Chelsea Grin, Drowning Pool, Cold, (hed)p.e., Etc. Set For 2022 Central Florida Metal Fest

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Central Florida Metal Fest. The event will take place at the Ace Cafe in Orlando, FL on September 17-18 and it will feature the following daily lineups:

September 17: Chelsea Grin, (hed)p.e., Upon A Burning Body, Signs Of The Swarm, Dropout Kings, Vulvodynia, Kill The Imposter, Demonfvck, Exotype, F.I.L.T.H., Vox, Live Kill, Semper Acerbus, The Discoveries, A3M, Fabricate, and Yung Neeejad.

September 18: Drowning Pool, Cold, Evergreen Terrace, Afterlife, Seven Kingdoms, Soulswitch, Noself, Hearts & Hand Grenades, Heartsick, Respect The Dead, Rising Up Angry, Detoura, Otherworld, Twin Void, The Crowned, Divided Truth, and The Stone Eye.

Drowning Pool Sign With UMe/T-Boy For New Album “Strike A Nerve”

Drowning Pool have signed a new deal with UMe/T-Boy. With this news, the band also confirmed that their new album, “Strike A Nerve,” will be released later this year.

Jasen Moreno commented:

“I’m so grateful for such a big opportunity, and I’m proud of everyone’s hard work that afforded us this chance. It’s been such a flood of emotions since we started recording this album and talking to Universal, it almost didn’t seem real when everything was put on pause because of Covid. I’m so eager for people to hear the new record and get out there and perform it live. I’m very excited, and I welcome the pressure of the moment, but what I feel most is gratitude and anticipation for what the future holds.”

Stevie Benton added:

“I don’t want to be one of those guys who spouts off about ‘Strike A Nerve’ being the greatest record we’ve ever made, but I’m looking forward to letting everyone who hears it have that debate. What I will say is that we put every bit of our heart and soul into these songs and hope everyone digs the album as much as we do.”

Watch Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna Cover Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice” With Members Of Drowning Pool

Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna recently performed a cover of Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice” with members of Drowning Pool as part of a set with The Stowaways on this year’s ShipRocked cruise. You can find some fan-filmed footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna Cover Dio’s “Holy Diver” With Members Of Drowning Pool

During the ongoing ShipRocked cruise, Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna joined members of Drowning Pool onstage for a cover of Dio’s “Holy Diver.” You can find some footage of that performance below:

Rescheduled Dates Announced For Drowning Pool, Ill Niño, (hed)p.e., And Evolution Empire’s U.S. Tour

Drowning Pool, Ill Niño, (hed)p.e. and Evolution Empire have announced the rescheduled dates for their “Brothers In Arms” tour. The trek is now set to take place in spring 2022.

Tour Dates:

03/13 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
03/15 Destin, FL – Club LA
03/16 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
03/18 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
03/19 Portland, ME – AURA
03/20 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
03/21 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
03/23 Fort Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
03/24 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
03/25 Joliet, IL – The Forge
03/26 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
03/27 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
03/29 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
03/31 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
04/01 Tacoma, WA – Spanish Ballroom
04/02 Portland, OR – Roseland
04/03 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
04/04 Roseville, CA – Goldfiend Trading Post
04/05 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky
04/06 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee Theater
04/08 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
04/09 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
04/10 Abilene, TX – Abilene Convention Center

Drowning Pool, Ill Niño, (hed)p.e., And Evolution Empire Postpone Fall U.S. Tour

Drowning Pool, Ill Niño, (hed)p.e. and Evolution Empire have postponed their fall U.S. tour. The trek is currently being rescheduled for 2022.

The following statement was issued:

“We regret to announce that the Brothers In Arms Tour is being postponed.

The escalating costs, logistics and risk of moving a multi-band tour like Drowning Pool, Ill Nino, HED PE and Evolution Empire from city to city while adhering to ever-changing local mandates and recommendations unfortunately poses too many concerns to be sure we can fulfill the entire tour as planned.

