DISTURBED Singer Explains How New Bassist Was Chosen

Launch Radio Networks reports: DISTURBED made the first personnel change in the band's history last year, hiring former UNION UNDERGROUND bassist John Moyer to replace original member Steve "Fuzz" Kmak, who left the band in November of 2003. With Moyer on board since last May, DISTURBED singer David Draiman told Launch why he was chosen in the first place. "He showed a lot of guts," he said. "You know, he came to the tryouts and waited in line with everybody else on his own dime, without an invitation. That said a lot. That he knew the material and played it well said a lot. That we vibed well together onstage — you know, all those things involved, and when we added them up and compared them to the rest of the potential candidates, he won."

DISTURBED is currently in Chicago, putting the finishing touches on its third album at the studio of producer Johnny K.

Among the tracks slated to appear on the disc are "Just Stop", "I'm Alive", "Deify", "Stricken" and "10,000 Fists".

A late summer/early fall release is planned for the record, with fall touring plans on the drawing board as well.

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