Vocalist Ryan McCombs played his first gigs THE DROWNING POOL on Friday, March 17 (at Club LA in Destin, Florida, with ADELITA’S WAY and OTHERWISE), and on Saturday, March 18, as the headliner of the opening party Dump at the campsite festival in Fruitland Park, Florida. Video shot by fans Dump at the campsite the concert can be viewed below.

Long time SOIL frontman, who has lived in Swindon, England since 2018, originally joined THE DROWNING POOL in 2005 and appeared on two of the band’s studio albums, “Full Circle” (2007) and “Drowning Pool” (2010), and a live album, 2009 “The worst common denominator”. He rejoined SOIL after leaving THE DROWNING POOL in the year 2011.

According to Metal Edge McCombs keep moving forward SOIL and will perform with both bands going forward.

said McCombs: “When I retired from music in 2004, I only got back into mixing because it was (THE DROWNING POOL membership) CJ, Stephen and Mikeand because it was also a way for me to be a small part of their music Dave (late THE DROWNING POOL vocalist Dave Williams) alive. Just being in the same room after so many years preparing for these shows was a quick reminder of why I once considered them my best friends in the business. As anyone living life can attest, our days can sometimes be messy – but in one word Dave Williams‘Everything happens for a reason, I just don’t know…’ Some of the greatest moments of my career came as a member DP and I’m really grateful for the opportunity to perform with them one more time.”

Added drummer Mike Luce: “I am very happy about it SOIL and THE DROWNING POOL we are now in a place where we are not only side by side, but close enough as friends to move forward together. We support and respect each other enough to make sure that they can continue to do what they’re doing and that they can give us a chance to go back to some of these great songs that we played over a decade ago with a singer that we thought was a singer. archetype after Dave passed. We can’t wait to get back on stage and see where this goes.”

“It’s bloody exciting Ryan McCombs rocking with us again,” said the guitarist CJ Pierce. “It’s been 13 years since we were last in the rehearsal room together, and from the second we hit that first note, it was like we’d never missed a beat. I’ve never felt such a connection as musicians, true friends, and family members like I do with Mike, Stevie and Ryan. I can’t wait to share the stage together again.”

“Never say never,” said the bassist Stevie Benton. “It’s hard to believe it’s been over 10 years since we shared the stage Ryan. I think deep down we always knew this reunion was going to happen.”

McCombsbandmates included SOIL said: “Ryan both have a long history SOIL and THE DROWNING POOL, so when the opportunity arose for him to move forward as the singer of both bands, we knew we could make it work together. Both bands are no longer children, and we’ve all grown as people, mended hard feelings, and are approaching the 25-year mark. Ryan wants to work. He wants to tour and play as much as possible and this gives him the opportunity to do so. Like Dave Williams said just days before his death: ‘Anywhere with electricity DP and SOIL play together, let’s do it…'”

THE DROWNING POOLThe first new record since 2016, “Strike a Nerve”appeared last September through T-Boy/UMe. It was the band’s third album with the singer Jasen Morenowhich joined THE DROWNING POOL in 2012.

THE DROWNING POOL indicated Moreno‘s departure in a social media post on Thursday (March 16), writing: “We appreciate everyone asking All right. We can’t speak for him, but we believe he was just ready to move on to other things in life. Maybe he’ll make a statement. Maybe he doesn’t. Regardless, we wish him all the best.”

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