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"Throwdown" is a metalcore band which spawned from the OC hardcore scene. 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, 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." The band's music is heavy, metallic, dynamic, and driving.

Throwdown began as something of a joke-band, developing a following in the Orange County, California hardcore scene. 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. The "Drive Me Dead" EP and a second album, "You Don't Have To Be Blood To Be Family...

years active 1995–Current
music genre Metalcore
current members Dave Peters
Matt Mentley
Ben Dussault
Mark Choiniere
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