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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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The Showdown Announces Acoustic Shows

Tennessee's The Showdown, who previously had to cancel their tour dates with Oh, Sleeper and Impending Doom due to family issues, have now announced two upcoming acoustic shows. The details are as follows:

Saturday 12/12 @ The Hideaway in Johnson City TN
Sunday 12/13 @ The Culvert in Asheville NC

The Showdown will also be playing a normal show at the Friendship Church in Athens, Alabama on January 6th, 2010.

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The Showdown Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates

The Showdown has issued the following announcement about canceling their remaining tour dates with Impending Doom and Oh, Sleeper:

"To all our fans... We are truly sorry that we must drop off the Impending Doom/ Oh Sleeper tour. At the very last minute our drummer, Yogi, has had some serious family issues that need his attention. We were looking forward to tearing up the asphalt with friends from the bands as well as tearing riffs for our fans. We have kept a steady tour schedule all year long and plan to kick right back into it once our record is finished by February of next year. We appreciate all who have offered their support, thoughts, and prayers while Yogi goes through this tough time. See you back on the road in a few months."

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The Showdown Premiere New Video Online

The new video from The Showdown made it's world premiere on Myspace. You can check out the video for "Achilles - The Backbreaker" below. More...

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Mychildren Mybride Posts Full Concert Online

Alabama-based Christian metal band MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE have posted a full show online that was filmed late last year at The Lost Horizon in Syracuse, NY when the band was on tour with NORMA JEAN and THE SHOWDOWN.

The setlist for the performance is as follows:
1. On Wings of Integrity
2. Boris The Blade
3. The Machinist
4. Faithless
5. Versus
6. Headshot

The concert can be viewed at the UVTV website:

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Mychildren Mybride Posts Live Video Online

Alabama christian metal band MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE have posted a live video from a show filmed late last year at The Lost Horizon in Syracuse NY when the band was on tour with NORMA JEAN and THE SHOWDOWN. The live video is for their track "Faithless" and can be viewed here. More...

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Saints Never Surrender, Venia On Sonshine Fest

SAINTS NEVER SURRENDER and VENIA have been confirmed among the first batch of announced bands for the Sonshine Festival 2009. Held during July in Willmar, Minnesota, the festival has always been heralded by fans and bands alike as one of the best events of the year.

Some other decent heavy bands confirmed for the festival include Destroy the Runner, The Showdown, Once Nothing and War Of Ages among many other bands.

For a complete list of announced bands and to buy tickets, visit the Sonshine Festival website.

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Norma Jean Set To Headline "The Anti Mother" Tour

Norma Jean will headline "The Anti Mother Tour" presented by Solid State Records. The six-week nationwide U.S. tour with additional sponsorship from Hot Topic and Monster Energy Drink kicks off Friday, October 3 in Knoxville, TN and wraps Saturday, November 15 in the band's hometown of Atlanta, GA. Norma Jean will be joined by fellow labelmates Haste The Day, The Showdown, MyChildren MyBride, Children 18-:3 (October 3--October 26) and Oh, Sleeper (October 28--November 15).

Norma Jean's explosive fourth album, "The Anti Mother," was recently released Seattle indie Solid State, debuting at #29 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, with over 16,000 copies sold in the first week alone.

In other news, Norma Jean just shot a video for their debut single "Robots 3, Humans 0." The band picked Daniel Chestnut (Hurley Entertainment) to direct the conceptual video that delves into the song's themes of jealousy, confusion and rage. Expect to hear news of the video debut soon.

Here are the Norma Jean headlining "The Anti Mother Tour" dates with Haste the Day, The Showdown, Mychildren Mybride, and Children 13:8: More...

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The Showdown Posts New Song, E-card Online

The Showdown has posted a new song, "Prometheus - The Fires of Deliverance," up on their MySpace page Head over to listen to it. Their new album, "Back Breaker," is available in stores and online tomorrow, Tuesday August 19th.

You can also check out the new e-card for "Back Breaker" for the band's latest news, tour dates, photos, music and more. More...

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The Showdown Posts New Song Online

Southern metal band, THE SHOWDOWN, has posted a third track, "Ares - I Am Vengeance," off their upcoming Solid State Records debut, "Back Breaker," on their official MySpace and Purevolume pages. "Back Breaker" has a scheduled release date of August 19th.

The band will be supporting the upcoming release this fall on the "Solid State Tour" alongside label mates, Norma Jean, following a string of headlining and support dates. More...

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The Showdown Posts Another New Song Online

Tenessee metallers THE SHOWDOWN have posted another brand-new track from their upcoming album, "Back Breaker." "Hephaestus – The Hammer of The Gods" is streaming now on the band’s official MySpace, and Purevolume pages.

"Back Breaker" will see an August 19 release date by way of the band’s new home at Solid State Records. "Back Breaker" is THE SHOWDOWN’s third full length release and first album on Solid State. Stay tuned for tour dates (alongside Norma Jean) and more as it unfolds.

Here is the full track listing from "Back Breaker": More...

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The Showdown Posts New Song Online

THE SHOWDOWN has posted a brand new track from their upcoming release, Back Breaker. Check out the song, "Achilles – The Backbreaker," which is currently streaming on the band’s Myspace and Purevolume sites.

The explosive, highly anticipated album from the Tennessee shredders will see an August 19 release date by way of the band’s new home at Solid State Records. "Back Breaker" is THE SHOWDOWN’s third full length release and first album on Solid State. Stay tuned for tour dates (alongside Norma Jean) and more as it unfolds.

