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David Draiman: Disturbed’s Eventual Return Will Be an “Event”

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All of the members of Disturbed are now committed to side projects, but once again David Draiman is making sure that all of the Disturbed fans are aware that the band will eventually return. Draiman has stated in the past his intent to return to Disturbed, but with all three offshoots currently doing well and still fielding queries about the future, he’s decided once again to clarify the band’s position and ask for support while they’re off doing other things.

At present the members of Disturbed are divided into three separate projects. Draiman is fronting the more industrial rock band Device. Bassist John Moyer has been lending his skills to the straight-ahead rock outfit Adrenaline Mob. And guitarist David Draiman and drummer Mike Wengren recently announced their new group, Fight or Flight, who will offer their debut disc this summer.

Draiman’s Facebook posting addresses all three offshoot projects as well as Disturbed’s future. His comments can be read below.

MY DEAR DISTURBED ONES,

WHILE DISTURBED’S HIATUS IS IN EFFECT (AND NONE OF US TRULY KNOW HOW LONG THAT WILL LAST), MYSELF, DAN, MIKE, AND JOHN, WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE YOU ON THE GOINGS ON/PROJECTS FROM THE DISTURBED FAMILY. THERE’S NO ONE WE’D RATHER SHARE IT WITH, AS YOU, OUR LIFEBLOOD, HAVE GIVEN US EVERYTHING AND WE WOULD BE NOTHING/ARE NOTHING WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT. THIS HIATUS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PROJECTS EACH MEMBER OF DISTURBED IS CURRENTLY INVOLVED WITH. IT HAS TO DO WITH STOPPING THE ASSEMBLY LINE TYPE OF MACHINE THE DISTURBED LEVIATHAN HAD BECOME, GIVING OURSELVES AND THE FANS TIME AWAY FROM IT SO THAT WE CAN EVENTUALLY REUNITE, WITH NEW INSPIRATION AND APPRECIATION FROM BOTH THE BAND SIDE, AND THE FAN SIDE. WHEN WE EVENTUALLY REUNITE, AND WE WILL, IT WILL BE AN EVENT, AND ONE THAT WILL HAVE GREATER MEANING FOR ALL OF US. BITTERNESS AT OUR INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS IS REALLY QUITE MISPLACED. SO PLEASE SUPPORT DEVICE, FIGHT OR FLIGHT, AND ADRENALINE MOB AS THEY ARE FRUIT BORN OF THIS HIATUS; WERE COUNTING ON ALL OF YOU. WE WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU ALL AS INVOLVED AS POSSIBLE AND UPDATE YOU AS THINGS PROGRESS. ALL MY LOVE AND RESPECT,

-DAVID

Device recently topped the chart with their single ‘Vilify’ from their self-titled debut disc and the band will be seen this summer on the Gigantour trek with Megadeth. Adrenaline Mob has already released the ‘Omerta’ album and ‘Coverta’ covers EP follow-up and spent significant time on the road over the last two years. Fight or Flight, meanwhile, just unleashed their first single ‘First of the Last,’ and more is expected to be heard from them in the coming months.

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