’s doing and what his fans want, and that’s exactly what he did in Immortalized. If you love the music by Disturbed more than anything in your life, just go for it and you won’t feel disappointed at all. If Disturbed are simply another band in your playlist, take a shot at Immortalized and you’ll find some pretty good moments in it, but don’t expect it to have a relevant impact on the way you see music today. As long as you have fun listening to it, it’s mission accomplished for Draiman and his bandmates.
Best moments of the album: Immortalized, The Vengeful One and Never Wrong.
Worst moments of the album: The Light and Fire It Up.
Released in 2015 Reprise Records
Track listing1. The Eye of the Storm 1:20
2. Immortalized 4:17
3. The Vengeful One 4:12
4. Open Your Eyes 3:57
5. The Light 4:16
6. What Are You Waiting For 4:03
7. You’re Mine 4:55
8. Who 4:46
9. Save Our Last Goodbye 4:59
10. Fire It Up 4:05
11. The Sound of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel cover) 4:08
12. Never Wrong 3:33
13. Who Taught You How to Hate 4:57
Deluxe edition bonus tracks14.Tyrant 3:49
15.Legion of Monsters 4:23
16.The Brave and the Bold 4:34
Exclusive digital bonus track17. Warning Sign 3:28
Exclusive vinyl pictures disc bonus track18. The Vengeful One (Instrumental) 4:12
Band membersDavid Draiman – vocals
Dan Donegan – guitar
John Moyer – bass
Mike Wengren – drums

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Disturbed Immortalized Album Review

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Disturbed release their highly anticipated 6th studio album Immortalized on August 21 via Reprise Records. It was helmed by producer Kevin Churko(FFDP, Papa Roach, Rob Zombie, In this Moment…).
Like the phoenix, they rebirth and have the sacred fire again. After a four year hiatus, Disturbed return with a sound much more immense. They rise stronger than ever, fierce as a lion, with style, better than before. The Vengeful One was a warning. Disturbed reach a whole other level of creativity and originality in an eclectic offering. It is different and unexpected beyond your expectations. The music speaks for itself. Mike Wengren’s heavy hitting drums leveled by Dan Donegan’s flawless guitar skills take control. Both vigorous and varied, the rhythm section serves a set of powerful lyrics. David Draiman does rarely stay in the same range on the vocals throughout the songs. He leaves his comfort zone and delivers a mix of styles to tell stories that will resonate with you.  His vulnerability shines through The Sound of Silence. His singing is very nuanced, deep and roaring.
They complement each other well in a new and natural way. They leave, enough space open to allow the other to shine. Perfect harmony together in tone, texture and aesthetic. Each song is better than the previous. They perpetuate their great sense of groove. That ’s evident on every song. Each is a huge potential single especially The LightWhat Are you Waiting for ?Open your Eyes.
The album is hook-filled wrapped around positive (The Light), heartbreaking (Save Our Last GoodBye), family inspired (Who Taught You How To Hate), dark lyrics (The Vengeful One) among others.
Immortalized features a multitude of textures, rhythms, tempo and a variety in dynamics. Comparing to their discography, it does not seem to be too cohesive anymore. It makes wonder how their hiatus has been a good thing (even if you have no desire to admit it).
The bluesy instrumental The Eye Of The Storm creates an atmosphere of curiosity that grips you from the beginning of the album. Disturbed put more than a new take on their trademark. Often psyched by their way to turning their musical identity into something more grandiose and totally different. Never Wrong is a striking example. Tracks like Immortalized, and What Are you Waiting for, are fierce, life power anthems. Best tunes if you’re feeling down. The music carries out admirably the spirit of lyrics. Open Your Eyes reveal how much they have gained in uniqueness in their sound. They expand their musical horizons. It’ s got a killer thunderous drum attack accented by riffs to die for. All the sections enter in symbiosis to create an intoxicating tune. The light is another instant anthem. The hook is unforgettable. Kind of song that makes you feel better. You remember aboutDevice (Draiman’s side project)? The album showcased an evolution that Disturbed might have taken. It was a huge missed opportunity but fixed today with You’re Mine.
Save Our Last Goodbye brings to mind various emotions. Despite being sad, it is the most beautiful song ever written,  by Disturbed. The sadness of this track contrasts with the lightness of Fire it Up. Everyone is free to appreciate the topic or not, but the vocals are backed by a superb sizzling rhythm section. This one cooks up a real hurricane through the album. Their cover of Simon and Garfunkel ’s classic song The Sound of Silence is unexpected. The incorporation of orchestral parts gives the song a new dimension. A real attractive cover not too far from the original, but superbly arranged. Inspired by his son, Who Taught you How to Hate, is a storm of truth. It ’s well written.
4 years but it is worth the wait. Disturbed unleashed with Immortalized the gates of a new era in the alt-metal community. They shaped the genre into something truly reinvigorated. A stream of passion, a storm that carries you where you wish.
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