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Drowning Pool just wrapped up a string of tour dates celebrating the re-release of the "Sinner" album, and now the band is raising money for heart disease research. The group had this to say:
"We'd like to thank all of our hardcore DP fans and everyone who came out to the Sinner 13th Anniversary shows this year. We appreciate you!
"This also marks 13 years since we lost our original singer, Dave Williams, to the heart disease, Cardiomyopathy. In remembrance of Dave Williams we've teamed up with the American Heart Association and set up the Indiegogo campaign to help raise funds towards heart disease research.
"Everyone who makes a donation of $30 or more will receive a one of a kind commemorative Dave Williams T-Shirt. A donation of $10 earns you our special DP 'Sinner' bracelet. To learn more and donate visit this location.
"We appreciate everyone who has already donated and our hearts go out to anyone who has lost a family member or a friend to heart disease. We thank you all and look forward to seeing you at the next Drowning Pool concert."
Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey is announcing an upcoming battle of the bands, offering unsigned bands the chance of a lifetime: a year-long agency deal with one of the top booking agencies in the industry.
Additional prizes will include a record deal with Century Media Records/Another Century Records, a management deal through Street Smart Management, Coldcock whiskey-branded Schecter Guitars, a sponsorship deal with Krank amplifiers, custom Remo drumheads, Miktek microphones, Monster Products prize packs, Vic Firth drum sticks and more.
Rock, hard rock, and metal bands can earn points by responsibly promoting Coldcock Whiskey to their 21+ fans. The top ten bands with the most points will be chosen as finalists. Finalists will be judged by a celebrity panel of judges (based on originality of material, songwriting skills, public appeal) for a chance at the grand prize. Bands can enter by going to this location.
The contest takes place from May 1st, 2015 until August 31st, 2015. All band members from participating bands must be 21+.
“Coldcock Whiskey has always been a supporter of up and coming musicians and this is our way to help bands further their careers and get heard by the masses… while having a great time drinking and promoting Coldcock Whiskey to their fans!” states Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey founder and Zeiler Spirits CEO Rick Zeiler. “We couldn’t be more proud to be teaming up with a major booking agency to offer bands this opportunity.”
Judges include: More...
The Platinum Texas rockers from Drowning Pool have announced the second leg of their “Unlucky 13th Anniversary” tour.
The run kicks off on March 12th in Daytona Beach, FL as part of Daytona Bike Week and tours through eastern and central U.S. markets, ending on March 3rd in Dallas, TX. Adrenaline Mob and Full Devil Jacket will provide tour support, alternating each night. The band will perform the platinum-selling album "Sinner" in its entirety at each tour stop, followed by other hits.
3/12 - Daytona Beach, FL @ Main Street Station - Daytona Bike Week
3/14 - Jacksonville, FL @ Beach Blvd Concert Hall
3/17 - Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse Bar & Grill
3/19 - Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
3/20 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
3/21 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
3/22 - Beckley, WV @ Muncheez
3/24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
3/26 - Fredericksburg, VA @ Hard Times
3/27 - Lancaster, OH @ Mickey's Bar
3/28 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
4/1 - Laporte, IN @ Johnny's Roadhouse
4/2 – St. Louis, MO @ The Mad Magician
4/3 - Dallas, TX @ Trees More...
Platinum Texas rock outfit Drowning Pool has been touring in support of the "Sinner" album, which was reissued last week in 2-disc deluxe edition format via The Bicycle Music Company/Concord.
On their way through the great state of Nevada, the guys stopped at Nellis Air Force Base in the Mojave Wasteland. A great time was had by all as the band hosted a huge meet & greet, honoring our active military and veterans.
In a band statement, Drowning Pool says, “It's always a pleasure for us to have the opportunity to support our troops. We've been fortunate this year on our Sinner 'Unlucky 13th Anniversary' tour to hit a few bases across the county. Our recent visit to Nellis Air Force Base has definitely been one of the highlights. Such a great group of people that organized the visit, and like always, it was such an honor for us to sign and take pictures in support of our air man and their families. We appreciate the organizers at Nellis AFB for giving us the full tour! Besides our meet & greet/signing, we had the amazing opportunity to watch the Thunderbirds air show. Amazing! Insanely talented pilots. We look forward to future base visits and our continued support of our troops.”
