Disturbed: 'Asylum' Artwork, Release Date Revealed

Lyrically, Draiman says, the themes "range from very personal and introspective, to the political and provocative."

Disturbed: 'Asylum' Artwork, Release Date Revealed
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Chicago hard rockers Disturbed will release their new album, "Asylum" (check cover art here), on August 31 via Reprise Records. The CD will follow up the group's 2008 release, "Indestructible", their fourth million-seller in a row and third No. 1 album. As with "Indestructible", Disturbed self-produced "Asylum", which the band began writing in September 2009 and recording in February of this year. Frontman David Draiman describes it as "still identifiably Disturbed, but showing more maturation. We feel this is one of the strongest bodies of work we've ever put together. It definitely goes in familiar areas, but with new levels of precision and skill." Lyrically, Draiman says, the themes "range from very personal and introspective, to the political and provocative. What would you expect? No songs about puppy dogs or rainbows here." "We want this record to be a shining example of how the years have made us stronger," Draiman says. "We want it to be an album that helps people get through their own trials and tribulations, as always." The first single from "Asylum", "Another Way To Die" deals with some very timely subject matter, as Draiman told The Pulse of Radio. "Obviously it's referring to the global catastrophe that we know as global warming, and the effects that it continues to have on our planet, and our irresponsibility in doing what we do as a species, and our constant appetite, our constant consumption at all costs, you know, no matter what is destroyed, no matter what is laid to waste," he said. "And certainly what's happening in the Gulf now is, you know, horrific." "Another Way To Die" went on sale at iTunes on June 15. Disturbed will hit the road ahead of the album's release, and will be anchoring this summer's new Uproar Tour with Avenged Sevenfold and Stone Sour. Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

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    Disturbed_EMG
    Personally, I thought it looked OKAY, not great. First, I think. Oh, and "Another Way To Die"... *shakes head*
    deathofarev
    not bad artwork, but not too good either, thats just my opinion, but i like AWTD, catchy i think. and so much for kerrang's "winter 2010" prediction for the albums release date, note to self don't pay any attention to kerrang
    disturbedcalgar
    I don't really like it that they just keep putting the guy on their Album covers. He looks awesome and stuff but I liked it better when it was different every album.
    98Timberwolf
    Does their "mascot" have a name like Eddie or Vic Rattlehead? I'm not a big Disturbed fan so I don't know.
    strat0blaster
    Wonder if Draiman is going to have some depth to his vocals this time around instead of sounding exactly the same on every song off every album... Musically they've progressed a huge amount, but vocally, it could be The Sickness again.
    trendkill-
    98Timberwolf wrote: Does their "mascot" have a name like Eddie or Vic Rattlehead? I'm not a big Disturbed fan so I don't know.
    hes called the guy..i believe
    Wayward Sean
    98Timberwolf wrote: Does their "mascot" have a name like Eddie or Vic Rattlehead? I'm not a big Disturbed fan so I don't know.
    His name is simply "The Guy".
    Burgery
    deathofarev wrote: not bad artwork, but not too good either, thats just my opinion, but i like AWTD, catchy i think. and so much for kerrang's "winter 2010" prediction for the albums release date, note to self don't pay any attention to kerrang
    Why would you ever care about Kerrang?
    loganpwns
    Wayward Sean wrote: 98Timberwolf wrote: Does their "mascot" have a name like Eddie or Vic Rattlehead? I'm not a big Disturbed fan so I don't know. His name is simply "The Guy".
    Yes, that shows just how creative this band is.
    L.A.P.D.
    I love Distured, ****ing die hard fan. But if the entire new album is like AWTD i'm not going to buy it.
    K BAR
    i love disturbed and their meanings behind their songs. believe was not a "great" album but asylum will kick major a**
    geofilthxbass
    K BAR wrote: i love disturbed and their meanings behind their songs. believe was not a "great" album but asylum will kick major a**
    Believe had nice riffs man.
    [x]Huffy[x]
    loganpwns wrote: Wayward Sean wrote: 98Timberwolf wrote: Does their "mascot" have a name like Eddie or Vic Rattlehead? I'm not a big Disturbed fan so I don't know. His name is simply "The Guy". Yes, that shows just how creative this band is.
    Are you implying that the quality of a band's mascot's name has a direct link to the band's creativity? 'Cos "Eddie" ain't too great either...