Following a five-year hiatus, during which lead singer David Draiman channelled his musical talent through a side project called Device, Disturbed has released their sixth studio album, Immortalized.
The release of the album’s single, “The Vengeful One,” in June, shocked rock fans everywhere. Misconceptions about the band’s status (many perceived the hiatus as an official breakup) and the band’s secrecy in the studio created the perfect atmosphere for the surprise single to skyrocket to the top of the charts.
“Surprise is a tremendous element in the battlefield out there,” Draiman says. “Also, staying out of the public eye relieved some of the pressure to produce new music quickly after an extended break. If word had leaked the band was in the studio, the logical follow-up question was “When’s the album coming out?” (USA TODAY)
Disturbed’s first album in five years, Immortalized, was released on Aug. 22
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Fast, pounding, and loud – Immortalized resonates the sound that Disturbed fans know and love. However, the track that stands apart from the rest is the band’s orchestral cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence.” Draiman begins at nearly a whisper, singing with a vocal and emotional range such as Disturbed fans have never heard as the song progresses toward a powerful peak, then ends as it began – in silence.
“I thought I was done for the day, and [producer Kevin Churko] played me his arrangement,” Draiman says.” He said, ‘Do you want to try singing?’ I’m like, ‘Dude, I’m high. I don’t normally track high, at all.’ That was the only time, I think, in my entire career that I have.
“I felt very vulnerable in doing so. Maybe that’s part of what created the whole vibe. That vulnerability certainly ended up coming out in the track.” (USA TODAY)
Immortalized is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and wherever music is sold, and streaming on Spotify.
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