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Drowning Pool Guitarist C.J. Pierce Promises "Resilience" Will Be a Heavier Record

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/DrowningPool (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/DrowningPool (via ABC News Radio)

Drowning Pool guitarist C.J. Pierce says that fans can expect the band to tackle some heavier themes on their upcoming fifth album, Resilience .

"I would say [ Resilience ] has the staple Drowning Pool sound," he tells Billboard . "We wanted to do more of a heavy record, a metal record, but we try to mix it up. There's a lot to choose from. It's definitely more of a heavy record than we've done before, though."

Pierce adds that while he “went through a little bout of depression” after former frontman Ryan McCombs left the group in 2011, he’s happy with the band’s new lead singer, Jasen Moreno .

"We've always known Jasen," explains Pierce. "I had no idea he was going to audition for us, but he came in and learned every song off every record, and then we sent him a bunch of new songs and he sounded great on them. It was like we'd worked together for ten years.”

Drowning Pool is currently trekking across North America promoting Resilience , which due in stores on April 9. Visit DrowningPool.com to view the full itinerary.

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