Drowning Pool is an American rock band formed in Dallas, Texas in 1996. The band was named after the 1975 film The Drowning Pool. Since its formation, the band has consisted of guitarist C.J. Pierce, bassist Stevie Benton, and drummer Mike Luce, as well as a revolving cast of vocalists, the latest being Jasen Moreno.
After the release of their debut album, Sinner (2001), original vocalist Dave Williams was found dead on August 14, 2002 from heart disease. Jason Jones, who replaced Williams in 2003, recorded one album, Desensitized (2004), but left in 2005 due to musical differences. Ryan McCombs of Chicago-based band SOiL, later replaced Jones and released two albums, Full Circle (2007) and Drowning Pool (2010), making it the first time Drowning Pool had not switched singers after just one album. However, McCombs left the band in 2011 to rejoin SOiL. Jasen Moreno was announced as McCombs' replacement in 2012, and the band has since recorded three albums with him: Resilience (2013), Hellelujah (2016) and the upcoming Strike a Nerve (2022).
Drowning Pool - Drowning Pool 2010
Drowning Pool is the fourth studio album by American rock band Drowning Pool. It was released on April 27, 2010. It is the band's first album not to feature a different singer, as Ryan McCombs remained with Drowning Pool after their 2007 album Full Circle, although this album ended up being the last album to feature him, as he left the band in 2011 to rejoin his previous band SOiL.
The song "Feel Like I Do" was released as a digital single. It reflects a tough period in McCombs' life during which he went through a divorce, moved out of his home and lost his father. Fans who preordered the album received a download of the single as well as the second single "Turn So Cold" starting April 13, 2010. According to Blabbermouth.net, Drowning Pool's self-titled album sold 12,000 copies in its first week, earning it the number 35 spot on the Billboard 200, up from the number 64 reached by Full Circle in 2007.
Three singles, "Feel Like I Do", "Turn So Cold" and "Let the Sin Begin" were released to promote the album. The first two singles reached top 10 in the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. It was thought that "Regret" would have been released as the third single. However, this never happened for unknown reasons.
In late 2010, the band announced their intentions to record a music video for each of the album's songs.
The band ceased promotion of the album in 2011 due to Ryan McCombs' departure. The band began writing new material and have since hired Jasen Moreno as McCombs' replacement.