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New Disturbed album arrives today

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The wait is over as Disturbed's first new studio album since 2010, Immortalized, arrives in stores on Friday (August 21st). The Chicago-based band made a conscious decision to take a five-year break between albums and tours, with guitarist Dan Donegan telling us that it was the right choice: "It was, I guess, a tricky decision to make because we still felt like we were still climbing the ladder and at the height of our career. So to be able to shut it down and walk away from it might be a bit of a gutsy movie, but it just felt right. It felt like, you know, maybe it's time that we don't become the house band on the summer tour and we don't become predictable. It just felt like maybe we should just walk away for a minute."

The first single from the new album, called "The Vengeful One," is Number One on the rock radio chart this week, giving Disturbed the fourth chart-topper of its career. 

Immortalized follows 2010's gold-certified Asylum, which was Disturbed's fourth consecutive Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart. 

CHECK IT OUT: Get details on Immortalized at disturbed1.com

Disturbed will hit the road next spring in support of Immortalized. The trek kicks off on March 11th in Vancouver, Canada, wrapping up on April 10th in Memphis. 

The band will be playing smaller venues on this run, from Irving Plaza in New York to the Fillmore in San Francisco, in order to give diehard fans a more up-close experience before the group hits bigger venues.

DID YOU KNOW? The album process got underway back in January 2014 when Draiman, Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren got together for dinner in their hometown of Chicago. The band members flew back and forth to each others' homes to write and record while keeping the project a secret. 

In addition to 15 new songs — including 12 on the album and three more on the deluxe edition — Immortalized contains a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound Of Silence."

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