The lead singer for Disturbed David Draimen had this to say to Billboard about the future of Disturbed:
“Many of those reasons are personal reasons, and many of those reasons have to do with the state of the music industry in general and the demise of hard rock and metal right now. The industry is still in a state of reformation; it is on the verge of collapse, in my opinion. It’s a frightening time, and I think after 10 to 12 years straight of touring it’s just a good time for Disturbed to go away for awhile and wait for the phoenix to rise from the ashes.”
Draimen made it also clear that the decision was not because of hatred or animosity between band members.