..But guitarist Donegan denies the band have made any decision on split or hiatus, although he’s looking forward to downtime

Downtime: Donegan

Dan Donegan insists Disturbed have not made any decision on whether to split or go on indefinite hiatus, despite the rumours flying around about their future.

He does admit they have no further plans after their current tour comes to an end – but says that doesn’t mean there won’t be any plans.

And he suggests things have changed as the members have got older and started their own families, meaning the band is in previously uncharted waters in terms of their careers.

Donegan tells The Eagle Rocks: “What it comes down to is ever since the start we’re always had a gameplan of what comes next after each thing. This time around we just haven’t got to those discussions yet.

“So I don’t have a clear answer because I’m not sure where everybody’s heads are at. I think we’re not ready to sit down and have the discussion of when we want to get back together, or if we’re going to.

“We’re kind of winging it. This is something new to us, coming off the road and not having a game plan. It’s really hard to predict.”

Donegan says there are no serious internal issues among the bandmates, although their private lives have changed. “We all live in different states as we got older and had families. So we’re split up anyways – the only times we’re really together is to tour or to write and record.”

Part of the current round of doubts may be to do with frontman David Draimain’s upcoming wedding. Donegan says: “The others are married – David’s the last one. We’ve all got married while being in this business and learned how to balance family life and career and all that.

“Everything is good. We’ll all be going to the wedding.”

And the guitarist, for one, is looking forward to at least some time away: “I’m going to back to being a fan, going out to concerts and looking for inspiration again.

“I don’t know if I’m going to go through withdrawals from being away from it. But when we start getting the itch, whether that day comes five months or five years from now, we’ll discuss what we want to do then.”

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