THROWDOWN has debuted a new track today titled “Avow” from their upcoming new LP “Intolerance,” due out January 21, 2014. “I’ve written a lot of lyrical content coming off as rehashed. I was meticulous if not a little obsessive about making all venture into similar territory,” says frontman Dave Peters. “It’s been two decades since I’ve been straight edge. ‘Avow’ is about how it was important to me.”
THROWDOWN will release “Intolerance” on January 21, 2014. The new effort combines the massive production punch of the moody, sludgy and powerfully diverse masterpiece “Deathless” (which spawned the Sirius XM staples “This Continuum” and “The Scythe”) with the focused resolve of the band’s genre-classic-filled back catalog.
The big sound that developed on “Deathless” works magic upon the brutal missives found all over “Intolerance,” nearly all of which clock in around 2 minutes. “Deathless” and “Vendetta” collaborator Zeuss (Hatebreed, Crowbar, Demon Hunter) returned to mix the new record.
A cornerstone of the New Wave Of American Heavy Metal, Throwdown have earned hard-fought accolades from the likes of Revolver and Metal Hammer magazines, who likened the stomp of “Venom & Tears” to Pantera.
Following Dave Peters switch from guitar to vocals over twelve years ago, the band delivered the songs from “Haymaker,” “Vendetta” and “Venom & Tears” on celebrated tours with Lamb Of God, Killswitch Engage, Machine Head, In Flames, Korn, Fear Factory and Cavalera Conspiracy and at major festivals around the globe, like Download UK.
Drummer Jarrod Alexander (American Nightmare, Suicide File, My Chemical Romance) made his first recorded appearance with Throwdown on “Haymaker,” returning as a session player again for “Deathless” and the brand new album, “Intolerance.”
The new album was recorded at Hurley Recordings in Costa Mesa, California with rising producer Davey Warsop and mixed at Planet Z. “Intolerance” features guitar solo contributions from Dave Nassie (Bleeding Through, No Use For A Name, Infectious Grooves), who joined Throwdown’s recent touring lineup alongside Demon Hunter drummer Tim “Yogi” Watts and “Deathless” era bassist Mark Mitchell.
1. Fight Or Die
2. Borrowed Time
4. Hardened By Consequence
5. Defend with Violence
6. Suffer, Conquer.
7. Cut Away
9. Without Weakness
10. Born and Buried Alone
11. Condemned to Live
“Intolerance picks up where 2005’s groove-metal-leaning, hardcore-based Vendetta left off— only at the band’s current abilities, which have never been stronger.” Alternative Press
“‘Intolerance’ splits the difference between Pantera’s power-groove and Hatebreed’s power-pummel to mosh-fuelling effect.” Revolver