Published Dec 06, 2013Y'all ready to get sick, motherfuckers? Good, because long-running Orange County metalcore crew Throwdown are ready to, well, thrown down their first LP in over four years. Titled Intolerance, it arrives in all its floor-punching glory January 21 via eOne Music.
A press release notes that the 11-song follow-up to 2009's Deathless was recorded at Costa Mesa, CA's Hurley Recordings with producer Davey Warsop and later mixed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Hatebreed, Crowbar, Demon Hunter). Zeuss had also worked with the band on Deathless and 2005's Vendetta.
According to vocalist Dave Peters, he'd been writing songs for the LP for quite some time, later calling on a cast of session players to help him flesh out the long-in-the-works record.
"Completing this record felt great in so many respects, most important of which was the opportunity to finally give longtime supporters of the band this music that I've had swirling around in my head over the past four years," he said in a statement.
Some of the musicians involved on the recording include guitarist Dave Nassie (Bleeding Through, No Use For a Name, Infectious Grooves), who contributed solos, as well as drummer Jarrod Alexander (American Nightmare, Suicide File, My Chemical Romance), who had also performed on Deathless and 2003's Haymaker.
Though samples from the set have yet to arrive, Intolerance is said to feature a series of "brutal missives" that tend to weigh in around the two-minute mark. If that's not your bag, Peters summed up sarcastically: "For those who think it's junk, it's only about 28 minutes they have to regret."
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