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Beginning today, multi-platinum hard rock band Disturbed will make available for sale a previously unreleased song, entitled "3," at their official website www.disturbed1.com. All proceeds from the sale of the track, which is available for $.99, will go to benefit the Damien Echols Defense Fund, which pays for legal fees, forensic testing, and investigative fees for the three men known as the West Memphis Three who were unjustly convicted of murder in Arkansas in 1994. The Free the WM3 Support Fund is group of private individuals who strongly believe that Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley are serving prison terms for murders they did not commit. For more information, please visit www.wm3.org.
In other Disturbed news, the band's current album Asylum has been certified gold by the R.I.A.A. This summer the band will hit the road headlining the fourth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The tour, which also features Godsmack and Megadeth on the main stage, will make a 26-date trek across the country beginning on July 9th in San Bernadino, CA. Tickets are now on-sale. Please visit www.disturbed1.com or www.rockstarmayhemfest.com for tour dates and ticket info.
Formed in Chicago in 1996, Disturbed have sold 12 million albums and over six million digital tracks worldwide. Asylum is Disturbed's fourth consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1, a feat achieved by only two other rock groups in history: Metallica and the Dave Matthews Band. Disturbed has had eight #1 hits at BDS Active Rock radio: they are tied with Creed for the second most on the chart. The band has also had the third most #1 hits at Mediabase Active Rock, with seven.
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