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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.
Texas-based living-legend artist Frank Campagna was commissioned on December 13 to paint a mural of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott of PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN and Dave Williams of DROWNING POOL on the wall of the place where they used to each practice, Universal Rehearsal on upper Greenville in Dallas on Markville.
Frank is said to be an amazing artist, and his work is reportedly VERY prominent in the Deep Ellum/downtown area of Dallas. His style is unmatched and quite distinguished.
Drowning Pool will be finishing out the year tearing up the road with (hed)P.E. starting Tues. Nov 23rd. Here are the upcoming shows:
11/19/2004 - Jake's - Lubbock, TX
11/20/2004 - Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
11/21/2004 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
11/23/2004 - Canes Bar & Grill - San Diego, CA - w/(hed)PE
11/24/2004 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA - w/(hed)PE
11/26/2004 - Key Club - Los Angeles, CA - w/(hed)PE
11/27/2004 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA - w/(hed)PE
11/28/2004 - The Banker Ballroom - Fresno, CA - w/(hed)PE
11/30/2004 - WOW Hall - Eugene, OR - w/(hed)PE
12/1/2004 - The Big Easy - Spokane, WA - w/(hed)PE
12/2/2004 - The Fenix @ Pioneer Square - Seattle, WA - KISW Holiday Hangover Ball
12/3/2004 - Sabala's - Portland, OR - w/(hed)PE
12/4/2004 - The Big Easy - Boise, ID - w/(hed)PE
12/5/2004 - Lofi Cafe - Salt Lake City, UT - w/(hed)PE
12/7/200 - 432 Blue - Colorado Springs, CO - w/(hed)PE
12/9/2004 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO - w/(hed)PE
12/10/2004 - Royal Grove - Lincoln, NE - w/(hed)PE
12/11/2004 - Uptown Theatre - Kansas City, MO - w/(hed)PE
12/12/2004 - Quad City Live - Davenport, IA - w/(hed)PE
12/14/2004 - The Cotillion - Wichita, KS - w/(hed)PE
12/16/2004 - Machine Shop - Flint, MI- w/(hed)PE
12/17/2004 - Headliners - Toledo, OH - w/(hed)PE
12/18/2004 - The Rave - Milwaukee, WI - w/(hed)PE
12/19/2004 - Heartland - South Bend, IN - w/(hed)PE
In other news, the band's single "Love and War" is now in the Top 20 on Rock Radio.
Roadrunner Records is releasing the long-awaited MTV2 Headbangers Ball Volume 2 Compilation this Tuesday. 40 tracks from 40 of the hottest acts in mainstream heavy metal and in the underground, for one low price. Who needs the radio, when you have this awesome play list to pop in the CD player. MTV has put up a full preview of the album, which you can access by clicking here
MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium (so far) picked by you. So put your pedal to the metal and vote for your favorite video here. Then, catch the two-hour premiere Saturday, August 21 at 10 PM during Headbanger’s Ball, on MTV2. Plus check out the final list in the October issue of Revolver.
Videos you can vote for: More...
"Love & War" has been chosen as the new single off Drowning Pool's sophomore album 'Desensitized', and it'll hit the airwaves later this month. You can preview the single and the entire album at Drowningpool.com. The band is currently touring with Flaw and labelmate Atomship, on the West-coast leg at the moment.
Here are the remaining tour dates: More...
For the second time this year, Drowning Pool has been turned away while trying to enter Canada. The band was scheduled to play a July 30th show at Toronto's Opera House, but was denied entrance to the country when their tour bus attempted to cross the border. Bassist Stevie Benton told Blabbermouth.net that the band members feel like "troublemakers who aren't invited to the big party. It's hard to shake a bad reputation."
That bad reputation prevented the band from playing Canadian shows this past May, marking its first time being prevented access into the country. Back then, drummer Mike Luce told Launch that he took responsibility for the problem: "I had had, myself back in the past, a DWI (driving while intoxicated), so I had to get that taken care of and once it was finally done, it was all good. Here in America, you know, for whatever reason, that's considered a misdemeanor, but there, it's a felony, and once it was all finally figured out, then we were like, okay, we were able to take care of what it was and put everything back on track."
The tracklisting for the forthcoming Headbangers Ball Vol. II, which will be making it's way onto store shelves in late September: More...
In an interview with Electricbasement.com, DROWNING POOL vocalist JASON JONES derided Wal-Mart for its insistance on a censored cover and music of their recent release Desensitized, "...the record is actually censored too, but you can't make a kid go ride 85 miles on his fuckin' bicycle to go and buy a record. It sucks that they censor it and everything, but at least it's in there. I just don't understand how you can get DVDs there of people dyin' and fuckin' but the record gets censored. It just shows you that those FCC guys are a bunch of cockheads."
However, he admits the band has a weakness for the retail super store, "Yeah, but we love Wal-Mart, and we shop there all of the time. (laughs)"
Read the full article at Electric Basement.
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.