Formed in 1994, Disturbed is a metal rock band from Chicago, Illinois. The quartet is led by frontman, David Draiman and guitarist Dan Donegan. Disturbed’s rhythm section consists of bassist John Moyer and drummer Mike Wengren. The post-grunge band began as Brawl; however, changed their name when Draiman joined the group. Soon after, the band produced and released several EPs to fans and label representatives.
The demo proved successful and in 2000, the band inked a deal with Giant Records. The same year, Disturbed re-mastered their previously recorded music and dropped their debut album, Down with the Sickness. The record gained mainstream success leading to a European tour. After performing on the road, Disturbed returned to the studio to work on new projects. In 2001, the band released a DVD with backstage access footage and intimate group settings. After spending more time in the studio, in 2002 Disturbed dropped their next album, Believe.
Continuing their success, the record hit the top of the Billboard 200. It proved to be their first of four albums to top the prestigious chart. After hitting the shelves, Disturbed toured worldwide promoting their new record. Global audiences became attracted to the new metal sound, which led to the band selling over 13 million records over the course of their career.
In 2005, Disturbed dropped their third album, 10,000 Fists. The record proved more successful than their previous, selling over 1 million copies the first week of the release. Again, the rockers toured promoting their album, performing at notable festivals such as Ozzfest. One year later, frontman David Draiman joined the music sharing controversy causing tensions between the band and their label.
After the air cleared, Disturbed began working on Indestructible. The album debuted in 2008, after a series of internet releases. Their record hit the number one spot, just as the previous one did. Superstardom followed as the band received critical and commercial acclaim for their work. Disturbed rode their wave of success up to their next album, Asylum.
The group’s fifth album proved darker; yet, still became popular. After the record dropped, the band went on a break so Draiman could heal from a throat sickness. Soon, the band jumped back on the road until re-entering the studio to work on a compilation album. In 2011, the group released, The Lost Children, which contained unreleased music from previous albums. Disturbed is currently taking a break; however, insist there will be more music in the future.