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DROWNING POOL Is Done Making Singer Changes, Says Guitarist C.J. PIERCE

DROWNING POOL Is Done Making Singer Changes, Says Guitarist C.J. PIERCE

On January 27, Rustyn Rose of Metalholic.com conducted an interview with guitarist C.J. Pierce of Texas heavy rockers DROWNING POOL. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On DROWNING POOL‘s new album, “Hellelujuah”:

Pierce: “[Making] this record, there’s never been a more freeing experience. It kind of reflects back to the ‘Sinner’ record in many ways. We were an unsigned band just doing whatever the hell we wanted to do — playing a bar for free beer on the weekends. We didn’t get into this whole system, this whole music business, if you will. So we’ve been in that. We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs and singer changes — everybody knows that — and management stuff. Going into this record, we’ve got a solid lineup. Jasen Moreno [vocals] is our man, and he’s gonna continue to be our man. The singer switch is over. And then the same thing label-wise. We signed with a new label, eOne, who are all rock dudes. They told us, ‘Make whatever record you wanna make. Say what the hell you wanna say. And give it to us when you’re done, man.’ So it was just one of those things where we just had all the freedom in the world. We did exactly what the hell we wanted to do. We put out a metal record, and that’s what we’ve got.”

On whether performing 2001’s “Sinner” album from start to finish on last year’s “Sinner Unlucky 13th Anniversary Tour” influenced the musical direction of the new CD:

Pierce: “Most definitely, man. I mean, the writing process is an ongoing thing. I never stop. I don’t sit down and [go], ‘Okay, time to write.’ Some bands do that, but I’m always… If I’m feeling inspired, I pick up the guitar and I start writing music. So some songs, obviously, were coming together throughout the years, but the very final touches in the group of songs were definitely inspired by that. I don’t think a lot of bands go back to their first record and really sit down and relearn it, let alone play it every single night. So I was definitely influenced by that time period. I mean, I worked that record fifteen years ago. And a lot of that came through. I think songs like ‘By The Blood’ and ‘Hell To Pay’, for example, definitely have that core DROWNING POOL sound. So if you were a fan back then, you’re definitely gonna love the new record.”

On Jasen Moreno‘s contributions to “Hellelujuah”, being that it’s his second album with DROWNING POOL:

Pierce: “We’ve known Jasen forever, man. He came up on the scene in Dallas. A super-great guy. The band he played in at the time were opening up for DROWNING POOL off and on throughout the years. I think going into that first record, when we finally got Jasen, it was just, like, ‘Here we go.’ We jumped in. We wrote it in the first three months he was in the band. We went in and recorded it before we even started playing shows together and really got to know each other — like really know each other. I love [2013’s] ‘Resilience’. I think it’s a great record. It’s kind of a record of discovering who we are. But now, we definitely know who we are and what we wanna sound like, and it just brought us back to that core sound that we have. Jasen is a singer-songwriter as well, and he’s got his own cool set of pipes that he brings to our music, man. So, yeah, things have never been better, man. We’re all on the same page. I couldn’t be happier with any record.”

On all members of DROWNING POOL contributing to the songwriting process on “Hellelujuah”:

Pierce: “Yeah, we’re all involved a lot more. We all bounce ideas off each other more so than ever, man. Definitely. We just come together on it. It’s nice that everybody’s on the same page. I think, if anything, the battle’s been… We had so many different ideas. It’s, like, ‘Which ones do we hone in on? Which ones do we put together that work together for this record?’ And once we got that down… We nailed it down with [producer] Jason Suecof in Florida, and knocked it out.”

“Hellelujuah” was released on February 5 via eOne Music. The follow-up to 2013’s “Resilience” was recorded with renowned producer Jason Suecof (AUGUST BURNS RED, DEICIDE, DEATH ANGEL).

