Disturbed Writes About ‘How Technology Has Consumed Us’ on New Album


Story by Cat Badra, photo by Travis Shinn

David Draiman says disconnect and technology are themes on Disturbed’s new album

The guys of Disturbed are hard at work on a new album, which will mark the Chicago metal band’s much-anticiapted follow-up to 2015’s “Immortalized.” David Draiman, Dan Donegan and company have posted a new video showing the process of them writing and  recording the new tunes in the studio and discussing the direction of the new music.

The studio clip shows the band recording hard-hitting metal tracks, in Disturbed tradition. Donegan is shredding on the guitar, and Daiman is singing with his powerful, forceful voice. As for what the new music is about, Draiman opened up about the theme behind the sounds. The inspiration is modern.

“We have this idea of disconnect, of how technology has consumed us,” Draiman says in the clip, talking with producer Kevin Churko. “People are stuck with their faces in their phones, and not enjoying the real world.”

This is the second video teaser Disturbed has posted for the new album. The first one showed the group recording with acoustic guitars and brush drumsticks, displaying the softer side of Disturbed.

Disturbed had major success with their last album, “Immortalized.” The album featured the band’s hit cover of the Simon & Garfunkel song “The Sound of Silence,” which crossed over into the top 40 chart and earned the guys a bevy of new fans.

In other news, Disturbed has only a few tour dates lined up for 2018 thus far, since most of their energy has been spent on writing new music this year. All of the dates are in the Midwest: July 11 at The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor in Windsor, Canada; July 12 at Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant, Michigan; and July 14 at Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin. For information, visit the band’s official website at Disturbed1.com.



Posted by Cat Badra | Metal, Music, Rock, Rock News

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