Drowning Pool are again with a vengeance, as the Texas metallic band is dropping their prolonged-delayed album now (Sept. 30) called Strike a Nerve. Loudwire Weekends host Todd Fooks spoke with vocalist Jasen Moreno and guitarist CJ Pierce about how the band expended their time waiting around for the document to occur out and what followers can hope from it.
“We have been kidnapped by aliens, we just got again,” jokes Pierce. But it can be humor born out of soreness. Drowning Pool started off crafting Strike a Nerve in 2017, went into the studio in 2019, completed the album, then bam!, pandemic. “We know some bands place out documents during the pandemic, but we preferred to wait right up until the appropriate position and correct time. And below we are, man,” he provides.
Like a large amount of musicians that couldn’t tour for the duration of COVID, Pierce and drummer Mike Luce took up authentic employment. “Mike and I started carrying out electrical operate yet again… It (was) the to start with time in 20 decades that we haven’t toured or performed tunes and which is our livelihood.” Moreno provides, “I feel I bitched every single day. Dude, I was miserable. I was satisfied for the downtime, and obtaining to reconnect with my family members, but, there was a substantial portion of me that was frustrated… for currently being artistically constipated, if you will.”
With that in the rear see, Drowning Pool are psyched for lovers to hear their new do the job. Previous month, they launched their crushing new solitary “Head Appropriate.” Both Pierce and Moreno credit history fellow Texans Pantera with the musical inspiration and vocal delivery for the music, but the lyrics are one thing unique. It is really some thing that Moreno is holding to himself.
“I am hesitant to speak about the lyrical content. I am currently being evasive since of terminate lifestyle and all that. Let’s just say… it was one particular of these occasions where I preferred to converse my intellect on specified political thoughts (that I experienced). I genuinely hesitate to use the band as a political system to force my agendas, I truly shy away from that. (But) I was really frustrated with the entire world I was looking at around me,” clarifies Moreno. He’s not the very first rocker to be cautious of the pitfalls of cancel society. Both of those Shinedown and Slipping in Reverse have railed versus the the pressures of conforming to the position quo and how previous quotations are utilised against men and women.
So you can expect to have to make up your personal “intellect proper” on what is actually remaining talked about in the song. Listen to it down below together with Drowning Pool’s next solitary from Strike a Nerve, “A Satan Far more Damned.” You can see where Drowning Pool are likely on the the “Strike a Nerve” Tour and purchase tickets by clicking listed here. Verify out their job interview with Todd Fooks on Loudwire Weekends this Saturday evening (Oct. 1) at 7PM ET by streaming it right here.
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