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Drowning Pool To Release New Album “Strike A Nerve” In September, Pay Tribute To Pantera’s Vinnie Paul & Dimebag Darrell On First Single


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Platinum-certified hard rock outfit Drowning Pool have announced a September 30th release date for their new studio album, “Strike A Nerve“. T-Boy/UMe will be handling the release of that effort, which a press release proclaims as being the band’s ‘heaviest record to date.’

The group’s vocalist Jasen Moreno had the following to say about it:

“This record is so badass, it’s perfect. It’s the four of us doing what we do to the best of our abilities. 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…”

Guitarist CJ Pierce added:

“‘Strike A Nerve‘ is the most exciting and intense music from Drowning Pool to date. We’ve stayed true to the core sound people know from us, but we’ve taken everything we do to another level. We’ve been writing music together for over twenty years – half of that with Jasen – and this album is more refined and more true to who we are than anything we’ve done before. Sometimes it’s heavier than we’ve ever been, sometimes it’s lighter, and sometimes we go in a direction that surprises even us – but it’s always just brutally honest, and that comes through in every track.”

The first single to emerge from the album is “Mind Right“, a tribute single to the late Abbott brothers from fellow Texans, the legendary Pantera.

Pierce stated of that:

“‘Mind Right‘ started with the core Drowning Pool sound, then really dug into our southern metal roots. 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 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!”

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

Pre-orders for the record can be found here. On the touring front, the group have rolled out the dates for the following trek:

09/17 Orlando, FL – Central Florida Metal Fest
09/26 Memphis, TN – Lafayette’s Music Room
09/28 Warrendale, PA – Jergels
09/29 Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room
09/30 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
10/01 Beaver Dam, WI – Stormy’s Music Venue
10/02 Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/04 Lakewood, OH – The Winchester Music Tavern
10/05 Harrison, OH – The Blue Note
10/07 Fredericksburg, VA – Hard Times Four Mile Fork
10/08 State College, PA – Stage West Penn State
10/09 Brantford, FL – RV Music Fest
10/10 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
10/11 Knoxville, TN – The Concourse
10/12 Huntsville, AL – Shagnasty’s
10/14 Katy, TX – The Wildcatter Saloon

Further dates are pending.

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