“Snake Charmer”, a brand new song from Texas heavy rockers DROWNING POOL, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s new album, “Hellelujuah”, which will be 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).
DROWNING POOL bassist and founding member Stevie Benton says: “‘Snake Charmer’ has such a mean groove, but underneath that funky feel lies the same raw dark energy you’ll find throughout the entire new record.”
He continues: “This is a tune about the poisonous souls we have endured during our time in the music business. We won’t name any names, but you know who you are. Basically, it’s about how to keep kicking ass when things go bad.”
The cover art for “Hellelujuah” was designed by world-renowned artist Brian Mercer, who has previously worked with Chris Cornell, LAMB OF GOD and HIGH ON FIRE.
“Hellelujuah” track listing:
02. By The Blood
04. Hell To Pay
05. We Are The Devil
06. Snake Charmer
07. My Own Way
08. Goddamn Vultures
09. Another Name
10. Sympathy Depleted
11. Stomping Ground
12. Meet The Bullet
13. All Saints Day
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”.