Craig Owens
[Photo by Emily Mondello]

On Feb 25. Craig Owens of Chiodos and Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S.) dropped his first song back in the scene in quite a while. The song is called “King I Am” and is quite the ripper.

Now, Craig Owens took to social media to thanks fans for the support and shared that he can’t wait to get back out on the road.

Read More: The Used’s Bert McCracken on staying positive, potential tourmates, more


Let’s start from the top. D.R.U.G.S originally dissolved back in 2012 after releasing just one album and a live EP when bassist Adam Russell left. Owens announced he would be returning to Chiodos. Shortly after Craig Owens’ announcement, lead guitarist Matt Good, rhythm guitarist Nick Martin and drummer Aaron Stern all ended up announcing their departures as well.

At the time, they were working on a new album just a year after releasing their debut record.

Rumors swirled of a reunion came and went over the years, but none were ever substantiated.

Then, the night beofre “King I Am” dropped a Twitter user discovered a leaked photo of a single titled “King I Am” for the band marked for March 3, 2020 on Russian social media site VK. News made its way to Reddit where even more fans have started discussing the potential of a comeback.

Read More: Against Me! reveal spring co-headlining tour with Baroness

Owens dropped a brand new song titled “King I Am” underneath the name D.R.U.G.S. In an interview with Forbes, Craig Owens discussed his intention with D.R.U.G.S going back to being a solo enterprise but he is keeping his options open to add members in the future. Listen to the song below.

Owens made clear that D.R.U.G.S. was his own solo project at this point, but is open to new members in the future.

I do think that I’ll introduce members later on, but right now my focus is just like it was when the first album was written,” Craig Owens says. “The music matters the most. That’s where my focus is at. After that, I’ll start to figure out how to present it live. I don’t want this to just be about me. It’s about the music. That’s all I really care about, and that’s all I’ve ever cared about.”

Read More: The Used’s Bert McCracken on staying positive, potential tourmates, more

Craig Owens even said he plans to eventually take this act out on the road but is putting the album first.

“There will most definitely be shows and tours,” Owens says. “I’m not sure exactly how it’ll roll out, but I’m currently building my team around it. Once the album is written and done, then I’ll move forward.”

Now, Owens has thanked fans for their feedback and touched more on the fact that this music will be played live.

Thank you for all the amazing feedback on “King I Am”! Life has been really great lately, and I owe so much of it to the people who support me. I’ve never been more excited for the future. Can’t wait to get back out there, and play all of this new music for you guys! ❤️

We can’t wait to hear all of this amazing new stuff too. “King I Am” is currently on YouTube and can be purchased on Bandcamp here. It will be available everywhere on March 3.

Are you excited for Craig Owens to start playing live under D.R.U.G.S.? Tell us in the comments below!

See more: 10 concert posters from your favorite bands before they blew up