It has been in the talks for a month now that the popular metal band Disturbed will be taking a hiatus indefinitely. Well, they finally decided to confirm the break and of course have to blame something. So why not the music industry?
Before it was talks of internal conflicts within the band that pulled them apart and made this break inevitable. Now vocalist David Draiman said in an interview with Billboard:
Many of those reasons are personal reasons, and many of those reasons have to do with the state of the music industry in general and the demise of hard rock and metal right now,
He goes on about the unrelenting touring being a factor:
The industry is still in a state of reformation; it is on the verge of collapse, in my opinion. It’s a frightening time, and I think after 10 to 12 years straight of touring it’s just a good time for Disturbed to go away for awhile and wait for the Phoenix to rise from the ashes
So after 12 years of touring, the band that reshaped popular metal in 2000 with The Sickness decided to take a well deserved break from their hectic life on the road.
I would say I have to agree with Draiman for the fact that popular rock and metal (like, radio rock/metal) fucking sucks. I stopped listening to my local rock station because the filth started to pile up like dirty laundry. Though I do feel Disturbed‘s latest albums were a part of this shit-fest of metal, apparently they are oblivious to the fact that all their albums have sounded the same since Ten Thousand Fists. I think it is good that they are taking a break, maybe they can figure out how to get the feel of The Sickness again.
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