Disturbed's uncertain future
2011-08-01 by Jake C. Taylor | 131 Comments

Disturbed's frontman, David Draiman, has offered personal insights into the reasoning behind the band's recent hiatus anouncement in an interview with Billboard.com.

In the interview, he explains that the hiatus is not as a result of "any animosity" amongst the band members (rather the contrary) and is instead as a consequence of personal reasons and commitments, and the "demise of hard rock and metal." He further adds "The [music] industry is still in a state of reformation; it is on the verge of collapse, in my opinion."

In response to the future of the band, Draiman showed uncertainty saying "We don't know. I can't definitely tell you at this point one way or another.", but went onto say that it the band isn't "dropping off the face of the Earth."

Interview in full:
http://www.billboard.com/#/news/disturbed-s-draiman-on-band-s-hiatus-it-1005297902.story

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newjunkaesthetic93
August 2nd 2011

1871 Comments


Distrubed sucks

newjunkaesthetic93
August 2nd 2011

1871 Comments


*sucked.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 2nd 2011

49767 Comments


"demise of hard rock and metal."

lol

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Rev
August 2nd 2011

9377 Comments


demise of hard rock and metal



good riddance

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
August 2nd 2011

16134 Comments


"demise of hard rock and metal."

That they contributed to.

Scoot
August 2nd 2011

17677 Comments


they are causing that very same collapse

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Ovrot
August 2nd 2011

10460 Comments


I always thought this band was indestructible.

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taylormemer
August 2nd 2011

4913 Comments


lolol n1.

tarkus
August 2nd 2011

5560 Comments


lol at the first comment following the interview

"There is hardly any money in it w/o massive tours. Especially for the REAL rock genre."

disturbed=/= real rock

Mabbitt
August 2nd 2011

1322 Comments


I like Disturbed, they're nothing earth shattering but the songs are enjoyable and theyre good live. I do agree that it's time for them to step away though. Give bands like asking alexandria more spotlight (sarcasm)

JimmyPop
August 2nd 2011

26 Comments


Any band that repeatedly gets platinum certification for what amounts to the exact same album year after year loses their right to bitch and moan about the state of the music industry.

Poet
August 2nd 2011

5920 Comments


SAVE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY DISTURBED WITH TRUE HARD ROCK AND HEAVY MTEAL!!!

Yuma310
August 2nd 2011

1656 Comments


please plese god just please make disturbed go away.

Honestly I cant even begin at how happy I am. but if they really cared about the fans they wouldnt have said what they said and they are obviously making music for the $$$$

Satellite
August 2nd 2011

20676 Comments


"The [music] industry is still in a state of reformation; it is on the verge of collapse, in my opinion."

oh my, what a tragedy would be.

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Satellite
August 2nd 2011

20676 Comments


^^^ lol nice dig asshole ^^^

Ovrot
August 2nd 2011

10460 Comments


Guys this can't happen. We got to Believe

gotsthedewsdood
August 2nd 2011

595 Comments


"That they contributed to."

This, so much.

MasBarHigeuoris21
August 2nd 2011

1528 Comments


Disturbed was a descent band for a while but Asylum sounded like they just packed it in. Good thing they are taking a break from music. Maybe when they come back, if they come back, they will have a whole new sound. Hard rock and metal are not dying and neither is the music industry. They just need to realize that numetal died years ago.

Scoot
August 2nd 2011

17677 Comments


Disturbed was a descent band for a while

DESCENT JUN JUN JUNJUNJUN

Ovrot
August 2nd 2011

10460 Comments


They just need to get some asylum from the public for a while.

Satellite
August 2nd 2011

20676 Comments


more than one thing wrong with that sentence amirite

Yuma310
August 2nd 2011

1656 Comments


i used ot be a fan of nu-metal : ( but really was numetal ever that good?

Scoot
August 2nd 2011

17677 Comments


urrite

Duderino
August 2nd 2011

827 Comments


Duderino's uncertain future

Uranium
August 2nd 2011

7050 Comments


this band is the reason i started downloading cds

TheSpirit
August 2nd 2011

17137 Comments


My mom met David Draiman last night

Digging: Monarch - Sabbracadaver

Yuma310
August 2nd 2011

1656 Comments


^^ That last part about the music video is great

zxlkho
August 2nd 2011

3460 Comments


I'm lolling so hard at this entire page. Fuck Disturbed.

gotsthedewsdood
August 2nd 2011

595 Comments


2011 just keeps getting better.

