Listen now!

If you long for the days of old school metal and hardcore, the pioneers at Facedown Records are bringing it back by giving away a free sampler of 12 songs from 12 bands that set the party off right.

First of all, if you’re older, listen to a couple of these and relive your youth. Second of all, if you’ve never heard of any of these bands, download the sampler as your history homework.


  1. Means – “Connected”
  2. Figure Four – “In The Face Of Death”
  3. Symphony In Peril – “For Now We See In A Mirror, Dimly, But Then Face To Face”
  4. One 21 – “Runaway”
  5. Alove For Enemies – “The Harvest”
  6. Nodes Of Ranvier – “Don’t Blink (Or We May Miss It)”
  7. Seventh Star – “Thick And Thin”
  8. Inked In Blood – “Lest I Sleep The Sleep Of Death”
  9. Dodgin’ Bullets – “Tomorrow The World Will Change Forever”
  10. Bloody Sunday – “The Curse”
  11. Falling Cycle – “Rose Adore”
  12. Indwelling – “Hymn”

Also as a cool gesture, you can grab the record each of those tracks came from for just $4.99 at iTunes. If you ever forgot to transfer that CD over to your iTunes, now’s the time to go back and pick it up.

You can download the sampler for free. At the same link, you can also find links to each album on sale.



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