With a platinum debut album on their resume, Chicago nü-metal powerhouse Disturbed could have hired almost anyone to produce their second disc. Instead, they returned to Johnny K, who worked on the band's 2000 LP, The Sickness.
Disturbed entered the K's Groovemaster Studios in Chicago last weekend to begin recording their second album, Believe, which is scheduled for release in September, the band's publicist said.
The record will include "Prayer," which the band premiered on last year's Ozzfest, and about 10 other songs that were mostly written since November. Once the album is completed, knob-twisting guru Andy Wallace (System of a Down, Nirvana) will mix the disc.
This May, Disturbed will release their first DVD, M.O.L., which will include live, studio and behind-the-scenes footage.
Late last year, frontman David Draiman recorded vocals on the song "Forsaken" for the "Queen of the Damned" soundtrack, which was released February 19. The tune was penned by Korn's Jonathan Davis, who was unable to sing any of the five tracks he co-wrote for the movie because of contractual issues with his record label (see "Linkin Park, Manson, Disturbed Members 'Damned' By Korn's Davis").