The Pulse of Radio reports: DISTURBED reissues its debut album, "The Sickness", on Tuesday (March 23) in a special 10th anniversary expanded edition. The album was originally released in March 2000 and remains DISTURBED's biggest-selling disc, with four million copies sold. The CD contained the singles "Stupify", "Voices" and "Down With the Sickness", which is the seventh most downloaded track of the last decade. Guitarist Dan Donegan told The Pulse of Radio that the band never expected the song or album to do as well as it did. "I think 'Down With The Sickness' was like the seventh most downloaded song that was recorded in the '90s," he said. "It was like in a list of like four MICHAEL JACKSON songs and NIRVANA's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' and we were in the Top 10 of those songs. And I was just blown away by those statistics. Those are big numbers there. I mean, we're just overwhelmed to think that we could go from a garage band in the south side of Chicago to selling a lot of albums and having a fan base and making a career out of it."
The 10th anniversary package features two previously unreleased bonus tracks and expanded artwork. It's also available on vinyl for the first time ever.
The band has also re-launched its web site with a special section, accessible only by a code included with new copies of "The Sickness", that will feature clips of the quartet in the studio recording their upcoming fifth album, due out later this year.
A DVD, possibly the "Decade of Disturbed" package that the band has hinted at in interviews, is also slated to arrive sometime in 2010.
DISTURBED is also unofficially scheduled to be one of the headliners on this summer's new Uproar tour, along with STONE SOUR and AVENGED SEVENFOLD.