Disturbed's forthcoming acoustic EP will apparently include more than just quieter versions of its previously released song.
Frontman David Draiman told a press conference in Russia this week that the set, which the group plans to release this year, will also include new material the band has written especially for it, what he called "original acoustic pieces as well as acoustic versions of existing songs within the catalog."
Draiman told the gathering that Disturbed is "still working on it. We haven't really set a timeframe in stone. We'd like to kind of have as much time as we need to get it to the point that we're as confident in it as we can possibly be, that we see the songs through to their fruition."
Disturbed, of course, had a massive hit last year with its version of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound Of Silence" from 2015's chart-topping Immortalized album, and guitarist Dan Donegan tells us he's happy Disturbed is getting to show off that side of the band now:
"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."
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.