Disturbed Is Back In A Recording Studio

July 4, 2024

It has begun! Not sure when you can expect new music, but Disturbed is back in a recording studio! Yesterday (Wednesday, July 3), Disturbed singer David Draiman posted a couple pictures in studio with guitarist Dan Donegan, drummer Mike Wengren and producer Drew Fulk (who you’d know from his work with Motionless In White, Lil Peep and Highly Suspect), with the caption: “Epic shit alert @disturbed @dandonegan @mikewengren #ithasbegun”.


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Back in February 2023, Donegan was interviewed on New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA and talked about why the band decided to work with Fulk on their eighth studio album “Divisive”: “It’s always challenging because… The early part of our career, we worked with Johnny K, who did the first three albums with us. He’s a hometown friend, out of Chicago. I knew him growing up, being a local guy, doing the demos for bands locally. And then we kind of self-produced throughout the years. Then we went to Kevin Churko in Las Vegas, who’s done Five Finger Death Punch and In This Moment — a lot of great bands — out of Vegas. So, at this point, we just felt like we needed new life, we needed another person in there. So to let somebody in from the outside, to kind of become that fifth member of the band, is always challenging. I’m a bit of a control freak when it comes to our music, and to let somebody in and to try to allow them to have an opinion and trust them and respect what they do and bring to the table… I think we’ve opened up a lot more over the years. The older we get, we’ve kind of opened up to say, ‘Hey, we can trust this person to throw ideas at us. It’s gonna challenge us and push us too.'”

“Divisive” was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee and released in November 2022. It sold 26,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release. On the all-format Billboard 200 chart, “Divisive” debuted at #13.

Disturbed has had five #1 songs on the all-genre chart, starting with “Believe” in 2002.

How exciting! Disturbed has always been a powerhouse band and I cannot wait to see what they come up with in-studio! What should they call the album?


Written by Todd Hancock