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The Showdown

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Below is our complete The Showdown news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Solid State Records Offers Free 10 Song Sampler

Metal imprint Solid State Records is offering a 10-song sampler on Facebook. All you need to do it "Like" the Solid State Page on Facebook, and you're good. If you already like Solid State, just go to the offer tab to get the sampler, which has songs from Underoath, August Burns Red, Haste The Day, Demon Hunter, Living Sacrifice, The Showdown and more.

Check it out on Solid State's FaceBook Page.

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Living Sacrifice Comments On Upcoming Tour

Living Sacrifice has issued the following statement about appearing on the "Very Metal Christmas" tour with Becoming the Archetype:

"Yep. We are heading west in December on the Solid State Very Metal Christmas Tour with The Showdown, Becoming the Archetype, To Speak Of Wolves and As They Sleep! Check out the dates below and come have a happy joyous heavy metal Christmas time! You are Stoked!"

12/2 2010 Joshua Springs Chapel Yucca Valley, CA
12/3 2010 Epic Ventura Ventura, CA
12/4 2010 The Pheonix Theater Petaluma, CA
12/5 2010 Chain Reaction Anaheim, CA
12/6 2010 Cobalt Cafe Canoga Park, CA
12/7 2010 The Underground Mesa, AZ
12/8 2010 Tramway Community Albuquerque, NM
12/10 2010 The Door Dallas, TX
12/11 2010 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
12/12 2010 Downtown Music Hall LITTLE ROCK, AR

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Becoming the Archetype Announces New Tour Dates

Christian progressive death metal act Becoming the Archetype has announced the dates for its forthcoming U.S. tour, set to take place throughout the month of December. Other bands scheduled to perform on the bill include Living Sacrifice, The Showdown, To Speak Of Wolves and As They Sleep. The cities, dates and venues can be found below:

12/02 Yucca Valley, CA – Joshua Springs Chapel
12/03 Ventura, CA – Epic Ventura
12/04 Petaluma, CA – The Phoenix Theater
12/05 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
12/06 Canoga Park, CA – Cobalt Cafe
12/07 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
12/08 Albuquerque, NM – Tramway Community
12/10 Dallas, TX – The Door
12/11 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
12/12 Little Rock, AR – Downtown

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The Showdown Posts New Video Online

American heavy metal outfit The Showdown has posted their new music video online for the song, "The Man Named Hell." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's new studio album, "Blood In The Gears," which was released worldwide yesterday through Solid State Records. More...

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Hear The Showdown's New Album In Its Entirety

The Showdown will release their fourth studio album, "Blood In The Gears," on Tuesday, August 24th. However, fans can get a sneak peek of the album its entirety right now on AOL.com.

"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" 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.

Here are the latest The Showdown tour dates: More...

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The Showdown Announces Signing Session

Tennesee's The Showdown has issued the following update about hosting a "Blood in the Gears" signing session at Hot Topic in celebration of album's release:

"Come Celebrate 'Blood In The Gears' at the Franklin Hot Topic this Tuesday! Yup! On the eve of release, we want to share our excitement of our new release 'Blood In The Gears' so to all of our fans in the Franklin, TN, area be sure to head on out to the CoolSprings Galleria Hot Topic for an exclusive CD signing from 4-5 PM on Tuesday, August 24th! CoolSprings Galleria is located at 1800 Galleria Blvd. in Franklin, TN so we hope to see you make it out! Thanks!"

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The Showdown Posts Another New Song Online

The Showdown has issued the following brief announcement about streaming another new song online from the band's upcoming album "Blood in the Gears:"

"We just posted a new song called 'The Man Named Hell' exclusively at Pure Volume.The song is the first track on 'Blood In The Gears' and will be the song for our first music video. On Tuesday head to Best Buy, Hot Topic, or anywhere you buy music to get your copy of Blood In The Gears!"

The new album "Blood in the Gears" is set to be released on August 24th, 2010 via Solid State Records.

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The Showdown Posts New Track

Nashville's The Showdown has posted another new song online from the band's upcoming album "Blood in the Gears." The new track "No Escape" is available for streaming via The Showdown's MySpace page. "Blood in the Gears" is set to be released on August 24th, 2010 and has the following track listing:

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

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The Showdown Uploads New Album Teaser

Nashville's The Showdown will release the band's upcoming album "Blood in the Gears" on August 24th, 2010 through Solid State Records. The Showdown has now posted a teaser video online the for the album, which can be viewed below.

