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Poison The Well drummer would 'love to' release new music

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:04 AM PT


A few days ago we spent more than two hours talking to Poison The Well drummer Chris Hornbrook about everything under the sun, including his most recent gig as touring drummer for Dhani Harrison, son of late music legend George Harrison (The Beatles, Traveling Wilburys). However, we didn't waste time getting to what seems to be the most frequently asked Poison The Well-related question these days: when, if ever, will the band get back together and put out some new music? (It's been more than a decade since Poison The Well released their last record.)

As you probably guessed, the answer is slightly complicated. While not out of the realm of possibility, it seems that the stars will have do some aligning. Here is what Hornbrook had to say on the matter:

"When the band stopped, everybody kind of went their separate ways. We all remained in contact, we're all friends, it's like... brothers. And it seems to me that getting everybody back in the same room on the same page with a unified vision has been near impossible. And everybody else has other jobs. Our singer, Jeffrey [Moreira], owns a company and he's really focused on that. I'm on tour and working with different people. Our guitar player, Ryan [Primack], is a production manager and has done a ton of production stuff with touring bands in Los Angeles and New York. So I feel like we're very much an all or nothing band, and because of that it's been really difficult to get everybody in the same room and throw riffs around, and everybody be like, 'this is awesome', and build stuff. We've toyed around with it a little bit here and there, nothing that's been concrete, and what's come out of it has been really interesting and cool, but to just get everbody to be like, 'yeah, this is cool, this is what we want to do, and we as a whole feel really good about it' is just like, impossible...

"That's really honestly what it is, getting everybody on the same page. It's just really difficult because life happens. People get into relationships, family members die, etc. It seems like when we're kind of getting close to that happening, something mysteriously gets in the way.

"I'm not saying it's out of the question in terms of Poison The Well releasing any music. I don't know under what... I don't know how, because it just seems impossible, but I never rule it out. I mean, I would love to, particularly because I have an idea musicially what I would want to do after stepping away from the band for such a long time and playing with other people and opening up my musical horizons. I'm becoming more of an adult. I mean, Poison The Well ended when I was like 28-29; I'm 38 now and still continuing on the path and things are getting better and better, so I feel like I would have a little bit more to offer drumming wise and perspective wise, and just overall creative-wise...

"We'll see what happens."

We'll hope for the best. Regardless, Hornbrook was extremely generous with his time and had a ton of interesting things to say, including a complete post-mortem of Poison The Well's ascent and, ultimately, their demise. You can check out the entire interview below.




47 comments


anonymous
7/24/2019 10:09:22 AM
Plot twist: no one wants new music from PTW because nothing good has come out since The Opposite of December.

anonymous
7/24/2019 10:12:21 AM
personally i liked Tear From The Red too and that EP thing they put out

7/24/2019 10:13:45 AM
Who?

anonymous
7/24/2019 10:21:41 AM
Big step up touring in a van with senses fail

anonymous
7/24/2019 10:23:50 AM
What a fckhead. Also who cares what a drummer thinks..

anonymous
7/24/2019 10:24:20 AM
The truth mall-metal snobs will deny: Versions and The Tropic Rot are their two best albums

anonymous
7/24/2019 10:27:39 AM
Does the fat autistic still host this podcast?

7/24/2019 10:28:19 AM
smart format...maybe lurk has value

anonymous
7/24/2019 10:43:21 AM
Only if Madi plays bass

anonymous
7/24/2019 11:04:58 AM
They turned their back on their fan base, trying to be some psuedo rockabilly hardcore mash up. PTW was at one point the band everyone wanted to sound like, shame.

anonymous
7/24/2019 11:28:00 AM
Hawaiian shirts and 200 cap venues are stoked

anonymous
7/24/2019 11:32:33 AM
fck your jobs! Put out more music so all the cool kids can say they hate it because it's not Opposite of December or Tear from the Red.

anonymous
7/24/2019 11:33:42 AM
"Plot twist: no one wants new music from PTW because nothing good has come out since The Opposite of December."

^ Tear from the Red was a perfectly solid album and you know it, Edgelord.

anonymous
7/24/2019 11:50:58 AM
hot take: You Come Before You is their best record.

7/24/2019 11:54:31 AM
yes i still host, hooray!

also versions and you come before you are my favs. if you watch the full video chris ranks his favorites in order too.

anonymous
7/24/2019 12:07:27 PM
Only wimp posers care about this garbage, the loser who does these podcasts is king of the overweight virgin posers.

anonymous
7/24/2019 12:14:08 PM
I can't figure out who even liked this band back in the day...

anonymous
7/24/2019 1:05:10 PM
No opposite of December no care!

anonymous
7/24/2019 1:06:04 PM
Sincerely yours I've disowned you!


