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Throwdown No Longer Under Contract with Trustkill

During a recent interview with MetalSucks, Throwdown guitarist Mark Choiniere has effectively stated that the band has fulfilled their contractual obligations to Trustkill Records. Here's an excerpt from the interview:

"This was your last album for Trustkill, right?

Mark Choiniere: Right.

And I know Dave [Peters] has made some very public anti-record company remarks, do you guys feel like you're done with the industry?

Mark Choiniere: No, I don't think so. I think Dave was merely speaking from personal... it was definitely more him. I mean, the band definitely backs him, but just from personal experiences... not necessarily bashing record companies in general, which I know it sounded like."

Do you feel like you had a negative experience with Trustkill?

Mark Choiniere: I mean, I don't like to talk shit, but... I just think things could have gone better. Just from touring with other bands and hearing how their record label helped them be the band that they are... it's just kinda like, we could only imagine what it would be like to be on a label that really pushes you. That's all I can say, I guess."

Source: Lambgoat

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1. XWigglesX writes:

Throwdown are what Pantera would sound like if they were a straight edge hardcore band.
You all should listen to the new album Venom and Tears. It is awesome!

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. pitchfork writes:

im so sick of th pantera comparison,they arent even in the same league/im a throwdown fan but they had a couple of songs that sounded like pantera true,but say thats what pantera would sound like if they were straight edge is ridiculous.throwdown never sounded like that until the last album its so clear what their objective was.their albums before sounded nothing like that.

# Mar 29, 2008 @ 1:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. XWigglesX writes:

The Pantera influence on Throwdown is plainly obvious on every album and song Throwdown have ever done.

# Mar 29, 2008 @ 1:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. dmasa writes:

pantera rules and throwdown sucks plain and simple

# Mar 29, 2008 @ 11:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Jrizzle writes:

Throwdown not only sounds like a Pantera rip-off, but they also look like one too. See the video for Holy Roller and you'll see what I'm talking about

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# Mar 29, 2008 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. pitchfork writes:

XWigglesX are you serious their first album waas hardcore so to say no solos no even thinking about trying to sing a somewhat melody and no they are clearly ripping them off. like i said i like throwdown.but dont try so harf to be like them.

# Apr 4, 2008 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Txmetalhead writes:

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Throwdown is solid.

# Apr 4, 2008 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ...Just Another Number... writes:

They throw one hell of a live show, not a huge fan of their music though. Lyrics were incredibly bland and the music was uncreative.

# Apr 4, 2008 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Cynic writes:

Wow, I'd never checked out Throwdown but I just checked out the vid Jrizzle mentioned... imitation may be the most sincere form of flattery but it's also a surefire sign of lacking originality.

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# Apr 4, 2008 @ 10:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Kalis_wrath writes:

I have not heard much Throwdown, but what I have heard did not impress me much. Influance is great in a band so long as its not a blaintant rip off. I am not versed in Throwdowns politics admitidly, but am I the only one who finds the irony of a straight edge band that worships a band as indulgant as Pantera?

# Apr 4, 2008 @ 10:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. XWigglesX writes:

I see the irony in it. Just because they don't have solos it doesn't make them not sound like Pantera.

# Apr 5, 2008 @ 12:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Txmetalhead writes:

In order to appreciate Throwdown - it would help if you enjoy Hardcore metal, or even metalcore. The guitar riffs are actually pretty good...fast and heavy. The first album was the closest to hardcore..according to an article I read. This band and A Perfect Murder was awesome. I also liked Scars of Tomorrow..that band was awesome.

# Apr 5, 2008 @ 1:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Jrizzle writes:

I enjoy a lot of metalcore, deathcore, screamo, etc. But I could never get into Throwdown even during their "hardcore" days. Then they started sounding a lot like a Pantera rip off which made them even lamer in my book

# Apr 5, 2008 @ 10:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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