Back in middle school, Disturbed were most definitely the shit in my little world. Since then, much has obviously changed; I found out what metal actually was, and I stopped paying attention to what was on the radio and MTV2. That’s right — back then, they still has some music on MTV2. Crazy world.

Now, Disturbed get more or less a shrug out of me on most days. Allow me to make a controversial statement here and say that they’re actually not that bad at all. As with most bands that gather huge mainstream success, the fans and other bands that they are associate with are worse than the band’s actual music. That’s what should matter, right—the music? I’m infamously the most tolerant of nu-metal in the prominent metal blogs, and I can’t really help it; as I stated above, I grew up on the stuff and it paved the way for heavier music to grace and/or assault my ears. With this in mind, I’m not going to be overly negative and snarky about this current bit of news. That’s what the comment section is for.

Disturbed are going on an indefinite hiatus, so says frontman/pierced poster-boy David Draiman. The PRP has the scoop, taken from an interview:

“This is gonna be the last tour that the American people get to see us in for awhile, if not indefinitely. We have some things going on internally, we have some personal things going on. So I don’t know. It’s hard to tell . . . But you’re not gonna see a Disturbed tour for awhile.”

Yikes. All this going on while still in the middle of a huge headlining festival tour doesn’t show much certainty for the band’s desire to be out there right now at all. After their current tour is over, the band will lay low for a few years and that’ll either be the end of it or there will be a massive reunion. Will they be missed? Let us know in the comments below.

– JR



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