Drowning Pool Announce New Album, ‘Strike a Nerve’


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Drowning Pool are back with their first album in six years, “Strike a Nerve”

Nu-metal mainstays Drowning Pool have announced a new album, “Strike a Nerve,” out Sept. 30. The group has also honored the late Pantera members Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul with the album’s lead single, “Mind Right.”

It makes sense that Drowning Pool would pay tribute to Panera, since both bands are from Texas. The song definitely has a Pantera vibe, with thrashy riffage and guttural vocals from Jasen Moreno. Pre-order Strike a Nerve via T-BOY/UMe here and check out the tracklist and stream “Mind Right” below.

“‘Mind Right’ started with the core Drowning Pool sound, then really dug into our southern metal roots,” guitarist CJ Pierce said in a statement. “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.”

He added, “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!”

It’s been a while since Drowning Pool has released a new album, as “Strike a Nerve” marks the band’s first full studio record since 2016. The group lost their original vocalist David Williams in 2002, but forged ahead and have released a bevy of rock radio hits over the past two decades.

In Pantera news, it’s been confirmed that surviving Pantera members Anselmo and bass player Rex Brown will reunite the band for a 2023 tour, with guitarist Zakk Wylde and drummer Charlie Benante taking the place of Dimebag and Vinnie Paul, respectively.

Strike a Nerve Track List:

1. Doing Time In Hell
2. Hate Against Hate
3. Stay And Bleed
4. Strike A Nerve
5. Racing To A Red Light
6. Choke
7. Everything But You
8. Down In The Dirt
9. Rope
10. A Devil More Damned
11. Mind Right

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