Drowning Pool first struck paydirt in 2001 when their “Bodies” single had its way with rock radio stations throughout the globe. Now featuring former The Suicide Hook singer Jasen Moreno, Drowning Pool – to quote the mighty Dokken – is back for the attack!” – via AOL Noisecreep
Check out the premiere of the new single, “Saturday Night” at Noisecreep TODAY!
All-American anthemic rockers Drowning Pool announced today that they will be parting ways with their current singer, Ryan McCombs. The hard working Texas band, who has worked with 3 singers in their 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 turned the world into believers with their breakthrough single “Bodies” in 2001. Ten years, three singers and four albums later, they’re giving fans a new reason to believe. “Feel Like I Do,” the lead single from their self-titled fourth studio release [Eleven Seven Music], became the band’s biggest radio hit to date, reaching No. 2 at Active Rock Radio, and remaining in the Top 5 for 12-weeks. With 2009’s “37 Stitches” off of Full Circle reaching #4 at Active Rock and “Feel Like I Do,” the band had 2 consecutive Top 5 Active Rock smashes and cemented their place as one of the top hard rock acts today. The band’s sophomore album, Desensitized with second singer Jason Jones spawned a Top 10 hit with “Step Up.” Recent successes have paved the way for unique opportunities such as presenting the Lane Evans Mental Health Care Reform to then-senator Barack Obama on Capitol Hill, performing for our troops all over the world and partnering with organizations like The Wounded Warrior Project and the G.I. Film Festival.
Drowning Pool is currently looking to find a suitable replacement for McCombs. In the meantime, they have already begun writing their 5th studio album in their hometown of Dallas.
Drowning Pool is C.J. Pierce – guitar/ vocals, Stevie Benton – bass/vocals, and Mike Luce – drums/vocals.
The story is building for the Southern California trio KYNG–singer/songwriter/guitarist Eddie Veliz, bassist Tony Castaneda and drummer Pepe Clarke Magaña—whose debut album, TRAMPLED SUN, is due out September 27 on REALID Records (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group).
Cincinnati, Ohio’s PNC Pavillion closed out their summer concert series Sunday, October 17th with a kick ass rock and roll show with Drowning Pool, Five Finger Death Punch, and Godsmack.
Check out the Drowning Pool Photo Gallery below! You can click on the thumbnail photos below to view the larger image. Additional galleries area available in separate posts below!
Drowning Pool Gallery
Drowning Pool joins Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch for a highly anticipated tour this Fall.
“With “Feel Like I Do,” the lead single from their self-titled fourth studio release and the band’s biggest radio hit to date, reaching No. 2 at Rock Radio, and remaining in the Top 5 for 12-weeks, Drowning Pool’s career has become a great rock story, a story of perseverance and overcoming the odds.”
Check below for tour dates!!
Drowning Pool is back with their fourth CD in 2010, and the second with vocalist Ryan McCombs. Personally, I have always been on the fence with Drowning Pool. I have liked a lot of their music, but I have always wondered if they could top their 2001 debut Sinner. Their electric appearance at Cruefest 2 won me over, and I have been looking forward to this CD as a result of that show.
The band has definitely had their share of tragedies, but with this new CD, I thought for sure that Ryan McCombs would be the spark that would help Drowning Pool continue to grow with their music. Ryan McCombs actually sounds pretty good, and there are some catchy songs, but Drowning Pool’s latest opus is not without its problems. The grungy guitar sound has always been a staple of Drowning Pool’s music, and for this listener, it no longer works. Why? The guitar parts practically sound the same on every song. The song writing is pretty good, but the muddy guitar sound turns good songs into average ones at best.
Some of the highlights include the songs “Let The Sin Begin”, “Alcohol Blind”, the kick ass stadium anthem “Horns Up”. I can’t figure out why “Let The Sin Begin” wasn’t released as the first single, it is clearly better than “Feel Like I Do”(See Video Below). This song is an infectious rocker, and has a lot more hit potential, in my opinion. “Horns Up” might be Drowning Pool’s biggest rocker since “Bodies”.
Sadly, I felt like the middle of the album had too many songs that felt like regurgitated radio rock. There just wasn’t much to distinguish the songs as Drowning Pool. I was hoping for more growth from the band, and it just isn’t here. With that being said, the new album isn’t bad. I didn’t like this one as much as Full Circle, but there are some good songs to be found here. Chances are, if you liked the last couple of albums from Drowning Pool, you will like this one too.
For the latest Drowning Pool Updates, check out the band’s myspace page.
Rating: Out of 10
1. Let The Sin Begin
2. Feel Like I Do
3. Turn So Cold
5. Over My Head
6. All About Me
7. More Than Worthless
8. Children of the Gun
9. Alcohol Blind
10. Horns Up
11. King Zero
Drowning Pool is:
Ryan McCombs – vocals
C.J. Pierce – guitar
Mike Luce – drums
Stevie Benton – bass
More than 15 years after Ozzy Osbourne debuted OZZFest, the defining blueprint for hard rock tours and festivals returns this August in five American cities with an explosive bill co-headlines by OZZY and, in their first-ever OZZFest appearance, Motley Cure–touring together for the first time with OZZY since he invited the group on their now legendary 1984 arena tour. Expect the energy to go way off the carts at the all-day extravaganza of music and deranged merriment.
