As Tennessee’s heavy metal outfit, The Showdown, surges toward the release of their fourth studio album, Blood In The Gears, later this month, the Nashville quartet has posted another song on their official MySpace page, to give fans a deeper glimpse into the dynamic Solid State Records release. The new track, “Take Me Home”, a Southern rock biker ballad, joins the already revealed thrash metal hits, “Blood In The Gears”, “Heavy Lies The Crown”, and “Bring It Down” at: www.myspace.com/theshowdown <http://www.myspace.com/theshowdown> .
Blood In The Gears will hit stores on August 24th. It 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.
Head over to The Showdown’s YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/theshowdownmetal <http://www.youtube.com/theshowdownmetal> for a four-part, behind-the-scenes look at the Blood In The Gears recording session, as the band assembles the pieces of their hand-crafted heavy metal machine.
The forthcoming full-length can be pre-ordered at: www.interpunk.com/item.cfm?Item=183733 <http://www.interpunk.com/item.cfm?Item=183733> .
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.
The Showdown on tour…
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
The Showdown is…
David Bunton – vocals
Josh Childers – guitar
Patrick Judge – guitar
Jeremiah Scott – bass
The Showdown online…