DAVID DRAIMAN Reflects On 20th Anniversary Of DISTURBED Audition

DAVID DRAIMAN Reflects On 20th Anniversary Of DISTURBED Audition

According to The Pulse Of Radio, singer David Draiman commemorated the 20th anniversary of his first audition for DISTURBED with a post on Facebook last Thursday (August 4), the date of his tryout. Recalling that they played an original song for him to improvise lyrics to, he wrote, "The sound was heavy and dark. Rhythmic and beautiful, I was fascinated and intimidated by it, all at the same time. A couple minutes into it, I began my own improvised lyric and melody/rhythm. That very first jam ended up becoming our very first song, 'Want' off [debut album] 'The Sickness'."

Draiman told The Pulse Of Radio that he wasn't initially sure if the audition had been a success. "I wasn't sure what I had done, because I wasn't used to singing to music that was that aggressive," he said. "And my roommate was with me and we went home, and I wasn't sure. And my roommate, I remember, he said to me, he was like, 'Dude, I'm telling ya, if you don't go and pursue what you had going on with that band, you're an idiot, because I guarantee that if you go and see it through, that you're gonna get signed. There was magic that happened in that room tonight.'" .

DISTURBED is touring behind its sixth studio album, "Immortalized", which features the No. 1 single "The Sound Of Silence".

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