HardTimes.ca recently conducted an interview with vocalist Dave Peters of Orange County, California's hardcore/metal act THROWDOWN. Watch the nine-minute chat below.THROWDOWN's latest album, "Venom & Tears", was released on August 7, 2007 via Trustkill. The CD was produced by Mudrock, who has done work with such bands as AVENGED SEVENFOLD and CHIMAIRA. In a July 2008 interview with The Daily Rock, Dave Peters was asked about the accusations that THROWDOWN's sound on "Venom & Tears" is a little too heavily influenced by PANTERA for comfort. "Well, ummm, to be honest, I don't care (laughing)," Peters said. "PANTERA, as much as SEPULTURA and SLAYER and METALLICA, MACHINE HEAD, and a million other bands, are the bands that got me excited about music which initially got me involved with the heavy music. Those bands were always important to me and I think that with 'Venom And Tears', we were returning to our roots in a way and it was like hey we didn't write any solos on this one cause we didn't want to make someone mad, but I mean, like I said, this album it was more of us being honest and writing what we wanted to. It's hard to make a generalization of what people overall think about the record. A lot of people wrote us and say they were so blown away over the evolution of this album vs. the last album and they look forward to the next one 'cause of that. Now that is what we really looking for. If we are looking for anything, that would be it, because we put a lot of hard work into what we do. But I have no qualms with being compared to PANTERA at all. I think, in my opinion, they were the best metal band ever. Obviously they are going to influence us. It's like any bands though you take what you know and love and you project yourself into that and you have what you write. I'm not too worried about it."
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