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Drowning Pool Announces "Not So Silent Night" Tour

Drowning Pool is pleased to announce an upcoming U.S. headline trek - dubbed the "Not-So-Silent Night" tour - which will visit several eastern and central U.S. cities during the 2016 holiday season.

The band will be joined by special guests Gemini Syndrome, 9Electric, and Red Tide Rising. The tour kicks off November 29th in Colorado Springs, CO and will come to a close just before Christmas with a Toys For Tots homecoming show at Trees in Dallas, TX.

In celebration of the tour launch, check out the brand new 360 degree lyric video for the track "Hell To Pay" below. Vocalist Jasen Moreno of Drowning Pool states:

"Jasen here, and I'm so stoked to announce our winter tour on home soil. Just returned from our first time in India where the crowds are insane - we had such a great time, now we just want to keep the party going! We really can't think of a better way to end our year than kicking some ass with our favorite peeps here at home - get ready, 'cause we're headed y'all's way with our friends in Gemini Syndrome, 9Electric and Red Tide Rising, and there will even be some select appearances by everyone's favorite 80-plus rocker, John Hetlinger. See you soon, America!" More...

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Chicago Open Air Day One

I've never been to an open air music festival. Mostly since most music fests have only one or two artists who I like and try to jam as many different styles of music into one festival as possible to the point where they have no target audience anymore. Lollapalooza is perhaps the biggest offender in that regard to he point where it appeals to both everyone and nobody simultaneously. But thankfully Chicago finally got a metal festival of its own to compensate for a lot of the directionless festivals that the city is known for that have kept me at bay for so long.

Milwaukee Metalfest closed up around a decade ago so Chicago getting a heavy metal festival was (literally) music to my ears. The Rust Belt had nothing in the way of metal festivals and the only other big metal fests have been Rocklahoma, Maryland Deathfest, New England Metal and Hardcore Fest and 70,000 Tons of Metal. As somebody who doesn't live within driving distance from Oklahoma, Maryland, Massachusetts or Florida, I was incredibly excited for something to hit the Midwest as it was long overdue.

But the part that got me most excited was the potential for the future. Specifically a future where artists who only do festivals and mini-tours can finally hit a big outdoor stage and do so in my hometown. Think Anaal Nathrakh, Samael, Ihsahn, Pig Destroyer and Zardonic being able to not only play a real festival show in the Midwest but also be introduced to a whole new audience who would be coming for the far more mainstream headliner. At the very least, the fest could use some less obscure second stage openers and some more foreign bands who haven't come to America for years like Primordial, Vreid or Orphaned Land. But for a brand new festival, the lineup wasn't bad by any means, particularly when it came to headliners. It's a possible future outlet for all the cool stuff that I would never otherwise get to see in coming years which is what got me psyched more than anything else.

I waited in the mother of all lines upon arriving on Friday for a full 90 minutes. Everyone wanted to be in early to catch the opening band on the opening day of the inaugural festival. And the person in front of me was the evil doppelganger of a friend of mine from college. Same body. Same haircut. Same facial features. Same teeth. It was just completely uncanny, especially since one of them lives in west Iowa and the other in east Nebraska. More...

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Drowning Pool To Perform With 82 Year Old

Drowning Pool recently surged to viral status after 82-year-old Navy veteran and aerospace manager John Hetlinger performed his favorite karaoke track "Bodies" on the NBC competition show America's Got Talent. Video of the performance instantly exploded online, with over 7 million views in the first two weeks... and counting.

Shortly after the outpouring of attention, Drowning Pool guitarist CJ Pierce sat down for a chat with Entertainment Weekly, inviting Hetlinger to perform during an upcoming set at Chicago Open Air. Hetlinger replied on Twitter accepting the invitation, and the rest is history!

Hetlinger will join Drowning Pool onstage at Chicago Open Air during a 2:00pm set on Friday the 15th. John Hetlinger states, "I am really amped-up to see y'all when Drowning Pool and I join you in Chicago this Friday afternoon for the Chicago Open Air festival. We are going to have a blast together - let the bodies hit the floor!" More...

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Drowning Pool Kicking Off USO Shows

Drowning Pool heads out today on a fifth USO tour to perform and visit with service members stationed at Andersen Air Force Base (April 6, Guam), Kadena Air Base (April 8, Japan) and Camp Foster (April 9, Japan). This particular visit is in conjunction with the USO's Campaign to Connect.

Guitarist C.J. Pierce states, "We love giving back, it's the least we can do. ... There are a lot of families involved in the armed forces and we love giving them a hand. It's definitely great for us to go overseas and play at different bases. I think 2005 was our first one (Iraq and Kuwait) and it's personal for us. Each one of us has someone in our family somewhere in the armed forces and it's all about those friends and families."