SinkToTheBeets
August 2nd 2011

67 Comments


ooo WA AH AH AH

Scoot
August 2nd 2011

17677 Comments


AWK AWK

AWK AWK

MMNAH AH MMNAH AH

Ovrot
August 2nd 2011

10460 Comments


The sickness is still rules

Samshine
August 2nd 2011

1035 Comments


Maybe they're all just down with the sickness

Uranium
August 2nd 2011

7050 Comments


bah wit da bah da bang da dang

SeaAnemone
August 2nd 2011

19701 Comments


oh god why did I have to read this before going to bed now I'm not going to be able to sleep knowing all is not right with Disturbed. One might even say that they're a bit... disturbed.

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Ovrot
August 2nd 2011

10460 Comments


i bet these guys were gonna use music as a weapon

Scoot
August 2nd 2011

17677 Comments


The funny part is Dillinger calling Disturbed a bad band.

Satellite
August 2nd 2011

20676 Comments


that's mildly amusing i suppose, but dep seem like massive chodes

Ovrot
August 2nd 2011

10460 Comments


I prefer GWAR over both these bands and GWAR has better shows

Yuma310
August 2nd 2011

1656 Comments


i bet these guys were gonna use music as a weapon

I think they were ... fu**in dreamers

Scoot
August 2nd 2011

17677 Comments


I'm not the biggest fan but they are no Disturbed.

Still found it funny that they consider themselves to be that much better though.

UnnamedOcean
August 2nd 2011

3950 Comments


"There is hardly any money in it..."

Oh, so you don't make music because you enjoy it...?

Pharoh
August 2nd 2011

3326 Comments


This band is disturbing.

Ovrot
August 2nd 2011

10460 Comments


disturbed be dropping plates on DEP

Dunpeal
August 2nd 2011

3594 Comments


their band name was a clever foreshadow

Ovrot
August 2nd 2011

10460 Comments


sonic is stupified


toxin.
August 2nd 2011

12012 Comments


The pun-makers here need to die

Scoot
August 2nd 2011

17677 Comments


Dis-turd

Ovrot
August 2nd 2011

10460 Comments


we are all just stricken

Satellite
August 2nd 2011

20676 Comments


please don't tell me you think dillinger is a bad band.

nah, they're just not really my cup o' tea and they seem like d-bags is all.

Ovrot
August 2nd 2011

10460 Comments


you're getting it sonic! you're part of the game

Scoot
August 2nd 2011

17677 Comments


i think they are all quite stupified

gotsthedewsdood
August 2nd 2011

595 Comments


can't believe i used to like them

Scoot
August 2nd 2011

17677 Comments


lol

taylormemer
August 2nd 2011

4913 Comments


^
Already used today.

Ovrot
August 2nd 2011

10460 Comments


if their indestructible can they survive inside the fire?

Scoot
August 2nd 2011

17677 Comments


ooooooooooooh dehvun

Satellite
August 2nd 2011

20676 Comments


"i hate rap but i dont listen to metallica, disturbed or tool xDD i listen to suicide silence, motionless in white, iwrestledabearonce, attack attack! (US)"

:|

Ovrot
August 2nd 2011

10460 Comments


i'm starting to get haunted by all these puns

Mabbitt
August 2nd 2011

1322 Comments


I guess Disturbed are out of the game.

Pharoh
August 2nd 2011

3326 Comments


this band is giving me the sickness

lensman319
August 2nd 2011

63 Comments


Like all their music, honestly though I thought they were taking a break just because they ran out of ideas. Being consistent can only be interesting for so long. I think this all just sounds like a dumb ass excuse to be lazy and quit trying to come up with anything new.

InFiction
August 2nd 2011

3638 Comments


If they break up, all you'll see from Sputnik is Ten Thousand Fists in the air.



.............Yeeeaaaahhhh?

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AsoTamaki
August 2nd 2011

2525 Comments


Oh well. I am a fan of some of their older stuff, but most of Asylum sure did suck. Hopefully, they come back in a couple years with something on the level of Believe.

Draiman should do some sort of solo thing too. Different sounding music. Always thought he had a good, unique voice when he actually sings.

Pebster49
August 2nd 2011

2991 Comments


Hey there, I hope no one is bashing Tool in here, lets keep it real. Don't make me put 10,000 fists up your butt!

Pharoh
August 2nd 2011

3326 Comments


Just stop

Satellite
August 2nd 2011

20676 Comments


eww a sharks fan gross

FenixZero
August 2nd 2011

382 Comments


Ewww a hockey fan more gross


themetalpig
August 2nd 2011

37 Comments


"demise of hard rock and metal."

Ha! Even i this is the case, it proves Disturbed are only in it for the money. So what if it's the demise of hard rock and metal (even tho I don't believe this is true), what happened to playing cos you love it, go underground for a while and when hard rock is popular again you'll come out the otherside stronger for it.

Also a hiatus is exactly what this band needs. Might give them the time to come up with enough ideas for an album which isn't 70% filler.

themetalpig
August 2nd 2011

37 Comments


Aso Tamaki - "Draiman should do some sort of solo thing too. Different sounding music. Always thought he had a good, unique voice when he actually sings."


As long as there are no 'Ooo wah ah ah ah's' in it!



Sanders
August 2nd 2011

2341 Comments


In my eyes the future of Disturbed is not at all uncertain. They'll either break up, or still be shit.

gotsthedewsdood
August 2nd 2011

595 Comments


Drainman should not do a solo thing, EVER.

KronosRage
August 2nd 2011

367 Comments


How is this news? Who the fuck cares?

The charts have been down for 7 months

IrishJay91
August 2nd 2011

688 Comments


When I saw this article, it made me want to shout 2000.

idk who cares at this point.

whywontyoudie
August 2nd 2011

3063 Comments


great avatar Scoot.

deadsye
August 2nd 2011

31 Comments


masturbed.

oh yeah, I'm good.

Butkuiss
August 2nd 2011

4106 Comments


This band is like that disrespectful prick who manages to regain consciousness and crawl towards the door again every time you think you've smothered them.

psite45
August 2nd 2011

275 Comments


no matte what the industry looks like people won't stop making music. i know i wouldn't. what a tool.

Wizard
August 2nd 2011

19208 Comments


but went onto say that it the band isn't "dropping plates on your ass bitch."


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Wolfhorde
August 2nd 2011

12054 Comments


"demise of hard rock and metal"
Lol, good one. I don't know if I've passed something but metal's been goin' good lately.

LepreCon
August 2nd 2011

3562 Comments


Meh, I actually like Disturbed but it's good they're at least taking a break, it's not like anything they'd potentially put out would be groundbreakingly unmissable anywho

thatdudeud0ntknow
August 2nd 2011

164 Comments


I'd appreciate it if they did fall off the face of the Earth, thanks.

TechieCore
August 2nd 2011

662 Comments


So sick of them. I've been Down With the Sickness for 10 fucking years, it's time I feel better.

alachlahol
August 2nd 2011

7471 Comments


the demise of hard rocking nu metal is what this guy meant to say

deadsye
August 2nd 2011

31 Comments


also:

"How is this news? Who the fuck cares?

The charts have been down for 7 months" [2]


omnipanzer
August 2nd 2011

21418 Comments


"demise of hard rock and metal."

That they contributed to. [2]

"disturbed will not go quietly into the night."
seems not sir

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FearThyEvil
August 2nd 2011

12204 Comments


I am Stupefied by the decision this band is making.

omnipanzer
August 2nd 2011

21418 Comments


^ if that was a joke I lol'd with you but if not I lol'd at you sir.

ColdGobra
August 2nd 2011

57 Comments


Disturbed went out famously like Nirvana, except they can return.

AdenZerda
August 2nd 2011

118 Comments


the "demise of hard rock and metal."

The same decline that gave these mongoloids an avenue to be popular to begin with?

"The [music] industry is still in a state of reformation; it is on the verge of collapse, in my opinion."

Quick, everyone stop making music until we can be sure we can still make money off of it

the band isn't "dropping off the face of the Earth."

Of course not. Too much potential profits from a "comeback" album. See you in two years, boys.

omnipanzer
August 2nd 2011

21418 Comments


Fuck I hope not.

opblaaskonijn
August 2nd 2011

323 Comments


What a bunch of money-whoring bastards, they're really the Sons of Plunder. But in my opinion, they are just living in the Land of Confusion. They should Just Stop while they are Strickened by it.

G3N3R1C
August 2nd 2011

1945 Comments


inb4daviddraimansoloalbum

omnipanzer
August 2nd 2011

21418 Comments


daviddraimansoloalbum

tapitforever
August 2nd 2011

1243 Comments


97% of the posters in this thread need to die in a fire

tapitforever
August 2nd 2011

1243 Comments


especially you opblasskonijn, especially you

opblaaskonijn
August 2nd 2011

323 Comments


How's your scene-phase going for you?

RosaParks
August 2nd 2011

14592 Comments


shit band

Yuma310
August 2nd 2011

1656 Comments


How's your scene-phase going for you? [2]

Veldin
August 2nd 2011

1060 Comments


Oh no. Good thing I don't give a shit.

FilupLees
August 2nd 2011

344 Comments


So they're breaking up because they don't have enough fans?

Nu-metal has passed. They should come back in about 35 seconds with a crunkcore album if they want to make money. 35 seconds because that fad should be gone any minute now....

