Disturbed End Hiatus With New Album and Release New Video
The band had teased their return with online videos of their mascot The Guy and on Tuesday they made the return official with the announcement that their new album "Immortalized" will be released on August 21st.
The announcement included the release of the album's first single "The Vengeful One" and an animated video for the track that was made by award-winning filmmaker Phil Mucci.
The band's return dates back to January of last year when the band members met in a Chicago restaurant and a short time later began secretly working on the new album at Las Vegas' Hideout Recordings with producer Kevin Churko [Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch].
Guitarist Dan Donegan explains the selection of the producer, "The goal was to find a producer we felt creatively comfortable with, but who could challenge us and spark a new evolution. Churko did that."
Frontman David Draiman had this to say about the recording experience, "For this album, everything was written in the same room. It was wonderful experiencing how it used to be back in the day for us. That became apparent in the material, whether it was the passion of the performance, the power being harnessed, or the feelings evoked. We could feel the difference."
Donegan expects fans will be pleased with the new music, "I think the fans will feel like it was worth the wait. We've been planning this for the past year and keeping it a secret so we can't wait to hear the response. I hope fans realize we have a lot more left in us. This album reassured me of that.
"To be away from it for almost 5 years, get back in a room, write together, and tap into that fire is awesome. Part of me didn't want to leave the studio! We still have a lot more to say. We still have a lot more to do. We're returning stronger than ever. I think Immortalized shows that."
Watch the "The Vengeful One" video here.