While Disturbed were on hiatus, Lenardo reached out to Draiman to collaborate on a song for the Underworld: Awakening soundtrack in late 2011. The duo then cut “Hunted” in Chicago where Draiman and Lenardo continued writing music. Soon, they had an entire album’s worth of material.
“It started to develop very naturally and organically,” recalls the frontman. “Geno is a brilliant songwriter in his own right and a tremendously talented sound designer as far as the electronic palette is concerned. Together, we made this monster. It’s not metal. It’s got a dark electronic vibe. At the same time, these are big, anthemic, and intensely melodic songs. It’s futuristic rock.”
The record is going to feature a bunch of guest appearances from the likes of Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler, System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian, Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows, Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes and Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale!
Check out the official teaser trailer for the album below: