"Throwdown 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
Dave Peters (vocals), Mark Choiniere (guitar), Mark Mitchell (bass)
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 both on the stage and on record.
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 crushed.
Throwdown destroyed the second stage on Ozzfest. Owned the inaugural Sounds Of The Underground. Headlined a stage on Vans Warped Tour.
As seen at venues across the globe on tour with Killswitch Engage, Korn, Machine Head, As I Lay Dying, Lamb Of God and In Flames, as well as on their own "Scum Of The Earth" headlining tour with Soilwork, Throwdown threaten to unleash their most fully realized work yet with Deathless.
Scheduled for release in 2009, Deathless follows Throwdown's most powerfully diverse offering, Venom & Tears, which critics hailed as the best effort from a band Revolver Magazine has called part of "the future of metal." The record delivered on the promise hinted at by the full-on contempt for defeat and strength through adversity championed on classic Throwdown albums like Vendetta (2005) and Haymaker (2003).
Throwdown's heavy metallic fury and venomous is timeless, recalling the heyday of mid-90s metal with the spirit of traditional street punk and hardcore. "Burn" lit MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" ablaze, earning a coveted spot on the compilation of the same name. Within hours of being posted, newer tracks like "Holy Roller" and "S.C.U.M." have garnered millions of online plays from the Throwdown faithful.
Get ready for a new level of heavy music with depth, passion and truthful emotion. Get ready for Throwdown.
- Release 10/27/2009
- The Scythe
- This Continuum
- The Blinding Light
- Headed South
- Serpent Noose
- Ouroboros Rising
- Skeleton Vanguard
- Pyre & Procession
- Black Vatican
- Burial At Sea