Super stoked to be releasing this cover! lots of you have been rooting for it like crazy, so I’m glad I’m able to deliver ✔️ haha. This was interesting, I was debating with myself if I should play the sampled part or not – the drum part is actually really simple but there’s this cool percussiony part on top that feels like is SHOULD be played by the drummer so I decided to go for it. It’s the pattern played on the 8′ tom! I was keeping time with the left foot and splashing it where u would normally hear the hi hat open! I think it kinda works – but u tell me ? Really liked the way this video came out – the color, the lighting and Kevin my mixing engineer got some new plugin’s that made this sound unusually epic!
Released: August 21, 2015
Labels: Reprise Records
Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1996. The band includes vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. Former band members are bassist Steve Kmak and vocalist Erich Awalt. The band has released six studio albums, five of which have consecutively debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Disturbed went into hiatus in October 2011, during which the band’s members focused on various side projects, and returned in June 2015, releasing their first album in four years, Immortalized, on August 21, 2015.
Original vocalist Erich Awalt left the band shortly after the recording of the band’s first demo tape; the other three members advertised for a singer. They posted an advertisement in the local music publication in Chicago, Illinois, called the “Illinois Entertainer”. Draiman answered the advertisement after going to twenty other auditions that month. Guitarist Dan Donegan commented on Draiman: “After a minute or two, he just starts banging out these melodies that were huge…I’m playing my guitar and I’m grinning from ear to ear, trying not to give it away that I like this guy, you know, because I don’t want to, you know…[say] ‘Yeah, we’ll give you a call back. We’ll, you know, discuss it.’ But I was so psyched. Chill up my spine.”
When asked in an interview why he suggested to name the band “Disturbed,” Draiman said, “It had been a name I have been contemplating for a band for years. It just seems to symbolize everything we were feeling at the time. The level of conformity that people are forced into was disturbing to us and we were just trying to push the envelope and the name just sorta made sense.”
Filmed by Marc Liscio @ 1st Degree Entertainment
Drums Mixed by Kevin Majorino @kevinmajorino
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