Outnumbered
August 2nd 2011

370 Comments


Ovrot be killin' it with the puns

Ikarus14
August 2nd 2011

532 Comments


I honestly couldn't care any less if they don't come back. :L

WintersD
August 2nd 2011

41 Comments


"the band isn't 'dropping off the face of the Earth.'"

Aww, damnit

linchpin313
August 2nd 2011

813 Comments


They will be back to haunt you all

Yuma310
August 2nd 2011

1656 Comments


let them try ^

Blackbelt54
August 2nd 2011

4268 Comments


lol I don't think the music industry is going to collapse

DominionMM1
August 2nd 2011

9507 Comments


consequence of personal reasons and commitments, and the "demise of hard rock and metal."

Aren't they one of the biggest contibutors to this "demise"?

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Keyblade
August 2nd 2011

14210 Comments


Metal? Demise? What in the actual...nah, must've meant Nu Metal.

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rockandmetaljunkie
August 2nd 2011

3302 Comments


hahaahahaah his statement is hilarious !!!!

Asiatic667
August 2nd 2011

4647 Comments


#
Rap is way better than metallica? What the fuck are you talking about? Are you like serious or just being a complete ignorant troll? Just stfu dude. Without metallica those modern metal bands wouldn't exist.
19 April at 09:03
#
Alexander Alex Or even the older metal bands, you've got no idea buddy.


HAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Nomos
August 2nd 2011

807 Comments


Oh my god, I try to talk music with my new coworker some days. He talks about how the only real, "truthful" rock frontman still alive is the lead singer of Disturbed. He loves Disturbed and thinks they're hardcore metal.

Then again, I take that with a grain of salt, seeing as how he's never head of Mastodon, Cynic or Tool.

Pharoh
August 2nd 2011

3326 Comments


Not even a Prayer can Awaken this band from mediocrity

Emim
August 2nd 2011

26476 Comments


This is disturbing news.

Keyblade
August 2nd 2011

14210 Comments


Whoever posted that Facebook page...that was real disturbing stuff man (no pun intended, promise). I don't know what's sadder, Disturbed thinking metal is on some sort of catastrophic decline (that not even they can stop), or the level of close-minded stupidity on that page >.

Alien Six
August 2nd 2011

80 Comments


You'd think with the big fanbase these guys have that they would embrace new, modern ways to get their music directly to the fans as opposed to blaming the "collapsing" music industry on things being hard.

Synesthete
August 3rd 2011

240 Comments


i've had Enough of these song name puns!

on another note I had always hoped this band would Just Stop!

Pharoh
August 3rd 2011

3326 Comments


this band needs to be locked in a insane Asylum for making disturbing music.

Satellite
August 3rd 2011

20676 Comments


LOL OH MAN THAT WAS FUCKING BRILLIANT LMAO

Mabbitt
August 3rd 2011

1322 Comments


Never Again will we hear from Disturbed, but remember, the remnants will not continue on, don't even bother with a prayer, just leave it alone.

oh yea, got 5 in 1

tiesthatbind
August 3rd 2011

7371 Comments


Brilliant comedians itt

They'd probably never match 10,000 Fists or Indestructible again anyway, so no big deal.

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

Pharoh
August 3rd 2011

3326 Comments


oh god lol


Never Again shall i Sacrifice my braincells with such Intoxication such has listening to Disturbed, i'd rather Crucify my Child for the Serpentine in the Night than to be overburdened by hearing the Disturbing noise, ive had Enough of them...


11 in one



Emim
August 3rd 2011

26476 Comments


10k fists was good

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
August 3rd 2011

23798 Comments


I can't decide what's more pathetic: the fact that people are STILL posting these retarded puns or that they actually think they are being funny.

Synesthete
August 3rd 2011

240 Comments


i always thought their music was 'Hopeless'. it looks like they have finally 'Had Enough'. it's 'Lights Out' for this band!

...wait, what?

Emim
August 3rd 2011

26476 Comments


just stop.

lobby
August 3rd 2011

1251 Comments


lol linked from reddit

Mabbitt
August 4th 2011

1322 Comments


"I can't decide what's more pathetic: the fact that people are STILL posting these retarded puns or that they actually think they are being funny."

Both

TheBjornIdentity
August 4th 2011

77 Comments


puns about disturbed > actual disturbed

Acrosstheshield13
August 4th 2011

791 Comments


jeez i hope they fucking break up. Disturbed is awful.

Slimjim367
August 7th 2011

512 Comments


disturbed blows ass, i hope the vocalist eats shit and dies, 'the demise of hard rock and metal' lol what a dumbfuck



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