DISTURBED‘s comeback is off to a roaring start. According to The Pulse Of Radio, guitarist Dan Donegan posted online that the video for the group’s new single, “The Vengeful One”, had racked up more than one million views in 24 hours, adding, “Thanks everyone for your support. It’s good to be back.” The song is taken from DISTURBED‘s first new album since 2011, “Immortalized”, which is due out August 21.
The band announced its return on Tuesday (June 23) and Donegan told The Pulse Of Radio they kept the creation of the new album a secret for the better part of a year. “It’s been tough, because we haven’t even told like some of our family and friends, so, I mean, for us to go away for almost four months, it was tricky,” he said. “I mean, there was some family that I didn’t even tell what I was doing. It was tricky to kind of keep that secret, ’cause I’m very bad at lying. I’m not a good liar at all, so to kind of withhold that information from our friends and family, it was tough.”
“Immortalized” is available for pre-order everywhere and follows 2010’s gold-certified “Asylum”, DISTURBED‘s fourth consecutive No. 1 on The Billboard 200 album chart.
In addition to 15 new songs — including 12 on the album and three more on the deluxe edition — “Immortalized” contains a cover of SIMON GARFUNKEL‘s “The Sound Of Silence”.
Regarding the songwriting process for “Immortalized”, DISTURBED singer David Draiman told Billboard.com: “There’s a lot of new and fresh in the mix. We had more input on each other’s parts than we probably ever had previously. Everything was really put under the microscope and everybody had an opinion, and, believe me, everyone was voicing them loudly. You get all these very, very alpha type of mentalities all in one room together, all being very, very cocksure about what they want to do and how they want to do it. There were fireworks on an occasion or two, but I must say everyone was very, very decent and open and willing to try anything anyone suggested at any point in time. We were very, very cooperative with one another, very professional the entire time — not that we haven’t always been, but especially this time.”
DISTURBED has yet to announce tour plans behind the new record
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