Drowning Pool have undergone a lot of singer modifications after the loss of life of unique frontman Dave Williams, however one in all their former frontmen is now planning to return. Ryan McCombs, who has additionally sung with SOiL, beforehand performed with the band over the course of two studio albums and dwell albums and he is now returning to the group. He replaces Jasen Moreno, who had fronted the band after McCombs preliminary departure beginning in 2012 via this 12 months.
Based on Metal Edge, the singer will play his first exhibits again with the band this Friday (March 17) at Membership L.A. in Destin, Florida adopted by a headline look Saturday (March 18) on the Throwdown on the Campground Competition in Fruitland Park, Florida.
Whereas McCombs is returning to Drowning Pool, he additionally intends to keep up his spot fronting SOiL, the band the place he began his profession between 1997-2004 and returned to in 2011 after he left Drowning Pool.
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McCombs instructed Metallic Edge, “Once I stepped away from music again in 2004, I solely obtained again into the combo as a result of it was with [Drowning Pool members] C.J., Stephen and Mike, and since it was additionally a means for me to be a small a part of maintaining their music with Dave [late Drowning Pool vocalist Dave Williams] alive. Simply being again in the identical room collectively after so a few years, gearing up for these exhibits, was a fast reminder as to why I thought-about them to be my greatest associates within the enterprise again within the day. As everybody dwelling life can attest to, typically our days can get messy – however within the phrases of 1 Dave Williams, ‘All the things occurs for causes, I simply don’t know…’ A number of the best moments in my profession happened as a member of DP and I’m actually grateful for the chance to carry out with them as soon as once more.”
Drummer Mike Luce commented, “I’m very completely happy that SOiL and Drowning Pool are in a spot now the place we not solely co-exist, however are shut sufficient as associates to maneuver ahead collectively. We help and respect one another sufficient for us to verify they’ll maintain doing what they do, and for them to permit us to revisit a bunch of those cool tunes we performed a decade-plus in the past, with the singer who we considered because the archetype after Dave handed. We are able to’t wait to get onstage collectively once more and see the place this leads.”
“It’s thrilling as hell having Ryan McCombs rocking out with us once more,” mentioned guitarist C.J. Pierce. “It’s been 13 years because the final time we had been in a rehearsal room collectively, and from the second we hit that first observe it was like we by no means skipped a beat. I’ve by no means felt such a connection as musicians, true family and friends as I do with Mike, Stevie and Ryan. I can’t wait to share the stage collectively once more.”
“By no means say by no means,” mentioned bassist Stevie Benton. “It’s laborious to imagine it’s been over 10 years since we shared a stage with Ryan. I believe, deep down, we all the time knew this reunion would occur.”
As well as, the members of SOiL issued a press release, saying, “Ryan has in depth historical past with each SOiL and Drowning Pool, so when the chance arose for him to maneuver ahead because the singer of each bands, we knew we may make it work collectively. Each bands aren’t children anymore, and we’ve all grown as individuals, mended previous laborious emotions, and are approaching the 25-year marks. Ryan needs to work. He needs to tour and play as a lot as potential, and this permits him to try this. As Dave Williams mentioned simply days earlier than his passing, ‘Wherever there may be electrical energy for DP and Soil to play collectively, let’s do it…’”
As for Moreno, the band commented on their Facebook page, “We admire everybody asking about Jasen. We are able to’t communicate for him however we imagine he was simply prepared to maneuver on to different issues in life. Possibly he’ll make a press release. Possibly he received’t. Regardless, we want him the very best.”
Whereas McCombs is enjoying with Drowning Pool this weekend, he’ll return to SOiL in Might for an Australian tour with Static-X. Additionally they have a fall 2023 tour deliberate. As for Drowning Pool, search for the band finally including extra dates in help of their 2022 album, Strike a Nerve.
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