New Disturbed Album Will Have ‘Bigger Riffs And Heaviness’

August 9, 2022

Disturbed guitarist Dan Donegan was recently a guest of Grand Rapids, Michigan, radio station WGRD and talked about the band’s upcoming eighth studio album, which should be released this fall! 

Donegan said, “We started writing a little bit last fall, in 2021. We got together a couple of times in the studio in person, down in Nashville and down in Fort Myers, Florida just on a couple of days off in between shows. And then we were just hungry to get back in the studio and attack it in February of earlier this year. We went down to Nashville [and] worked with a great producer, Drew Fulk, who is based out of California. But I asked him if he would mind coming to Nashville, just [for] a change of environment, go down there. And for me, coming from Chicago, it’s a nice, easy flight to come in and out when I needed to. And we recorded February and March. [We were] in there for just under two months of tracking some great ideas.”

Donegan commented on singer singer David Draiman saying the new album is “about 90 percent heavy as fuck”, saying, “I normally don’t like to say too much… David likes to give away a lot more than I do; there’s no secrets with him. And I appreciate his enthusiasm and excitement. But a lot of times I’m a little bit more quiet of, like, ‘Let’s put it out there and let the fans…’ the anticipation of them hearing it. [There is] some heavier stuff, definitely — some bigger riffs and heaviness to the album. There’s definitely some of those moments to where there’s some good old-school Disturbed in there, some of the earlier days in the heavier-ness to some of the riffs and a little bit more of the aggression with David vocally. But there’s also those big melodic moments as well.”

Disturbed released “Hey You” last month, with singer Draiman calling it “a wake-up call. We’ve become our own worst enemies. Civil discourse has become the exception instead of the norm. People have lost themselves in outrage addiction.”

Do you think Disturbed will top Billboard with their new album? I vote yes.

Written by Todd Hancock