Disturbed: 'The Demise Of Metal And Hard Rock Forced Us To Go On Hiatus'

Disturbed have blamed the "demise of hard rock and metal" for their recent decision to go on indefinite hiatus.

Disturbed: 'The Demise Of Metal And Hard Rock Forced Us To Go On Hiatus'
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Disturbed have blamed the "demise of hard rock and metal" for their recent decision to go on indefinite hiatus - and claimed the music industry is on the verge of collapse. Earlier this week, the Chicago band cited "internal issues" when they announced plans for an extended break at the end of their current US tour. However, frontman David Draiman has now said there is not "any animosity" in the band - and instead voiced concerns about the "state of the music industry". He told Billboard.com: "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 a while and wait for the phoenix to rise from the ashes." Draiman also insisted that the band are still good friends and that the break isn't down to "bad blood". He added: "We just had dinner together last night." Disturbed released their fifth studio album, "Asylum", in 2010. They hinted at plans to take a break in an interview with NME at Download Festival last month - you can watch it here. Thanks for the report to NME.com.

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    Jesus_Dean
    I'm waiting to see what's coming next. Every time music is on a down, something new comes along to replace the old. 50's rock & roll, late 60's hard rock, mid 70's punk, 80's glam metal, 90's grunge, 00's nu metal, along with all the underground music that is always just below the surface. We're overdue for the next big thing.
    booby50
    Sounds like they are waiting for a time to pop up when the market for them is off the charts. Smart move. Take time off and when rock and metal are popular again, show up to a huge crowd.
    Danjo's Guitar
    I think in 10, 20, 30 years, we'll be able to look back and just see the good bands that are around now, even if we can't see them currently. Yes pop does seem to own the markets, but there has always been awful pop music, and it never lasts. How many people still listen to 80's pop? And how many people still listen to 80's rock? Enough said. But I do think we're overdue for a music revolution.
    ninfan200
    last night i saw a slayer concert, the place was pretty packed, i'd say metals doing just fine
    Like40Ninjaz
    Its funny how people say Disturbed sucks cause they are on the radio yet the bands they listen to are the bands that were on the radio in the 70's and 80's.
    Dylan_Guitar93
    So cause the whole Heavy metal/Hard rock genre isn't really popular or working for them right now they give out? What the ****
    Dead4422
    The demise of metal? Really? Metal is alive and well and it will always remain as such. I wouldn't even call this shitty band metal. Hope this "hiatus" is permanent. Assholes.
    ak7
    headbang123 wrote: So is the pheonix thing like a Harry Potter reference or what?
    The phoenix has been a part of mythology for many different cultures long before Harry Potter.
    MT_Obsidian
    Jon_J wrote: Shouldn't the headline read: Disturbed: 'We are the demise Of Metal And Hard Rock and have forced ourselves into hiatus before we drag down the whole genre with us. *weird gorilla noises*'
    Honest to God, this is the funniest thing I have ever read on UG. I nearly peed myself.
    metalme31
    I lost a lot of respect for Disturbed after reading that. Way to show you have balls guys. Hide during this dire time this genre us misfits love needs bands like you the most.
    freebeat
    When I first heard them, I was like "Woah, awesome!" Then the next song I heard, I wondered why they only changed the words.....I've wondered that for 10 long years
    ak7
    wjd329 wrote: Believe me when I say my mind is pretty open and I've seen Meshuggah twice and they don't do a damn thing for me. Much respect to the "technical" aspect of what they do (if that's your thing) but it's def not mine. I like music I can "feel." I don't feel any of that kinda stuff and quite honestly my opinion of those who do belong in the mosh pit with the rest of the retards who are clearly only at a concert to bump into other boys with no shirts on rather than actually watching the band perform. You can do that shit in your living room! Why waste money on a ticket. Call your bump buddies and make a night of that shit
    "I'm very open minded...but everyone who enjoys music that I don't is a retard."
    craigm1995
    basically what he is trying to say is if they make a new album there not gonna make lots of money and its all about the money not the music anymore
    ninfan200
    JSmith38 wrote: ninfan200 wrote: last night i saw a slayer concert, the place was pretty packed, i'd say metals doing just fine I was thinking the same thing and I didn't even see Slayer last night. You lucky bastard.
    to make it even better i was paid to see slayer, i work at the venue they played at
    83cuddy
    Talkin 'bout "The demise of matel and hard rock" and they've been contributing to said demise for some years now... Honestly, some people have no sense of irony...
    Kill-Em-All
    Jesus_Dean wrote: I'm waiting to see what's coming next. Every time music is on a down, something new comes along to replace the old. 50's rock & roll, late 60's hard rock, mid 70's punk, 80's glam metal, 90's grunge, 00's nu metal, along with all the underground music that is always just below the surface. We're overdue for the next big thing.
    exactly this, its sad they broke up cos they r awesome but im looking forward to see what is coming next
    RequiemofDemons
    Just saw Slayer and Zombie last night....didnt look like the metal community was hurting at allll....of course its going to collapse if bands keep pussying out and going on hiatus
    hardrocker64
    guess they just arent making money touring cuz people aint going to the shows. sounds like a personal problem to me.