Lt. Jonathon Lee and Sgt. Anthony Caldwell commented on the visit before the band arrived, stating, “I think it's awesome of them to help us out and show their support for the military, and I can't wait to meet them, I think they are stand up guys.” Caldwell also adds, “I'm here to see Drowning Pool and I think it's amazing that they are out here at Nellis AFB, pretty cool that they are supporting the troops.” More...
Wayne Static will be co-headlining throughout the United Kingdom and Russia with Drowning Pool early next year. The tour kicks off on January 8th in Ekaterinburg, Russia and wraps up in Bristol, England on January 25th.
Wayne will be playing his 1999 Platinum album "Wisconsin Death Trip" in its entirety while Drowning Pool will perform the complete Platinum debut album "Sinner." Wayne Static comments:
“What can I say... It's been far too long since we've played the UK and this will be our first time in Russia. To say I'm excited would be an understatement! For those of you still wondering what to expect from my solo band, don't fear, we're still bringing the Evil Disco with a ton of classic Static-X and a couple from my solo record, Pighammer. I have the best band ever backing me up and the shit's on fire! Add our friends Drowning Pool to the mix and this is gonna be an awesome tour!” More...
Drowning Pool is set to release the two-disc "Sinner (Unlucky 13th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)" on 11/11/14 via The Bicycle Music Company/Concord.
The band will also launch the corresponding Unlucky Sinner 13 tour performing "Sinner" in its entirety beginning October 21st in San Antonio, Texas.
The expanded reissue of debut album "Sinner," originally released on 6/15/01, represents the definitive version of Drowning Pool’s classic Dave Williams years, whose untimely death in 2002 at the too-early age of 30 marked an unlucky end to a rising star.
"Sinner (Unlucky 13th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)" is re-mastered and features a new bonus disc of 13 studio demos direct from the band’s vaults, officially available for the first time.
The unreleased track “Soul,” from disc two, was serviced to the Active Rock radio format just a few days ago and a video for “Soul” will premiere in November featuring rare and never before seen footage of Drowning Pool from the "Sinner" era. Pre-orders for this new version can be found at Amazon.com here.
Australian outfit A Breach Of Silence is pleased to announce the band will be joining Drowning Pool as support on the Unlucky 13th Anniversary Sinner tour.
The tour will kick off on October 22nd in New Orleans, and is scheduled to wrap up November 26th in Joplin, MO. Other support acts are Like a Storm and Red Tide Rising. See below for tour dates.
“Drowning Pool has always been one of my favorite bands, and the 'Sinner' album was a big influence for me,” states A Breach Of Silence guitarist Mat Cosgrove. “We’re really honored that they’ve allowed us to be a support act, and we can’t wait to come to the states and tear it up alongside them each & every night!”
A Breach Of Silence also just premiered a new track entitled "T.P.N.E." from upcoming sophomore album "The Darkest Road," which will be released on October 7th through Eclipse Records. Give it a listen (thanks to Pure Grain Audio) here: More...
Comedy rockers Psychostick have announced they will be performing at this year's 5th annual Breast Fest Biker Bash at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds in Pecatonica, Illinois on July 20th, 2013. The appearance occurs alongside headliners Drowning Pool, Non Point, Pop Evil and many more.
Breast Fest Biker Bash is an annual fundraiser at Winnebago County Fairgrounds in Pecatonica, IL organized by the Iron Skulls Motorcycle Association to raise funds for Save The Ta-Tas Foundation, which supports independent scientific research of Breast Cancer.
Several bands will be performing over the three day festival along with vendors, tattoos by Sacred Art, free camping, best breast contests, pole dancing contests, tattoo contests, bike games, bike show and MMA fighting (only on the Friday). More...
Drowning Pool is currently finalizing a fifth, currently untitled, full-length album and the band has teamed up with Noisecreep.com to stream a new track online. Check out the premiere of the new single, "Saturday Night" over at this location.