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DROWNING POOL Is Done Making Singer Changes, Says Guitarist C.J. PIERCE
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DROWNING POOL Is Done Making Singer Changes, Says Guitarist C.J. PIERCE

DROWNING POOL Is Done Making Singer Changes, Says Guitarist C.J. PIERCE

On January 27, Rustyn Rose of Metalholic.com conducted an interview with guitarist C.J. Pierce of Texas heavy rockers DROWNING POOL. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On DROWNING POOL‘s new album, “Hellelujuah”:

Pierce: “[Making] this record, there’s never been a more freeing experience. It kind of reflects back to the ‘Sinner’ record in many ways. We were an unsigned band just doing whatever the hell we wanted to do — playing a bar for free beer on the weekends. We didn’t get into this whole system, this whole music business, if you will. So we’ve been in that. We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs and singer changes — everybody knows that — and management stuff. Going into this record, we’ve got a solid lineup. Jasen Moreno [vocals] is our man, and he’s gonna continue to be our man. The singer switch is over. And then the same thing label-wise. We signed with a new label, eOne, who are all rock dudes. They told us, ‘Make whatever record you wanna make. Say what the hell you wanna say. And give it to us when you’re done, man.’ So it was just one of those things where we just had all the freedom in the world. We did exactly what the hell we wanted to do. We put out a metal record, and that’s what we’ve got.”

On whether performing 2001’s “Sinner” album from start to finish on last year’s “Sinner Unlucky 13th Anniversary Tour” influenced the musical direction of the new CD:

Pierce: “Most definitely, man. I mean, the writing process is an ongoing thing. I never stop. I don’t sit down and [go], ‘Okay, time to write.’ Some bands do that, but I’m always… If I’m feeling inspired, I pick up the guitar and I start writing music. So some songs, obviously, were coming together throughout the years, but the very final touches in the group of songs were definitely inspired by that. I don’t think a lot of bands go back to their first record and really sit down and relearn it, let alone play it every single night. So I was definitely influenced by that time period. I mean, I worked that record fifteen years ago. And a lot of that came through. I think songs like ‘By The Blood’ and ‘Hell To Pay’, for example, definitely have that core DROWNING POOL sound. So if you were a fan back then, you’re definitely gonna love the new record.”

On Jasen Moreno‘s contributions to “Hellelujuah”, being that it’s his second album with DROWNING POOL:

Pierce: “We’ve known Jasen forever, man. He came up on the scene in Dallas. A super-great guy. The band he played in at the time were opening up for DROWNING POOL off and on throughout the years. I think going into that first record, when we finally got Jasen, it was just, like, ‘Here we go.’ We jumped in. We wrote it in the first three months he was in the band. We went in and recorded it before we even started playing shows together and really got to know each other — like really know each other. I love [2013’s] ‘Resilience’. I think it’s a great record. It’s kind of a record of discovering who we are. But now, we definitely know who we are and what we wanna sound like, and it just brought us back to that core sound that we have. Jasen is a singer-songwriter as well, and he’s got his own cool set of pipes that he brings to our music, man. So, yeah, things have never been better, man. We’re all on the same page. I couldn’t be happier with any record.”

On all members of DROWNING POOL contributing to the songwriting process on “Hellelujuah”:

Pierce: “Yeah, we’re all involved a lot more. We all bounce ideas off each other more so than ever, man. Definitely. We just come together on it. It’s nice that everybody’s on the same page. I think, if anything, the battle’s been… We had so many different ideas. It’s, like, ‘Which ones do we hone in on? Which ones do we put together that work together for this record?’ And once we got that down… We nailed it down with [producer] Jason Suecof in Florida, and knocked it out.”

“Hellelujuah” was released on February 5 via eOne Music. The follow-up to 2013’s “Resilience” was recorded with renowned producer Jason Suecof (AUGUST BURNS RED, DEICIDE, DEATH ANGEL).

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METALLICA To Debut New Stage Production During 'The Night Before' Concert

METALLICA To Debut New Stage Production During 'The Night Before' Concert

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has told RollingStone.com that the band will debut a new stage production during their February 6 headlining performance at CBS Radio‘s “The Night Before”, at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. “It’s big,” he said. “I mean it’s really big. I haven’t seen it yet, but I got sent the first pictures last night, and it’s very vivid. It’ll light up the sky.”

Asked what fans can expect from the show’s setlist, Ulrich said: “If I told you that we were going to play all the deep, obscure tracks from ‘Load’ and ‘ReLoad’, you know I’d be lying to you. I don’t want to dampen anyone’s enthusiasm, but we’re leaning a little bit towards the classics. We do so many different configurations of set lists for if we’re playing theaters, somebody’s basement, arenas, and recently at our last couple of indoor shows, we went very deep. Last summer, we played ‘The Unforgiven II’, which we’d never played live before, and we had tracks like ‘Disposable Heroes’ and ‘Metal Militia’ and ‘King Nothing’ after a long absence. But I will go out on a limb here and say we will lean on the classics. There will be a significant portion of those, whatever they may be.”

