Disturbed complete work on new album, ask fans to pick first single
Disturbed lets fans pick the first single from the upcoming album. Fans can vote on their official website and choose between two options: 'heavy' and 'ballad'.
Earlier in May, John Moyer, the bassist of Disturbed revealed through a social media post that the band was done with the tracking of their new album. It was almost to good to be true. Fans had to wait five years between Disturbed’s last two albums, 2010’s 'Asylum' and 2015’s 'Immortalized', as the band went on an extended hiatus. But it looks like their upcoming seventh studio album will leave us with a much shorter wait, much to the delight of their dedicated fan base across the world. Disturbed has officially announced that they’ve wrapped up work on their yet-to-be-titled album, presumably set for a fall 2018 release.
The news arrives through a posting on Disturbed’s official website, which also had a unique twist to it. The band is letting their fans decide what should be the first single from the album. “The new record is done! The new album includes many styles of music. Since our last album and the recent footage from the studio, we’ve seen a lot of discussion about the evolution of our new music. Disturbed Ones, we have decided to embrace the debate. For our next single – what kind of sound do you want it to be?”
The question is followed by a poll which allows fans to choose “heavy” or “ballad”.
As CoS points out, while Disturbed typically tap into the “heavy” side of music, they found great success with their eerie cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s 'The Sound of Silence' off their last album, 'Immortalized' (listen to the cover below). Disturbed’s 'Sound of Silence' music video has since racked up more than 400 million views on YouTube, and the cover helped expose the band to legions of new fans.
Meanwhile, very little is known about the band's upcoming album as they're keeping things pretty close to the chest. So far, the only snippet of information we have is that the album was recorded at The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch), who also produced their last album, 'Immortalized'. While we await more details on the new album, Disturbed have been posting studio updates in the form of short video clips on their official YouTube channel. Check out the latest update from the band below: