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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.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
The new Drowning Pool CD, 'Desensitized' hits stores April 20th, but fans can pre-order the CD now, get the CD delivered on the release date, and get a free Drowning Pool t-shirt. Check it out here.
Here's the track listing for the unedited version of 'Desensitized':
2. Step Up
4. This Life
6. Bringing Me Down
7. Love and War
9. Cast Me Aside
10. Killin' Me
HATEBREED have pulled out of the first two dates of the "Headbanger's Ball Tour" — also featuring DAMAGEPLAN, DROWNING POOL and UNEARTH — following the death of their manager Steve Richards (as reported yesterday). HATEBREED's official message on the matter reads as follows:
"This past Sunday, March 21st, we all lost a very special person, a visionary and a true music guy, Steve Richards, our manager, the founder of No Name Worldwide. He was many things to many people, a soul mate, mentor, leader, confidante, brother, and son. His spirit will continue to inspire the ones he blessed with his amazing passion he had for living life.
"We would not be where we are today if it wasn't for Steve. He helped us when no one else would and we loved him like a brother. May he Rest In Peace.
"Due to this horrible loss, HATEBREED has postponed their appearance on the IMX Show and the first two shows of the 'Headbangers Ball Tour'. HATEBREED will now start the tour this Saturday March. 27th in Winston-Salem, NC."
NOTE: HATEBREED's cancellation will *NOT* affect DAMAGEPLAN, DROWNING POOL and UNEARTH's participation in the first two "Headbanger's Ball Tour" dates.
Below are the latest tour dates for the Headbanger's Ball Tour, with DAMAGEPLAN, Hatebreed, Drowning Pool and Unearth. In related news, DAMAGEPLAN's video premiere for 'Save Me' on MTV2's Headbanger's Ball Tour Kick Off Special will take place on MARCH 27th.
Here are the tour dates: More...
Wind-Up Records has an ecard for the PUNISHER: THE ALBUM in which you can preview songs from Drowning Pool, Edgewater, Nickelback, Seether w/ Amy Lee (of Evanescence) and win Punisher prizes.
Featuring 19 new tracks from artists including Drowning Pool, Nickelback, Seether w/ Amy Lee, Chevelle, Edgewater and more, the album will be in stores 3.23.04.
The complete tracklist follows: More...
DROWNING POOL’s official website has posted dates for the upcoming Headbanger’s Ball Tour, which also features HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN, SOIL and UNEARTH.
Confirmed dates include:
The 4th band for the upcoming Headbanger's Ball Tour with HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN, and DROWNING POOL, will be SOIL.
HATEBREED, DAMAGEPLAN and DROWNING POOL will be teaming up for the second installment of the "Headbanger's Ball" tour beginning in late March, according to an audio message from DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul distributed in the group's latest newsletter. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon
Vinnie Paul confirmed DAMAGEPLAN's U.S. tour plans with Hatebreed and Drowning Pool. Dates are yet to be announced. DAMAGEPLAN's debut album, 'New Found Power' , is in-stores NOW. This album features 14 blistering tracks including 'Save Me' , 'Breathing New Life' and 'New Found Power'.
DAMAGEPLAN and over 800 fans made yesterday's Dallas In-Store a huge success. There are already pictures from the event up on DAMAGEPLAN.com in the Exclusives section.
Drowning Pool are in the studio now with new singer Jason "Gong" Jones working on their next album, DESENSITIZED. The new album is due for release on 4.20.04. Head over to Drowningpool.com to hear the new single "Step Up," which will also be featured on PUNISHER: THE ALBUM.
It’s bad enough having to tackle that sophomore curse when following a successful debut, such as Drowning Pool did with 2001’s Sinner. But making this one different from the norm is the fact that the Texas band’s second album will also feature their second singer in Jason “Gong” Jones, who replaced the late Dave Williams.
But now that his ranks in the band are official, the new Drowning Pool singer opened up and shared his thoughts on the new album, “To me, it seems more diverse. I mean, the first album was great, don't get me wrong. But this is, you know, those guys have been through a bunch of shit in the past, what, two years, or a year since Dave's passing, however long it's been, and it's gonna be a different, it's a lot more raw. The riffs, the production, yeah. It's not gonna be one of those smooth, metal boy-band-sounding albums, that's for damn sure."
Jones previous music experiences included working on a project with former Snot/(hed)P.E. guitarist Sonny Mayo, and auditioning for the singer spot in Sepultura a few years back.
The new album is titled Desensitized and comes out April 20th through Wind-up Records. The first single is “Step Up,” which also appears on The Punisher movie soundtrack, and is already getting spins on radio.
According to a segment aired on MTV during their "news" segment today, DAMAGEPLAN are in talks with DROWNING POOL about hitting the road together later this year. No dates or other confirmations have been made yet.
In other news, the band has re-launched a new website at www.damageplan.com.
The new DROWNING POOL vocalist has been officially announced on Headbanger's Ball as Jason Jones. The band expects to release their new album in April, with no tour dates planned as of yet.
DROWNING POOL are advising their fans to tune in to "Headbanger's Ball" this Saturday, January 24 at 10:00 p.m. for a "special announcement that you don't want to miss!"
The Texan band are expected to reveal that they have recruited ex-BUILT XL frontman Jason "Gong" Jones to fill the singer slot left vacant by the death of Dave Williams.
The 30-year-old Williams was found dead on the DROWNING POOL tour bus on August 14, 2002 while the band were touring as part of the U.S. Ozzfest. An inquest into the singer's death in September 2002 concluded that the vocalist died from cardiomyopathy, a heart muscle disease for which he was never diagnosed. No traces of drugs were found in Williams' system, finally dispelling widespread speculation about the cause of his death.
DROWNING POOL are currently in the studio with vocalist Jason Jones at the helm. Johnny K. has started producing the band's upcoming new album which at the moment has no set release date.