Indestructible (Disturbed song)

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"Indestructible"
Single by Disturbed
from the album Indestructible
Released September 29, 2008
Format 7" Vinyl, Compact Disc, digital download
Recorded February 2007 – January 2008 at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, Illinois
Genre Rock
Length 4:38
4:00 (radio edit)
Label Reprise
Producer(s) Dan Donegan
Disturbed singles chronology
"Perfect Insanity"
(2008)
"Indestructible"
(2008)
"The Night"
(2009)

"Indestructible" is a song by American heavy metal band Disturbed. The song is released as the third single from the band's fourth studio album Indestructible. The single peaked at number-two on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number-ten on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. The music video for the song appeared on Disturbed's website on August 20, 2008, and the single was released on September 29, 2008. The song is meant to encourage troops going into battle, and boost their morale. It is also meant to represent Disturbed's success in the music industry.

Interpretation[edit]

"Indestructible" is "an anthem for soldiers", vocalist David Draiman comments.[1] "It's meant to be something that would make them feel invincible, take away their fear, make them strong."[1] According to Draiman, the song also signifies Disturbed's lingering presence and success in the music industry. Draiman comments that the song "kind of symbolizes the fact that we're still fucking here, that we haven't been destroyed, that we withstood the test of time."[2] Guitarist Dan Donegan furthers this point, stating "We feel that we've become indestructible to be able to survive this long in the business, and continuing a success with it."[2] Draiman concludes, "We have been through a lot. No matter what gets thrown at us, as a band, no matter what happens in the musical environment, we're still here, we're still viable, and still standing."[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video went into production in June 2008 with Noble Jones as the director, and was unveiled on August 20, 2008.[3] It features high-concept battle scenes, reminiscent of the films 300 and 10,000 BC, intercut with footage of the band performing the song. The video shows the progression of war throughout history; from basic fighting with spears, to using modern weaponry such as firearms. The video is unique in that it does break tradition from past historical depictions of armed combat that have, until a few years ago, always shown combatants to be exclusively male by featuring a closing scene of an armed female soldier-warrior, presumably American, charging headlong towards the threat to her fellow soldiers, her "brothers-in-arms".

Track listing[edit]

UK

All songs written and composed by Disturbed

No. Title Length
1. "Indestructible (Album Version)"   4:38
2. "Indestructible (Edit)"   3:59
Total length:
8:37

UK 7" vinyl limited edition

No. Title Length
1. "Indestructible"   4:38
2. "Inside the Fire"   3:52
Total length:
8:30

Digital

No. Title Length
1. "Indestructible"   4:38
2. "Inside the Fire"   3:59
Total length:
8:37

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Position
The Billboard Hot 100[4] 72
Hot Canadian Digital Singles[5] 40
Hot Digital Songs[4] 35
Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[4] 2
Hot Modern Rock Tracks[4] 10

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
Worldwide[6] September 29, 2008 Reprise Records Digital download
United States[6] October 6, 2008 Reprise Records Compact disc, 7" vinyl
United Kingdom[6] October 6, 2008 Reprise Records Compact disc

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "In the Studio: Disturbed’s David Draiman talks "Indestructible" new album". Rolling Stone. 2007-11-21. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  2. ^ a b c The Making of Indestructible (booklet). Rafa Alcantara. Twentyfourcore Productions. 2008 [2008]. 
  3. ^ "DISTURBED: 'Indestructible' video available". Blabbermouth.net. 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Disturbed: Chart history - Singles". Billboard.com. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-04. 
  5. ^ "Indestructible single charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  6. ^ a b c "Indestructible" (insert). Disturbed. Burbank, California: Reprise Records. 2008. p. 1. 

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