Nashville’s veteran Southern heavy metal outfit, The Showdown, has posted the third installment of their behind-the-scenes video series, filmed during the Blood In The Gears recording session.  Join The Showdown in-studio while they lay down bass, and record the album’s epic motorcycle intro, as they continue to piece together their punishing fourth full-length.  The video, which also features a sneak peek at the new Southern rock biker ballad, “Diggin’ My Own Grave”, can be seen at: www.youtube.com/theshowdownmetal.
Blood In The Gears will hit stores on August 24th, courtesy of Solid State Records.  Two songs off the new record, “Blood In The Gears” and “Heavy Lies The Crown”, can be streamed on The Showdown’s official MySpace at: www.myspace.com/theshowdown. Blood In The Gears can be pre-ordered at: www.interpunk.com/item.cfm?Item=183733.
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.
The Showdown is…
David Bunton – vocals
Josh Childers – guitar
Patrick Judge – guitar
Jeremiah Scott – bass
The Showdown online…

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