Disturbed frontman David Draiman was asked in a new interview with German outlet Deutsche Welle about his decision to remove his signature double piercings from his chin, both of which were customized for his face. Draiman replied, “They’re kind of a pain in the butt, to be honest. It just felt kind of weird walking around like a 45-year-old Hot Topic kid . . . I just felt it was time.”
Draiman was doing the interview on behalf of the band’s new album, Evolution. He recently described the LP as Disturbed’s version of Metallica‘s breakthrough 1991 “black album,” which took that band to a new level of success and mainstream popularity.
Draiman explained, “It’s simply a matter of something that every rock and every metal band aspires to — they all want to write that record that takes them to the next level. And that’s what the ‘Black Album’ did for Metallica and that’s what I’m hoping this record does for us.”
Evolution is due out this Friday (October 19th). The band released a new song from the disc over the weekend called “The Best Ones Lie.” It follows previous songs “Are You Ready” and “A Reason To Fight.”
Disturbed recently announced the 26 initial North American cities that will be part of the first leg of the band’s early 2019 Evolution tour, but have not finalized the exact dates or venues yet.