LIVE: Disturbed

Hard-rock stalwarts Disturbed infected downtown San Diego's House of Blues with "the sickness" on March 20.

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Disturbed brought the hard-rock "sickness" to House of Blues on March 20.
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The band formed in 1994 and is composed of vocalist Damon Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren.
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The show was completely sold out!
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Their original name was Brawl, but the band was renamed after Draiman came onboard as the new singer.
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The band has released six studio albums, with five of them reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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Their latest album, “Immortalized,” was released on Aug. 21, 2015.
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Disturbed got their start in Chicago, Illinois, and was originally going to go by the name Crawl before finding out that had already been taken. Brawl was born.
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The founding three members placed advertisements for a singer in a local music publication, and Draiman answered the call.
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About their name change to Disturbed: “It had been a name I have been contemplating for a band for years,” Draiman has reportedly said. “It just seems to symbolize everything we were feeling at the time.”
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In 2000 the band released “The Sickness,” an album that launched them into international stardom.
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It carried the singles “Down With the Sickness” and “Stupify.”
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Disturbed has a official mascot named “The Guy.” It was originally just a drawing of a face with a large grin but then was edited three times using a distorting program.
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Sometimes classified as nu metal or alternative metal, the band prefers simply the identifier of “hard rock.”
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According to Draiman, “We probably have too much melody going on…[Metal] is not what we try to do. If we have to place things in context, we’re more hard rock than heavy metal these days.”
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Draiman went on to say in that interview that Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica and Pantera “are the bands that made us want to play.”
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During their March 20 show, the band powered through a set that included “Ten Thousand Fists,” “The Game,” “The Vengeful One,” “Prayer,” “Liberate,” “Land of Confusion,” “Stupify,” “Darkness,” “Inside the Fire,” “Stricken,” “The Light,” “Indestructible” and “Voices.”
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They also performed a few covers: “The Sound of Silence” and a medley of “Closer” (Nine Inch Nails), “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” (U2), “Baba O’Riley” (the Who) and “Killing in the Name” (Rage Against the Machine).
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Disturbed saved the best for last, ending their encore on “Down With the Sickness.”
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