Tennessee’s riff-tastic southern metal outfit, The Showdown, has announced an August 24th street date for their Solid State Records sophomore release, Blood in the Gears. The forthcoming full-length was recorded at Anthem Productions in Nashville, and produced by The Showdown’s own, 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 The Showdown’s fourth studio album, and the follow up to 2008’s, Back Breaker.
“Blood in the Gears is true to what The Showdown has always been about in the past,” explains vocalist David Bunton, “…heavy, thrashy, southern, groovy. Jeremiah Scott (Bass) 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.”
The track list for Blood in the Gears is…
1.) Man Named Hell
2.) Heavy Lies The Crown
3.) Bring It Down
4.) Take Me Home
5.) Blood In The Gears
6.) Dogma Enthroned
7.) No Escape
8.) The Crooked Path
9.) Graveyard Of Empires
10.) Diggin’ My Own Grave
Founded in 2003 by current members, David Bunton and Josh Childers, The Showdown literally came roaring out of the gate with the monstrous, yet spiritually gripping debut, A Chorus of Obliteration, in 2004. Despite numerous line-up changes, The Showdown has prevailed as one of Christian metal’s longstanding veteran acts. With several high profile tours under their 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 Satellite Radio’s “Liquid Metal” channel 27 on Friday, June 4th at 5:00 PM ET. Stay tuned for more information regarding The Showdown and Blood in the Gears.
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