Saturday, August 22, 2015

Disturbed's David Draiman talks about Mayhem Festival controversy


Disturbed frontman David Draiman was recently interviewed by HardDrive Radio, you can read some excerpts below.

About his opinion on Mayhem organizers' apparent decision to end the traveling event after eight years, Draiman said: "You know what? That situation is simply a symptom of somebody having too big of a mouth. And that's, unfortunately, Mr. Kevin Lyman, who went ahead and said a whole bunch of things which were not completely grounded in reality; I don't buy any of it. The back-and-forth and the unnecessary banter between the headlining band this year, and between him, that created a mire of garbage so deep, that, it's, like, how do you save from that situation? So I think they did the right thing. It's not that the demand has gone anywhere, but you tarnish people's impression of it… well, you know, the phoenix must rise from the ashes. And believe me, we're gonna be doing everything in our power to make sure that that does in fact happen."

He continued: "There's no doubt that hard rock and heavy metal is as vibrant as it's ever been. I could throw any number of indicators and statistics at you that you're probably already very well familiar with. So we don't need to prove it to anyone. But that, I'm sure, will end up resolving itself; I have every confidence."