Beginning today, Chicago-based hard rock band DISTURBED will make available for sale a previously unreleased song, entitled "3", at its official web site, Disturbed1.com. All proceeds from the sale of the track, which is available for $0.99, will go to benefit the Damien Echols Defense Fund, which pays for legal fees, forensic testing, and investigative fees for the three men known as the West Memphis Three who were unjustly convicted of murder in Arkansas in 1994. The Free The WM3 Support Fund is group of private individuals who strongly believe that Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley are serving prison terms for murders they did not commit.
For more information, visit www.wm3.org.
In other DISTURBED news, the band's current album, "Asylum", was certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for shipments in excess of 500,000 copies in the United States. This summer the band will hit the road headlining the fourth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The tour, which also features GODSMACK and MEGADETH on the main stage, will make a 26-date trek across the country beginning on July 9 in San Bernardino, California.
DISTURBED recently filmed a video for the song "Warrior" with director Chris Marrs Piliero (THE BLACK KEYS, D.R.U.G.S.). The track, which was described by DISTURBED singer David Draiman as "a fight song for fighters," comes off the band's latest album, "Asylum", which sold 179,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The band's previous three albums — 2008's platinum "Indestructible" (first-week sales: 253,000), 2005's double-platinum "Ten Thousand Fists" (first-week sales: 238,000) and 2002's platinum "Believe" (first-week sales: 284,000) — also debuted at No. 1.