While headlining this summer's Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour, Disturbed announced that they would take an indefinite hiatus after their touring cycle was complete. Then the band announced last month that they will release a B-sides collection, The Lost Children, on November 8. Many fans have been left wondering if this marks the final chapter of Disturbed, but guitarist Dan Donegan says he hopes it is just a break during which everyone will recharge their creative batteries.
"We're not stopping to pursue other things -- at least I'm not," he told Billboard.com. "We're kind of looking to just go away for a bit, give the fans a little bit of a break, give ourselves a bit of a break. There's not some great game plan or design to all of this." As for when the group may come together again, Donegan explained, "I don't know if it will be six months or six years or whatever. I really don't. It's kind of scary to me to think, 'What if we don't return?' That part of it bothers me." However, he added that he really doesn't think a permanent break up will happen. "My hopes are if we're away from it long enough we're gonna want it that much more," he said. "I like to think that as much as we've done together and how good the chemistry has been in the band, there's going to come a time -- hopefully sooner than later -- that we're gonna turn around and say, 'Man, I f***in' miss this. I want to get back there.' I'll be surprised if that doesn't happen, really."
As for The Lost Children, the set includes a previously unreleased track called "Mine," as well as the rarities "God of the Mind" and "A Welcome Burden," which appeared on the 2010 reissue of The Sickness; "Monster," "Two Worlds" and "Sickened," which were included as bonus tracks on the U.K. tour edition of Ten Thousand Fists; and "Parasite," which appeared on the Japanese edition of Indestructible.