According to Billboard.com, DISTURBED has topped Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, dated August 29, with “The Vengeful One” rising 2-1. This marks the fourth Number One for the Chicago-based band, which last topped the chart five years ago with “Another Way To Die”. Other Number Ones for DISTURBED were the band’s remake of GENESIS’s “Land Of Confusion” (2006) and “Inside The Fire” (2008).
“The Vengeful One” is the first single from DISTURBED’s sixth studio album, titled “Immortalized”, which will be released August 21 through Reprise. The track was accompanied by an animated video from award-winning filmmaker Phil Mucci.
Beginning with a bombastic drum beat and jarring riff, “The Vengeful One” bares its teeth with an unabashedly metal refrain that’s instantly unshakable.
“Basically, ‘The Vengeful One’ is the personification of The Destroyer, the Angel of Death, Gabriel, or the Hand of God looking over humanity,” explains DISTURBED singer David Draiman. “In the song, it’s the End of Days. Things are getting worse, and we’re becoming more destructive. The media is playing everyone against one another and baiting the entire world. It’s judgment day. This is that entity’s voice speaking and passing judgment.”
“I wanted to lay down a big spacious beat to give the guys room to play,” DISTURBED drummer Mike Wengren goes on. “It’s something slightly different for us, but it’s got that signature syncopation we love.”
“Musically, it’s got that old-school metal sound,” adds guitarist Dan Donegan. “It’s definitely DISTURBED!”
DISTURBED’s first show in four years is scheduled for August 21 at the House of Blues in the band’s hometown of Chicago.