Platinum-selling various steel group Drowning Pool have been rejoined by former vocalist Ryan McCombs, who beforehand fronted the outfit from 20024-2011. The group will play their first present again with McCombs tomorrow, March seventeenth at Membership LA in Destin, FL. A set at Throwdown At The Campground will observe a day later in Fruitland Park, FL.
Along with his new position, McCombs will stay a member of SOiL. Talking of his return, he provided:
“After I stepped away from music again in 2004, I solely acquired 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 manner for me to be a small a part of retaining 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 reveals, was a fast reminder as to why I thought-about them to be my finest buddies within the enterprise again within the day. As everybody dwelling life can attest to, generally our days can get messy – however within the phrases of 1 Dave Williams, ‘Every little thing occurs for causes, I simply don’t know…’ A few of the biggest 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.”
Drowning Pool drummer Mike Luce:
“I’m very glad that SOiL and Drowning Pool are in a spot now the place we not solely co-exist, however are shut sufficient as buddies to maneuver ahead collectively. We assist and respect one another sufficient for us to ensure they will hold 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 seen because the archetype after Dave handed. We are able to’t wait to get onstage collectively once more and see the place this leads.”
Drowning Pool guitarist C.J. Pierce:
“It’s thrilling as hell having Ryan McCombs rocking out with us once more. It’s been 13 years because the final time we have been in a rehearsal room collectively, and from the second we hit that first be aware 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.”
Drowning Pool bassist Stevie Benton:
“By no means say by no means. 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.”
SOiL additionally weighed in on the matter:
“Ryan has intensive 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 youngsters 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 doable, and this enables him to try this. As Dave Williams mentioned simply days earlier than his passing, ‘Anyplace there may be electrical energy for DP and SOiL to play collectively, let’s do it…’”
As for the departure of McCombs successor and now predecessor, Jasen Moreno, Drowning Pool provided:
“We respect everybody asking about Jasen. We are able to’t converse for him however we imagine he was simply prepared to maneuver on to different issues in life. Perhaps he’ll make a press release. Perhaps he gained’t. Regardless, we want him the very best.”
[via Metal Edge]
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