It’s very unlikely to see a song by US heavy metal band Distrubed surge up the mainstream charts but that’s exactly what’s happening right now with their cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s The Sound Of Silence sitting at number one on iTunes in the country.
Now, Paul Simon of Simon & Garfunkel has added himself to the lengthy list of fans calling the dark cover of the song “wonderful”.
Simon took to his Facebook to plug Disturbed’s performance of the track on US late night show Conan. He also let his 1.3 million strong Facebook fanbase know that it’s taken from Disturbed’s latest album Immortalized.
In addition to that he sent Disturbed frontman David Draiman an email calling the performance “really powerful”. According to the email it was the first time Simon had heard the band do it live.
“It’s not every day that one of the most prolific songwriters of all time sends you an email message,” Draiman said posting the email on social media.
Before hearing the cover, it would’ve been hard to imagine ever hearing Disturbed and Simon & Garfunkel in the same sentence but here we are.
Disturbed have announced a massive Australian tour for November and given that this song is currently one of the biggest songs in the country, no doubt they’ll be playing it live.
Check the tour date below.
Watch: Disturbed – The Sound Of Silence (Live On Conan)
Disturbed 2016 Australian Tour
Tickets on sale for Frontier members here from Wednesday, 6th April at 12 noon AEST to Thursday, 7th April at 12 noon AEST.
Tickets on sale to the general public from 12pm local time, Friday, 8th April.
Wednesday, 9th November
HBF Stadium, Perth
Saturday, 12th November
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Sunday, 13th November
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Tuesday, 15th November
Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Friday, 18th November
Vector Arena, Aukland