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Drowning sign with Fast Break Records, premiere new song

Friday, January 29, 2016 10:00 AM PT


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Chicago beatdown band Drowning has inked a deal with the eastern PA hardcore label Fast Break! Records. The group will release their debut full-length album Egotrip on February 26, but you can stream the first single "Lord of War" now below. The track features rapper (and fellow south side Chicago native) MoeCyrus.

"'Lord Of War' was written about the real life situation of trying to better yourself while having to handle your business," says vocalist Bryan Gantz. "Everyone has history and sometimes you are where you come from and rep what you rep. Growing up in Chicago you learn a lot from the streets. Once you commit to a lifestyle there is no going back or backing down. You have to stand up for what you believe in through and through. When the 'Lord Of War' calls he calls with no question."

The theme of guest vocalists continues throughout the album with contributions from Matt Honeycutt (Kublai Khan), John Hoffman (Weekend Nachos), Rob Watson (Lionheart) and Baer Coon the Ewokk. "This is without a doubt the realest album we could have put together," says bassist Ryan Kramarz. "We went into the project with open minds and created something that encapsulates each member, our city, and the current state of things. This is Chicago Beatdown. This is Drowning."

You can pre-order Egotrip here.




87 comments


anonymous
1/29/2016 10:16:48 AM
Stoked for this album to come out and to see them at tough love 2016 in March

anonymous
1/29/2016 10:16:58 AM
i came on the last part, this is drowning..i came

anonymous
1/29/2016 10:18:26 AM
OH SHIT let the bodies hit the flo
let the bodies hit the flo
let the bodies hit the flo
let the bodies hit *tss tss* FLOOOOOOO!!!

fvck yea drowning pool

anonymous
1/29/2016 10:21:59 AM
Hauser approved this fcking rips

anonymous
1/29/2016 10:22:35 AM
Pre ordered almost instantaneously, love from Indiana

anonymous
1/29/2016 10:22:55 AM
We wanted to represent the mean streets of chicago with some blistering nu metal?

anonymous
1/29/2016 10:30:17 AM
fcking love this band. The current kings of wignorant moshcore

anonymous
1/29/2016 10:40:51 AM
CYC MOTHER fckER WE'LL SUCK YOUR DADDY'S dck

anonymous
1/29/2016 10:42:03 AM
Fan boys only reply

anonymous
1/29/2016 10:42:16 AM
Lil Creepy endorsed Beatdown

anonymous
1/29/2016 10:56:08 AM
Suburban wiggers acting hard. This is bad! Vocals are terrible!

anonymous
1/29/2016 10:58:45 AM
karebear is stoked

anonymous
1/29/2016 11:04:03 AM
Cyc crips on top

anonymous
1/29/2016 11:04:36 AM
This is what "beatdown" is now? Holy shit times have changed. This sounds like the numetal ozzfest side stage bands you never heard from again after that tour

anonymous
1/29/2016 11:16:39 AM
lol dorks.

anonymous
1/29/2016 11:20:21 AM
"Learn a lot from the streets".........your dad used to be a cop.....

anonymous
1/29/2016 11:21:30 AM
fcking narcs

anonymous
1/29/2016 11:26:52 AM
you learn a lot from the streets when you're a narc

anonymous
1/29/2016 11:33:34 AM
Drowning sounds like they are down with the sickness

anonymous
1/29/2016 11:38:06 AM
Hardest shit I ever heard you all talking shit at obviously gays

anonymous
1/29/2016 11:38:37 AM
lol Brian stop actin like you didn't grow up in the suburbs with your cop daddy playing in cringey ass pop punk bands tryin to suck Parker Cannon's dck. "Your city" don't give a shit about this.

anonymous
1/29/2016 11:43:00 AM
If that's the hardest shit you ever heard you need to get out more

anonymous
1/29/2016 11:47:29 AM
Easily the hardest band out

anonymous
1/29/2016 11:49:12 AM
When ou say you don't give a shit but you go on lambgoat to listen and you jealous cuz you ain't a crip

anonymous
1/29/2016 11:55:27 AM
This must be the band emmure and atilla always talk about getting off there dck , I guess they got some breathing room cause looks like we got a contender for worst band out there

anonymous
1/29/2016 11:56:35 AM
When you post on lambgoat in comments section talking shit like this is 2008 under anonymous. Little bitch boys lol I wish half you idiots wasting your time talking shit with no face behind it would do it in person. I bet the same motherfckers who will see any of these guys and smile and shake their hands. Not cause its funny that they don't know who you are but cause you're a fcking pssy. I live for shit like that. Cowards. -TF

anonymous
1/29/2016 12:07:54 PM
I wish I was in their club. - TF

anonymous
1/29/2016 12:08:45 PM
TF here, I love dck.