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The Showdown Reveals "Back Breaker" Tracklisting

The Showdown has revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming new album, "Back Breaker." "Back Breaker" is due out on August 19 via Solid State Records and will feature the following tracks:

1. Back Breaker
2. Cerberus
3. Clutch
4. Die On Our Feet
5. Give Us This Day
6. Load
7. One Foot In Hell
8. Tribal
9. Vengeance
10. You Will Move

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The Showdown Signs To Solid State Records

The Showdown recently signed to Solid State Records. Their new album, "Back Breaker," will be available in stores and online August 19th. The band was playing some new songs from their upcoming album live on their recent tour with Shadows Fall and will be posting some new songs online on their MySpace in the near future.

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The Showdown Prepares To Mix New Album

The Showdown have posted this update:

"Back Breaker is all the way finished and mixing starts tommorrow.

New webisode is also in the works. It will include some of the vocals being recorded, and a little of the heavy metal action that went on while we were on the road with SHADOWS FALL!

Heavy things are coming your way very soon!"

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Shadows Fall Brings A Variety of Metal To Jaxx

I was happy to hear just a week before this show that Shadows Fall's tour was hitting Jaxx in Springfield, Virginia on April 13, 2008. I had already resigned to missing the tour, which featured a great lineup with Droid, Arsis, The Showdown, and Kataklysm as support, because the Baltimore date was the day before Ministry's final stop in my area, and I'm just too old for back-to-back shows! The April 13 show worked out perfectly, as I really wanted to catch this tour. The show was also on a weekend and I had not been to Jaxx in quite a while, not that I needed so many reasons to go to this show. More...

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Droid Checks In From Shadows Fall Tour

Droid have posted the following tour report:

"Whats up Droidz, the SHADOWS FALL tour was off the hook, we have returned home from a 3 day drive from Maryland to Long Beach, CA.

"Droid will be returning to the studio this week to begin writing new music for our 2nd release on Emotional Syphon Recordings. We hope to have our 2nd CD recorded by the begining of 2009.

"Droid will continue to tour the US on and off for the remainder of the year so don't count us out on playing your home town yet!!!

"The tour with Shadows Fall, KATAKLYSM, ARSIS and THE SHOWDOWN was a great chance for us to meet a lot of new friends, between the bands and the new people that we were able to perform for. Also we were able to have the chance to hang out with many friends and fans from the past!!!

"Soon as we have our next tour confirmed we will have it posted right away. Thanks to all of you who came out and supported us on this tour and thanks to Shadows Fall for bringing us out with them, they were a great band to share the stage with and were really good to us!!!"

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The Showdown Announce New Album Title

Tennessee's THE SHOWDOWN has issued the following update:

"The Record is done, titled Back Breaker, and will be coming out very soon!

"We have tons of footage, so we will be putting it up as we sort through it! Get crushed by studio update two (at the band's MySpace site)."

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The Showdown Complete Drums For New Album

Vocalist David Bunton of Tennessee's THE SHOWDOWN has issued the following update:

"We are camped out in Nashville, TN right now tracking our third record, and as of today the drums are finished! Check out the video update [here] to see AJ tracking some power drums! We are going to be posting as many video updates as we can so you can see us thrashing around and feel power as it happens!"

"We are very excited to announce that we will be supporting SHADOWS FALL along with KATAKLYSM, ARSIS, and DROID April 13-25. Check out the dates and come hang out with us, its going to be a SLAMMING tour!" More...

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Kataklysm To Support Shadows Fall On Tour

Northern hyper-blasters, KATAKLYSM, have just been confirmed as direct support to SHADOWS FALL this April! Also appearing on the tour are THE SHOWDOWN, ARSIS and DROID. Lead singer Maurizio Iacono had this to say about the bands hectic schedule in support of their upcoming release, “Prevail”:

"Well I guess our break time is over. Today we will be having a listening session of our new album ‘Prevail’ for the media and our friends in Hollywood, then we fly off to Australia for our first ever tour there! We are planning a massive touring campaign centered around the new album. On our return from Australia we will prepare for a two week run with SHADOWS FALL. It will be cool to tour with those guys again since it’s been a while since we’ve played together. We are also working on a Canadian headlining tour for the end of May with our good friends INTO ETERNITY. As many of you already know as well we will be on the ‘Summer Slaughter Tour’ this June/July. So in true KATAKLYSM road warrior tradition we have set ourselves up for something like 60 to 70 shows from a April to July!

"We will be premiering some new songs on our MySpace next month and we’re thinking of playing two new tracks on the SHADOWS FALL run! We are very proud of ‘Prevail’ and the comments from those who’ve heard it so far have been OUTSTANDING! We can’t wait to see all you crazy fucks out there in the pit with fists in the air! See you soon!”

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The Showdown Lose Member, Sign Record Deal

Tennessee rock/metal outfit The Showdown has announced the departure of Travis Bailey. According to frontman Dave Bunton, "[Bailey] is engaged and moving on to the next part of his life. We support him 100%."

Meanwhile, the band will enter the studio in March to record a new full-length. The album will be released through a label other than Mono vs Stereo, however. Bunton explains:

"We have signed to a new record label, and when the time is right, we will be announcing this and giving you guys all the full details. We are very excited about the future of the Showdown."

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