According to a posting on the Big Time Listings blog, DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has sold his castle-like house in Los Angeles’ Northridge area for $2,580,000. Draiman purchased the residence in late 2005 for $2,535,000 (just $45,000 less than he sold the house for, meaning he surely lost money on the deal). Public records show that Draiman sold the house on October 23 to a woman who is not a celebrity. The deal was recorded on November 16.The six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home, a former nondescript tract house that was transformed in 1992 by former owners with a fascination for medieval themes, has barrel-vaulted halls, a great room with 24-foot-high ceiling, theater chandeliers and secret doors behind bookcases. There is a 6,800-square-foot main house, plus a guesthouse with a full kitchen, a tennis court, a pool with a lap lane and an exercise room with an office. Also present is a koi pond, a wooden bridge, a waterfall and a large sculpture of a dragon in the frontyard. Check out an online listing sheet for the house — complete with photos. It's still unclear whether Draiman will own another house in southern California. He sold a 3,864-square-foot house at in Los Angeles' Sherman Oaks area late last year for $1,525,000, according to public records. He also has homes in other parts of the country, including in Brooklyn, New York, and Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, where he purchased a place in late 2005 for $849,000, according to public records. Earlier this year, the 34-year-old frontman took a helicopter to a New Zealand winery, had a private cruise in an $8-million yacht and went scuba diving in Australia. DISTURBED has set "Indestructible" as the tentative title of its new album, which is slated for release in the spring. According to David Draiman, the follow-up to 2005's "Ten Thousand Fists" — which has sold close to 1.5 million copies in the U.S. alone — is "dark, very dark," lyrically as well as musically. In fact, Draiman believes it's much more complex and foreboding than anything they have done during their 10 years together. "Dude, I've had a fucked-up couple of years," he told MTV.com. "All kinds of horrible stuff went on. Bad breakups; I've had my garage burn down with all of my vehicles in it; I had a bad motorcycle accident that took off a whole bunch of skin from my forearm — just bad luck. It's been a fierce past couple of years, and all kinds of shit has gone down. This is therapy, man — I need to get this shit out of me." Watch video footage of Lamont and Tonelli talking to Draiman about his house and his appearance on MTV's "Cribs":
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