DISTURBED‘s new album, “Immortalized”, can be previewed in its entirety starting today (Friday, August 14) on iTunes First Play. The CD will be released on August 21 via Reprise.
DISTURBED will hit the road next spring in support of “Immortalized”. The trek kicks off on March 11 in Vancouver, Canada, wrapping up on April 10 in Memphis. The band will be playing smaller venues on this run, from Irving Plaza in New York to the Fillmore in San Francisco, in order to give diehard fans a more up-close experience before the group hits bigger venues.
DISTURBED guitarist Dan Donegan told The Pulse Of Radio the band has some surprises planned for its live show. “One of the things we talked about is maybe just changing things up in the set,” he said. “Besides the obvious songs that the fans want and some of the hits that we’ve had, I think we want to have a couple more tracks that the fans, especially the diehard fans, have been wanting to hear and maybe we’ve never even played live before, or we might have only played ’em a handful of times. So we might want to be a little bit more unpredictable.”
DISTURBED singer David Draiman told a Boston radio station that “Immortalized” contains the band’s first-ever attempt at a love song. The vocalist, known for his dark and often pessimistic lyrics about human nature, said that a track called “You’re Mine” was written for his wife Lena, adding, “It’s something that I had not done, really, on any record, and it’s probably DISTURBED‘s first attempt at, dare I say, a pseudo, kind of, love song. It’s lyrically not as dark as you’ve come to expect from us.”
Draiman said that the album’s closing number, “Who Taught You How To Hate”, was inspired by becoming a father, explaining, “Children playing in a playground, they don’t pay attention to the color of skin, or their religion, or what part of the world they come from, or how much money they have. It’s pure, it’s simple, and it’s unbiased and it’s beautiful. And that was definitely one of the things that my son showed me, and it’s definitely reflected in that song.”
“Immortalized” follows 2010’s gold-certified “Asylum”, DISTURBED‘s fourth consecutive No. 1 on the Billboard album chart.