Texas heavy rockers DROWNING POOL have inked a worldwide deal with eOne Music. The band is currently in the studio with renowned producer Jason Suecof (AUGUST BURNS RED, DEICIDE, DEATH ANGEL) working on its as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2013's "Resilience" for an early 2016 release.
"We are truly honored to be part of the eOne family," says DROWNING POOL. "We would like to thank eOne for not only their support, but also for allowing us the autonomy to make the record we envision."
"We are excited to welcome DROWNING POOL to the growing roster of bands at eOne," says eOne VP of metal/rock Scott Givens. "I'm personally looking forward to unleashing the band's new single later this year."
DROWNING POOL earlier in the year embarked on the second leg of its "Sinner Unlucky 13th Anniversary Tour", on which the band played its 2001 debut album, "Sinner", from start to finish.
The "Sinner" album arrived in June 2001 and featured the monster single "Bodies", plus follow-up rock radio hits "Sinner" and "Tear Away".
Original DROWNING POOL frontman Dave Williams, who sang on "Sinner", passed away from heart disease on the band's tour bus in August 2002, while the group was out promoting the record.
In January 2004, the band announced the addition of singer Jason "Gong" Jones. Their sophomore effort, "Desensitized", followed several months later. In 2006, Ryan McCombs assumed the vocal duties, and a year later they released "Full Circle", followed by a self-titled album in 2010. McCombs, the only singer to ever record more than one album with the group, departed the following year, and was replaced by SUICIDE HOOK vocalist Jasen Moreno, who made his official debut on "Resilience".