“The Night Before”, a one-of-a-kind concert experience the evening prior to Super Bowl 50 at AT&T Park in the band’s hometown of San Francisco, California. The concert marks the band’s first performance of 2016.

METALLICA fans around the world will be able to tune in to a live webstream direct from “The Night Before”. The webcast will be a free 1080p FullHD stream live from AT&T Park, available on mobile and desktop devices at webcast.livemetallica.com, delivered by Nugs.net. METALLICA will take the stage at approximately 8:30 p.m. PST. Fans can watch the show live for free and pre­order professionally mixed audio recordings of the show as downloads and collectible CDs.

METALLICA will be joined at the event by CAGE THE ELEPHANT, who will also perform.

METALLICA has played at AT&T Park the last three years by hosting the annual “Metallica Night” at San Francisco Giants games. Last year, the band expanded that tradition, bringing “Metallica Night” into the South Bay for a San Jose Sharks hockey game.

METALLICA has been working on a new album, but there is no word if any new music will be aired at the performance.

Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett confirmed last November that the band was in the process of recording new material, saying, “At this point, we’re still just doing basic backing tracks. James [Hetfield, guitar/vocals] is doing his guitar stuff, and I am just kind of waiting patiently to go in there and do all of my guitar stuff.”

The last METALLICA album, “Death Magnetic”, came out in 2008.

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ANTHRAX Hit With $1 Million Lawsuit Over Ugly Hanukkah Sweater

ANTHRAX Hit With Million Lawsuit Over Ugly Hanukkah Sweater

According to the Detroit Free Press, ANTHRAX is being sued by a Detroit artist and businessman who claims the band is selling sweatshirts featuring his blue-and-white Happy Hanukkah design.

Aaron Cummins claims he created the original design for “The Ugly Hanukkah Sweater” in 2012 and registered it with the U.S. Copyright Office one year later. He has since been selling the sweatshirt through his Detroit company, Wet House.

Cummins claims in his lawsuit that the ANTHRAX Hanukkah sweater featuring his design first popped up online around last September and continues to be sold online at Rockabilia.com.

Frankie Blydenburgh, a Minnesota-based buyer for Rockabilia.com, told the Detroit Free Press that Rockabilia.com bought the ANTHRAX Hanukkah sweatshirts from a company called Global Merchandising Services, which is also a defendant in the Detroit lawsuit.

“It’s up to the merchandising companies we buy from to get the items cleared and make sure there’s no [copyright] issues,” Blydenburgh said.

Cummins is seeking at least $1 million in damages as well as an injunction to “permanently” stop the defendants from manufacturing, selling or marketing any more products that display the plaintiff’s copyrighted Hanukkah sweater design.

Read more from Detroit Free Press.

Photos below: U.S. District Court records

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ANTHRAX Hit With Million Lawsuit Over Ugly Hanukkah Sweater
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ANTHRAX Hit With $1 Million Lawsuit Over Ugly Hanukkah Sweater

ANTHRAX Hit With Million Lawsuit Over Ugly Hanukkah Sweater

According to the Detroit Free Press, ANTHRAX is being sued by a Detroit artist and businessman who claims the band is selling sweatshirts featuring his blue-and-white Happy Hanukkah design.

Aaron Cummins claims he created the original design for “The Ugly Hanukkah Sweater” in 2012 and registered it with the U.S. Copyright Office one year later. He has since been selling the sweatshirt through his Detroit company, Wet House.

Cummins claims in his lawsuit that the ANTHRAX Hanukkah sweater featuring his design first popped up online around last September and continues to be sold online at Rockabilia.com.

Frankie Blydenburgh, a Minnesota-based buyer for Rockabilia.com, told the Detroit Free Press that Rockabilia.com bought the ANTHRAX Hanukkah sweatshirts from a company called Global Merchandising Services, which is also a defendant in the Detroit lawsuit.

“It’s up to the merchandising companies we buy from to get the items cleared and make sure there’s no [copyright] issues,” Blydenburgh said.

Cummins is seeking at least $1 million in damages as well as an injunction to “permanently” stop the defendants from manufacturing, selling or marketing any more products that display the plaintiff’s copyrighted Hanukkah sweater design.

Read more from Detroit Free Press.

Photos below: U.S. District Court records

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