Disturbed frontman David Draiman has taken to Facebook to reassure fans that the metal heavyweights will undoubtedly be ending their hiatus – although there’s still no definitive word on when that might be – and urged fans to get behind the band members’ solo projects.
The singer made a post on the band’s official page, stating that the break is only temporary:
“While Disturbed’s hiatus is in effect (and none of us truly know how long that will last), myself, Dan, Mike, and John will continue to update you on the goings on/projects from the Disturbed family. This hiatus has nothing to do with the projects each member of Disturbed is currently involved with. It has to do with stopping the assembly line type of machine the Disturbed leviathan had become, giving ourselves and the fans time away from it so that we can eventually reunite, with new inspiration and appreciation from both the band side, and the fan side. When we eventually reunite, and we will, it will be an event, and one that will have greater meaning for all of us.”
He also urged fans to support their side projects in the meantime, like his band Device, guitarist Dan Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren’s Fight or Flight, and bassist John Moyer’s supergroup Adrenaline Mob:
“Bitterness at our individual projects is really quite misplaced. So please support Device, Fight Or Flight, and Adrenaline Mob as they are fruit born of this hiatus; we’re counting on all of you. We will continue to keep you all as involved as possible and update you as things progress.”
This isn’t the first time Draiman has confirmed that there’s light at the end of the Distubred hiatus tunnel. Our money’s on Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah working some of his magic and convincing the Chicagoans to head our way for the 2014 festival.