Dave Peters – guitars
Mark Choiniere – guitars Mark Mitchell – bass
Throwdown is a
straight edge hardcore / metal band from Orange County, California.
They have toured as part of Ozzfest, Sounds of the Underground and
Warped Tour, as well as with bands like In Flames, Lamb of God, As I
Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage, Korn, and Cavalera Conspiracy. The
songs "Forever" and "Burn" have been staples on MTV2's Headbanger's
Ball and Revolver Magazine called them part of "The Future of Metal"
after hearing the album Vendetta. Their most recent album Venom and
Tears has taken even more of a metal direction, with critics
likening the bands current sound to that of Pantera, Sepultura,
early Metallica and Crowbar.
effortlessly kick out the heaviest and most stomping metal this side
of Texas. Proudly and defiantly keeping the memory (and sound) of
Pantera alive and kicking!" -- Metal Hammer
Throwdown, tightly coiled, is squeezing the world for the kill and
poised to sink their collective fangs into the backbone of American
metal. Rising from the underground world of the do-it-yourself
hardcore scene with a recipe made up of Pantera, Machine Head,
Sepultura and early Metallica, their mission is boldly proclaimed on
on their new album, Venom & Tears.
Their targets? The vacuous mainstream, the fashionable phonies in
the "scene," and the wannabe tough guys who hop just as eagerly from
trend to trend while swearing their supposed loyalty to "keeping it
real." With their values intact and their pride holstered at their
sides, Throwdown have issued ultimatum after ultimatum with
empowering, venom-fueled songs. Liars and fakes, move aside, or be
Throwdown destroyed the second stage on Ozzfest. Owned the inaugural
Sounds Of The Underground. And all summer long, they will headline
the Ernie Ball stage on Warped Tour.
Hardened by tough breaks, a few lineup changes, and plenty of hours
on the road away from friends and family touring with their friends
in bands as diverse as Soulfly, Lamb Of God and As I Lay Dying,
Throwdown entered the studio earlier this year with Mudrock and
crafted their defining work.
The heavy metallic fury and venomous bite of Venom & Tears is
timeless, recalling the heyday of mid-90s metal with the spirit of
traditional street punk and hardcore. One of Alternative Press's
"Most Anticipated Albums," it is alternately forward-thinking and
modern, delivering on the promise of the metallic 2005 album
Vendetta and Throwdown's 2004's breakout album "Haymaker," which
gave Revolver magazine cause to herald Throwdown as part of "The
Future Of Metal" in a 2005 cover story. "Burn" lit MTV2's "Headbanger's
Ball" ablaze, earning a coveted spot on the compilation of the same
Get ready for a new level of heavy music with depth, passion and