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Music Hardcore Punk Throwdown band picture (pic) and photo gallery, albums covers pictures.
Formed: 1997 in Orange County, California, USA.
Throwdown are a straight edge metalcore band. 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, 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."
Keith Barney, now of Eighteen Visions, was the band's original vocalist. Former Eighteen Visions guitarist and current Bleeding Through vocalist Brandan Schieppati was also a member of the group early on, though not an original member. Schiepettati replaced Eighteen Visions bassist Javier Van Huss shortly before the band recorded their demo and "S/T" 7" for Prime Directive Records. Indecision Records released the band's debut full-length album, "Beyond Repair." Shortly after, Dave Peters joined, on guitar, replacing Schieppati. A split 7" with Good Clean Fun, the "Drive Me Dead" EP and a second album, "You Don't Have To Be Blood To Be Family," followed. Throwdown began as a Straight Edge band and continue to have songs and lyrics based upon Straight Edge.
Trustkill Records signed the band shortly before the release of "Haymaker," the first album with Peters on vocals (and Barney on guitar). The band recorded the album with a studio drummer as they had asked original member Marc Jackson (cold war (band)) to leave. Matt Mently, who had filled in for Barney on several occasions, joined the group as an official member not long before their slot on Ozzfest in 2004, with Dussault coming onboard before that landmark tour as well.