Disturbed frontman David Draiman has recently removed his iconic chin piercing and nu-metal is dead.
In a new interview with German publication Deutsche Welle, Draiman said: “They’re kind of a pain in the butt, to be honest. It just felt kind of weird walking around like a 45-year-old Hot Topic Kid. I just felt it was time”.
The double labret piercing has been a signature look for Draiman for over two decades.
Disturbed’s seventh studio album, Evolution, set for release at the end of the week. The band hopes that it will garner a similar response to Metallica’s 1991 self-titled record. In the same interview, Draiman shared “It’s simply a matter of something that every rock and metal band aspires to – they all want to write that record that takes them to the next level. That’s what the ‘Black Album’ did for Metallica and that’s what I’m hoping this record does for us.”