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The Showdown Streaming New Song

Nashville's The Showdown is set to release the new album "Blood in the Gears" on August 24th, 2010 via Solid State Records. The new song "Take Me Home" off the album is currently available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.

The track list for "Blood In The Gears' is as follows:

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

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The Showdown Streaming New Song

Nashville's The Showdown is set to release the new album "Blood in the Gears" on August 24th, 2010 via Solid State Records. The band is now streaming a new song from the album online via Noise Creep. The track "Bring It Down" can be heard at this location.

The track list for "Blood In The Gears' is as follows:

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

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Tooth & Nail Offering Free Sampler Album

Christian metallers Haste The Day have issued the following announcement about Tooth & Nail Records offering a free 25 song sampler online via Facebook:

"Get a Free Tooth & Nail / Solid State Sampler! 'Like' Tooth & Nail Records on Facebook to download a free sampler that includes our song 'Travesty' as well as over 25 songs from Tooth & Nail and Solid State artists including The Almost, The Classic Crime, Emery, MyChildren MyBride and more!"

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The Showdown Posts Fourth Studio Video Blog

The Showdown is set to release the new album “Blood In The Gears” on August 24th via Solid State Records. The band has now posted a fourth and final video blog online from the recording sessions, which can be viewed below.

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The Showdown Posts Third Studio Video

Nashville’s veteran Southern metal/metalcore 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 fourth full-length. The video, which also features a sneak peak at the new Southern rock biker ballad, “Diggin’ My Own Grave,” can be viewed below.

“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 page. “Blood In The Gears” can be pre-ordered here.

“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 as follows:

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

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The Showdown Streaming New Song

The Showdown has issued the following update about streaming a new song online from the band's upcoming album:

"Our new song 'Heavy Lies The Crown' is up on our page now! Check it out! It's off our new album 'Blood in the Gears' which is up now for pre-sale over at the Solid State Store! 'Blood in the Gears' out August 24th!"

You can also check out footage of the band's time in the studio below. More...

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The Showdown Posts Second Studio Video

Tennessee’s The Showdown has posted a second studio video blog online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the video:

"That's right! There's a second installment of our studio blog online at your disposal! Feel free to check it out and remember our newest album, 'Blood In The Gears' hits stores August 24th from Solid State Records!"

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The Showdown Posts Studio Video Footage Online

Tennessee’s heavy metal band The Showdown is giving fans the opportunity to catch a behind-the-scenes look at the their recent recording session in Nashville. The band is currently recording their fourth studio album, "Blood In The Gears," which will be released on Solid State Records on August 24th. Watch the band track drums for the forthcoming record below:

"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. More...

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The Showdown Announces New Album Release

Tennessee’s Christian southern metal outfit The Showdown has announced an August 24th street date for their Solid State Records sophomore release, "Blood in the Gears." The forthcoming full-length was recorded at Anthem Productions in Nashville, and produced by The Showdown’s own Jeremiah Scott. The album’s title track, and first single off the record, is available for streaming on the band’s official MySpace page. "Blood in the Gears" is The Showdown’s fourth studio album, and the follow up to 2008’s "Back Breaker."

“Blood in the Gears is true to what The Showdown has always been about in the past,” explains vocalist David Bunton, “…heavy, thrashy, southern, groovy. Jeremiah Scott (Bass) recorded and produced the record, all in house and on our own terms. We are sounding like we want to and saying exactly what we want to. That’s what heavy metal is all about.”

The track listing for the album is as follows: More...

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The Showdown Announces U.S. Tour Dates

American heavy metal outfit The Showdown has announced that they will be embarking on a short headlining tour in the United States next month. This is in preparation for their forthcoming new studio album, "Blood In The Gears," which is scheduled to be released sometime this Summer.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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The Showdown To Release New Album

Tennessee's The Showdown have announced they are currently putting the finishing touches on their upcoming full-length album. The new album will be released in the summer of 2010 via Solid State Records and the currently announced title is "Blood in the Gears." A solid release date has not yet been provided. You can check out sample The Showdown tracks at the band's MySpace page.

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