Throwdown is a straight edge metalcore/groove metal band founded in 1997 in Orange County, California. They have toured as part of Ozzfest, Sounds of the Underground and Warped Tour, as well as with bands like In Flames, Lamb of God, As I Lay Dying, Sick of It All, Norma Jean, Soulfly, Korn, and Hatebreed. The songs "Forever" and "Burn" have been staples on MTV2's Headbanger's Ball and Revolver Magazine called them part of "The Future of Metal" after hearing the album Vendetta. Their most recent album Venom and Tears has taken even more of a metal direction, with critics likening the bands current sound to that of Pantera, Sepultura, early Metallica and Crowbar.
Orange County, CA
Brandan Schieppati, Keith Barney, Dave Peters, Tommy Love, Dom Macaluso, Ben Dussault, Matt Mentley, Mark Choiniere, Marc Jackson