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More Dates For Throwdown's "The Scum Of The Earth" Tour Confirmed

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THROWDOWN will headline The Scum Of The Earth Tour, which is set to kick off in February and will cross the United States (and some Canadian cities as well) through early April. It is the band's first headlining tour in support of their new album, "Venom & Tears," which was released in August.

Joining Throwdown on the bill for the Scum Of The Earth Tour, which is presented by Black Rose District Clothing, will be Swedish metal madmen Soilwork, whose own "Sworn to a Great Divide" was recently released to rave reviews from fans and critics. THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD are also onboard, touring in support of a new album of their own, "Malice." War Of Ages rounds out what is sure to be a devastating lineup.

"We haven't headlined our own tour in a long time, which is exciting," commented Throwdown frontman Dave Peters. "The most rewarding thing about playing our songs live is interacting and communicating with the audience. And now that our new album has been out for a few months, the songs have had a chance to really sink in, and we're looking forward to seeing people's reactions to songs both new and old."

"We're also very stoked to be touring with Soilwork who are coming all the way over from Sweden," Peters added. "And with THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD and War Of Ages onboard, it's a very strong and diverse bill."

"Venom & Tears" is Throwdown's fastest-selling album, garnering favorable comparisons to landmark records by legendary metal bands while offering newfound metallic depth and emotional complexity. Peters recently interviewed Sepultura/ Soulfly founder Max Cavalera for Revolver's "Rebel Meets Rebel" feature.

Throwdown have spent the last four years on the road as part of Vans Warped Tour, Ozzfest, Sounds of the Underground and as support for Machine Head, Soulfly, Lamb Of God, In Flames and As I Lay Dying, pausing briefly to write and record "Venom & Tears" and 2005's "Vendetta" album.

Soilwork is currently part of a massive US tour with Killswitch Engage and Lamb Of God. The band's new single is featured as a downloadable track for Guitar Hero III. THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD will soon shoot another video with director Dave Brodsky, having taken part in a sold-out tour with All That Remains and As I Lay Dying. War Of Ages is busy writing the followup to Pride of the Wicked, which will be produced by Tim Lambesis.

The Scum Of The Earth Tour will be preceded by Throwdown dates in smaller cities on the West Coast with My Children My Bride and Arsonists Get All The Girls in support. Look for confirmed dates for that very soon.

"We're going to be stepping up our production on this tour as well, both sonically and visually," Peters added. "And with a bill as energized as this one, it's going to make for a great show all around."

Here are the confirmed dates for the SCUM OF THE EARTH TOUR featuring Throwdown, Soilwork, Through the Eyes of the Dead and War Of Ages:

3/03 Dallas, TX – The Door
3/04 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
3/05 Houston, TX – Meridien
3/07 Tampa, FL – StateTheatre
3/08 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Firestone
3/09 Orlando, FL – Firestone
3/10 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
3/11 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
3/12 Norfolk, VA – Norva
3/13 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
3/19 Montreal, QUE – Le Studio
3/20 Toronto, ONT – Opera House
3/21 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
3/27 Boise, ID – The Big Easy
3/28 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
3/29 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
*more confirmed dates coming soon*

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