Multi-platinum hard rock giants, Disturbed, will finally unleash their new album, Indestructible, on June 3rd! The band recently filmed a video for, “Inside the Fire,” the first single from the album, with Nathan “Karma” Cox, who has directed clips for Queens of the Stone Age and HIM among others. Disturbed will kick off their US tour with a series of headlining dates starting April 26th before taking their brand of pummeling metal and dynamic hard rock on the road as part of the “Rockstar Mayhem Tour.” The mega-package tour, conceived by “Warped Tour” founder, Kevin Lyman, and his “Taste of Chaos” partner, John Reese, will start in July and find Disturbed sharing a stage with Slipknot, Dragonforce, Mastodon and several other heavy hitters! Excited to get their new music out to their fans, they’ve also posted the scorching, “Perfect Insanity” as a free download on their official website. This is a re-worked, much heavier version of a song the band recorded early in their career.
Check out the tune Inside the Fire here!!
Nearly a decade after the release of their groundbreaking debut, The Sickness, Disturbed have become one of the most passionate and well-respected bands in the hard-rock universe, a dependable source not only of pummeling riffs and jackhammer beats, but of personal and political insights into our troubled times. Yet success (in the form of three platinum-plus albums, with both Believe and Ten Thousand Fists topping Billboard’s album chart and over nine million albums sold) hasn’t dulled this Chicago-based foursome’s taste for adventure. If anything, Disturbed’s loyal fanbase has pushed the band to newer heights of self-expression. So it makes sense that on the occasion of their fourth album, Indestructible, that frontman David Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren decided to take the reins and produce themselves in the studio.
“Doing three records with Johnny K taught us a tremendous amount,” Draiman says of the industry veteran who helmed The Sickness, Believe and Ten Thousand Fists. “We’re always trying to evolve and try new things and experiment,” adds Donegan. “So this time we wanted to do things a little bit differently.” Wengren says that Indestructible—which the band tracked over three months in Fall 2007 at Chicago’s Groovemaster Recording—afforded the band the “opportunity to prove to ourselves and to everybody else that we could do it.” The result of Disturbed’s experimentation in the studio is the group’s darkest, angriest outing yet. Inspired by two and a half years’ worth of challenging experiences, Draiman told the rest of the band that he was in the mood to purge. Fortunately, they were right there with him.
“We wanted to get back to some of the elements that were maybe lacking on the last two records,” says Donegan. “David’s got a great ability to sing really melodically, but we wanted him to get back to the rhythmic, animalistic, rapid-fire delivery he’s known for. He’s very hard to touch when he does that, and we wanted to give him music to provoke that.”
Indestructible reflects that intensity of emotion across a broad spectrum of songs: “Deceiver” takes to task a former girlfriend of Draiman’s whom he calls “a master of deception.” “Divide” celebrates the will of the individual against the conformity of the masses. In “Haunted,” which Draiman calls a veiled critique of Los Angeles (where he lived for a few years before recently moving back to Chicago), a place of love becomes a nightmare landscape populated by demons masquerading in human form. “Inside The Fire” imagines the devil encouraging the singer to take his own life as a way of rejoining his dead girlfriend. (“Writing this record is the reason I don’t have therapy bills,” Draiman notes.)
Two of the album’s most powerful tracks address the situation in the Middle East, with “Enough” lamenting the causes of war and the suffering it causes, and the title track offering support for the troops “or anyone else looking to strip themselves of fear,” as Draiman says.
Throughout Indestructible, Donegan, Wengren and Moyer back up Draiman’s words with some of the most visceral, sophisticated music they’ve ever created. Donegan says his goal was to increase the dynamics—“to have the highs be higher and the lows be lower”—and to make more cohesive the relationship that exists between guitar, bass and drums and the band’s signature electronics.
“I don’t wanna sound arrogant,” says Wengren with a laugh, “but I think we’ve made the kind of record the industry needs right now. There are not a lot of heavy bands delivering these days. I think our fans—and fans of this genre—will go absolutely nuts for this.” “People never lose their desire for aggressive music,” adds Draiman. “And we’re happy to keep giving it to them.”
Tickets for the Dokken, Sebastian Bach and Poison show goes on sale this week!!
Several dates have already been posted at Ticketmaster.com.
More dates are expected to be added soon!!
I will refresh the tourdates as they become available.
Tickets can be ordered with a presale password now!!
Go to Ticketmaster.com for more info!
U.S born, Ace Finchum ( Ex Tigertailz legend of a drummer ) has joined the Gypsy Pistoleros !!!!!
The Pistoleros have just signed to Blastzone Entertainment who will handle all things Gypsy Pistoleros in the US.
Releasing “Para Siempre” the new CD (Out now in Europe & Scandinavia through Bad Reputation ) in the U.S in July, through Nightmare Records & Distribution, KOCH USA and Canada. A limited edition 500 Albums will be pressed & released on Red Vinyl !
Gypsy Pistoleros will also be doing a US tour from late June till Aug. 9th 2008.
So please if you are a Gypsy Pistoleros fan go and request the song. Blastzone Entertainment Group and Gypsy Pistoleros will have list of stations serviced with “Livin La Vida Loca” very soon. We will also be doing a video of “Livin La Vida Loca” at Rocklahoma 2008 to service to video channels all over the world. If you want to be part of the video make sure you are at Rocklahoma 2008 to see Gypsy Pistoleros live.
Blastzone Entertainment Group and Gypsy Pistoleros have more major to come! So keep checking both our Myspaces at www.myspace.com/gypsypistoleros & www.myspace.com/blastzoneentgroup.
Make sure you add us both also.
Da Revolution is HERE U.S.A !!!
If Lemmy Kilmeister from Motorhead sang for AC/DC, it would have to sound some like Philadelphia’s, American Speedway.
Singer Michael Thursby Speedway has the same style of hard edged course vocals as Lemmy. The one difference I have found on this rocking set of tunes, is that punk vibe that they give off. American Speedway seems to have one foot in hard rock, and the other in the punk world. Either way, it seems to work for them.
Speedway’s coarse voice may not be for everyone, but if you like Motorhead, chances are you will probably like American Speedway as well. Ship of Fools is a short set (less than 30 minutes in length) of high energy, bar room rock. It isn’t original, but it definitely rocks. This is the kind of music, that no matter how hard you resist you will find yourself tapping your foot, and ready to crack open a cold one.
You can check some of American Speedway’s tunes at their myspace page here. For you Vinyl fans, if you act quick enough, you an get a copy of Ship of Fools on LP, that comes with a copy of the CD at the same price. Get it now from SeeofSound.com!
Rating:Out of 10
1. Ship Of Fools
2. American Speedway
3. One Foot In, One Foot Out
4. Far Behind
5. Drinkin’ And Drivin’
7. Don’t Tread On Me
8. Make Some Noise
9. No Control
10. Same Old, Same Old
American Speedway is:
Michael Thursby Speedway – Lead vocals, guitars
Johnny Griswold – Guitars, backing vocals
Billy Angry – Bass, backing vocals
Chris Callahan – Drums
Savannah, Georgia’s Baroness has a new video out, called Wanderlust. This is on the band’s new album called Red, that is in stores now!