Disturbed star Dan Donegan has assured fans the band will return from its upcoming hiatus, and there are no plans to split.
The hard rockers will be taking an open-ended break following the release of an upcoming B-sides and rarities collection, but the guitarist insists he and his bandmates will be back.
He tells Billboard.com, "We just decided not to have a game plan. That's the first time in our career we've done that. We've always said, 'After this tour, let's do this...,' always something planning ahead.
"This is just the first time we're not having those discussions. We said, 'Let's finish this tour and go home'. We'll see where that takes us.
"We're not stopping to pursue other things - at least I'm not. 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 band is likely to get back together, the guitarist adds, "I don't know if it will be six months or six years or whatever. I really don't.
"My hopes are if we're away from it long enough we're gonna want it that much more. 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**king miss this. I want to get back there.'"