October 4, 2022 – (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Texas hard rock stalwarts DROWNING POOL’s first record in six years is out now via T-Boy/UMe. Earlier this summer, the band released their first single, the critically-hailed, blistering “Mind Right,” next the melodic and heavy “Choke,” and finally the hammering “A Devil More Damned” single and lyric video. On September 30, the wait was over and the full-length Drowning Pool album Strike A Nerve and title track were released. Listen to the album HERE
“In listening, you would believe many of the songs on Strike A Nerve were written about the difficult times we all faced during the lockdown. But the songs were actually written and recorded prior to COVID. That tells me that we were a bunch of isolated, frustrated dudes long before it became trendy!” says bassist Stevie Benton of the long-awaited album, which the band is currently supporting on the road through the end of the year (Tour dates below).
“It’s pretty crazy to think it’s been almost seven years between records – so much has happened with the world, the band, our lives, We are so thankful to finally get this thing out there. I hope you all dig it as much as we dig playing these new tunes,” adds drummer Mike Luce. “It really does cover some ground. There’s the heaviest thing we’ve done (to date) with ‘Mind Right,’ some classic, familiar DP-style riffin’ happening with songs like ‘Stay And Bleed’ and ‘Choke,’ Jasen wearing his heart on his sleeve in probably the most intimate song DP has done, ‘Everything But You,’ and all the while you have some slamming-bounce happening in ‘Down In The Dirt,’ then heavy bangers like ‘A Devil More Damned’ and ‘Rope,’ and more. It’s crazy and awesome at the same time to see how this band has evolved over the past 20-plus years. Thank you to the all-core folks that have stuck by us for so long…I and we are truly thankful.”