Many believe that third time’s the charm. Well, apparently that’s not the case for Drowning Pool. The Texas nu-metal band announced last night that they’ve parted ways with their third singer, Ryan McCombs.
Guitarist C.J. Pierce had the following to say about the latest change in Drowning Pool:
“We have always been a band who has gained success despite having multiple singers…maybe we suffer from reverse ‘lead singer’s disease.’ Changing things up has not always been easy, but the band has become re-energized time and time again. We are looking to find a new singer who will give both us and, and most importantly our fans, the new adrenaline shot they deserve. We do wish Ryan great success in his future endeavors.”
This marks the third singer Drowning Pool has worked with in a ten year period. McCombs (who previously fronted Soil) replaced singer Jason “Gong” Jones in late 2005 and sang on 2007’s Full Circle and the band’s 2010 self-titled fourth album. Jones joined the band in 2003 as a replacement for original singer Dave Williams, who passed away from heart disease in the middle of the band’s stint on Ozzfest in 2002. So best of luck to whoever steps in as Drowning Pool’s new frontman (since given the band’s track record, they’re going to need it).