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DROWNING POOL Pays Tribute To PANTERA On New Single ‘Mind Right’, Announces ‘Strike A Nerve’ Album

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Texas hard rock stalwarts DROWNING POOL have announced “Strike A Nerve”, their first new record since 2016. In addition, the band has released “Mind Right”, the first, intense taste of “Strike A Nerve” and a perfect re-introduction to the band for the 2020s. DROWNING POOL‘s heaviest record to date, “Strike A Nerve” will be released on CD, 180-gram vinyl and digital on September 30 via T-Boy/UMe.

“This record is so badass, it’s perfect. It’s the four of us doing what we do to the best of our abilities,” says DROWNING POOL vocalist Jasen Moreno. “The band is tight in every way. We’re firing off on all cylinders. We’re at the top of our game. There are all different ways of saying it, but it all amounts to the same thing — the results are just magic. From the way the record sounds, to the writing of it, to the production, to the look of it — it’s just a perfect DROWNING POOL record. None of us could ask for anything more…”

‘Mind Right’ started with the core DROWNING POOL sound, then really dug into our southern metal roots,” continues Pierce about the LP’s lead single. “This song was written not long after Vinnie Paul died, as a tribute of sorts to him and Dime and a way for us to honor the impact PANTERA had on our local Dallas scene. It’s probably the heaviest song we’ve recorded, but it’s the perfect way to close ‘Strike A Nerve’; like the title of the song says, we all need to get our minds right. We need to see what’s going on around us, stand up for what we believe in, and always focus on the bigger picture. We can’t wait to play this one live!”

DROWNING POOL have long been hailed as champions of blue-collar hard rock and metal, not just because of their consistently incendiary live shows and vastly impressive catalog, but because of the trials and tribulations that have marked their career. They aren’t unique in that regard. What they are is resilient, their everyman, working-class ethos and stubborn perseverance creating a bond few bands ever realize.

“Strike A Nerve” track listing:

01. Doing Time In Hell
02. Hate Against Hate
03. Stay And Bleed
04. Strike A Nerve
05. Racing To A Red Light
06. Choke
07. Everything But You
08. Down In The Dirt
09. Rope
10. A Devil More Damned
11. Mind Right

Formed by PierceBenton and Luce in Dallas, Texas in 1996, DROWNING POOL began as an instrumental trio, named after the 1975 film “The Drowning Pool”. The group enlisted singer Dave Williams to join their fold three years later and the band signed with Wind-Up Records which released “Sinner” in 2001. Williams died tragically on tour August 14, 2002, stricken by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an undiagnosed heart condition. “Sinner” stands as his only studio album with DROWNING POOL.

DROWNING POOL is Jasen Moreno (vocals),CJ Pierce (guitar),Stevie Benton (bass) and Mike Luce (drums).

“Mind Right” is out now on all DSPs.

DROWNING POOL fall 2022 tour dates:

Sep. 26 – Lafayette’s Music Room – Memphis, TN
Sep. 28 – Jergels – Warrendale, PA
Sep. 29 – The Eclectic Room – Angola, IN
Sep. 30 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
Oct. 01 – Stormy’s Music Venue – Beaver Dam, WI
Oct. 02 – The Forge – Joliet, IL
Oct. 04 – The Winchester Music Tavern – Lakewood, OH
Oct. 05 – The Blue Note – Harrison, OH
Oct. 07 – Hard Times Four Mile Fork – Fredericksburg, VA
Oct. 08 – Stage West Penn State – State College, PA
Oct. 09 – RV Music Fest (Ellie Ray’s Resort) – Branford, FL
Oct. 09 – Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ
Oct. 11 – The Concourse – Knoxville, TN
Oct. 12 – Shagnasty’s – Huntsville, AL
Oct. 14 – The Wildcatter Saloon – Katy, TX


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