The new Disturbed album, Divisive is a pummeling and powerful hard rock opus that pulls no punches and finds the band at their most dynamic, defiant, and dangerous.
Over the last year, Disturbed cut Divisive’s ten tracks with producer Drew Fulk (Motionless In White, Lil Peep, Highly Suspect) in Nashville, TN. After guitarist Dan Donegan shared initial ideas with the rest of the group, they locked in like never before with the groove as the backbone. Drummer Mike Wengren bolted down some of the strongest and boldest rhythms of their career which are punctuated by John Moyer’s punchy bass. Together, the musicians collectively conjured the focus and fire of their seminal early output augmented by airtight songcraft and a heightened level of musical chemistry that could only be forged by years of writing and touring together. As a result, Divisive finds Disturbed at their most dynamic, defiant, and dangerous.
Divisive also breaks ground as it marks the first time the band has included a guest on an album, with the epic emotionally charged duet “Don’t Tell Me” featuring the legendary Ann Wilson. Meanwhile, “Bad Man” ranks amongst the band’s heaviest material. At the same time, they infuse the likes of “Won’t Back Down” with uplifting melodies.
“Everywhere you look these days, hyper tribalism has taken hold. Those in power continue to use fear and hate mongering to further empower themselves, continuing to try to turn us against one another. Pick a subject…any subject, and those who wield power will do all they can to make it a divisive issue, encouraging people to pick a side, insisting that their viewpoint is the only correct one. This record is a critique of this dangerous status quo we are living in.” - Disturbed
Formed in Chicago in 1996, Disturbed - David Draiman (vocals), Dan Donegan (guitar), Mike Wengren (drums), and John Moyer (bass) - have sold 12 million albums globally and scored ten No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio. Their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut The Sickness formally announced their arrival as hard rock leaders, with that status solidified by their subsequent Grammy Award nomination as well as gold, platinum, and double platinum-certified records.