Tennessee's riff-tastic southern metal outfit THE SHOWDOWN will release its fourth album, "Blood in the Gears", on August 24 via Solid State Records. The follow-up to 2008's "Back Breaker" was recorded at Anthem Productions in Nashville, and produced by THE SHOWDOWN's bassist 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 true to what THE SHOWDOWN has always been about in the past: heavy, thrashy, southern, groovy," explains vocalist David Bunton. "Jeremiah Scott 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."
"Blood in the Gears" track listing:
01. Man Named Hell
02. Heavy Lies The Crown
03. Bring It Down
04. Take Me Home
05. Blood In The Gears
06. Dogma Enthroned
07. No Escape
08. The Crooked Path
09. Graveyard Of Empires
10.) Diggin' My Own Grave
Founded in 2003 by David Bunton and Josh Childers, THE SHOWDOWN came roaring out of the gate with the monstrous-yet-spiritually-gripping debut, "A Chorus of Obliteration", in 2004. Despite numerous lineup changes, THE SHOWDOWN has prevailed as one of Christian metal's longstanding veteran acts.
With several high-profile tours under its belt, including a run on Ozzfest in 2007, and treks with LAMB OF GOD, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, NORMA JEAN, AS I LAY DYING, and more, THE SHOWDOWN is set to once again crack up the throttle on "Blood in the Gears".
The track "Blood in the Gears" will premiere on Sirius XM's Liquid Metal channel 27 on Friday, June 4 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
THE SHOWDOWN on tour:
June 16 - Douglasville, GA - The 7 Venue
June 17 - Corbin, KY - Corbin Tech Center
June 18 - Wilmore, KY - Ichthus Farm
June 19 - Wilmore, KY - Ichthus Farm
June 21 - Johnson City, TN - The Hideaway
June 27 - Campbellsville, KY - The Badgett Academic Support Building - Basement Banquet Hall
June 29 - Marietta, IL - Cornerstone Farm
THE SHOWDOWN is:
David Bunton - Vocals
Josh Childers - Guitar
Patrick Judge - Guitar
Jeremiah Scott - Bass