DROWNING POOL: ‘One Finger And A Fist’ Lyric Video Released
January 30, 2013
The official lyric video for “One Finger And A Fist”, a brand new song from Texas heavy rockers DROWNING POOL, can be seen below. The track will appear on the band’s fifth album, which is due out later this year via Eleven Seven Music. The band teamed up with producer Kato Khandwalla at House of Loud Studios in New Jersey, as well as John Feldmann (THE USED, STORY OF THE YEAR), and completed the album in Dallas.
DROWNING POOL bassist Stevie Benton recently spoke to AOL‘s Noisecreep about the latest addition to the group lineup: singer Jasen Moreno. Moreno, who previously fronted fellow Texas band THE SUICIDE HOOK, is DROWNING POOL‘s fourth and newest frontman. Jasen replaces vocalist Ryan McCombs, who exited the group at the end of 2011 after a six-year stint in the lineup.
Asked how DROWNING POOL‘s chemistry has been affected by the singer changes over the years, Benton said: “Well, it’s a forced form of band evolution, I would say, certainly not something you strive for and not something that I would advise other bands to do, because it’s a lot of extra work and it’s hard on you at times, but for us, we still had a such great time with Dave [Williams, DROWNING POOL‘s original singer] and such great vibes still remains and we’ve been trying to recapture that ever since then. It feels cheap to stick with a chemistry that just doesn’t feel right and so maybe that’s why we’ve had a lot of turnover. We knew if we switched singers again that a lot of people would look at it and make comments, but for us it seemed like it was worth it to take that shot at capturing the best chemistry we ever had. So we did. Look, sometimes you have to shift gears and I’m sure some of our ex-singers feel the same way: ‘I can’t wait to get the hell out of here.'”
He added: “One thing we have learned is that each singer has strong points and weak points and we’ve learned to craft the sound of the band that will benefit the singer at the time. It can be tricky at times to learn the nuances of it, but this time around, one fortunate thing is Jasen, our new singer, is a Dallas guy, we’ve know him for years and so it’s not like having a stranger coming in. We had a great idea about him though, who he is and what he is about, and so we’ve been able to hit the ground running.”
Moreno made his live debut as a member of DROWNING POOL on July 8, 2012 at a club in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
DROWNING POOL‘s video for the song “Saturday Night” was directed by Jon Bertorelli and produced by Daniel Livschultz, both of Vulpine Films.
KORN will release its 11th studio album, titled “The Paradigm Shift”, on October 1. The disc is the first to feature original guitarist Brian “Head” Welch since 2003’s “Take A Look In The Mirror”.
“The Paradigm Shift” track listing:
01. Prey For Me
02. Love & Meth
03. What We Do
04. Spike In My Veins
05. Mass Hysteria
06. Paranoid And Aroused
07. Never Never
08. Punishment Time
09. Lullaby For A Sadist
11. It’s All Wrong
12. Wish I Wasn’t Born Today (bonus track on deluxe edition)
13. Tell Me What You Want (bonus track on deluxe edition)
The cover artwork for “The Paradigm Shift” can be seen below.
Welch told The Pulse Of Radio how it felt to get back in the studio and record with the band again. “You know, all this stuff came in the perfect time and I knew it was meant to be because it was so smooth, everything fell into place, and then when we started writing, everything started falling into place better,” he said. “So it was just so awesome, dude, and even from when we started writing to this day right now, there’s been nothing, no negative anything at all.”
Welch told Rolling Stone that the new album has “the old KORN vibe, but with a new twist . . . The end