The main stage will feature full sets from Ozzy, Motley Crue and Rob Halford (who last appeared on OZZfest in 2004 with Judas Priest and Fight. DevilDriver and Nonpoint will round out the main stage line=up. Second stage headliners and six-time OZZFest veterans Black Label Society will be Joines by Drowning Pool, Kingdom of Sorrow, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Saviours and Kataklysm.
3/13/10 Anaheim CA House of Blues
3/14/10 Tempe AZ Marquee Theatre
3/16/10 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theatre
3/17/10 Colorado Springs CO The Black Sheep
3/19/10 San Antonio TX Scout Bar
3/20/10 Houston TX Scout Bar
3/21/10 Corpus Christi TX The Pavilion @ Concrete St.
3/22/10 Mission TX Las Palmas Race Track
3/24/10 Lubbock TX The Pavillion
3/26/10 Dallas TX Trees
3/27/10 Odessa TX Dos Amigos
3/30/10 Panama City FL Club LaVela
Seattle rockers THE FLOOD are about to join up with Sevendust and Drowning Pool on a tour that starts on Feb. 28th in Englewood, Colorado. THE FLOOD were recently featured on the Saw VI soundtrack and were featured on the Saw tour with Mushroomhead, among others.
The band entered the studio last year with Sylvia Massy (Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins) to record their debut full-length at her Radiostar Studios in Weed, CA.
The band also recently release a digital EP on iTunes which can be purchased here: http://itunes.apple.com/album/self-titled-ep/id342665461
Tour dates with Sevendust and Drowning Pool are as follows:
Feb 28 2010 7:45P
The Gothic Theatre w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Englewood, Colorado
Mar 2 2010 6:30P
Knitting Factory w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Reno, Nevada
Mar 3 2010 7:00P
The Knitting Factory w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Boise, Idaho
Mar 4 2010 7:00P
Wilma Theater w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Missoula, Montana
Mar 6 2010 7:00P
The Knitting Factory w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Spokane, Washington
Mar 7 2010 7:45P
Showbox at the Market w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Seattle, Washington
Mar 9 2010 6:30P
Grand Ballroom@Regency Center w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer San Francisco, California
Mar 10 2010 7:00P
House of Blues w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer W. Hollywood, California
Mar 12 2010 5:30P
House of Blues/Mandalay Bay w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Las Vegas, Nevada
Mar 13 2010 7:00P
House of Blues w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Anaheim, California
Mar 14 2010 7:00P
Marquee Theatre w/Sevendust, Drowning Pool, Digital Summer Tempe, Arizona
Mar 16 2010 7:00P
Sunshine Theatre w/Sevendust, Digital Summer, Anesthesia Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mar 17 2010 7:00P
The Black Sheep w/Sevendust, Digital Summer, Sanguine Addiction Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mar 19 2010 7:00P
The Scout Bar w/Sevendust, Digital Summer, ONEisONE San Antonio, Texas
Mar 20 2010 7:00P
The Scout Bar w/Sevendust, Digital Summer, Melovine Houston, Texas
Drowning Pool has the second slot on the Cruefest 2 bill. Check out their videos, “Enemy”, ‘Soldiers” & “Step Up”.
Drowning Pool has released a new video “Shame”. This is the fourth video released in support of thier 2007 album Full Circle.
MÖTLEY CRÜE announced the lineup today for their second annual summer festival tour, Crüe Fest 2, at the Fuse TV studio in New York City. The trek will feature performances by the following artists:
THEORY OF A DEADMAN
CHARM CITY DEVILS
In addition to announcing the lineup, the CRÜE debuted a new music video featuring members of all five Crüe Fest 2 bands performing the single “White Trash Circus”. During the announcement, MÖTLEY CRÜE was joined on stage by Sully Erna of GODSMACK, Tyler Connolly of THEORY OF A DEADMAN, Ryan McCombs ofDROWNING POOL and John Allen of CHARM CITY DEVILS. The single of this track featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE with these vocalists is available to radio today.
Crüe Fest 2, produced by Live Nation and kicking off on July 19 in Camden, NJ tours across North America and concludes on September 5 in Darien Lake, NY. Select dates go on sale to the public on March 20, the remainder go on sale March 21.
MÖTLEY CRÜE’s Nikki Sixx says, “This is what we imagined when we came up with the idea of Crüe Fest last summer — putting together the most kick-ass bands on one bill for a day of rock. All of the bands on this tour compliment the others — musically, theatrically and passionately.”
To kick off the press conference, MÖTLEY CRÜE stopped lunch-hour traffic in New York City arriving at Fuse in a “Dr. Feelgood”-era ambulance accompanied by scantily clad nurses. As previously announced, the band is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their first #1 album by playing “Dr. Feelgood” from beginning to end every night of Crüe Fest 2. In addition, fans can expect MÖTLEY CRÜE to bring out hits from their entire catalog through their latest hit, “Saints of Los Angeles”.
