Gearing up to make an impact
Disturbed is a heavy metal band based out of Chicago and consists of vocalist David Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan, bassist John Moyer and drummer Mike Wengren. The group was formed in 1996 and their music is inspired by big names like, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Hurt, Tool and Megadeth. Over the years since their debut in 2000, the quartet were able to establish their name among the top acts in the metal realm and also contributed their songs to films like, ‘Dracula 2000’, ‘Little Nicky’ and ‘Valentine.’ The band is now gearing up for their tour and you can watch them live when they make their way to your town soon. Get your Disturbed tickets and be among the lucky ones to listen to their fresh tunes in person.
Disturbed became one through the matching of a group with the singer. Longtime buddies, Dan Donegan, Mike Wengren and Steve Kmak used to play together as Brawl before they met with the band’s lead vocalist, David Draiman via an audition that they organized in 1996. Draiman belonged to a religious family against which he had always rebelled and got expelled from a total of five boarding schools while growing up. Upon joining Disturbed, his frustration found an outlet in the hard hitting sound of the group and they soon started to play gigs around Chicago which led them to gain a fan following. The band later recorded two demo tapes which caught the attention of Giant Records who signed them in 2000.
Disturbed released their debut studio record, ‘The Sickness’ in the same year that they joined Giant Records. The album was certified four times platinum in the United States and was included in the Loudwire list of ‘Top 25 Debut Hard Rock Albums.’ Furthermore it received three stars out of five from AllMusic and Rolling Stones and reached the 29th spot on the Billboard 200. ‘The Sickness’ also featured four singles among which Voices appeared in one of the trailers of the film, ‘Jeepers Creepers.’
Getting mainstream popularity
A couple of years later since they treated the world of rock music with their debut album, ‘The Sickness,’ Disturbed returned with their second record, ‘Believe’ though which they tasted mainstream success. It topped the Billboard 200 and was certified two times platinum by the RIAA. The album received overwhelming response from the critics as it got four stars out of five from AllMusic and was also included in the Rock Hard magazine’s book of, ‘The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.’
The band didn’t slow down and after three years came out with their third record, ‘Ten Thousand Fists’ in 2005 which again reached the first spot on the Billboard 200 and went platinum in the US. It received positive rating from The Village Voice and produced their first number one single, Land of Confusion.
Remaining at the top spot
In the coming years since 2005, Disturbed released two more of their number one records, ‘Indestructible’ and ‘Asylum’ in 2008 and 2010 respectively. ‘Indestructible’ became the group’s second platinum selling album which featured their hit single, Inside the fire that was nominated for a Grammy under the ‘Best Hard Rock Performance’ category in 2009.
Their record, ‘Asylum’ went gold in the United States, Australia and New Zealand and received favorable reviews from the critics as AllMusic gave it four stars out of five. It produced four singles and sold over one hundred and seventy nine thousand copies in the US.
‘Asylum’ was the group’s last album before they went on a five year hiatus but later made their comeback with the release of their sixth studio album, ‘Immortalized’ in 2015. The album became their fifth consecutive number one album on the Billboard 200 and was included in the Revolver’s list of, ‘Top 20 Albums of 2015.’ Moreover the record was also nominated for ‘Best Rock Album’ at the Loudwire Music Awards. The band is now going to hit the road for their tour to support ‘Immortalized’ and you can see them live when they take the stage in your town soon. Book your Disturbed tickets and rock out with the recipient of Spike Guys’ Choice Awards live.