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David Draiman Returns to Twitter, Teases New Disturbed Music and Condemns Anti-Semitism

The metal singer had exited the platform in 2015 but "was tired of watching from the sidelines"

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Disturbed’s David Draiman, photo by Johnny Perilla
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    David Draiman has returned to Twitter after exiting the social media platform in 2015. The Disturbed singer explained that he “was tired of watching from the sidelines for the last number of years.”

    Prior to forgoing Twitter nearly seven years ago, Draiman was one of rock music’s most active participants on the platform. The metal frontman would constantly offer his opinions on sociopolitical topics, always in his trademark all caps text. Now he’s back, minus the all caps, and he has been pretty relentless since activating a new account on December 31st.

    Of his decision to return, Draiman remarked, “Came back to @Twitter because I was tired of watching from the sidelines for the last number of years. Yes, the world of social media is still a relative cess pool, but I figured maybe it was time to jump back in, only this time, with a hazmat suit on… lol. Too many rageaholic keyboard warriors out there using what should be, and can be, a medium that brings us together, to only make us feel more divided. Not me. Just truth, no bullshit, no troll wars. I will do my damnedest to be a light in the darkness here.”

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    Picking right up where he left off, Draiman is back with a vengeance, tweeting or retweeting dozens of times since his New Year’s Eve return. Among his many new tweets is an update on new Disturbed music: “BTW… Have I mentioned just how amazing the new @Disturbed material is?? Coming at you sometime this year. Promise”

    A large number of his posts condemn anti-Semitism, with one stating, “If you think attacking random Jews on the streets of NY or anywhere in the world for that matter, is going to #FreePalestine, you’re a fool. All it does is strengthen our resolve and reveal your antisemitic hatred you try to disguise as ‘anti-Zionism’.”

    Draiman also weighed in on the pandemic and vaccines, writing, “I am triple vaccinated (Pfizer). I take the necessary precautions for myself and my family. I’ve also been traveling the world for the past year and have done so safely. I live carefully, but I do not live in fear, and I refuse to. … This has happened before in human history and it will happen again. I will follow the ACTUAL science, and NOT the heavily politicized, fear mongering garbage that has infested both sides of the narratives associated with this virus.”

    And while Draiman stands with Gene Simmons when it comes to supporting Israel, he doesn’t support the KISS singer-bassist’s claim that “rock is dead,” citing Motionless in White, Bring Me the Horizon, and Nothing More as “young rock bands [who] are thriving.”

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    Back when he quit Twitter, Draiman explained to Nikki Sixx’s radio show Sixx Sense, “I’m done with social media. I’m done being anybody’s punching bag. I invested three, four years of solid interaction, of trying to make a difference, of trying to be a voice of reason, of trying to be something entertaining for people.”

    Well, now he’s back, and clearly unafraid to express his opinions. See a few select tweets from David Draiman below, followed by Heavy Consequence‘s video interviews with the Disturbed singer from the past couple years.

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