Fuse is gearing up for a full-hour of programming dedicated to Crüe Fest 2 starting Monday, March 16 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with a special edition of “Loaded: Crüe Fest”, featuring exclusive press conference coverage and a block of videos from the festival’s artists as well as “Loaded: Mötley Crüe”, filled with a selection of videos that have made the CRÜE rock legends. Also, don’t miss an inside look at the brand new DVD of “Crüe Fest 1″ featuring performances from MÖTLEY CRÜE, BUCKCHERRY, PAPA ROACH, SIXX: A.M. and TRAPT. “Crüe Fest 1″ premieres Thursday, March 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Fuse TV.
Fans can see a special live, network premiere performance of the CRÜE and the Crüe Fest 2 lead vocalists performing “White Trash Circus” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Friday, March 20 on ABC TV at 12:05 a.m./11:05c.
Imeem will be the online partner for Crüe Fest 2, starting on March 17 with heavy promotion on imeem.com, and constant information updated on http://www.imeem.com/cruefest2. Once a week, brand new content from the tour will debut on Imeem, including playlist, video, and audio content, and will be cross promoted across Imeem and band-branded assets.
Courtesy of Blabbermouth.net
HRH Comment: Only one change from the previously leaked lineup. Charm City Devils takes the place of Saving Abel. While I like the fact that I haven’t seen 3 of the bands in this lineup, I am not so sure that this a better group than last year.
Drowning Pool has released a new video “37 Stitches“, in support of their 2007 CD, Full Circle.
Check it out below.
Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Jonathan Davis of Korn, Serj Tankian, Hellyeah, Sevendust and Shadows Fall, among others, are scheduled to appear at this year’s one-off Ozzfest, to be held Aug. 9 at Pizza Hut Park in Dallas.
Other main stage acts on the bill are Cavalera Conspiracy, Apocalyptica, In This Moment and an all-star tribute to late Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. Second stage acts are Devildriver, Kingdom of Sorrow, Soilent Green, Witchcraft and Goatwhore. The Sword, Drowning Pool and Rigor Mortis will handle duties on the third stage.
“We’re going to be a stadium destination festival for now — we have gone past doing the sheds every summer,” says Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, who is producing Ozzfest with AEG Live. “We’ve given everyone else the blueprint and we have to keep evolving Ozzfest. This is just the beginning; AEG Live and I have a lot of new ideas for Ozzfest.”
Ozzfest will be Osbourne’s only concert performance this summer. Tickets for the one-day festival will go on sale May 31 via Ozzfest.com; prices have not yet been announced.
Last year, the Osbournes created a stir when they revealed the Live Nation-produced Ozzfest would be a sponsor-driven, free event, and acts would be asked to play without being paid. The 25-date amphitheater tour featured such artists as Lamb Of God, Hatebreed and Lordi, among others
Courtesy of Billboard.com
MÖTLEY CRÜE is rumored to be teaming up with several other acts from the Tenth Street Entertainment management stable — BUCKCHERRY, PAPA ROACH and DROWNING POOL — for a U.S. tour that will kick off in early July. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the trek will go out under the moniker Cruefest — which is not to be confused with the association that organizes concerts at various locations around the world throughout the year to raise money for the various CRÜE-affiliated charities (including Skylar Neil Memorial Fund, Nikki Sixx‘s Running Wild in the Night foundation, Tommy Lee‘s charity of choice St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Mick Mars‘ charity Spondylitis Association of America).
CRÜE will officially announce its touring plans on April 15th in Los Angeles, according to a press release. All four members of the group will be present at a location yet to be determined for what the release hyped as “by far…one of the biggest music announcements of the year!!” The band is also launching a contest in which one grand prize winner from each major city in the country will be flown to Los Angeles to cover the announcement, complete with a chance to interview the band and have the interview broadcast live. Details can be found at the official CRÜE site.
The band is currently working on its ninth studio album and first featuring all four original members since 1997’s “Generation Swine”. Bassist Nikki Sixx said in an online posting, “Tommy‘s (Lee, drums) kickin’ ass, Vince (Neil, vocals) sounds insane and (Mick) Mars is shredding on guitars. It doesn’t feel like one song is better or worse than any other. It feels so good to be excited about something you’ve worked on so hard…I’m so excited for you all to hear it.”
The album, titled “The Dirt” after the group’s memoir of the same name, is tentatively due out on July 8.
Courtesy of Blabbermouth.net
Drowning Pool will be featured in an exclusive interview on SyncLive.com on January 30th at 6pm EST. The Dallas-based band will be performing later that evening with rock band Saliva at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach, FL.
For more information on the band, including their touring schedule, visit: http://www.drowningpool.com/.
In honor of their new single “Enemy,” Drowning Pool and Hard Rock Hideout are hooking one lucky winner up with DP autographed drumheads, a starter pack of guitar and bass strings, picks, drum sticks and an autographed copy of Full Circle.