DISTURBED's upcoming album will feature "many styles of music," the band has revealed.
The disc, which will follow up 2015's "Immortalized", was recorded at The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko.
In preparation for the release of the lead single from the upcoming record, DISTURBED has launched an online poll to collect public opinion regarding the type of track that should be unveiled as the first taste of the group's new music.
DISTURBED wrote: "The new record is done! The new album includes many styles of music. Since our last album and the recent footage from the studio, we've seen a lot of discussion about the evolution of our new music. Disturbed Ones, we have decided to embrace the debate. For our next single — what kind of sound do you want it to be?"
The two choices provided in the poll are: "Heavy" and "Ballad."
Frontman David Draiman said in a recent behind-the-scenes video that DISTURBED goes to "war" each time it makes a new album to make sure it's the best it can be. Draiman explained: "You fight for the strength of your creation, you fight to make the greatest thing you possibly can, and it's worth every minute, it's worth every bit of sweat, it's worth every tear. So that's what we live for."
He added: "Every time we put out a piece of art, it continues to define who we are. What could possibly be more important than that and require more of your focus and your time and your energy."
Donegan told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that the band doesn't like to waste time in the studio. "I mean, we definitely go in there very prepared," he said. "We never enter the studio unless we feel like, right now, if these are the songs we record, that we would have an album that we're proud of and we're excited about. And we put everything under the microscope and examine it the best we can to make sure that we're prepared. We don't like going in there wasting time. We go in there to work, and to try to make the best album we can."
"Immortalized" ended a four-year hiatus for the quartet and was its fifth album to enter the Billboard 200 chart at No. 1.
"Immortalized" featured the band's cover of SIMON & GARFUNKEL's "The Sound Of Silence", a massive hit that introduced DISTURBED to new audiences.