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MASTODON have long been one of my favorite bands. I have seen them a number of times and even flew halfway across the country once to catch them play with my friend’s in KYLESA opening. It made me furious and sad today to see Brent today in multiple metal media outlets (with NONE calling him out) quoted using ‘gay’ as a negative word for touring with DISTURBED.

Whatever anyone’s opinion of Disturbed is besides the point. We are NOT gonna be in 2021 and have grown ass men in public normalizing gay as some weak or bad thing. I expected better from them, I really did. And especially it is tacky af since another member just dressed as Halford from Priest for Halloween! That would be rad if another member wasn’t using ‘gay’ as a pejorative.

“mEtAl DoESn’T CaRE AbOUt FeElings”. Cool, then FUCK YOU. I am super sick of this shit as a pansexual human being, let alone metal participant. No one will say shit cuz it is with a band with Pike and everyone will shrug it off. Fuck that, you are supposed to be leaders in the scene. Man the fuck up.

Unless they issue a formal apology I can’t support them anymore…look, I believe in growth and forgiveness and we all have needed it before in life at some point. This shit is just not cool, though. At all. The amount of lack of concern for other’s safety and privilege it takes to shrug that away is revolting. I hope Disturbed honestly say something about it as well.

UPDATE- Brann just hit me up and we spoke at length and he was very apologetic that Brent had used the word that way and didn’t want LGBTQ fans to feel unsafe. He said to me he is going to respond to my comment on their insta and address it to make queer fans feel safer. He definitely listened to me and was very respectful about it, which I appreciated. He also was respectful when I told him I was leaving this article up to advocate for not normalizing it on behalf of the queer metal community. Thank you, Brann. That means a lot. Though it looks like my original comment on their Insta might have been deleted? So I am curious how they will respond. 

I will say I told Brann I know no one wants this to happen when a new album drops but it is right to apologize to lgbtq fans and not be like All That Remains and double down on f–got or gay being cool as a pejorative. Apologizing would make us gay and bi and etc folx feel seen and so I hope the band and label don’t try to just pretend it didn’t happen. 

Sharing only one screenshot below, because I trust Brann but I don’t trust major label gaslighting damage control. The rest of our convo will remain private but he was very receptive and consoling and cool, which I appreciated. Again, I am not trying to cancel the band, rather to make sure this shit stops happening in metal and there is demonstrable growth. 

UPDATE TWO- I guess my comment wasn’t deleted on their Insta but I couldn’t find it for a minute, but Brann responded to it officially. It at least shows the other dudes in band don’t want to think they are green lighting their non lgbtq fans to normalize “GAY” as an insult. That makes a teachable moment. I certainly feel more seen as a result: 


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Disturbed have been back hard riding the wave of success for new album Immortalized after a 4 year break (though I secretly liked Device much better).  Still, you can’t blame Draiman because he and his fellow Disturbed bandmates really built a juggernaut with that group. Personal taste aside, this tour is gonna be huge. Congrats to the Pop Evil guys for showing that a hard rock band can still rise up through the ranks via hard work to land an opening slot on something like this. Also respect to Rob Zombie and Disturbed for trying to give fans a larger tour. People have no ambition these days.


Ps. I know we all want to be too cool for school and say we killed nuns listening to Dissection in 4th grade, but without gateway bands and larger arena shows drawing in more populist, thrill seekers…there just isn’t gonna be any money to keep bands able to tour beyond limited scenarios. DIY is awesome and can be amazing but with the added expenses and lack of support these days, most bands can’t cut it.

I’m all for the bigger scene vets helping keep a larger tent open so there is someplace to reach a wider audience (ie. Danzig and Zombie recently did a show with critical darlings Witch Mountain, for example).


Dates below.

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Disturbed return with “Immortalized” album

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 7:01 AM (PST)


After a four year hiatus, Grammy Award-nominated, multiplatinum hard rock titans Disturbed have announced their return with their sixth studio album, entitledImmortalized, to be released August 21 through Reprise Records.  Lead single “The Vengeful One” is out now, along with the accompanying animated video from award-winning filmmaker Phil Mucci, and Immortalized is available for pre-order everywhere today. The upcoming release follows 2010’s gold-certified AsylumDisturbed‘s fourth consecutive #1 on the Billboard Top 200, and the group’s subsequent four-year hiatus, which gave members David Draiman [vocals], Dan Donegan [guitar], Mike Wengren [drums], and John Moyer [bass] the necessary reprieve to make this imminent and deliberate return.

