Hi all, I don't know anything about when they're coming back but I can tell you it won't be very, very long. As a musician myself, I cannot stand to be away from it more than a week. I know it's already been awhile now, but they've been constantly at work for the last 14-15 years. They are owed a well deserved break. I do know that once you get that feeling of power (because they were on top of the world)you don't ever want it to go away.
I think they were missing their families and lives and wanted to take some time to stop and smell the roses. Also, just my opinion here- I really think they wanted to end on a high note because they don't want to be forced to put out another record that isn't up to par with all the other Disturbed records. When you get tired and burnt out, you set yourself up to fail. They were not about to let that happen and will be back when they feel refreshed.
I just think they need to feel like they have that hunger for world domination again to keep going above and beyond what they've already done. That's a high order to follow. So, when the next Disturbed album finally makes its way into the works, I am convinced it will be the ass kicking, jaw-dropping, face melting, skull crushing, brain scrabbling twizted sick sonic assault we've come to expect from the guys. No doubt in my mind whatsoever! Disturbed will come back. Stronger than ever! Once Disturbed, always Disturbed! We all are Disturbed!