In addition to these USO tour dates, fans can catch Drowning Pool live on these upcoming shows:

4/10 - Bangkok, Thailand @ The Rock Pub
4/13 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong @ Hidden Agenda
4/17 - Jakarta, Indonesia @ HAMMERSONIC 2016
4/22 & 4/23 - Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
5/5 - Toledo, OH @ Realm - w/ Saliva
5/6 - Lexington, KY @ The Manchester Music Hall - w/ Saliva
5/7 - Cleveland, OH @ The Odeon - w/ Saliva
5/14 - Kansas City, MO @ Liberty Memorial - KQRC Rockfest
5/29 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion - KEGL BFD
6/12 - Inwood, WV @ Summer Jam
7/15 - Bridgeview, IL @ Toyota Park - Chicago Open Air
7/16 - Mansfield, OH @ Ohio State Reformatory - Ink in the Clink
8/13 - Brownfield, TX @ 4B Wild West Bike Rally
8/19 - Glen Flora, WI @ The Northwoods Rock Rally More...

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South By Southwest 2016 Schedule

Chuck Loesch of 101 X, No Control Radio posted information on the metal bands appearing at South By South West 2016 (SXSW).

Monday 3/14/16

Wicked Bad Concerts/ at the Swan Dive FREE w/ RSVP

STAGE
7:00pm - Smoky Mirror
8:00pm - The Dirty Seeds
9:00pm - Summit
10:00pm - Oddfellows
11:00pm - White Dog
12:00am - Black Tabs

FLOOR
7:30pm - Mountain Rag
8:30pm - Ladykiller
9:30pm - Foxmoor Express
10:30pm - Thunderkief
11:30pm - Orcanaut

PATIO
7:15pm - Amplified Heat
8:15pm - Greenbeard
9:15pm - R.I.P.
10:15pm - Crypt Trip
11:15pm - Glitter Wizard
12:15am - The Great Electric Quest More...

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Drowning Pool Releases "By The Blood" Video

Drowning Pool just released a new video for "By the Blood" off latest album Hellelujah, which is out now via Entertainment One Music.

The band is also currently on the road with Audiotopsy and Violent New Breed. Remaining dates on the trek are as follows:

3/2/2016 - Tyler, TX @ Cowboys
3/3/2016 - Lava Cantina - Baton Rouge, LA
3/5/2016 - The Warehouse - Clarksville, TN
3/10/2016 - Main Street Station - Daytona Beach, FL
3/13/2016 - Speaking Rock - Socorro, TX More...

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Audiotopsy Announces Shows With Drowning Pool

Audiotopsy - the powerhouse foursome featuring guitarist Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne, Hell Yeah), drummer Matt McDonough (Mudvayne), vocalist Billy Keeton (Skrape) and bassist Perry Stern - released the "Natural Causes" debut in October 2015 via Napalm Records.

The band will also return to the road in North America alongside Drowning Pool and Violent New Breed. The tour starts February 11th in Ft Wayne, IN and runs through March 10th in Daytona Beach, FL. A complete list of tour dates can be found below, with more to be added soon.

2/11: Fort Wayne, IN @ The Rusty Spur
2/12: Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel Concert Lounge
2/14: Ringle, WI @ Q&Z Expo Center
2/15: Moorhead, MN @ The Garage Bar
2/16: Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli's Grill/The Reverb Rock
2/18: Golden, CO @ Buffalo Rose
2/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Royal
2/20: Idaho Falls, ID @ Hitt Event Center
2/22: Chico, CA @ Lost on Main
2/23: Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos
2/24: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
2/25: Lubbock, TX @ Jakes Backroom
2/26: San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgeralds
2/28: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
3/2: Tyler, TX @ Cowboys
3/3: Baton Rouge, LA @ Lava Cantina
3/5: Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse
3/10: Daytona Beach, FL @ Main Street Station More...

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Drowning Pool Gearing Up For U.S. Shows

Drowning Pool has announced a string of headlining tour dates serving as the first wave of support for forthcoming LP "Hellelujah," due out on February 5th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music

Audiotopsy and Violent New Breed will serve as support on these dates. "We're beyond excited to finally get out on the road in support of our new LP," says guitarist CJ Pierce. "We know Drowning Pool fans are eager to hear new music live, they'll definitely get that and more at these live shows!"

2/11/2016 - The Rusty Spur - Ft Wayne, IN
2/12/2016 - Diesel Concert Lounge - Chesterfield, MI
2/14/2016 - Q & Z Expo Center - Ringle, WI
2/18/2016 - Buffalo Rose - Golden, CO
2/19/2016 - The Royal - Salt Lake City, UT
2/20/2016 - Hitt Event Center - Idaho Falls, ID
2/22/2016 - Lost on Main - Chico, CA
2/24/2016 - Club Red - Mesa, AZ
2/25/2016 - Jake's - Lubbock, TX
2/26/2016 - Fitzgerald's - San Antonio, TX
3/3/2016 - Lava Cantina - Baton Rouge, LA
3/5/2016 - The Warehouse - Clarksville, TN
3/10/2016 - Main Street Station - Daytona Beach, FL
3/13/2016 - Speaking Rock - Socorro, TX More...

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Drowning Pool Premieres New Song "Hell To Pay"

Drowning Pool premieres a new song entitled "Hell To Pay", taken from the upcoming new album "Hellelujuah", which will be out in stores February 5 via eOne Music.

Check out now "Hell To Pay" below.

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Drowning Pool Premieres New Lyric Video & Song

Drowning Pool premieres a new song entitled "By The Blood", taken from the upcoming new album "Hellelujuah", which will be out in stores February 5 via eOne Music.

Check out now "By The Blood" below.

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Drowning Pool Posts New Song

Drowning Pool just released a second new song titled "Snake Charmer," which can be heard in the player below.

"This is a tune about the poisonous souls we have endured during our time in the music business," says vocalist Jasen Moreno. "We won't name any names, but you know who you are. Basically it's about how to keep kicking ass when things go bad."

Drowning Pool will release new album "Hellelujah" on February 5th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music. The new LP will be the band's first since signing with the label earlier this summer, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Push
2. By The Blood
3. Drop
4. Hell To Pay
5. We Are The Devil
6. Snake Charmer
7. My Own Way
8. Goddamn Vultures
9. Another Name
10. Sympathy Depleted
11. Stomping Ground
12. Meet The Bullet
13. All Saints Day More...

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Drowning Pool Releases New Single

Platinum selling outfit Drowning Pool just released an all new single titled "By The Blood," taken off upcoming album "Hellelujah."

"We're excited as hell to get our brand new single out to everyone!" says guitarist CJ Pierce. "Back to the core sound you know from Drowning Pool! Crank it up!"

Drowning Pool will release "Hellelujah" on February 5, 2016 via Entertainment One Music. The new LP will be the first since signing with the label earlier this summer.

"By The Blood" will also be featured during World Series of Fighting 25 taking place tonight. This is an eight man, one night tournament for the top contender spot for the World Lightweight Title taking place at 11PM eastern / 8PM pacific on NBC Sports @ Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, AZ.

The new album's cover was crafted by artist Brian Mercer, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Push
2. By The Blood
3. Drop
4. Hell To Pay
5. We Are The Devil
6. Snake Charmer
7. My Own Way
8. Goddamn Vultures
9. Another Name
10. Sympathy Depleted
11. Stomping Ground
12. Meet The Bullet
13. All Saints Day More...

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Drowning Pool Releasing New Album In 2016

Platinum selling metal act Drowning Pool has announced plans to release an all-new LP titled "Hellelujah" on January 22, 2016 via eOne Music.

This latest LP will be the band's first since signing with eOne Music earlier this summer.

"We're excited as hell to announce the release of our new record titled 'Hellelujah'" says the band. "This is the most metal record from Drowning Pool to date. Be on the lookout for the new single. Can we get a Hellelujah!? Amen!"

"Hellelujah" will be the follow-up to "Resilience," released in 2013 and this time the band tapped renowned producer Jason Suecof. Further details are still forthcoming, so stay tuned.

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Drowning Pool Signs With eOne

Platinum selling metal act Drowning Pool has announced a worldwide deal with eOne Music and plans to release a new LP next year.

"We are truly honored to be part of the eOne family," says the band. "We would like to thank eOne for not only their support, but also for allowing us the autonomy to make the record we envision." The yet-to-be titled new record will be the band's follow up to "Resilience," released in 2013.

The band is currently in the studio with producer Jason Suecof and will wrap production this fall. "We are excited to welcome Drowning Pool to the growing roster of bands at eOne," says eOne VP of Metal/Rock Scott Givens. "I'm personally looking forward to unleashing the band's new single later this year." More...

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Drowning Pool Raising Money For Heart Research

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."

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Win A Record Deal With Century Media

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...

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Drowning Pool Announces New "Sinner" Tour Dates

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...

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Drowning Pool Visits Nellis AFB

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...

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Wayne Static Announces Tour With Drowning Pool

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...

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Drowning Pool Re-Issuing "Sinner"

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.

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