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Blood In The Gears
8/24/2010

Back Breaker
8/19/2008

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2/20/2007
 
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The Showdown Post New Track Online
August 17, 2010
Tennessee's The Showdown have posted another track, "No Escape", on their official Myspace page. "No Escape" joins The Showdown's riff-tastic arsenal of new tracks taken from their forthcoming Solid State Records release. 'Blood In The Gears' will hit stores on August 24th.

'Blood In The Gears' was recorded and produced by The Showdown's own Jeremiah Scott (bass) at his home studio, Anthem Productions, in Nashville. The album was mixed by Steve Blackmon (Living Sacrifice, Project 86), with Troy Glessener at Spectre handling the mastering. Artwork comes courtesy of Ryan Clark at Invisible Creature Inc. 'Blood In The Gears' is The Showdown's second Solid State release, following 2008's 'Back Breaker'.

'Blood In The Gears'
Track list:
1. Man Named Hell
2. Heavy Lies The Crown
3. Bring It Down
4. Take Me Home
5. Blood In The Gears
6. Dogma Enthroned
7. No Escape
8. The Crooked Path
9. Graveyard Of Empires
10. Diggin' My Own Grave

The Showdown
tour dates:
8/27 - Chattanooga, TN - The Warehouse
8/28 - Nashville, TN - Rocketown
8/29 - Hammond, LA - Fuze @ BCM
9/02 - Douglasville, GA - The 7 Venue
9/03 - Charleston, SC - Oasis
9/04 - Jacksonville, FL - Murray Hill Theatre
9/05 - Augusta, GA - Sector 7 G
9/06 - Lynchburg, VA - Crosspoint Venue
9/07 - Johnson City, TN - The Hideaway
9/08 - Newark, OH - Refuel
9/09 - Indianapolis, IN - The Hoosier Dome
9/11 - Corbin, KY - Corbin Tech Center
9/12 - Danville, IL - The Edge
 
 
 
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The Showdown Post First Studio Vlog
July 5, 2010
Tennessee's Southern-fried heavy metal outfit, The Showdown, is giving fans the opportunity to catch a behind-the-scenes look at the their recent recording session in Nashville, as they record their fourth studio album, 'Blood In The Gears', to be released on Solid State Records on August 24th. Scroll down to see the band cook various Southern delicacies and enjoy a rare Tennessee snowfall, as they track drums for the forthcoming record. The Showdown will post more behind-the-scenes footage each week, so stay tuned for updates.

'Blood In The Gears' was recorded and produced by The Showdown's own Jeremiah Scott (bass) at his home studio, Anthem Productions. The album was mixed by Steve Blackmon (Living Sacrifice, Project 86), with Troy Glessener at Spectre handling the mastering. Artwork comes courtesy of Ryan Clark at Invisible Creature Inc.
The track "Blood In The Gears" is available for streaming on the band's official Myspace page. 'Blood In The Gears' is The Showdown's second Solid State release, following 2008's 'Back Breaker'.

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The Showdown To Release New Album In August
June 4, 2010
Tennessee's riff-tastic southern metal outfit, The Showdown, has announced an August 24th street date for their Solid State Records sophomore release, 'Blood in the Gears'. The forthcoming full-length was recorded at Anthem Productions in Nashville, and produced by The Showdown's own, Jeremiah Scott. The album's title track, and first single off the record, is available for streaming on the band's official MySpace page. 'Blood in the Gears' is The Showdown's fourth studio album, and the follow up to 2008's, 'Back Breaker'.

"'Blood in the Gears' is true to what The Showdown has always been about in the past," explains vocalist David Bunton, "...heavy, thrashy, southern, groovy. Jeremiah Scott (Bass) recorded and produced the record, all in house and on our own terms. We are sounding like we want to and saying exactly what we want to. That's what heavy metal is all about."

The track list for 'Blood in the Gears' is:
1. Man Named Hell
2. Heavy Lies The Crown
3. Bring It Down
4. Take Me Home
5. Blood In The Gears
6. Dogma Enthroned
7. No Escape
8. The Crooked Path
9. Graveyard Of Empires
10. Diggin' My Own Grave

The track "Blood in the Gears" will premiere on Sirius Satellite Radio's "Liquid Metal" channel 27 Today (Friday, June 4th) at 5:00 PM ET. Stay tuned for more information regarding The Showdown and 'Blood in the Gears'.

The Showdown on tour:
6/16 - Douglasville, GA - The 7 Venue
6/17 - Corbin, KY - Corbin Tech Center
6/18 - Wilmore, KY - Ichthus Farm
6/19 - Wilmore, KY - Ichthus Farm
6/21 - Johnson City, TN - The Hideaway
6/27 - Campbellsville, KY - The Badgett Academic Support Building - Basement Banquet Hall
6/29 - Marietta, IL - Cornerstone Farm

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DiNG It Up With Norma Jean Contest
October 28, 2008
DiNG has teamed up with Atlanta rockers Norma Jean and is offering the mother of all contests for fans!

Norma Jean is currently headlining the Solid State 2008 U.S. tour with Haste The Day, The Showdown, Mychildren Mybride, and Oh Sleeper. One winner will be chosen from each tour date to receive an exclusive opportunity to stand on the side of the stage and watch Norma Jean.

One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive an Xbox 360 DiNG'd with Norma Jean, $100 DiNG Gift Card, $100 Hot Topic Gift Card, and CDs from every band on the tour.

