The 14 best comeback songs of the year

We love comebacks for the same reason we love those newfangled anniversary tours: sweet, sweet nostalgia. That's assuming the comebacks are as good as we remember them—too much time away can lead to letdown. For this list, we rounded up 14 of the best original songs released by bands this year who haven't had any […]

Throwdown release full set from Amnesia Rockfest 2014 (video)

Throwdown's set from June 23 at Amnesia Rockfest 2014 in Montebello, Quebec has been made available for online viewing. The multi-camera video with superb sound quality features frontman Dave Peters, guitarist Dave Nassie (ex-Bleeding Through), drummer Jarrod Alexander (whose resume includes everything from the Suicide File/American Nightmare to My Chemical Romance and Gerard Way/Frank Iero's solo projects) and bassist Matt Mentley […]

Throwdown — 'Intolerance' (Studio Interview)

Throwdown frontman Dave Peters brings us inside the studio for a brief interview as the band recorded their latest album, Intolerance.  “It kind of took a little bit of getting back in the swing of things in order to feel like I was in that band mode. With the exception of my throat giving out on […]

12 best metalcore covers of hip-hop songs, ranked

As far as brootal cover songs go, hip-hop ones tend to take a backseat to their poppy counterparts. (There have been five Punk Goes Pop compilations and only one Punk Goes Crunk.) For metalcore bands, hip-hop covers are far from easy to pull off, but when the speed and intricacies of both genres fuse, the […]

Throwdown stream new album, 'Intolerance'

Throwdown are streaming Intolerance, their first studio album since 2009's Deathless, in its entirety on Soundcloud. It was mixed by longtime collaborator of the band Zeuss (Hatebreed, Emmure, Madball) and is officially out on January 21, 2014 via eOne Music. Both iTunes digital download and merch bundles are available. You can read AP's album review from the latest issue.

Throwdown stream new single, "Defend With Violence"

Throwdown are streaming “Defend With Violence,” the second single from on their forthcoming album, Intolerance. An iTunes pre-order plus CD and merch bundle options are available, which was mixed by Zeuss and is due out on January 21, 2014 via eOne Music.  You can read AP's album review released today.   Track Listing: 1. Fight Or Die 2. […]

Throwdown - Intolerance

Throwdown Intolerance Orange County, California, heavyweights Throwdown have returned with a true throwback of an album. Gone are the bloated song lengths and Ozzfest-thirsty moments. 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. Frontman Dave Peters is still pissed, and he may as […]

Throwdown stream lead single, "Avow"

Throwdown are streaming “Avow,” the lead single and straight edge anthem found on their forthcoming album, Intolerance. An iTunes pre-order has launched in conjunction for the release, mixed by Zeuss and due out January 21, 2014 on eOne Music.  “I’ve written a lot of lyrics about straight edge, self respect, addiction and other subjects in […]

Throwdown announce new album, 'Intolerance'

Southern California heavyweights Throwdown will return with Intolerance on January 21, 2014. Their first full-length album since 2009's Deathless will see a release through eOne Music. Frontman Dave Peters shed some light into the process, saying “Completing this record felt great in so many respects, most important of which was the opportunity to finally give longtime supporters […]

Guilty of being misquoted: Confessions of a "Straight Edge Dude"

Recently, an article was posted that portrayed both myself and the record label I own, No Sleep Records, in a very poor way. This was due to a miscommunication/misunderstanding from the writer as to what the piece would be about. On top of that, the article was edited poorly and contained numerous errors due to […]

Weekly Playlist #32: Nine Cheers For Sweet Revenge

“An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” isn’t always the best policy, Hammurabi, but sometimes it just feels too damn good to get back at someone who crosses you. Musicians have the perfect platform for vengeance, so there is no shortage of songs with horrific lyrical violence, showing off to haters and […]

Throwdown announce tour with Carnifex, First Blood, and Suffokate

Throwdown have announced a headlining tour dubbed Brawloween, with support from Carnifex, First Blood, and Suffokate. Dates are below. 10/21 San Diego, CA @ Soma 10/22 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerrys Pizza 10/23 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction 10/24 Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy's 10/25 Phoenix, AZ @ Underground 10/26 Las Vegas, NV @ TBD 10/27 Reno, […]