The band also announced the official recruitment of new vocalist Jasen Moreno during the Summer. Drowning Pool is:
Jasen Moreno - Vox
CJ Pierce - Guitar
Stevie Benton - Bass
Mike Luce - Drums
Drowning Pool split with third vocalist Ryan McCombs late last year, and now guitarist C.J. Pierce has issued the following announcement about officially recruiting new singer Jasen Moreno:
"It's been a real pleasure for all of us working with Jasen Moreno. He jumped right in and stepped up to the plate. He's everything we hoped for in a singer. Jasen came in and got straight to work on new music for our next CD.
"Out of respect to all past singers and most importantly the Drowning Pool fans he learned every song from every CD we've made in the past as well. Jasen has brought us not only a new voice but a new fire to the Drowning Pool sound. We all can't wait to get the new music out to there to everyone.
"With the live show, we just did a two week run and I have to say, I haven't had this much fun in over ten years. It's really great playing a lot of old songs and jamming some of the new tunes as well. I think some of my favorite moments on this run is when fans come up and request songs and we can play any song from any CD for them.
"Looking forward to the rest of our career with Jasen. The singer switch is finally over!"
Drowning Pool has announced the band is parting ways with current singer Ryan McCombs. The Texas band, which has worked with 3 singers in its 10 year career, issued the following statement:
"We have always been a band who has gained success despite having multiple singers...maybe we suffer from reverse 'lead singer's disease," said C.J. Pierce. "Changing things up has not always been easy, but the band has become re-energized time and time again. We are looking to find a new singer who will give both us and, and most importantly our fans, the new adrenaline shot they deserve." He went on to say, "We do wish Ryan great success in his future endeavors." McCombs, who had been part of the band since 2006, replaced singer Jason Jones, who joined Drowning Pool following the tragic passing of Dave Williams.
Drowning Pool is currently looking to find a suitable replacement for McCombs. In the meantime, the band has already begun writing for a 5th studio album in the group's hometown of Dallas.
Drowning Pool is C.J. Pierce – guitar/ vocals, Stevie Benton – bass/vocals, and Mike Luce – drums/vocals.
THQ Inc. and Volition, Inc. have now released "Saints Row: The Third" on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The launch trailer has also been posted online and can be viewed here.
"There's no way to describe Saints Row: The Third other than pure, over-the-top fun," said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "In a sea of games that are doing the same thing over again, it's incredibly refreshing to take Saints Row in a completely new direction, and incredibly satisfying to see the reaction from fans so far. Today, we all embrace the crazy."
The game boasts seven in game radio stations to enjoy while flying and driving through Steelport. Metal Blade Records boasts a huge presence on The Blood, the in-game station featuring an assortment of metal tracks. The complete track listing for the station is below and includes the Metal Blade artists Amon Amarth, Between the Buried and Me, The Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Job for a Cowboy and Shai Hulud.
After the Burial "Berzerker"
Amon Amarth "Runes To My Memory"
Between the Buried and Me "Obfuscation"
The Black Dahlia Murder "Necropolis"
Black Veil Brides "Perfect Weapon"
Chemlab "Suicide Jag"
The Dillinger Escape Plan "Farewell, Mona Lisa"
Drowning Pool "Feel Like I Do"
Goatwhore "Apocalyptic Havoc"
Job for a Cowboy "Regurgitated Disinformation"
KMFDM "WW III"
Marylin Manson "arma goddamn mother****in geddon"
Miss May I "Apologies Are For The Weak"
Opeth "The Lotus Eater"
Otep "Rise, Rebel, Resist"
Shai Hulud "Misanthropy Pure"
Strapping Young Lad "Love?"
Tugboat "Slow Revolution"
You Love Her Coz She's Dead "Engine Wrecker"
Drowning Pool's new video for "Let The Sin Begin" has premiered online through Metal Injection and can be viewed in the player provided below. The clip was directed by Matt Cooper, and the track comes from the band's 2010 self-titled release. More...
Chicago based hard rock outfit SOiL has announced that it will be embarking on a co-headlining tour of the United Kingdom this October with Puddle Of Mudd, during which the band will be joined by its first vocalist Ryan McCombs. McCombs recorded three albums with SOiL ("Throttle Junkies," "Scars" and "Redefine.") before leaving the group in 2004, joining Texas based alternative metal band Drowning Pool a year later.
"The UK has always been a true home for Soil" states bassist Tim King. "To also have Ryan (McCombs) singing and to be sharing the stage with Puddle Of Mudd will be something special for both us and the fans.”
