Hardcore punk/rap metal veterans DOWNSET released their new album One Blood last Monday, July 21st after a 10-year hiatus. Today, DOWNSET have exclusively revealed the brand new music video for ‘One Blood’ via MySpace in their Featured Videos area here: https://myspace.com/discover/featured. Check out the video now via the landing page or the direct location here. The music video was produced by Marcelo Palomino and Brian Cox of Digital Iris Productions.
“Doing the ‘One Blood’ video was putting a big breathe of fresh air into the lungs of DOWNSET,” states guitarist Brian Ares Schwager. “We wanted to embrace our Hardcore roots, are Hip-Hop roots, are Graffiti roots and are Los Angeles roots, as well as unite many of are of closest friends and family for a ‘One Blood’ debut show and reunion. The day of the shoot was a blast and working with Digital Iris Productions was a great experience capturing ‘One Blood’ on video.”
“When Marcelo called me to let me know we were doing the new DOWNSET video, I was ecstatic,” states producer Brian Cox. “Being that I’ve been a fan of the band since my early teens and that he’s been friends with those guys for years, we knew we had to produce what we felt best represents DOWNSET in its truest form. With ‘One Blood,’ it was about bringing different genres, artistic styles and people together. We feel that idea of unity was encapsulated well in in the making of this video.”
As previously mentioned, One Blood was released on July 21st, and is available for download now via iTunes and Amazon. Produced by DOWNSET guitarist Brian Ares Schwager and mixed by Wesley Seldman, One Blood was recorded in three locations – Venice and Overland rehearsal studio in Culver City, CA, The Basement in Baltimore, MD, and Creating Better Sounds studio in Palmdale, CA. One Blood continues the epic tradition that only DOWNSET can truly express – hybridizing hip-hop and crushing riffs with lyrics that touch the world dramatically. One Blood reminds listeners of DOWNSET’s critical position in this contemporary era of art, expression and music.
DOWNSET recently finished up a brief east coast tour, which included a stop at the famed This Is Hardcore Festival in Philadelphia this past Sunday, July 27th, where the band performed a blistering set to new and diehard fans alike. In August, the band will travel out west to perform in Arizona, California and Nevada. See below for all confirmed tour dates.
DOWNSET Tour Dates:
8/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
8/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Whiskey A Go-Go – Doors @ 6pm Tickets are $20.
8/17 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS – Doors @ 7pm Tickets are $10 advanced $15 day of show
DOWNSET was formed in 1992 in Los Angeles, rising up from the hardcore, hip-hop, punk rock and graffiti movements. In 1994, DOWNSET released their first album, a self-titled release, on Mercury Records and followed up two years later with a second album on Mercury Records, entitled Do We Speak A Dead Language? Fast forward to 2000, when DOWNSET released the Check Your People album on Epitaph Records, and a few years later released the Universal album on Hawino Records. DOWNSET boasts an extensive touring resume, having performed with artists spanning several genres. DOWNSET has performed with many bands throughout the years, such as Linkin Park, Korn, Snoop Dogg, Anthrax, Pantera, Slayer, Testament, Madball, Deftones, Earth Crisis, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Machine Head, Coal Chamber, System of a Down, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Slayer, Sepultura and Soulfly.
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