Find out more BELOW.

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Enough cynicism. Just rock!

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 9:01 PM (PST)


This post does not represent the “official” opinion of Metal Riot, just the cynical author.

So, it seems the last decade or so has seen a growing trend in music journalism to be snarky, dismissive or brief. Sure, the UK press has always been snarky. People have always ripped apart bands or movements they don’t like or think are bloated (prog) or talentless (punk). It is a treasured part of rock writing. These days it often seems like the ONLY kind of writing I see out there.

I just read an article ripping apart a pretty good song by This Or The Apocalypse, a metalcore band who actually write songs with current events in mind. While I love the website the critique was posted on and regularly read it (despite it being the most snarky of sites out there), I was kind of disgusted.

Can we please stop the cynical BS and try and make metal and hardcore grow stronger? For a few thoughts. Click HERE.

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 is the latest musical monster from the mind of Disturbed frontman David Draiman. Draiman has been busy since Disturbed went on hiatus, among other things producing a Trivium record, but he has also managed to record some of the best material of his career with his new Industrial Metal band Device.

Device started as a one off song Draiman did with studio whiz and former Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo. The project soon transmorphed into a full fledged band with unlimited potential. Others agreed and the self-titled debut from the band now has an all star guest cameo list (including Lzzy Hale, Tom Morello, Serj Tankian and even Geezer Butler).

Click HERE to read our exclusive chat with David about the sound, shape and plans for this Device.

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Two new dates added to Rockstar Uproar Festival

Posted by katstat on Monday, July 4, 2011 at 12:53 PM (PST)

Rockstar’s 2011 Uproar Festival featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Stone Sour and more has announced two more dates in the following cities:

9/28 Calgary, AB @ the Saddledome

9/29 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place

The festival kicks off late August so you still have some time to grab tickets. To check out a full listing of the dates click here. The festival still has a few more TBA dates so keep your eyes peeled if you’re waiting for your city to be added!

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Orange County rockers Avenged Sevenfold, alongside other acts including Disturbed and Stone Sour, have been slated for Rockstar’s upcoming annual hard rock and heavy metal Uproar Festival. The first of the tour dates have gone up today, which you can check out here. In its entirety, the festival will run from August 26th to October 15th, 2011 spanning the US.

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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival lineup announced

Posted by Tommy on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11:16 AM (PST)

The lineup for the 4th annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has been announced. Headlining the main stage for this years edition are Disturbed, Godsmack, and Megadeth. Machinehead, In Flames, and Trivium are also set to appear.

The Jägermeister stage is set to feature Unearth, Kingdom Of Sorrow, and Red Fang, as well as the winner of the Jägermeister “Battle of the Bands.”

The tour will make a 26-date trek across the country beginning on July 9 at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. You can check full details, including the rest of the confirmed lineup, here.

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Tour Video: Disturbed on the “Taste of Chaos” tour

Posted by Geoffy-Dee on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 12:05 PM (PST)

Rockers Disturbed have released a video discussing the performance of their new single “Animal” on their upcoming “Taste of Chaos” tour, which is sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drinks.

The Video hints at previously unseen video footage being played during the band’s performance of the song, and features most of the members of the band.

The band’s latest album “Asylum” was released on August 31st,  on Reprise Records and debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 charts. The band has just finished touring in support of the album and will soon begin their next tour “The Taste of Chaos” tour.

To view the video, Click Here

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Trivium set to join Disturbed on 2011 Australian Tour

Posted by flyngmonbob on Monday, November 22, 2010 at 4:13 PM (PST)

Metalcore band Trivium have announced that they are slated to join heavy metallers Disturbed on their 2011 Australian tour entitled “Music as a Weapon.” Disturbed released their most recent album, “Asylum” on August 31, 2010 on Reprise Records. Trivium on the other hand has not released an album since 2008’s “Shogun” which was released on Roadrunner Records on September 30, 2008. They have however announced that they are currently working on a new album.