“After the fantastic reception we got at Download this year, we’re excited to be coming back for our first proper UK run in years,” commented Puddle Of Mudd lead guitarist Paul Phillips. “We played a bunch of shows back in the day with SOiL so it’s gonna be nice to be on the road with them for this run.”
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Drowning Pool has announced another batch of Texas tour dates in July. Here are the latest:
07.16.11 - Rock the Fort Ft. Bliss Army Base - Ft. Bliss, TX
07.20.11 - Backstage Live SA - San Antonio, TX
07.21.11 - Click's - Tyler, TX
07.22.11 - Theos Nice Racks Billiards - Corpus Christi, TX
07.23.11 - Travis County Exposition Center - Austin, TX
Hard rockers Drowning Pool have revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from Trust Company, Static Cycle, Pop Evil and Anew Revolution. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
03/12 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
03/13 Abilene, TX – Lucky Mule Saloon
03/14 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
03/16 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
03/17 Denver, CO – Summit
03/18 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
03/19 Casper, WY – Grand Ballroom
03/22 Billings, MT – Shrine Aud.
03/24 Fargo, ND – The Venue
03/25 Rochester, MN – Wicked Moose
03/26 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
03/29 Milwaukee, WI – Rave Ballroom
03/30 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
04/01 Dayton, OH – Maguffys
04/02 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
04/03 Battle Creek, MI – Planet Live
04/06 Indianapolis, IN – 8 Seconds Saloon
04/08 Ft Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
04/09 Traverse City, MI – Ground Zero
04/11 Charleston, SC – The Southern Bell
04/13 West Palm Beach, FL – Roxy’s
04/14 Jacksonville, FL – The Pit
04/15 Tampa, FL – State Theatre
Texas modern metal/hard rock act Drowning Pool has posted a follow-up statement online in response to the recent Arizona shooting tragedy:
"We'd like to thank our fans for all of their support yesterday, and once again offer our thoughts to the victims and their families.
"Jared Lee Loughner is clearly a very disturbed individual.
"The Washington Post ran an article on 'Bodies' and the Tucson shootings. But instead of telling the whole story, the writer decided to edit what we had to say in order to make it seem like we were somehow responsible for what happened last weekend. He left out some really important facts.
"Where did the part about us performing for the troops go? Where was the mention of us helping to pass a bill in support of our soldiers?
"If you want to let readers form their own opinions of who we are and what we support, include all of the info!
"We find it inappropriate to imply that our song or rock music in general is to blame for this tragic event. It is premature to make this assumption without having all the facts in the case. It is just as likely that this horrible act was caused by the irresponsible and violent rhetoric used by mainstream media outlets such as the Washington Post.
"Listening to Drowning Pool music does not make you a bad person. Misleading people does."
The band's previous statement cant be read at this location.
Texas modern metal/hard rock act Drowning Pool has posted the following statement online in response to the recent Arizona shooting tragedy:
"We were devastated this weekend to learn of the tragic events that occurred in Arizona and that our music has been misinterpreted, again.
"'Bodies' was written about the brotherhood of the mosh pit and the respect people have for each other in the pit. If you push others down, you have to pick them back up. It was never about violence. It's about a certain amount of respect and a code.
"We've performed for the troops overseas several times in places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. Through our song 'Soldiers', we were able to create a petition that helped pass the Lane Evans Mental Health Care Reform Bill, which we presented to then-Senator Barack Obama.
"We've been lucky enough to have some of the biggest success of our career with our new album and we want to continue to spread positivity for the future, not dwell on negativity. For someone to put out a video misinterpreting a song about a mosh pit as fuel for a violent act shows just how sick they really are. We support those who do what they can to keep America safe.
"Our hearts go out to the victims and their families of this terrible tragedy."
Just For Fun
A video of a Yellow-Nape Amazon parrot named Lolita singing Drowning Pool's "Bodies" has been making its rounds around the Internet. Check it out below.
If you don't believe that's the parrot's voice, you check out a number of videos of the bird singing other songs on the owner's YouTube channel.
American hard rock/alternative metal act Drowning Pool has posted the following video update online, in which it announces the "2011 Drowning Pool video project." You can view the short clip below: