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Below is our complete Drowning Pool news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
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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:
Ready for the weekend yet? Friday means more music has been added to the Rock Band Network so you can jam out during the weekend. The Xbox 360 edition has seen more of Amberian Dawn and and a new track from Firewind, while the PS3 edition will get Meshuggah and The Acacia Strain on September 7th. The complete list of new songs added, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Scott Attrill - "Disco Rocket"
Scott Attrill - "Girls Love Techno"
Shokkher - "Burn Her Out"
Free Spirit - "Pale Sister of Light"
The Riptides - "Return to Blood Beach"
Amberian Dawn - "Lionheart"
Amberian Dawn - "Evil Inside Me"
Buttercup - "time-bomb"
Noah Engh The Kid Fantastic - "Buy You A House"
Sideburn - "Cherry Red"
Nerf Herder - "Welcome To My World"
Firewind - "Head Up High"
Bang Camaro - "Revolution" More...
Five Finger Death Punch has checked in with the following brief update about touring alongside Godsmack and Drowning Pool:
"We’re pleased to announce that 5FDP will be out on the road this Fall with a very seminal band, Godsmack. Drowning Pool will also be on the bill. Here are the first batch of dates. More are coming - this promises to be the most Sinister tour of the fall!"
The currently announced dates are as follows, with more expected to be announced shortly:
10/3 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavillion
10/5 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
10/6 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Center
10/8 Boston, MA Tsongas Center
10/9 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
10/10 Bangor, ME Waterfront Park
Drowning Pool has now added additional dates to the band's upcoming U.S. tour starting in August. The currently announced shows are as follows:
8/6 2010 Nutty's North Sioux Falls, SD
8/7 2010 Buffalo Chip Campground w/ LEE ROCKER Sturgis, S. Dakota
8/9 2010 Gothic Theater Englewood, CO
8/11 2010 Club Sound Salt Lake City, UT
8/12 2010 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV
8/14 2010 San Manuel Amphitheater San Bernardino, CA
8/17 2010 First Midwest Bank Center Tinley Park, IL
8/19 2010 First Niagara Pavilion Burgettstown, PA
8/20 2010 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
8/21 2010 Comcast Theatre Hartford, CT
8/22 2010 Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
8/24 2010 Comcast Center Mansfield, MA
8/26 2010 Idaho Center Amphitheater Nampa, ID
8/28 2010 Washington County Fair KUFO Hillsboro, OR
9/4 2010 Deppe Music Pavilion Jacksonville, NC
9/10 2010 LP Field WBUZ Buzzfest Nashville, TN
9/11 2010 Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville, IN
9/12 2010 Montgomery County Fair Dayton, OH
9/18 2010 Pizza Hut Park Frisco, TX
11/11 2010 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Drowning Pool has posted a music video online for the song "Turn So Cold," which can be viewed below. A behind-the-scenes video clip from the recording can also be found after the jump.
Sevendust has checked in with the following update about performing at the 2010 edition of the ShipRocked cruise:
"Sevendust would like to extend a special invitation for you to join them on the high seas this November! ShipRocked is the ultimate rock and roll cruise vacation, with a backstage pass! This amazing floating music festival and fan experience will travel to the premier Bahamian port, Nassau, with a special stop at the pristine private island of Coco Cay Bay. You and the band will be sailing onboard one of the cruise industry's most acclaimed new luxury liners, the MSC Poesia, from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on November 11th, returning on November 14, 2010.
"The lineup for ShipRocked 2010 features over a dozen artists performing on multiple stages throughout the ship. Alongside Sevendust are Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Cinderella Tesla, Drowning Pool, 10 Years and Black Stone Cherry, and the all-star super group HAIL!, which features band members from Megadeth, Dream Theater and Sepultura. And if that's not enough to wet your appetite, The Letter Black, Aranda, Lynam, Broken Teeth, the Niki Barr Band and Pianotarium will also be joining you onboard! More...
Texas based hard rock outfit Drowning Pool has posted a new video online which takes a look behind the scenes of their new music video, "Turn So Cold," which will be released on wednesday. You can check out the making of the new video below. The song comes from the band's self-titled fourth studio album, which is available now. More...
Activision has announced some of the details for their next installment in the popular Guitar Hero video game franchise, including several bands. The new game will be called Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock and will be much more story based than the previous games. Players will begin their careers at the legendary CBGBs venue and continue to the molten lava fields of rock treachery as eight Guitar Hero characters transform into rock warriors that must join together to use their unique, game-changing powers to help the Demi-God of Rock take down "The Beast" and save rock n’ roll.
"Guitar Hero has set the standard for music based gaming and with Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock’s all-new Quest Mode, robust and authentic set list, over-the-top challenges and rock-inspired new hardware, we are once again bringing the soul and energy of rock n’ roll to fans around the world,” said David Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Guitar Hero.
"The world is a boring place. Come with me, and enter a world populated of Demi-Gods and Beasts. Transform from an everyday person and become the savior of rock and roll,” said Gene Simmons of KISS. “It was an honor and privilege to narrate Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock, even more so, to voice the Demi God. From the God of Thunder to the Demi-God, how cool is that..." More...
CJ Pierce of Drowning Pool has posted a note remembering Paul Gray from Slipknot in light of his recent passing:
"Paul was actually the first person in Slipknot that Dave Williams, Me, Mike, and Stevie ever met. When we were recording the first Drowning Pool CD Sinner in LA back in Jan/Feb of 2001, we would go out to the Rainbow after recording to have a few drinks and hang out. We ran into Paul a few times while Slipknot was recording their second CD Iowa, became friends and the next thing you know we're all on Ozzfest six months later rockin out together. We know what it's like to lose a brother and a family member. Our hearts and our prayers go out to Slipknot and Paul's family. You will always be remembered.
"In memory of the ones we've lost, life will never be the same without you."
Drowning Pool was recently interviewed on the Lazer 103.3 radio show for the 2010 edition of the Lazerfest. Footage from the interview can be viewed below.