Photo by: Cade Cleavelin
Official press release:
Craft Recordings celebrates the 20th anniversary of Drowning Pool’s best-selling debut, Sinner, with the album’s first-ever vinyl release. Set for release on September 17, 2021, the nu-metal classic features such favorites as “Tear Away”, “Sinner”, and the band’s platinum-selling signature hit “Bodies”. In addition to the standard release, two special editions of the vinyl are available: a Revolver (SOLD OUT) exclusive turquoise vinyl limited to 500 units and a band exclusive red vinyl limited to 666 units and only available through the band on their fall tour.
Drowning Pool frontman Jasen Moreno says:
“Sinner is literally perfect. I remember hearing and seeing it all come together. We shared the local Dallas scene back then—Drowning Pool and an old band I used to be in—and I’d like to say we kept each other honest and made each other better through competition… but it was never even close. Dave and the guys were the dudes shaping the scene. I shared many stages with Drowning Pool before I was ever their lead singer, and I remember feeling hyped after each performance. I remember believing we’d finally upstaged them. I would have that hope right up until they took the stage and began to play, and then the truth was evident — Dave, Stevie, C.J., and Mike were always multiple steps ahead of any other band on the scene. The Sinner album was magic, and the guys were on fire. I believe that the record is perfect as a whole, full of catchy hooks both vocally and musically. I heard and saw those songs before a million other people around the world did, and I knew back then that Drowning Pool was destined to win. It feels crazy to go from a hater to their frontman, but let that be my testimony to the undeniable force that remains Sinner.”
Drummer Mike Luce adds:
“To be here marking twenty years of Sinner is just mind-blowing. There are so many memories of this record that I’ll carry for life. It would require a book to properly express all that’s in my head and heart and all that led up to and came out of its release. As a kid growing up and playing drums, I dreamed of being in a band with my buds and maybe someday putting out a record. Well, we did – and it kicked ass! Thanks to all that allowed this messed-up, work-in-progress of a soul to live a dream.”
Released in June 2001, Sinner became an instant classic, thanks largely to the success of its infectious first single, “Bodies”. The song hit the Top Ten on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart and No.3 on the UK’s Rock and Metal chart. It also appeared across multiple TV shows, ads and films, and became the theme song for several WWE events. Sinner, meanwhile, peaked at No.14 on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the RIAA just six weeks after its release.
Bassist Stevie Benton says:
“Considering the huge success of Sinner, it’s hard to believe it has never been released on vinyl. Twenty years later, it’s finally happening… it’s about time!”
Guitarist C.J. Pierce adds:
“I can’t believe it’s been two decades since we introduced the world to ‘let the bodies hit the floor’ and helped teach young kids and parrots around the world to count to four. Some of the greatest times and best memories of my life are from when Sinner came out, so this vinyl release is really special. We can’t wait to see everyone out at the shows again, and we’re looking forward to rocking all these songs, and our newest songs live!”
In addition to the vinyl release, Drowning Pool is also celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album with a new record label, new music, a forthcoming new album, and this fall’s Brothers in Arms Tour alongside longtime friends Ill Niño and (Hed) P.E. The upcoming new release will be the band’s third studio album with frontman Jasen Moreno, whose 2013 Resilience debut recently achieved gold sales status, making it the band’s second gold record to follow their platinum debut. Founding members C.J. Pierce (guitar), Stevie Benton (bass), and Mike Luce (drums) have played together for an uninterrupted 25 years, only further solidifying Drowning Pool’s presence as one of the new millennium’s premier hard rock/heavy metal crossovers.
Click here to pre-order Sinner on vinyl or stream the album.
Sinner track listing:
- “Tear Away”
- “All Over Me”
- “I Am”
- “Told You So”