#Disturbed came together through the matching of a band with a singer. #DanDonegan (guitar), #MikeWengren (drums), and #Fuzz (bass) played together in Chicago before hooking up with singer #DavidDraiman around 1997. Draiman had grown up in a religious family against which he rebelled, his anger found an outlet in the thrashing sound of Disturbed, and the band debut album, "The Sickness", released in March 2000.
Disturbed stepped into the studio after stepping off of the road and began work on a new disc that would reflect their growth as a band. Amplifying their fondness for groups like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pantera, and Soundgarden, "Believe" was released in the fall of 2002 and was recognized as a heavier, more varied, and ultimately superior record to their debut, ultimately reaching the top of the Billboard 200. After completing a tour to support the album, Fuzz left the band and was replaced by former #UnionUnderground member #JohnMoyer. The tour document Music as a Weapon II appeared in 2004, followed by the ambitious studio full-length "Ten Thousand Fists" in September 2005 and "Indestructible" in 2008. In 2010, Disturbed released their fifth studio album, "Asylum".
In July 2011, the bandmembers announced that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus. "The Lost Children", a collection of rarities and B-sides, arrived in November of that year. During their time apart, Moyer joined Adrenaline Mob and formed #ArtofAnarchy (with Scott Weiland as lead singer), Draiman started an industrial metal band called #Device, and Donegan and Wengren formed #FightorFlight. After a dinner meeting between Draiman and Donegan in early 2014, the band began hatching plans to return. Working with producer Kevin Churko in Las Vegas, their next album harked back to a classic heavy metal sound. "Immortalized" was released in August 2015 and became their fifth consecutive studio album to top the Billboard 200. 2016's "Live at Red Rocks" concert LP captured the group's August 15 performance at the storied Colorado amphitheater.