Itís only now we realize after standing tall a decade strong, the sickness is the cure.
I know that this band doesn't ever want to write the same song twice, but given that, Disturbed still has a sound. Let's call it a bag of tricks that we can reach into.
We pretty much just live music... itís not a hobby, itís not even a job... itís a lifestyle; we live it, we breathe it, we eat it, we sleep it.
It's that iconic imagery of that sea of raised fists during a live performance.
It's a symbol of unity and strength and at the same time there are elements of defiance and rebellion that are inherent in that raised fist symbol.
It's just one of those iconic pieces of imagery from the life of rock 'n' roll.
We are the ones that will open your mind
Leave the weak and haunted behind
People can no longer cover their eyes
If this disturbs you then walk away
—Ten Thousand Fists
Another dream that will never come true
Just to compliment your sorrow
Another life that I've taken from you
A gift to add on to your pain and suffering
Another truth you can never believe
Has crippled you completely
All the cries you're beginning to hear
Trapped in your mind, and the sound is deafening
Another nightmare about to come true
Will manifest tomorrow
Another love that I've taken from you
Lost in time on the edge of suffering
Another taste of the evil I breed
Will level you completely
Bring to life everything that you fear
Live in the dark and the world is threatening
Never again will I be dishonored
And never again will I be reminded
Of living within the world of the jaded
They kill inspiration
It's my obligation
To never again allow this to happen
Where do I begin?
The choices are endless
Denying the sin
My art, my redemption
I carry the torch of my fathers before me
The symbol that you see elevated above the set behind me is a symbol of universal belief. Within it are contained representations of the four religious symbols of the four faiths that span this globe: the cross, standing for Catholicism and Christianity; the Star of David, standing for Judaism; you have the pentacle, standing for Paganism and Wicca; and no that is not a pentagram, that would be the symbol inverted and we do not acknowledge the existence of Satan in the first place. He is a bedtime story told to children to frighten them into sleep. When I ask you to show me your devil horns, that is not a sign of Satan Ė that is a sign of heavy fucking metal. The final addition to the symbol is the Crescent Moon of Islam; which is not necessarily the most popular of symbols these days.
—David Draimen, on the Believe emblem (2003)
I'm the Hand of God!
I'm the Dark Messiah!
I'm the Vengeful One!
— The Guy, in The Vengeful One
MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS,
ITS THINGS LIKE THIS THAT ARE WORTH MORE TO US THAN ANY AWARD.
YOU DISTURBED ONES HAVE TIME AND TIME AGAIN SHOWN US, AND THE WORLD, JUST HOW WRONG THE SKEPTICS/AND NAYSAYERS ARE WHEN IT COMES TO PEOPLE'S LOVE OF HARD ROCK AND HEAVY METAL.
"ALT METAL", IS THE FAVORITE GENRE ON SPOTIFY, AND Disturbed THE MOST LISTENED TO BAND OF THE GENRE.
THAT IS LOVE. THAT IS SUPPORT. THAT IS LIFE...
...AND ALL OF THAT, IS ONLY BECAUSE OF ALL OF YOU!
WE DIDN'T DO THAT. YOU DID,
AND WE CANNOT EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION ENOUGH, TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!
WE ARE PROUD TO CALL YOU THE MOST DEDICATED, VIBRANT, LOYAL, AND POWERFUL FAN BASE ON THE FACE OF THIS PLANET AND FUCK ANYONE WHO SLAMS THIS GENRE OR THINKS OTHERWISE.
STATISTICS DON'T LIE.
PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPES AND SMOKE IT.
— David Draiman on Facebook, following the announcement that Spotify's most-listened-to metal band is Disturbed.