DISTURBED drummer Mike Wengren recently spoke to Ferrante's Power Equipment about the songwriting process for the group's third album, tentatively due next year. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow:
Ferrante's Power Equipment: Have you completed your recording sessions for the new CD (do you have a CD title)?
Mike Wengren: "No, not yet. We're really taking our time to put out the best record we can. There is no title yet. We're shooting for a spring 2005 release."
Ferrante's Power Equipment: What can DISTURBED fans expect from your latest recordings? Did the band take any unexpected chances with this recording?
Mike Wengren: "We've taken the best elements that everyone loved from the first two records and combined them. Then we expanded beyond that with more riffs and more double kick/ tom patterns. It's in your face......signature DISTURBED on steroids. This is the best material we've ever written and we can't wait to unleash it on the world."
Ferrante's Power Equipment: On the replacement of bassist Fuzz with John Moyer (ex-THE UNION UNDERGROUND), have you had to adjust your playing style in any way?
Mike Wengren: "No, we didn't have to change at all. John fit right in. The DISTURBED rhythm section is noticeably stronger than ever before. John makes me sound better too."
Ferrante's Power Equipment: Why did Fuzz leave the band?
Mike Wengren: "Personal differences."
Read Mike Wengren's entire interview with Ferrante's Power Equipment at this location.