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Published on September 2nd, 2015 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Disturbed Earns Fifth Consecutive #1 Album

Disturbed’s new album Immortalized (Reprise) has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, marking the band’s fifth consecutive #1 album – a rare distinction only achieved by one other hard rock band in the history of the chart: Metallica – putting them in the company of a select group of global superstars to have earned five chart-topping debuts, including Madonna, Beyoncé, Eminem, Dave Matthews Band and U2. The highly-anticipated album marks the end of a 4-year hiatus for the Grammy-nominated hard rock titans, and features the hit single “The Vengeful One.” The song recently took the #1 spot at Mainstream Rock Radio, with Loudwire proclaiming “Expect ‘The Vengeful One’ to take its place alongside the band’s biggest hits.”

Critical Acclaim for Immortalized:

“From the sound of it, Immortalized will justify the long break and then some. A dense and coiled slab of hard rock-infused metal, the new effort finds the band firing on all cylinders, and perhaps at an even higher level than they did at the time of 2010’s Asylum…”

REVOLVER – “Disturbed have been one of the most successful bands of the past 15 years, and that will continue with Immortalized…the album will hit the spot with the band’s legions of worshipers.”

LOUDWIRE – “In a genre that is plagued with “same-ness,” this album is a breath of fresh air…These sound like arena songs, like they would be killer at a live show…it feels like Disturbed are in a stronger place than ever.”

ULTIMATE-GUITAR.COM – “The Vengeful One has exactly the sort of heavy, aggressive sound fans have come to expect from the group, but that’s not what they’ll get from the rest of Immortalized, which is full of surprises”

USA TODAY – “Much of Immortalized should be instantly familiar to anyone that has ever head-banged along with [Disturbed’s] hits, but the new album also features a variety of musical surprises. The electronic-enhanced, melodic rocker “The Light” is the band’s most toned-down, radio-friendly number to date; and “The Sound of Silence” is an acoustic take on Simon & Garfunkel’s classic, revamped with a new piano line piano, weeping strings, and spare guitar.”

YAHOO! MUSIC – “Immortalized stands out as 13 tracks of robust, raw, and real rock evocative of their breakthrough debut The Sickness but emblematic of the metallic precision and scope of Asylum. In that sense, these four musicians conjure the ultimate Disturbed album to date.”

ARTIST DIRECT – Disturbed recently announced a 2016 headline tour that kicks off March 11 in Vancouver. The 4-week run will offer a rare chance to see their arena-ready show in an up close and personal setting, such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Irving Plaza in New York City, Roseland Theater in Portland, and more. Tickets are on sale now, see below for details.

Formed in Chicago in 1996, the multi-platinum Disturbed – David Draiman [vocals], Dan Donegan [guitar], Mike Wengren [drums], and John Moyer [bass] – have sold 12 million albums globally and scored ten No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio. Their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut The Sickness formally announced their arrival as hard rock leaders, with that status solidified by their subsequent Grammy Award nomination as well as gold-, platinum- and double platinum-certified records.


03/11 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC *SOLD OUT
03/12 The Showbox – Seattle, WA *SOLD OUT
03/14 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR *SOLD OUT
03/16 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA *SOLD OUT
03/17 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA *SOLD OUT
03/20 House of Blues – San Diego, CA *SOLD OUT
03/23 House of Blues – Dallas, TX *SOLD OUT
03/24 House of Blues – Houston, TX *SOLD OUT
03/25 House of Blues – New Orleans, LA *SOLD OUT
03/27 Iron City – Birmingham, AL
03/29 House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
03/30 The National – Richmond, VA
04/01 Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD *SOLD OUT
04/02 Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA *SOLD OUT
04/04 Irving Plaza – New York, NY *SOLD OUT
04/05 Rapids Theater – Niagara Falls, NY *SOLD OUT
04/07 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI *SOLD OUT
04/08 Orbit Room – Grand Rapids, MI *SOLD OUT
04/10 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN

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