Dallas-based metallers DROWNING POOL have just launched their podcast series on iTunes. The band will release a new episode to the podcast every week up to the July 24 release of its new album, "Full Circle". The podcasts offer their fans a glimpse of never before seen footage of the recording process, interviews, and their USO tour through Iraq and Kuwait. Episode #1 features footage of the band during their stint on the USO tour and the band in the studio writing the new album. Episode #2 tells the story of the band’s origin and what life was like when the band got their first record deal.
The podcast is free to download and when you subscribe will automatically download into your iTunes.
To download the podcast, go to this location.
DROWNING POOL will release "Full Circle" through the group's new record label, Eleven Seven Music (BUCKCHERRY). The band was reportedly looking at offers from Sanctuary and Century Media, but turned both down in favor of Eleven Seven Music. DROWNING POOL also has taken on a new management company, Tenth Street Entertainment (MÖTLEY CRÜE, BUCKCHERRY), following the group's split with Paul Bassman of Bass Management (DAMAGEPLAN).
DROWNING POOL recently released a new music video in conjunction with the USO for their new track written exclusively for the troops, entitled "Soldiers". The video features live footage from the band's last USO-sponsored trip to Kuwait and Iraq. The USO will also be giving the song away for free through their MySpace page.
Click here to watch the video and download "Soldiers".
In other news, a video clip of DROWNING POOL performing a cover of BILLY IDOL's "Rebel Yell" during a recent concert has been posted online at YouTube.
As previously reported, MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx and former BEAUTIFUL CREATURES guitarist DJ Ashba wrote and produced two songs — "Light Another Candle" and "Reason I'm Alive" — on "Full Circle".
A brand-new DROWNING POOL track, entitled "No More", was included on the "Saw III" soundtrack, which was released on Oct. 24 via Warcon Enterprises.
"No More" was the first DROWNING POOL track to be officially released featuring the band's new vocalist, Ryan McCombs, formerly of SOIL.
DROWNING POOL parted ways with Wind-Up Records last year after releasing two albums through the label, each featuring a different lead singer.
DROWNING POOL's original vocalist, Dave Williams, was found dead on the band's tour bus in August of 2002 while the group was on the road with that summer's Ozzfest. An autopsy revealed that Williams died from cardiomyopathy, a heart muscle disease for which he was never diagnosed. His successor, Jason "Gong" Jones, lasted less than two years before he left the band and was replaced by McCombs.