Sincerely yours I've disowned you!

anonymous
7/24/2019 1:08:15 PM
This guy seems to think that a Poison the Well beer is the most important thing the world needs right now. A beer! What's up with that?? Weren't they somewhat sXe anyway?

anonymous
7/24/2019 1:33:10 PM
lol this dude is boring.

7/24/2019 1:47:58 PM
You Come Before You and Versions are the best you fcking cuumm guzzling cretins

anonymous
7/24/2019 1:57:37 PM
You Come Before You is some of their best work

anonymous
7/24/2019 2:06:52 PM
Versions and You Come Before You >>>>> their mallcore crap

anonymous
7/24/2019 4:29:54 PM
Tier 1 Metalcore Gods.

anonymous
7/24/2019 5:31:47 PM
you come b4 you = the best

anonymous
7/24/2019 5:32:24 PM
if you watch the full video chris ranks his favorites in order too.

^does he also c-m in your mouth?

anonymous
7/24/2019 6:05:30 PM
Lmao @ all the gays on this site agrueing over which queer album is best. This album is better, no this shitty album is better, THEY ALL SUCK, STFU WIMP Poser!

anonymous
7/24/2019 6:18:17 PM
I want to lick Madi's bare soles after a grueling 1 hour YOTK set.

anonymous
7/24/2019 6:18:35 PM
Does anyone care what this piece of ass lint has to say? This band was "ok" at best and that was over a decade ago

Who pays who in these interviews? Because you both are common denominators

anonymous
7/24/2019 6:22:33 PM
Whoever runs this damn site: I hate you

anonymous
7/24/2019 6:30:04 PM
^everyone does. Imagine putting all your dedication to a shitty site based of the 2000s with users who have no respect for said site runner because hes a poser piece of shit who's revenue is as much as a full time CA minimum wage employee

anonymous
7/24/2019 6:32:38 PM
You can safely assume revenue is low when you have to hire a fat autistic 40 year old virgin to do your bitch work

anonymous
7/25/2019 3:10:38 AM
Awesome epsidoe. Get Primack on or Jeff next. Would be great. Also 18v bleeding through members...to make the lamb goat trolls even more pissed

anonymous
7/25/2019 5:34:03 AM
Imagine supposedly hating a site and the owner so much, yet coming to post on there multiple times every single day. what a loser you must be

anonymous
7/25/2019 6:37:12 AM
Zao doesn't want this.

anonymous
7/25/2019 7:14:38 AM
"Imagine supposedly hating a site and the owner so much, yet coming to post on there multiple times every single day. what a loser you must be"

Some of us have these things called "adult jobs" where we have opportunities to dick around and kill time during the course of an 8-9 hour day in an office. If you ever quit your part time bar-tending gig you might know what it's like.

anonymous
7/25/2019 8:42:07 AM
Their last full length album was garbage as was the live show that accompanied it on the Philadelphia date some ten years ago. The lead singer/screamer walked around the stage with the microphone down at his side for all of screaming parts and a majority of the actual singing and could only belt out a few words here and there.

anonymous
7/25/2019 10:55:42 AM
splatter vinyl or else

anonymous
7/25/2019 11:13:30 AM
Some of us have these things called "adult jobs" where we have opportunities to dick around and kill time during the course of an 8-9 hour day in an office. If you ever quit your part time bar-tending gig you might know what it's like.

yeah your job is real adult if you are posting on a website all day everyday and only posting there to bitch about it. fcking lol at you

anonymous
7/25/2019 11:26:15 AM
"I would love to." OJ Simpson

anonymous
7/25/2019 11:26:42 AM
Some of us have these things called "adult jobs" where we have opportunities to dick around and kill time during the course of an 8-9 hour day in an office. If you ever quit your part time bar-tending gig you might know what it's like.

still didn't answer the question, retard. if you hate the site so much why do you post here every day? the "i have a life" guys are always the ones with no life outside the internet

anonymous
7/25/2019 2:14:14 PM
"why do you post here every day?" as if you somehow know the guy who posted that posts here every day.

anonymous
7/25/2019 2:15:29 PM
"yeah your job is real adult if you are posting on a website all day everyday and only posting there to bitch about it. fcking lol at you"

go finish laying the tile in my guest bathroom, monkey.

anonymous
7/25/2019 6:55:27 PM
Yeah your job is real adult if you are posting on a website all day everyday and only posting there to bitch about it. fcking lol at you

^there are lots of good paying jobs with downtime, you sack of shit. You wouldn't know because youre either
a. Manning the grill at McD
b. Bagging groceries
c. Unemployed

anonymous
7/26/2019 6:55:42 PM
Chris Hornbrook's had some work done, looks much better facially.

anonymous
7/26/2019 6:56:34 PM
^ its usually tough to separate one's self so effortlessly from the overwhelming stupidity that is the comment section like you've done so masterfully.. just based off this opinion alone id be willing to say you might be the dumbest 'person' in existence lol... clown