Texas tough rock stalwarts DROWNING POOL have produced “A Satan Extra Damned”, the 3rd solitary from “Strike A Nerve”, their initial new history because 2016. DROWNING POOL‘s heaviest report to date, “Strike A Nerve” will be launched on CD, 180-gram vinyl and digital on September 30 through T-Boy/UMe.
DROWNING POOL have long been hailed as champions of blue-collar tricky rock and metallic, not just mainly because of their continuously incendiary live exhibits and vastly spectacular catalog, but due to the fact of the trials and tribulations that have marked their occupation. They are not special in that regard. What they are is resilient, their everyman, performing-class ethos and stubborn perseverance generating a bond handful of bands at any time understand.
“Strike A Nerve” was inspired by putting on life’s fight scars on our sleeves. Those people bumps and bruises bought magnified during the globally COVID lockdowns lockdowns that started out mere months following DROWNING POOL accomplished recording, mixing and mastering “Strike A Nerve”, an 11-tune tour de pressure as a result of the torn and battered psyche of a band. Prepared and recorded just before the pandemic that halted the planet in its tracks for much more than two yrs, “Strike A Nerve” grew to become much more poignant with its time on the shelf.
“This file is so badass, it is best. It’s the four of us carrying out what we do to the ideal of our abilities,” said Moreno. “The band is limited in each way. We’re firing off on all cylinders. We’re at the prime of our sport. There are all unique strategies of saying it, but it all amounts to the same issue — the final results are just magic. From the way the record sounds, to the creating of it, to the production, to the search of it — it is really just a best DROWNING POOL document. None of us could question for anything at all far more…”
“‘Strike A Nerve’ is the most remarkable and intensive tunes from DROWNING POOL to day,” included Pierce. “We’ve stayed true to the core audio men and women know from us, but we’ve taken almost everything we do to a further degree. We have been composing music with each other for above twenty a long time — 50 percent of that with Jasen — and this album is more refined and far more genuine to who we are than anything we’ve accomplished in advance of. Occasionally it can be heavier than we have at any time been, sometimes it’s lighter, and often we go in a way that surprises even us — but it can be often just brutally honest, and that will come through in every observe.”
“‘Mind Right’ commenced with the main DROWNING POOL audio, then genuinely dug into our southern metallic roots,” ongoing Pierce about the LP’s lead solitary. “This track was prepared not extended soon after Vinnie Paul died, as a tribute of kinds to him and Dime and a way for us to honor the impression PANTERA had on our local Dallas scene. It’s in all probability the heaviest tune we’ve recorded, but it truly is the great way to close ‘Strike A Nerve’ like the title of the track claims, we all want to get our minds appropriate. We have to have to see what is actually heading on around us, stand up for what we consider in, and normally concentration on the bigger photo. We cannot hold out to enjoy this one particular reside!”
“Strike A Nerve” monitor listing:
01. Carrying out Time In Hell
02. Loathe Towards Hate
03. Keep And Bleed
04. Strike A Nerve
05. Racing To A Crimson Gentle
07. Every little thing But You
08. Down In The Filth
10. A Satan Extra Damned
11. Mind Ideal
The title track and “Racing To A Red Gentle” are mid-tempo burners like we haven’t read from DROWNING POOL right before, the band’s heightened perception of melody coupling with white warm hooks and irresistible choruses. “Can you hear an vacant phase, can you listen to tomorrow rage… I cannot go forward simply because I are unable to be heard,” Moreno testifies on “Strike A Nerve” — all over again, a track published and recorded decades ahead of the globe careened into its present-day point out. “Stay And Bleed” and “Down In The Filth” are instantaneous DROWNING POOL classics, their punishing grooves creating the jarring and somber ballad “Almost everything But You” even a lot more impactful: “I hate everyone and every thing, but you…” From the softest tune the band has ever recorded, to their heaviest in album closer “Head Appropriate”, an homage to their hometown pals and brothers PANTERA.
Formed by Pierce, Stevie Benton (bass) and Mike Luce (drums) in Dallas, Texas in 1996, DROWNING POOL began as an instrumental trio, named soon after the 1975 movie “The Drowning Pool”. The group enlisted singer Dave Williams to be part of their fold a few a long time later and the band signed with Wind-Up Information which produced “Sinner” in 2001. Williams died tragically on tour August 14, 2002, stricken by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an undiagnosed heart situation. “Sinner” stands as his only studio album with DROWNING POOL.
“Strike A Nerve” was produced by Shawn McGhee and DROWNING POOL.