anonymous
1/29/2016 12:10:31 PM
Gimme c-ck.-TF

anonymous
1/29/2016 12:26:41 PM
This shit sounds like it gets down with the clown.

anonymous
1/29/2016 12:45:39 PM
WOW THIS IS BAD

anonymous
1/29/2016 12:52:51 PM
Sounds really good guys! Congrats!!-AC :)

anonymous
1/29/2016 12:53:45 PM
Lonnie Reed and kids who still rep CYC are stoked. Garbage.

anonymous
1/29/2016 1:03:21 PM
Ricky Trigga is stoked

anonymous
1/29/2016 1:15:40 PM
Just when I thought lionheart had the most retarded vocals , this comes along

anonymous
1/29/2016 1:42:17 PM
This comes out right at the same time JNCO jeans are being sold again. That can't just be a coincidence.

anonymous
1/29/2016 1:57:04 PM
This is the shit that people are stoked on? This is fcking garbage. Another band getting a hype train that's bound to de-rail very soon.

anonymous
1/29/2016 2:09:14 PM
This band and No Zodiac are probably the worst the Midwest has to offer

anonymous
1/29/2016 2:27:28 PM
People are stoked cuz this dudes got the best vocals in hardcore hands down - tookie Williams

anonymous
1/29/2016 2:27:47 PM
Bryan Grantz is a narc

anonymous
1/29/2016 2:43:35 PM
If I was from Chicago I'd be so embarrassed that this turd claims to represent your city

anonymous
1/29/2016 2:48:33 PM
why is nu metal still a thing in 2016

anonymous
1/29/2016 3:05:32 PM
soft music by soft people for soft people

anonymous
1/29/2016 3:05:48 PM
soft music by soft people for soft people

anonymous
1/29/2016 3:07:55 PM
this is beatdown for people who don't like beatdown

anonymous
1/29/2016 3:08:28 PM
Is Sensei Lyu Yuki still in this band?

anonymous
1/29/2016 3:12:14 PM
I'm a gay try hard sucker with long bitch hair and targets on my face (aka piercings), but I try and act hard and support a crew that I don't know shit about but I still rep my tagging crew so it's whatever. Support 325 for life until I'm looking down the barrel of a gun and I'll never talk about 325 again haha. God I'm such a fcking gay. -TF

anonymous
1/29/2016 3:12:56 PM
My name is tony Flores -TF

anonymous
1/29/2016 3:16:04 PM
who is the guy who paints his nails black ? Is he in CYC as well ? If so u guys a re a joke

anonymous
1/29/2016 3:16:16 PM
who is the guy who paints his nails black ? Is he in CYC as well ? If so u guys a re a joke

anonymous
1/29/2016 3:34:26 PM
Too many tryhard suburban paper gangsters posting on lambgoat right now. Mad that they have a stagnant pathetic scene with whack bands and trick hoes that have been passed around more than a blunt and are beat as hell.

anonymous
1/29/2016 4:14:50 PM
Would have gladly taken Phil anselmo's white power fist up my ass for the same amount of time that I wasted listening to this piece of garbage.

anonymous
1/29/2016 4:24:39 PM
Chicago music is really bringing some great stuff to the table. First the only members of no zodiac that mattered quit, now this? Wonderful.

anonymous
1/29/2016 4:31:21 PM
Bass tone sounds like shit. Clanky, sloppy, and too high in the mix. He must have some real insecurity to put it up that high.

anonymous
1/29/2016 4:59:01 PM
I support c-ck. - TF

anonymous
1/29/2016 5:00:10 PM
Other dudes fck my gf. - TF

anonymous
1/29/2016 5:06:43 PM
I should have stopped listening to this after the :15 mark.

anonymous
1/29/2016 7:05:52 PM
Ruthless and Anthony Hauser are stoked

anonymous
1/29/2016 9:03:26 PM
https://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=p5KKRYbY3G8

anonymous
1/29/2016 10:30:06 PM
Who is more stoked, Anthony or Jim Daly

anonymous
1/29/2016 11:54:07 PM
What happened to Eulogy Records? lol Now you're on some shitty candy bar sounding label for your candy ass fa99ot band.

anonymous
1/30/2016 3:01:13 AM
I was way more stoked than Jim Daly not gonna lie.

Anonymous comments can suck me

-AH

anonymous
1/30/2016 3:05:25 AM
Nah I'm pretty fckin stoked. Honestly who isn't stoked when their friends succeed? Quit being anonymous pussies.

