Whether or not you care, Drowning Pool are back with a new album that just dropped this past Friday titled Strike a Nerve via T-BOY/UMe. It seems that the band are worried about whether or not the album title would prove true, as they feel revealing the meanings behind the songs’ lyrics could possibly get them canceled. Specifically, they’re worried about the single “Mind Right.”

In a recent interview with Loudwire, Drowning Pool frontman Jasen Moreno and guitarist CJ Pierce, Moreno opened up about these concerns.

“I’m hesitant to talk about the lyrical content. I’m being evasive because of cancel culture and all that. Let’s just say… it was one of those occasions where I wanted to speak my mind on certain political feelings (that I had). I really hesitate to use the band as a political platform to push my agendas, I really shy away from that. (But) I was really frustrated with the world I was seeing around me.” 

Wow, there’s a lot to unpack there. Do what you will with that information, and listen at your own risk, I guess? But don’t cancel them.

If you’re like us and are even a little curious what Drowning Pool are even like in 2022, you can try to check ’em out at one of the tour dates below.

10/02 JOLIET, IL – The Forge
10/05 HARRISON, OH – The Blue Note
10/06 LAKEWOOD, OH – The Winchester Music Tavern
10/07 FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Hard Times Four Mile Fork
10/08 STATE COLLEGE, PA – Stage West Penn State
10/09 CLIFTON, NJ – Dingbatz
10/11 KNOXVILLE, TN – The Concourse
10/12 HUNTSVILLE, AL – Shagnasty’s
10/14 KATY, TX – The Wildcatter Saloon
10/14 FORT WORTH, TX – Dickies Arena
11/04 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Sunshine Studios
11/05 GRAND JUNCTION, CO – Mesa Theater
11/06 DENVER, CO – Oriental Theater 11/08 OMAHA, NE – Barnato
11/10 MILWAUKEE, WI – The Rave
11/11 DANBURY, WI – St Croix Danbury Event Center
11/12 SIOUX CITY, IA – Hard Rock Casino
11/13 MOLINE, IL – The Rust Belt
11/15 CHARLOTTE, SC – Amos Southend
11/16 MURRELLS INLET, SC – Suck Bang, Blow
11/18 NEW ORLEANS, LA – Southport Hall
11/19 CEDAR PARK, TX – Haute Spot Venu