Disturbed's next release will come sooner rather than later -- and will be quieter than its Grammy Award-nominated last album Immortalized.
Frontman David Draiman tells Rock Antenne that the quartet's next move is an acoustic EP, which he says is "something we've wanted to do for years that we just never had the time or the opportunity to. So we'll be working on that in between our LP releases."
Draiman did not talk about the material that will be on the set or when it will be released; The success of Disturbed's cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound Of Silence," however, certainly shows fans are open to hearing the band play something that's less than full throttle.
Guitarist Dan Donegan tells us the group is always interested in finding new directions for its music:
"We're definitely always trying to push the boundaries and try to branch out and expand a bit. We don't want to sit there and be one of those bands that rehashes the same ideas over and over. So we're always gonna push ourselves just as musicians to try different things and push each other to see...how creative we can come up with this time around."
As for Disturbed's next bull album Draiman says that the troupe plans "to take a little bit of time off, spend some time with our families, get some personal stuff done...and then probably 2018 we will head back into the studio to record the next record," with a release later that year and touring in 2019.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.