Another Way to Die (Disturbed song)

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"Another Way to Die"
Single by Disturbed
from the album Asylum
Released June 14, 2010
(See release history)
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded February–April 2010 at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, Illinois
Genre Alternative metal
Length 4:13
Label Reprise
Producer(s) Dan Donegan
Disturbed singles chronology
"The Night"
(2009)
"Another Way to Die"
(2010)
"Asylum"
(2010)
Music video
"Another Way to Die" on YouTube

"Another Way to Die" is a song by American heavy metal band Disturbed, released as the first single from their fifth studio album, Asylum. Airplay for the single began on the morning of June 14, 2010. That same day, a lyric video was posted by the band on their official YouTube channel[1][2] and was released as a digital download on June 15, 2010 via iTunes. On August 31, 2010, an excerpt of the song played in a newly released second trailer for the 2011 Mortal Kombat game.[3]

Lyrical content[edit]

In an interview with The Pulse of Radio, frontman David Draiman explained how the track contains some very timely subject matter:

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
  1. Another Way to Die - 4:13
CD single
  1. Another Way to Die - 4:13
  2. Living After Midnight (Judas Priest cover) - 4:25

The b-side "Living After Midnight" (originally by Judas Priest) is also included on the band's b-side compilation, The Lost Children, along with their cover of "Midlife Crisis" by Faith No More, which was originally recorded for the tribute album Covered, A Revolution in Sound.

Music video[edit]

The band shot a music video for the track directed by Robert Schober (also known as Roboshobo)[4] and was released on August 9. It is the first music video since "Land of Confusion" to not feature any of the band members; the video focuses on worldwide events relating with the song, such as pollution and poverty.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

In the week ending September 25, 2010, "Another Way to Die" peaked on the U.S. Billboard Rock Songs chart at number 1, becoming Disturbed's first single to reach the top spot on the chart.[6]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Canadian Hot 100[7] 62
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[7] 81
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs[8] 15
U.S. Billboard Rock Songs[6] 1

Release history[edit]

Format Date Label
US Radio June 14, 2010 (2010-06-14) Reprise
Digital download (US) June 15, 2010 (2010-06-15)
Digital download (Worldwide) June 16–23, 2010

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DISTURBED: Another Way to Die Lyric Video Released". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. June 14, 2010. Archived from the original on June 18, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Disturbed 'Another Way to Die' (Lyric) Video Available". Metal Hammer. June 15, 2010. Archived from the original on June 18, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ "IGN Video: Mortal Kombat PlayStation 3 Trailer - Shadows Trailer". IGN. August 31, 2010. Archived from the original on September 2, 2010. Retrieved August 31, 2010. 
  4. ^ "BOOKED: Disturbed - Roboshobo, dir". Video Static: Music Video News. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on June 17, 2010. Retrieved June 19, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Disturbed Release Music Video for 'Another Way to Die' Online". Theprp.com. August 10, 2010. Archived from the original on August 29, 2010. Retrieved August 10, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Rock Songs". Wayback Machine. Internet Archive. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Disturbed Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.com. July 3, 2010. Archived from the original on July 6, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Another Way to Die". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on July 6, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"The Crow & the Butterfly" by Shinedown
Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks number-one single
August 7, 2010 – October 1, 2010
Succeeded by
"Say You'll Haunt Me" by Stone Sour
Preceded by
"The Catalyst" by Linkin Park
Billboard Rock Songs number-one single
September 25, 2010 – October 1, 2010
Succeeded by
"Say You'll Haunt Me" by Stone Sour