I know! How much does this blow?! Hopefully it's not true, but according to frontman David Draiman, the future does not look good for the Chicago, Illinois quartet, who have been been writing music, touring the world and changing people's lives for 15 years. Read on for more information.

The band is currently on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which goes until August 14 and features a number of other bands. After the tour wraps up, however, Disturbed have no plans in the way of writing, recording or touring into 2012. They will go on "hiatus" and take some much deserved time off, possibly permanently.

They will also take some time apart from eachother, as they have been together nonstop for quite some time now. I can only imagine how suffocated they all must feel from never getting a break from one another. Draiman said that they all need time to deal with personal issues as well, understandably.

Draiman told Idaho radio station KQXR that We don't know what we're doing... We're not gonna do our own thing either. This is gonna be the last tour that the American people get to see us in for a while, if not indefinitely. We have some things going on internally, we have some personal things going on. So I don't know. It's hard to tell. [Well, it's not uncommon for a band with an insanely packed touring schedule like Disturbed to take more than a few deserved minutes off. So perhaps the band is just tired and cranky from non-stop life on the road, coupled with other personal matters?]

It doesn't sound good at all, but maybe after some time Disturbed will figure out what they want to do. We all hope they return to the life they were born for, but they're not just on this earth to entertain us so hopefully fans will be understanding and supportive during this time.

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