    Dylan_Guitar93 wrote: Dylan_Guitar93 wrote: So cause the whole Heavy metal/Hard rock genre isn't really popular or working for them right now they give out? What the **** *give up
    iup788
    How would the demise of metal/hard rock have any effect on them? They aren't real metal...
    Teh Skisgaars
    Well good thing prog is flourishing. and i'm not talking about dream theater - as much of a fan as i am, they hit their prime years ago - im talking about the porcupine trees and the opeths and anything steven wilson touches
    dmc22tx
    Agreed.
    pile645 wrote: Well, on the upside, when they come back maybe they wont release the same album for the fourth time in a row
    vinnym86
    SUCH a big loss. we are all SO much for the worse without the prospect of a new Disturbed effort. What ever will we do, especially now that metal is dead?! i think i'll go see some REAL metal!
    Chronologo
    BangYourHead32 wrote: Oh no. Not Disturbed...no...another true Heavy Metal band gone...now all we have left is Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer, Avenged Sevenfold, just to name a few. SO TRAGIC. Fuck Disturbed.
    I love the sarcasm you displayed dude!
    true_bacon22
    Maybe it's not as commercially sucessful as before, but it's far from dead. Maybe mainstream emtal, but if anything that's partly Disturbed fault, due to them sucking ass and the people they influence/get worshipped by(A7X, FFDP)sucking even more. SO yeah, I can see you guys are pissed off you aren't making a lot of money, which is fine, thanks for helping with the de-worming of Heavy Metal.
    trivium_4_eva
    The demise of hard rock and metal? Please. That's a little dramatic, just say you want a break.
    BangYourHead32
    Oh no. Not Disturbed...no...another true Heavy Metal band gone...now all we have left is Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer, Avenged Sevenfold, just to name a few. SO TRAGIC. Fuck Disturbed.
    Drummerwolf
    leadg wrote: there is a huge underground that is absolutely brilliant. Haven't liked disturbed in several years and he just added another reason for me not too. Tosin Abasi has more talent in his right pinky than their entire band.
    ^ THIS ^
    slappadabass666
    dude who karez disturbed iznt even all tht great live any wayz so who karez y r we worried about the new age pop hip hop and rap taking over all it meanz iz all the rocker metal headz out there r tht much better bekuz they havent fell victim 2 all the musik out there 2 day so just chill
    Drummerwolf
    Mightning wrote: Heh, i can't give two shits about the state of the music industry, because whether they play good music on MTV and mainstream radios or not, in the ****ing UNDERGROUND there's always gonna be lots of great bands, who don't quit because they're not selling out arenas anymore, and blame the demise of metal, that they helped to create themselves. Fuck Disturbed.
    Wait, MTV, Music Television is actually PLAYING MUSIC?!?!
    RylanThePotato
    the "underground metal scene" is just as big as the mainstream scene. I've seen Sevendust w/ 10 Years, Anew Revolution, and Since October and the place was PACKED. I saw A Day To Remember w/ Bring Me The Horizon, We Came As Romans, and Pierce The Veil, and guess what? the place was PACKED. Metal/rock/-core/whatever the hell you want to label it is not a "dying" genre and there we always be a large crowd to cater to it in the future.
    leadg
    there is a huge underground that is absolutely brilliant. Haven't liked disturbed in several years and he just added another reason for me not too. Tosin Abasi has more talent in his right pinky than their entire band.
    rmp0012002
    Bands are saying rock and metal and dead and the industry is falling apart because they can't just sit on their asses anymore and have the checks roll in. Musicians have gotten lazy, get your ass out on the road and earn your money. Bands that constantly make good music and know what their fans want aren't complaining.
    JunKDepot
    Don't blame the record industry for the fact that you make boring music Mr. Draiman, you just making boring music.
    TheBrownPenguin
    August Burns Red's newest CD topped out at 11 on the billboard top 200. That's pretty unheard of for metalcore. If Disturbed is sick of playing the same old music than let them quit
    Slaytan666
    I wasn't pointing at caboose, he has a good point. Apologies for the triple post
    jesse1994
    Let the music industry collapse, and we shall rise out of the ashes and build a new industry, one better than before
    TheFly_1990
    p_a_morgan wrote: "Uhloppa doe logga digga dee swiggy die! Uhlippa day doggy WEE DEE SHY!" -Every Disturbed Song.
    Gotta say, this had me in pieces!
    jannick
    GOD I hope Star Wars: The Old Republic will be out soon. can't wait!
    VinnyChinny
    dabucket wrote: randyaintdead82 wrote: Jesus_Dean wrote: I'm waiting to see what's coming next. Every time music is on a down, something new comes along to replace the old. 50's rock & roll, late 60's hard rock, mid 70's punk, 80's glam metal, 90's grunge, 00's nu metal, along with all the underground music that is always just below the surface. We're overdue for the next big thing. Djent THIS.
    What he said!
    js81221
    Music is music. Which ever type someone likes is in the eye of the beholder. Think about metal and hard rock 20 years ago. 10 years. And now. Does of really seem like it has diminished at all? We now have award shows (i.e. golden god awards) magazines (I.e. Revolver, metal hammer) and countless other metal areas-of-popularity. We are a growing breed, influencing more and more bands to create sweet, sweet heavy music that we all love. If anything is headed down the drain, it's physical record sales to digital downloads. However upsetting, that, my friends, is practically an inevitability.
    Tiago Sa
    Their music is pop rock. How can it not be popular? I'm sure many MANY more people will know Stricken or whatever (what uninspired drivel of a title) than they will know In The Presence of Enemies or Metropolis Part 1.