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Disturbed

With the unexpected breakthrough of their single “Down With the Sickness,” Chicago’s Disturbed suddenly became one of the biggest names in the American nu-metal scene, but they have continued to enjoy widespread popularity ever since, easily transcending that particular musical style’s commercial peak. Disturbed started out as Brawl, in 1994, but changed their name some two years later when new singer David Draiman joined founding members Dan Donegan (guitar), Steve Kmak (bass) and Mike Wengren (drums). The foursome would spend the remainder of the 1990s honing their talents on stage and in rehearsal, while recording demos that eventually got them signed to Giant Records and formed the backbone of 2000’s multi-platinum debut album, The Sickness. Based on this strong showing, Disturbed’s sophomore album, Believe went straight to number one in September of 2002, and the band became a major concert draw, both with Ozzfest and their own Music as a Weapon tour. Bassist Kmak was fired at tour’s end over alleged musical differences and replaced by John Moyer, who debuted on 2004’s Ten Thousand Fists (another chart-topper) and all of the touring that inevitably followed — though some of said tour was occasionally interrupted by Draiman’s issues with acid-reflux disease. This and other personal demons fueled the darker themes explored on 2007’s Indestructible, which earned Disturbed’s first Grammy nomination (for the song “Inside the Fire”) and maintained the band’s momentum until the arrival of their fifth album, and fourth straight No. 1, 2010’s Asylum. A b-sides collection entitled The Lost Children was released in 2011, after which Draiman announced that Disturbed would go on an open-ended hiatus to explore other musical projects. For Draiman, this entailed launching a new industrial metal band named Device; for Moyer it meant joining super group Adrenaline Mob; and for Donegan and Wengren it led to forming an alternative metal project named Fight or Flight. Yet, as band members themselves have frequently indicated, we would be foolish to presume that we’ve heard and seen the last of Disturbed.

 
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Disturbed’s David Draiman Says 95 Percent of His Songs Were Written While High

Disturbed's David Draiman has admitted his fondness for marijuana during the writing process for his music.

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Reprise Records

Disturbed Unleash Lyric Video for ‘Immortalized’ Title Track

Disturbed’s new album Immortalized comes out on Aug. 21 and the group has just released the lyric video for the title track.

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Disturbed Tease New Music, Release 6th Installment of ‘The Making of Immortalized’ Video

Fans will soon hear some new music from Disturbed's album 'Immortalized.'

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Disturbed vs. Bullet for My Valentine – Cage Match

Vote for either Disturbed's 'The Vengeful One' or Bullet for My Valentine's 'You Want a Battle? (Here's a War)' in this Loudwire Cage Match.

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Reprise Records

Disturbed Announce First Show Since Hiatus to Take Place in Chicago

Sweet home Chicago! Disturbed will make their concert return in their hometown at the House of Blues on Aug. 21.

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Pop Evil vs. Disturbed
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Pop Evil vs. Disturbed – Cage Match

Vote for either Pop Evil's 'Footsteps' or Disturbed's 'The Vengeful One' in this Loudwire Cage Match.

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David Draiman Says It Was Disturbed’s Plan To ‘Come Out of Nowhere’ With New Album

The announcement a few weeks ago that Disturbed are returning from a hiatus with a new album Immortalized in August caught most people by surprise.

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Disturbed’s David Draiman: ‘The Internet Has Become a Preying Ground for Trolls and Predators’

Disturbed's David Draiman goes in depth with Nikki Sixx about his reasons for stepping away from social media.

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Disturbed Frontman David Draiman Deletes His Twitter Account

Tiring of the social media drama, Disturbed's David Draiman is no longer on Twitter.

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Disturbed’s David Draiman Talks Return From Hiatus, ‘Immortalized’ Album + More

Disturbed's David Draiman speaks with 'Loudwire Nights' host Full Metal Jackie about the band's return from hiatus and their approach to 'Immortalized.'

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