Chicago hard rockers DISTURBED are in the studio putting the finishing touches on a new album, entitled "Asylum". The release is the follow-up to the band's 2008 platinum CD, "Indestructible", which spawned the Active Rock smash single "Inside the Fire".
"Asylum" will be released by Reprise Records in late summer.
As with "Indestructible", DISTURBED is self-producing "Asylum", which the band began writing in September 2009 and recording in February of this year. Frontman David Draiman describes it as "still identifiably DISTURBED, but showing more maturation. We feel this is one of the strongest bodies of work we've ever put together. It definitely goes in familiar areas, but with new levels of precision and skill."
Lyrically, Draiman says, the themes "range from very personal and introspective, to the political and provocative. What would you expect? No songs about puppy dogs or rainbows here."
"We want this record to be a shining example of how the years have made us stronger," Draiman says. "We want it to be an album that helps people get through their own trials and tribulations, as always."
DISTURBED, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and STONE SOUR are rumored to be teaming up for the Uproar 2010 tour late this summer. So far only one date has been released: August 24 at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.