Five runner-ups will receive a $50 DiNG gift card, and 20 second runner-ups will receive a $5 DiNG Gift Card for use at www.DiNGlife.com

Enter the contest at www.DiNGlife.com/normajean

Solid State 2008 Tour Dates:
10/28 - Des Moines, IA - People's Court
10/29 - Minneapolis, MN - Station Four
10/30 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10/31 - Louisville, KY - Club Oasis
11/01 - Detroit, MI - Clutch's Cargo
11/02 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
11/04 - Buffalo, NY - Extreme Wheels
11/05 - Pittsbrugh, PA - Mr. Smalls
11/06 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon
11/07 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
11/08 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
11/09 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
11/11 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
11/12 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
11/13 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont
11/14 - Charleson, SC - Music Farm
11/15 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
 
 
 
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Haste The Day Cracks Billboard Charts At #68
October 23, 2008
Haste the Day’s new album, 'Dreamer', has debuted at #68 on Billboard. The album has been receiving a deluge of positive press including Outburn Magazine who said “Saddled with crisp, pristine production, 'Dreamer' is the most mature, focused and will constructed album in the Haste The Day catalog.” The band is also currently the feature story in this week’s Metal File on MTV.com.

The band is currently on the Solid State Records Tour with Norma Jean. The band has also announced tour plans for their upcoming headlining run, The Twelve Days of Christmas Tour. The tour will run from December 9th to December 20th, where they will be accompanied by Sky Eats Airplane, Emarosa, and Inhale/Exhale, covering the midwest and southeast.

Solid State Tour Dates w/ Norma Jean:
10/22 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
10/23 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
10/24 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
10/25 - Salt Lake City, UT - Avalon Theater
10/26 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theater
10/28 - Des Moines, IA - People’s Court
10/29 - St Paul, MN - Station 4
10/30 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10/31 - Louisville, KY - Club Oasis
11/01 - Pontiac, MI - Clutch Cargo’s
11/02 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s Down Under
11/04 - Buffalo, NY - Xtreme Wheelz
11/05 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr Small’s
11/06 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
11/07 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
11/08 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
11/09 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
11/11 - Baltimore, MD - Ram’s Head Live!
11/12 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
11/13 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
11/14 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm
11/15 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
12/09 - Joplin, MO - Foundry
12/10 - Little Rock, AR - Vino’s
12/11 - Metarie, LA - High Ground
12/12 - Pensacola, FL - Red Door
12/13 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum
12/14 - Orlando, FL - The Social
12/15 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbit’s
12/16 - Augusta, GA - Club Hollywood
12/17 - Raleigh, NC - The Brewery
12/18 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club Downstairs Lounge
12/19 - Dayton, OH - The Attic Club
12/20 - Indianapolis, IN - The Music Mill
 
 
 
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Biography
HOME TOWN: Elizabethton, TN
MEMBERS:
Davey Bunton - Vocals
Josh Childers - Guitar
Eric Koruschak - Bass
Andrew Hall - Drums

Metal�the one word that describes The Showdown. Emerging from Elizabethton, Tenn., this crushing five-piece band has crafted an epic heavy metal sound for listeners who enjoy their music relentless. The Showdown�s style shifts effortlessly and unforgivingly from Southern rock to European death and everything in between. Lyrically, their writing tells of heroism, sojourns and battles of life; melodically, their crushing rhythm and articulate guitar play takes the listener on a roller-coaster ride of emotion. The result is a brutal and honest anthem for the youth of today in the form of �A Chorus of Obliteration,� the group�s debut album on EMI-distributed indie label Mono Vs. Stereo.The album�s opener, �A Monument Encased in Ash,� begins with machine-gun snare and piercing guitar interplay, leading into vocals filled to capacity with both hope and restlessness. A choral interjection emphatically shouts, �Stand and be counted, turn from these ruins!� and the stage is set for 10 tracks of chugging, wrenching heavy metal. Vocalist Josh Scogin of The Chariot (original lead singer of Norma Jean) adds his Georgia flare to the song �From the Mouth of Gath Comes Terror� while �A Proclamation of Evil�s Fate� throws aside any pretense of playfulness, opening in full with dueling lead guitar riffs. The full-on assault is soon joined with melodic vocals before an explosion of raging battle cries; an almost classical motif is then twisted into a sharp, biting cacophony of harmonies that move seamlessly united through distinct instrumentation. By the time the album�s last song, �Laid to Rest,� arrives, nearly all emotions have been tapped. A tender, almost tearful acoustic guitar leads into soft vocals and sparse string arrangements, making room for quiet contemplation before the band�s signature assault begins anew, brimming with renewed purpose and conviction. The changing mood is more than a hard-rock parlor trick: The Showdown�s talent spans far and wide, and their firm grip on the human spirit leaves listeners no room to ignore. Produced by Bruce Fitzhugh (lead singer, Living Sacrifice), �A Chorus of Obliteration� showcases a sound that will instantly appeal to fans of Shadows Fall and Lamb of God, a wide-ranging style that defies subgenres but stays true to the core values of heavy metal. Think intensity and articulation; think reckless abandon with utmost urgency.Better yet, don�t think�just listen.The Showdown have shared the stage with As I Lay Dying, Underoath and Haste the Day, and their live show is everything a metal fan could hope for. The group puts their hearts on the table in an effort to connect, both musically and emotionally, with their audiences, and their energy is addictive. �I guarantee that we will give 110 percent at playing as heavy as we can,� says vocalist David Bunton. Guitarist/vocalist Josh Childers adds, �We all like to have fun with it; we�re not angry people, and we think our live show reflects that.�So metal fans take heed: The Showdown is here in full force, with as much crunch and scream and breakdown as anyone. Just remember, they�re not afraid to be loud, and they�re not afraid to have fun�it�s as simple as that. �We aren�t striving to be whatever-core; we don�t claim to be anything other than a heavy metal band,� muses Josh. �We want to play metal, make friends, and lift kids up."