The Showdown, Nashville’s supercharged heavy metal outfit, has posted a brand new song, “Heavy Lies The Crown”, on their official MySpace page.  The explosive, Southern-fueled track from The Showdown’s forthcoming full-length, Blood In The Gears, can be streamed at: http://www.myspace.com/theshowdown, joining the album’s recently revealed title track.  Blood In The Gears hits stores on August 24th on Solid State Records. Fans can also pre-order the album, and chose from various bundle packages at: http://bit.ly/bloodinthegears.

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. Blood In The Gears is The Showdown’s second Solid State release, following 2008’s Back Breaker.

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

Founded in 2003 by current members, David Bunton and Josh Childers, The Showdown literally came roaring out of the gate with the monstrous, yet spiritually gripping debut, A Chorus of Obliteration, in 2004.  With several high profile tours under their belt, including a run on Ozzfest in 2007, and treks with As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, Flyleaf, All That Remains, The Cult and more, The Showdown is set to once again crank up the throttle on Blood In The Gears.

Be sure to head over to The Showdown’s YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/theshowdownmetal for two behind-the-scenes video blogs from the Blood In The Gears recording session, and stay tuned for more information regarding The Showdown and Blood In The Gears.

The Showdown is…

David Bunton – vocals

Josh Childers – guitar

Patrick Judge – guitar

Jeremiah Scott – bass

The Showdown online…

www.myspace.com/theshowdown

www.facebook.com/TheShowdown

www.twitter.com/showdownmetal

www.youtube.com/TheShowdownMetal

www.solidstaterecords.com

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