DISTURBED has released its first-ever collection of B-sides and rarities, titled "The Lost Children", which arrived on Tuesday (November 8). The set includes a previously unreleased song called "Mine" as well as a benefit track for the West Memphis Three titled "3", plus tunes that previously appeared only on soundtracks or as bonus cuts on international editions of the group's albums.
Guitarist Dan Donegan told The Pulse Of Radio where the idea for calling the album "The Lost Children" came from. "People always ask what's our favorite song on the albums or whatever, and we've always referred to them as our children, because we can't pick a favorite they're all so personal to us," he said. "So it's always been a difficult thing for us to even decide what stays off the album. In our minds it was never because we felt that these are the weakest songs, that's why they stay off a lot of them, if not all of them, were strong enough to stand on their own and we kept them off to think that maybe we can use them in another area."
DISTURBED went on an open-ended hiatus earlier this fall, following the completion of the touring cycle for its 2010 album "Asylum".
Singer David Draiman said in several interviews this past summer that "personal reasons" and the general state of the music industry factored in DISTURBED's decision to take a breather.
DISTURBED has not indicated when it plans to return, although all four members say it's not likely that the group will stay away for good.
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