News Bit: The Showdown, Venomous Concept, Malevolent Creation

The Showdown, Nashville’s supercharged heavy metal outfit, has posted a brand new song, “Heavy Lies The Crown”, on their official MySpace page.  The explosive, Southern-fueled track from The Showdown’s forthcoming full-length, Blood In The Gears, can now be streamed, joining the album’s recently revealed title track.  Blood In The Gears hits stores on August 24th on Solid State Records. Fans can also pre-order the album, and chose from various bundle packages HERE.
Blood In The Gears was recorded and produced by The Showdown’s own Jeremiah Scott (bass) at his home studio, Anthem Productions.  The album was mixed by Steve Blackmon (Living Sacrifice, Project 86), with Troy Glessener at Spectre handling the mastering.  Artwork comes courtesy of Ryan Clark at Invisible Creature Inc.  Blood In The Gears is The Showdown’s second Solid State release, following 2008’s Back Breaker.
Florida based death metal legends Malevolent Creation have uploaded the song “Slaughterhouse” to the band’s Myspace page. The track comes from their upcoming 11th studio outing entitled Invidious Dominion, which will be released on August 24 in North America via Nuclear Blast. 
Invidious Dominion was produced and recorded by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Vital Remains, Krisium, Goatwhore) at Mana Studios in Florida. The cover art was brought to life this time around by renowned artist Pär Olofsson (The Faceless, Immortal, Abysmal Dawn). 
Watch a video clip of the recording process:

Over 20 years of hardcore, punk and grindcore history amalgamate in Venomous Concept‘s viciously aggressive effort Poisoned Apple, profiting from the well-deserved laurels and integrity of its illustrious members Shane Embury (Napalm Death) on guitars, Kevin Sharp (Brutal Truth) on vocals, Danny Lilker (Nuclear Assault, Brutal Truth) on bass and Danny Herrera (Napalm Death) on drums. 
Venomous Concept kicks off their first U.S. headlining tour on Sept. 15th in San Diego with Kill The Client, Murder Construct and Nails in the support slots. Be sure to see below to view their complete touring itinerary or visit www.myspace.com/venomousconcept to stream tracks and keep in touch with all upcoming activities.
VENOMOUS CONCEPT w/ Kill The Client, Murder Construct:
Sept 15 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick w/ Kill The Client, Murder Construct  
Sept 16 Hollywood, CA @ Viper Room  w/ Kill The Client, Murder Construct 
Sept 17 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/ Kill The Client, Murder Construct  
Sept 18 Portland, OR @ Satyricon w/ Kill The Client, Elitist
Sept 19 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven w/ Kill The Client  
Sept 20 Chicago, IL @ Double Door w/ Nails
Sept 21 Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s w/ Nails  
Sept 23 Brooklyn, NY @ Club Europa w/ Nails, Strong Intention, Villains  
Sept 24 Montreal, QC @ Katacombes w/ Nails, Fistfuck
Sept 25 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s w/ Nails, Murder Squad