THROWDOWN have completed the video for "Burn", the first single from the band's forthcoming album "Vendetta".
The band worked once again with their close friend Christopher Sims, whose recent credits include LAMB OF GOD, AS I LAY DYING, BLEEDING THROUGH and NORMA JEAN. Sims was also responsible for THROWDOWN's "Fight Club"-themed "Forever" video, a staple on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" and Fuse TV's "Uranium" last year.
"Sims is an absolute genius and each and every thing he does seems to only improve upon his creative vision by leaps and bounds," proclaimed singer Dave Peters. "He had so many cool ideas for this thing and we've learned to let him run as wild as possible."
Filmed at various locations in Los Angeles, not far from the band's Orange County home-turf, the "Burn" clip is filled with enough fiery pyrotechnics to make DEF LEPPARD jealous and have Butthead's pal Beavis jumping for joy.
"When someone comes near your drum kit with lighter fluid it's usually time to get nervous," said drummer Ben Dussault. "But Chris knows what he's doing, and when I saw Matt's guitar on fire, I wanted in on the fun, too."
"Burn" sees the band adding more traditional metal elements reminiscent of PANTERA and SEPULTURA to their already well-renowned Orange County hardcore, lending accuracy to both magazine's appraisals of their sound.
"Vendetta", recorded earlier this year with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL) at his Planet Z Studios, is scheduled for release on June 28 through Trustkill.
THROWDOWN are currently touring Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, where their breakthrough album "Haymaker" was issued through Trustkill/Roadrunner late last year. Having conquered the Ozzfest second stage in 2004, the band is gearing up to take on the inaugural Sounds of the Underground Tour this summer with their old touring mates in LAMB OF GOD and NORMA JEAN, along with several other fantastic bands.