"Avow", a brand new song from the Southern California metal act THROWDOWN, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Intolerance", which will be released on January 21, 2014 via eOne Music. The follow-up to 2009's "Deathless" was recorded at Hurley Recordings in Costa Mesa, California with rising producer Davey Warsop and mixed at Planet Z.
"I've written a lot of lyrical content coming off as rehashed," says THROWDOWN frontman Dave Peters. "I was meticulous, if not a little obsessive, about making all venture into similar territory.
"It's been two decades since I've been straight edge. 'Avow' is about how it was important to me."
"Avow" is available for purchase via iTunes today and is the first new music we've seen from the SoCal metal act since "Deathless" was released back in 2009.
"Intolerance" features guitar solo contributions from Dave Nassie (BLEEDING THROUGH, NO USE FOR A NAME, INFECTIOUS GROOVES), who joined THROWDOWN's recent touring lineup alongside DEMON HUNTER drummer Tim "Yogi" Watts and "Deathless"-era bassist Mark Mitchell.
Comments THROWDOWN frontman Dave Peters: "Completing this record felt great in so many respects, most important of which was the opportunity to finally give longtime supporters of the band this music that I've had swirling around in my head over the past four years.
"The variety of people from different places and scenes who have found the band through vastly different avenues over the past 15 or so years will each get into it for their own unique reasons, I think. And for those who think it’s junk, it's only about 28 minutes they have to regret."
"Intolerance" combines the massive production punch of the moody, sludgy and powerfully diverse masterpiece "Deathless" (which spawned the Sirius XM staples "This Continuum" and "The Scythe") with the focused resolve of the band's genre-classic-filled back catalog.
The big sound that developed on "Deathless" works magic upon the brutal missives found all over "Intolerance", nearly all of which clock in around two minutes.
"Deathless" and "Vendetta" collaborator Chris "Zeuss" Harris (HATEBREED, CROWBAR, DEMON HUNTER) returned to mix the new record.
Drummer Jarrod Alexander (AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, SUICIDE FILE, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE) made his first recorded appearance with THROWDOWN on "Haymaker", returning as a session player again for "Deathless" and the brand new album, "Intolerance".
"Intolerance" track listing:
01. Fight Or Die
02. Borrowed Time
04. Hardened By Consequence
05. Defend With Violence
06. Suffer, Conquer
07. Cut Away
09. Without Weakness
10. Born And Buried Alone
11. Condemned To Live