Los Angeles, Ca – You can tell a lot about someone from their taste in music. Especially if they have a penchant for contemporary Heavy Metal music. I have found that many heavy metal aficionados shared a particular pattern of personality traits when attending a Drowning Pool show here in the heart of Los Angeles this last week.
And what was witness by this metal maniac was pure music enjoyment from the many Drowning Pool fans brave enough to attend a Wednesday night showing, knowing DAMN well that School, Work, Your Mother, The Cops, Satan would come calling early the next day.
Trust me there would be NO losers the next day, only WINNERS from being treated to a show packed with raw local talent like (Elements of Kadence) from the high desert area, who in my opinion, pumped up the sinners for the eardrum-rattling performance that would soon follow from the boys out of Texas.
Drowning Pool spawned everything that was going on in the metal scene back than. They’ve been around since the 2000’s flexing their power ballad, head-thrashing tunes to your mums dislike.
On February 5, 2016 Platinum selling metal act DROWNING POOL released their 8th studio album ‘HelleluJAH’ via Entertainment One Music (eOne). This time the band worked with producer Jason Suecof (AUGUST BURNS RED, DEICIDE, DEATH ANGEL) at the helm and it showed with their live performance of “By The Blood”, “Hell To Play” and “We Are The Devil” on this night. The band also tapped renowned artist Brian Mercer (CHRIS CORNELL, LAMB OF GOD, HIGH ON FIRE) to design the cover art on Hellelujah which on cover-art principle alone a must have in your vinyl collection.
In 2012 newly recruited singer Jasen Moreno became the band’s 3rd frontman filling some pretty big shoes left by the late great Dave Williams (RIP) who’s vocals can still resonate with surprising authority to this day. Jasen knows he could never replace Dave only honor his memory on stage with his brand of powerful vocals leaving the old school fans in owe when performing the classics.
Jasen sat down with me before their show at Los Globos and spoke about the new album, Dave and the concerns some fans may have with him fronting the band. To hear what he had to say, please see the interview below. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of Hellelujah out now. (See Website For Details)
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