David Draiman Speaks Out Over Disturbed Hiatus Rumours
Disturbed frontman David Draiman has spoken out about the rumours that the band’s current tour could be their last for while – if not forever! Draiman cited “personal reasons” and blamed the general state of the music industry for their decision and “the demise of hard rock and heavy metal” in an interview with The Pulse Of Radio.
Draiman also said that the band may never return. “You don’t know, we don’t know, I can’t definitively tell you one way or the other […] we all agree that we are going to step away for an indefinite period of time.”
The frontman also stressed to Billboard that the hiatus was not to do with any problems within the band. “This is really not due to any animosity – I want to make that clear.” Draiman also said that the four band members had other projects they wanted to work on and that he and guitarist Don Donegan were interested in producing other acts, and that a solo album would not be on the cards.
After 10 years of touring and five albums the singer said “it’s frightening times right now, and it’s just a good time for us to go away.” The band is still on tour on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and a live release and a B-sides collection may be in the works.
“Depending on how much we end-up missing [the band] over the course of time — which, of course, at some point I’m sure we will — that will determine if and when we return.”