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Drowning Pool Part Ways With Frontman

Drowning Pool have parted ways with their frontman Ryan McCombs. The official press release on the situation can be found below:

“New York, NY– 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.”


  • Rev.J_Blumpkin

    Sounds like Deron Miller will be available after xmas. And hell with your average singer’s tenure coupled with his flakey on-again/off-again nature, should be a perfect fit.

  • Justanotherpassenger

    Personally, I’m a much greater fan of how the first lead singer left the band.

  • adamonfire

    The first song I really paid any attention to was Collapsing, which features Björn Strid on vocals. That’s a bad thing for this band, as Strid’s vocals are light years ahead of this guy. Plus he’s not Christian-annoying.

    • adamonfire

      This = Demon Hunter Premiere “LifeWar” Music Video comment. Post fail.

  • JohnnyWetTowel

    They should get Dave Williams back…

  • damn

    Let his body hit the floor , let his body hit the floor, let his body hit the flooooooooooooooooooor.

  • A. Estes

    Looks like Drowning Pool SOiLed themselves.

  • nickygoods

    im glad McCombs is gone now he is such a garbage pale lead singer, fake ass eddie vedder

  • Vujaa De

    anymore awful dave williams jokes? justanotherpassenger you’re excused. the rest of you. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!

  • Vautour

    Isn’t David Draiman available now? Uh-ah-ah-ah hit the flooooor!

  • Weird_White_Dude

    “All-American anthemic rockers” AKA. Nu Metal One Hit Wonder.

  • Rev.J_Blumpkin

    whats really annoying about this story is how these dildos clamored for mccombs back when they lost dave williams. then when he joined up with them, after jason left, they were on his dick like a wart about how they FINALLY got the singer they wanted. classless, Now this shit? these guys need to stop…