- Jim fcking Daly

anonymous
1/30/2016 5:43:08 AM
Nu stuff

anonymous
1/30/2016 5:45:46 AM
YAAAAAAAWWWWNNN

88

anonymous
1/30/2016 6:25:52 AM
"Everyone has history and sometimes you are where you come from and rep what you rep. Growing up in Chicago you learn a lot from the streets. Once you commit to a lifestyle there is no going back or backing down. You have to stand up for what you believe in through and through. When the 'Lord Of War' calls he calls with no question." LMFAO SAYS A WIGGERSLAM FROM THE SUBURBS!!!!!!!

anonymous
1/30/2016 8:05:28 AM
"Once you commit to a lifestyle there is no going back or backing down."

like committing to Los Babas 22?

anonymous
1/30/2016 8:09:44 AM
David Pierce, the autistic CYC Vice President here. Just tuning in to say that Drowning is probably the hardest working band second to my band, Raw Dawg. Don't be fooled, THIS IS DROWNING. I know we all sound the same. JUST HAD TO CLARIFY.

anonymous
1/30/2016 8:14:30 AM
What are they bleeping out on their shirts? Are they too pssy to rep? We should kick them out for this.

KC 325 (free me)

anonymous
1/30/2016 8:39:29 AM
Tony Flores.. Arguably a huge douche fanboy. I saw these guys last night. Decent. I don't understand that "support 325" nonsense. Like their cronies have to "represent" at shows or what?

anonymous
1/30/2016 10:59:00 AM
aside from the obvious fake wigger posturing, and how much these dudes "learned from the streets", this song is just straight up boring and BAD. either they chose to release the worst track on the album first or this album is going to be garbage. sounds like a demo from a horrible local band that everyone laughs at. who are the fcking idiots that signed this band?? hahaha

anonymous
1/30/2016 11:04:55 AM
This shit is sick! You guys rule. Chicago is proud!
Sick mix, especially the bass. Sits perfectly.

anonymous
1/30/2016 12:16:45 PM
You nerds want Drowning to be from the suburbs so bad lol. So sad. Everyone but the guitarist have lived in Chicago their whole lives and the guitarist has always lived in Gary, Indiana which is one of the roughest areas in the country. The vocalist has predominately been on the southside which is the grittiest part of Chicago. Hardcore has gotten so soft. Too many insecure nerds want to shut down others instead of focus on bettering themselves.

anonymous
1/30/2016 5:24:20 PM
....... still soft.

anonymous
1/30/2016 7:43:08 PM
The bass player grew up in park ridge Illinois and went to Maine south high school. Definitely not from Chicago

anonymous
1/30/2016 8:50:53 PM
No other genre in music cares where a band comes from or lives. No wonder why so many people think hardcore is a joke. Try listening to a genre that actually takes talent to play like death metal and go to one of those shows and i guarantee you no one there will be wondering what part of a state the bands are from cause they'll be enjoying the music which is the whole point to playing music.

anonymous
1/30/2016 11:05:04 PM
Blackstones > 325

anonymous
1/31/2016 12:20:00 AM
I've known every one of these band members for years unfortunately and none of them are remotely hard. Gary isn't that bad unless you're in the wrong part. it's almost completely abandoned. and that guitarist is NOT from Gary. he lives in fcking lake station which is basically white trash meth heads and a hot dog shop. skip this and let it die.

anonymous
1/31/2016 9:24:09 AM
no love here on one hand the music eats ass and the band isn't about what they say they're about and on the other hand they try to look big and hard by rolling with a bunch of insecure bullies in biker vests. fast break? more like hope yall break up fast

anonymous
1/31/2016 9:45:59 AM
Bryan is from south suburbs maybe.. not within the city limits or even a bad neighborhood. This entire band since its beginning has been from the burbs. CYC is a joke, they already dropped the gaygy kids from wisconsin who probated. Raw Dawg for life.

anonymous
1/31/2016 10:27:43 AM
Wig bizkit

anonymous
1/31/2016 10:32:03 AM
cyc is a joke everywhere they are. They wanna be SOSF so bad. Yet they fear every other crew around.

anonymous
1/31/2016 3:06:01 PM
CYC is not a joke. we dont wanna be anybody because we are better than everybody. 325 is takin over this year. chicago on lock. california is ours. seattle we run it. try and stop us. internet tough guys all over our nuts hahahahahahahah catch us at a show. Drowning and Raw Dawg are hardcore in 2016

anonymous
2/1/2016 6:28:28 PM
Ozzfest is siked. This is not hardcore. The fck is wrong with these kids labeling their band as hardcore when drowning pool and static x are their main influence. Shoot me in the face now.
And for the record DROWNING if I saw you in person my exact words would be, "you guys remind me of drawing pool meets feed durst"

anonymous
2/4/2016 1:23:14 PM
I got deported - Sire 325

anonymous
2/24/2016 7:00:34 PM
who is that one googley eyed creep in CYC?

anonymous
2/24/2016 7:01:25 PM
Chicago CYC is a joke. A buncha weak bitches who back room mosh..