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Disturbed’s David Draiman On The Band’s New Album: “This Is Our Black Album”


Disturbed frontman David Draiman has a very high opinion of the band’s forthcoming new album “Evolution“, which they will release on October 19th. Speaking as part of a cover story with Metal Hammer, Draiman commented:

“If I died after this record came out, and this was the end of our legacy, I’d be OK with that. To me, this is our Black Album. We’ve always used that as a goal – the record that literally every single track on it could be a hit. A record that breaks doors down, that opens up new opportunities to us, that helps you achieve true immortality as an artist.”

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Draiman is of course refering to Metallica‘s 1991 self-titled album, aka the ‘Black Album‘, which stands as as the best selling metal album of all time, having gone 16x multi-platinum in the United States alone. In the same piece Draiman also commented on how the massive success of the band’s 3x multi-platinum cover of Simon & Garfunkel‘s “The Sound Of Silence” impacted them. He stated of that:

“‘The Sound Of Silence‘ taught us that we shouldn’t be afraid of pushing the boundaries. We’ve been hungering for years to do material like what we’ve done on the new record. Some people just like the heavy stuff and they don’t want to take a breather. For me – and I’ve used this analogy before – the slap feels much more satisfying after the caress.”

A music video for the first single from “Evolution” can be seen here.