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Throwdown Gearing Up To Record New Album

Southern California's Throwdown will be entering the studio next week to begin working on a new full-length record, with Zeuss mixing.

The new, currently untitled effort is the follow up to “Deathless,” which came out four years ago. Vocalist Dave Peters offers a statement on the current state of the band and the mindset behind making this next record:

"It's really exciting, if not a little nerve-wracking to be recording again. It has been almost 4 years since 'Deathless' came out, which is about twice as long as the time between albums before it. While that has probably been annoying for fans that have been waiting and expecting a new record, it has also been the best thing for the writing process for the new album.

"I'm really meticulous when writing and arranging even the simplest riffs and songs, so I like to take my time. It has been strange and nice having the freedom to come back to a song or part several weeks later with a different perspective after hitting a wall with it.

"We're taking a very minimalist approach with these songs, more like Vendetta and (the first half of) Haymaker. I avoid putting the cart before the horse, but I see the songs on the record coming out stripped down and yet still refined. A two-minute song can arrive at the same place as one that fucks around for six, and while it’s more challenging to get there in less time, it is a lot cooler when you do. I’ve been going back to that when I find myself maybe adding parts or lines that are at risk of being superfluous.

"I’m very proud of 'Deathless' and all the work that went into it, but it wasn't a record that Throwdown fans expected. It was really polarizing on account of that. I’m simply not looking to continue down that stylistic road with these songs. This is going to be a hard record. I look forward to making it as much for myself as for longtime fans of the band."

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1. BrokenFace writes:

If its more like haymaker and vendetta Il be very happy. Just stop trying to get a pantera sound because in my opinion you dont pull it off. The last 2 albums i only liked hollyroller thats it.

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2. nrayne79 writes:

ITS ABOUT f***ING TIME! Finding any information about Throwdown has been impossible. None of the websites are up to date I was beginning to think they where done.

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3. BEARDEDXCHRIS writes:

hell yeah yes'm, new throwdown comin. whatever it sounds like it's gonna be massive. but i'm tired of everybody bashin deathless. i've been with this band since haymaker and all their albums are killer. but deathless has to be my favorite. metal fans have become like rap and pop fans in that they want every cd a band does to sound exactly the same and that's BS. bottom line, throwdown has and always will stay true to their self. cann't wait till the new album drops. ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY THROWDOWN \m/

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