The tour is currently being rescheduled for March/April 2022, and complete details will be announced in the coming days. Please hold onto your tickets, as they will be good for the new dates.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we look forward to seeing you all on the road when we can celebrate twenty years of music and friendship in the safest way possible.

Thank you,

Drowning Pool / Ill Nino / HED PE / Evolution Empire“

Drowning Pool Announce 20th Anniversary Vinyl Pressing Of “Sinner”

Drowning Pool will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 2001 album “Sinner” by releasing it on vinyl for the first time. The record will be available on September 17 and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

Jasen Moreno commented:

“‘Sinner‘ is literally perfect. I remember hearing and seeing it all come together. We shared the local Dallas scene back then—Drowning Pool and an old band I used to be in—and I’d like to say we kept each other honest and made each other better through competition… but it was never even close.

Dave [Williams] and the guys were the dudes shaping the scene. I shared many stages with Drowning Pool before I was ever their lead singer, and I remember feeling hyped after each performance. I remember believing we’d finally upstaged them. I would have that hope right up until they took the stage and began to play, and then the truth was evident—Dave, Stevie, C.J., and Mike were always multiple steps ahead of any other band on the scene.

The ‘Sinner‘ album was magic, and the guys were on fire. I believe that the record is perfect as a whole, full of catchy hooks both vocally and musically. I heard and saw those songs before a million other people around the world did, and I knew back then that Drowning Pool was destined to win. It feels crazy to go from a hater to their frontman, but let that be my testimony to the undeniable force that remains ‘Sinner‘.”

Mike Luce continued:

“To be here marking twenty years of ‘Sinner‘ is just mind-blowing. There are so many memories of this record that I’ll carry for life. It would require a book to properly express all that’s in my head and heart and all that led up to and came out of its release. As a kid growing up and playing drums, I dreamed of being in a band with my buds and maybe someday putting out a record. Well, we did – and it kicked ass! Thanks to all that allowed this messed-up, work-in-progress of a soul to live a dream.”

C.J. Pierce added:

“I can’t believe it’s been two decades since we introduced the world to ‘let the bodies hit the floor’ and helped teach young kids and parrots around the world to count to four. Some of the greatest times and best memories of my life are from when ‘Sinner‘ came out, so this vinyl release is really special. We can’t wait to see everyone out at the shows again, and we’re looking forward to rocking all these songs, and our newest songs live!”

Drowning Pool, Ill Niño, (hed)p.e., And Evolution Empire Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Drowning Pool, Ill Niño, and (hed)p.e. will be hitting the road on the “Brothers In Arms Tour.” Evolution Empire will open.

Tour Dates:

09/29 Abilene, TX – Abilene Convention Center
09/30 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
10/01 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
10/02 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/04 Destin, FL – Club LA
10/05 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
10/07 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
10/08 Portland, ME – Aura
10/09 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
10/10 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/12 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
10/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theater
10/14 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
10/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/16 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
10/17 Fort Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
10/19 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
10/20 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
10/22 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
10/23 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
10/24 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal
10/25 Bozeman, MT – The Elm
10/26 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
10/27 Tacoma, WA – Spanish Ballroom
10/29 Roseville, CA – Goldfiend Trading Post
10/30 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
10/31 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee Theater

Bush, Falling In Reverse, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, & T-Pain Added To 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Bush, Falling In Reverse, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, and T-Pain have been added to the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event is scheduled to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12.

Daily Lineups:

September 9: Breaking Benjamin, A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside, Halestorm, Skillet, Black Label Society, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite”), Sabaton, Tech N9ne, Testament, Hatebreed, Spiritbox, From Ashes To New, Miss May I, Chelsea Grin, Adelitas Way, Texas Hippie Coalition, Slaves, All Good Things, Islander Four Thirty Four, Heirloom, MX The American, A New Day Rising, Orange Jumpsuit, Nail Bite, Forever We Roam, Friends IN Hell, Major Moment, Far From Few, and Hostile Array.

