Strap on your helmets and hold on tight!  Tennessee’s infectious heavy metal outfit, The Showdown, has released their fourth studio album, Blood In The Gears, today on Solid State Records, and it’s going to be a non-stop ride of Southern thrash from start to finish.  The new record from Nashville’s veterans of head-bangin’, riff-heavy metal is available in stores everywhere, and online through iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/blood-in-the-gears/id382654574 <http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/blood-in-the-gears/id382654574> .  A special deluxe edition is also available on iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/blood-in-the-gears-deluxe/id381122409 <http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/blood-in-the-gears-deluxe/id381122409> , which includes two bonus tracks and a digital booklet.  Fans can listen to the brand new album in its entirety this week on AOL.com at: http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/15 <http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/15> .

“The Showdown get their motors running as bassist Jeremiah Scott’s Harley kick-starts album opener ‘The Man Named Hell’.  And the Christian shred-kings don’t hit the brakes until the end of this tuneful fourth record,” raves Revolver Magazine.

Alternative Press Magazine commends, “Blood In The Gears is a gutsy, punishing record that’ll get your head bangin’.”

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, The Showdown’s sophomore Solid State Records release, is the follow-up to 2008’s Back Breaker.

The track list for Blood In The Gears is…
1.)    The 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

A video trailer, as well as a four-part behind-the-scenes look at the Blood In The Gears recording session, can be seen on The Showdown’s YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/theshowdownmetal <http://www.youtube.com/theshowdownmetal> .
The Showdown will premiere a music video for the opening track, “The Man Named Hell”, this week on Noisecreep.com.  Stay tuned for more info.

The Showdown on tour…
8/27 – Chattanooga, TN – The Warehouse
8/28 – Nashville, TN – Rocketown
8/29 – Hammond, LA – Fuze @ BCM
8/31 – Clermont, FL – The Room
9/01 – Kissimmee, FL – SS Showcase
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 Top 25 Albums of 2020

When the going gets tough, artists create art. Despite a world reckoning outside our quarantined doors, musicians relentlessly created new music giving birth to genre-defining releases and, despite a year spent indoors, a marked 2020 full of passion and fervor. Here are our Top 25 albums of 2020.

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