DROWNING POOL have announced Strike A Nerve, their first new record since 2016. In addition, the band has released “Mind Right,” the first, intense taste of Strike A Nerve and a perfect re-introduction to the band for the 2020s.
Strike A Nerve will be released on CD, 180-gram vinyl and digital on September 30 via T-Boy/UMe.
DROWNING POOL vocalist Jasen Moreno comments: “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 adds: “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.”
“‘Mind Right’ started with the core DROWNING POOL sound, then really dug into our southern metal roots,” Pierce continues. “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 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!”