September 10: Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, I Prevail, Chevelle, Anthrax, Asking Alexandria, Clutch, Motionless In White, Atreyu, Sevendust, Fever 333, Knocked Loose, Fozzy, Crown The Empire, D.R.U.G.S., Bad Omens, Nonpoint, Light The Torch, Saul, Stitched Up Heart, Tallah, Burden Of The Sky, Tara Lynch, Blud Red Roses, Fate Destroyed, Dead Fervor, Of The Fallen, Southbound Beretta, A Feasting Beast, One Of The Lost, Someday You’ll Know Us, To Begin Anew, Next Attempt, Semper Acerbus, Set For Tomorrow, Dread Engine, Dark Summer, Mistry Eyed, Detoura, N.A.S.H., Sevenstones, Nameless Anonymous, Cannon Hill, Dying Oath, Artwork For The Blind, The Phoenix Within, and Redeye.

September 11: Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Cypress Hill, Theory Of A Deadman, Trivium, Body Count, Beartooth, Avatar, Wage War, Jelly Roll, Badflower, In Flames, 10 Years, All That Remains, Corrosion Of Conformity, Escape The Fate, Spite, Brand Of Sacrifice, Another Day Dawns, Black Satellite, The Impurity, Artusha, Inner Image, Voxx, Breaking Theory, Deiform, Failure By Proxy, Citizen Kane, Motorjunkie, Awesome Ray Ray, Seasons, Pigweed, Overlord SR, Waking The Sleeper, Alyxx, Two Sides Of Me, Alukah, Days Under Authority, Head Hunter, Wor, Aurin, Hollow Intent, Rvnt, Gravebound, Solidify, We Rise To Fall, Demyze, Pulses, and Splintered Reality.

September 12: Shinedown, Papa Roach (performing “Infest“), Falling In Reverse, Bush, Gojira, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Underoath, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), The HU, Pop Evil, Ice Nine Kills, August Burns Red, Ayron Jones, We Came As Romans, Drowning Pool, Fit For A King, Ill Niño, Currents, Fame On Fire, Eyes Of The Living, Kill The Imposter, State Of Illusion, Cursor, F.I.L.T.H., Blackwater, Ignite The Fire, Just Standing, A War Within, Sinshrift, New Haven, Magg Dylan, Detroit Voodoo, Flight Club, Watersdeep, Casting Shadowz, Supmikecheck, Burn On Re-Entry, Roachzilla, Redefind, Matt The Band, and Mourn The Illusion.

Steve-O and Lou Brutus will host the festival, which will also include a club experience with Ludacris, Lil Jon, T-Pain, and Rev Run.

Daily Lineups Revealed For 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

The daily lineups have been revealed for the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12 and it will feature the following:

September 9: Breaking Benjamin, A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside, Halestorm, Skillet, Black Label Society, P.O.D., Sabaton, Tech N9ne, Testament, Hatebreed, Spiritbox, From Ashes To New, Miss May I, Chelsea Grin, Texas Hippie Coalition, Slaves, All Good Things, and Islander.

September 10: Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Rise Against, I Prevail, Chevelle, Anthrax, Asking Alexandria, Clutch, Motionless In White, Atreyu, Sevendust, Fever 333, Knocked Loose, Fozzy, Crown The Empire, D.R.U.G.S., Bad Omens, Nonpoint, Light The Torch, Saul, Stitched Up Heart, Tallah, and Burden Of The Sky.

September 11: Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Seether, Cypress Hill, Theory Of A Deadman, Trivium, Body Count, Beartooth, Avatar, Wage War, Jelly Roll, Badflower, In Flames, 10 Years, All That Remains, Corrosion Of Conformity, Escape The Fate, Spite, Brand Of Sacrifice, and Another Day Dawns.

September 12: Shinedown, Papa Roach, Gojira, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Underoath, Pop Evil, The Hu, Rev Run, Ice Nine Kills, August Burns Red, Ayron Jones, We Came As Romans, Drowning Pool, Fit For A King, Ill Niño, Adelitas Way, Currents, and Fame On Fire.