Nashville’s veteran heavy metal act, The Showdown, has posted a short video trailer in anticipation of their fourth full-length record, Blood In The Gears, which is due out on August 24th on Solid State Records.
Four new tracks from Blood In The Gears – “Take Me Home”, “Bring It Down”, “Heavy Lies The Crown”, and “Blood In The Gears” – are currently available for streaming on the band’s official MySpace page.
Blood In The Gears was recorded and produced by The Showdown’s own Jeremiah Scott (bass) at his home studio, Anthem Productions, in Nashville. 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.
Head over to The Showdown’s YouTube channel for a four-part, behind-the-scenes look at the Blood In The Gears recording session, as the band assembles the pieces of their hand-crafted heavy metal machine.
The forthcoming full-length can be pre-ordered HERE.
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. With several high profile tours under their belt, including a run on Ozzfest in 2007, and treks with As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, Flyleaf, All That Remains, The Cult and more, The Showdown is set to once again crank up the throttle on Blood In The Gears.