As I Lay Dying and Forgiven Rival will also be joining them on the tour.

To see the tour dates, click here.

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In what promises to be the hottest tour of winter 2011, Korn and Disturbed, two of rock’s biggest acts, are teaming up to co-headline this year’s “Monster Energy Music As A Weapon 5 Tour”.

“We are thrilled to launch the Monster Energy Music As A Weapon 5 Tour with our good friends from Korn,” says Disturbed’s singer David Draiman. “Every year we try to up the ante, and this year, by having Korn co-headline, we really think it’s going to be our best tour yet. When the idea first came up, one of the main things both bands agreed upon and wanted to focus on was hitting a lot of smaller markets. It’s exciting to bring a show like this to cities that are usually skipped over on some of the other larger rock tours that only hit the major markets. We have a lot of loyal fans in these cities and we wanted to bring them a show that they deserve”.

To read about discounted tickets and a list of cities on the tour, click here.

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Music Video: Disturbed premiere “The Animal”

Posted by Lucas Riot on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 12:39 PM (PST)

DisturbedChicago metallers Disturbed have premiered the new music video for the track “The Animal” from their recently released album “Asylum.”  This is the third music video from “Asylum,” the band’s fifth studio album, which was released August 31, 2010 through Reprise Records and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.  The album is the fourth consecutive number one charting album from the band, a feat very few artists have matched.

The band’s last album was 2008’s “Indesctructible” also released via Reprise Records.

To watch the new video click here.

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Disturbed serves cease and desist letter to Campbell County attorney

Posted by Lucas Riot on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 6:05 PM (PST)

DisturbedYesterday an attorney for David Draiman and Dan Donegan, of Chicago rock band Disturbed, sent a letter to Campbell County Attorney James A. Daley, based in Newport, Kentucky, ordering him to immediately cease and desist distributing all copies of a flyer printed with photographed images of Draiman and Donegan.
The politically motivated flyer, which attacks Steve Franzen, Daley’s opponent for the County Attorney’s office in the November 2nd election, contains text implying that the individuals in the photos are “criminals” who have engaged in “child pornography, unlawful transactions with minors, assaults on police officers, and drug trafficking.” In addition to photos of Draiman and Donegan, the flyer features photos of members of rock bands Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour.
Disturbed’s attorney has demanded that Daley immediately stop distributing the flyer and destroy any remaining copies in his possession.
Over the last two days, the band’s management office has received dozens of phone calls and e-mails from fans in the area who received the flyer, expressing their outrage.
WLWT News 5 in Cincinnati has reported on the flyer and interviewed Daley’s opponent Steve Franzen, who calls it “despicable.” Read the story and watch the News 5 segment here:

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Disturbed planning massive co-headliner for “Music As A Weapon” tour

Posted by Tommy on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 7:33 PM (PST)

Disturbed - AsylumChicago heavy metal rockers Disturbed were recently interviewed by Santa Rosa, CA radio station 101.7 The Fox during a stop on Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar tour.  Vocalist David Draiman told the radio station the initial plans for a massive co-headliner tour in the new year. Although details were vague, Draiman writes,

“We’ll be doing two legs of “Music As A Weapon” after the New Year with a lineup that I cannot yet reveal. But just know that the what I should say is the co-headliner for the tour is massive. And it’s going to be appearing in a union that I think hard rock and heavy metal fans have been wanting to happen for awhile. It has happened before, but only in brief stints. Now it’s gonna happen for the duration of a two-leg-long tour. And we’re gonna join forces with a leviathan. And we’re really looking forward to it.”

There you have it. Stay tuned for more tour information as it becomes available.

Asylum, Disturbed’s fifth studio album, was released August 31, 2010 through Reprise Records.

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Disturbed - AsylumDisturbed have made available for free download a new track from their upcoming album “Asylum.” The track is titled “Never Again” and will only be available for a limited time. In order to download the song, you must go to this link and share the link out to your friends on twitter.

“Asylum,” Disturbed‘s fifth studio album, is scheduled for release on August 31, 2010 through Reprise Records.

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