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Biografie : Drowning Pool

Drowning Pool is a four-piece Hard Rock band from Dallas, Texas, United States. They formed in 1996 and are still active. They are signed to Eleven Seven Music and have released three albums, their most recent being Full Circle which was released in August 7, 2007.

Begginings, Sinner & Dave's death (1996 - 2002)

Drowning Pool rose to prominence while playing along with Ozzy Osbourne during Ozzfest. Their 2001 debut album, Sinner, was certified platinum within six months and the video for its first single "Bodies" was frequently aired on various music video channels. After the September 11th attacks "Bodies" was infrequently heard on many radio stations as there were concerns regarding its appropriateness in light of the 9/11 victims who had jumped from the towers. On August 14, 2002 the lead singer, Dave Williams, was found dead inside his tour bus. Toxicology reports after his death indicated that he suffered from a form of heart disease.

When asked if the band has any unreleased new material, Benton commented that "There are none. All the unreleased songs are out in either some soundtracks or compilations. We didn't get a chance to record any new songs before Dave's death".

New singer, Desensitized, Jason's departure & Ryan's hiring (2003 - 2005)

After Williams' death, the band decided to carry on and began searching for a new singer. In 2003, the band found Williams's replacement in Jason 'Gong' Jones, and released the album Desensitized in 2004.

Jones's departure from Drowning Pool was publicly announced on June 14, 2005, due to irreconcilable differences. Jones would later join the Alternative Metal band AM Conspiracy. Almost immediately, rumours started swirling concerning the new singer's identity, ranging from Pat Lachman of Damageplan to Phil Anselmo of Pantera, but the biggest buzz of the rumors was to former SOiL singer Ryan McCombs.[citation needed] Drowning Pool announced that the singer would be formally announced August 25 at the Ozzfest date in Dallas, Texas, where Drowning Pool would do a one off performance on the main stage. On July 20, website SMNNews received word from close sources that McCombs was indeed the new singer, and that fact was confirmed by McCombs and Drowning Pool alike the next week. According to their manager, McCombs was the band's top, if not only, choice to be the lead singer.

New label, Saw III, Full Circle & the Future (2006 - Present)

In spring of 2006, Drowning Pool announced that they had parted ways with Wind-up Records. Wind-up's website confirmed this in June 2006.

In October 2006, a new track titled "No More" was announced to be released on the Saw III soundtrack, their first track (besides the second version of "Rise Up") with Ryan McCombs on vocals.

On February 26, 2007, it was announced that the band has signed a new deal with Eleven Seven Music, after receiving offers from Century Media and Sanctuary Records.[1] It was also confirmed that Drowning Pool will have a new management company, Tenth Street Entertainment, following the group's departure with Paul Bassman of Bass Management.

The band's newest album Full Circle was released on August 7th, 2007 nationwide. [citation needed] Two songs on the album were produced by Funny Farm Records, owned by Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx and former Beautiful Creatures guitarist DJ Ashba. The remaining tracks have been recorded with producer Ben Schigel at the Dallas-based January Sound Studio.

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