Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Showdown filming first music video

On May 21, Tennessee’s own The Showdown began filming their first music video with accomplished music video director Doug Spangenberg. The video for “Temptation Come My Way” will give a television audience their first official look at the South’s high-voltage rockers.

For their first video, The Showdown brought in Doug Spangenberg, who has directed videos for Norma Jean, This Is Hell, and Terror, as well as Lamb of God’s 2005 gold-selling DVD Killadelphia. Filmed on the same grounds used by MTV’s Jackass crew, the video will reflect the band’s 80s style and features some serious explosions!!

Frontman David Bunton says, “This music video captures the true spirit and feel of The Showdown. No holds barred, heavy metal, pyro, and headbanging. That’s what we’re all about. The goal for our first video was to give people a small taste of how rude we can be live. Heavy metal is plugged in and loud. Heavy metal is the law.”

“I was amped on the song as soon as I heard it,” says Spangenberg. “We kept it simple and shot the band shredding their faces off in a field with a shitload of pyro. In retrospect, I'm surprised they made it out with only light singe marks. They're great dudes, and I look forward to barbequing with them this summer on Ozzfest.”

Since the release of their second full-length, Temptation Come My Way, The Showdown have been living up to the high expectations placed on them by their peers and the media. The Showdown were named one of AP’s 100 Bands You Need To Know In ’07, and were profiled as a Band To Watch in Revolver Magazine.

“…plenty of hard-swinging Southern swagger...a melodic brand of Euro-accented metal delivered with a distinctive drawl.” – Revolver, April 2007

“The Showdown has brought a breath of fresh air into the metal scene with an unflinching album…ruthless and epic…” – HM, Jan/Feb 2007

“8/10…plenty of hell-yeah metal guitar work” – Outburn, Spring 2007

“…a Southern rock-influenced breakthrough…it totally shreds…” – AP, March 2007

“…pure meat ‘n’ taters heavy metal…” – Decibel, May 2007

The Showdown will be busy all summer as part of this year’s Second Stage at Ozzfest!! Tour dates are as follows:

7/12 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
7/14 – George, WA – The Gorge
7/17 – Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/19 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/21 – Devore, CA – Hyundai Pavilion
7/24 – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Pavilion
7/26 – Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion
7/28 – Denver, CO – Coors Amphitheatre
7/30 – Kansas City, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/02 – Dallas, TX – Smirnoff Music Center
8/04 – San Antonio, TX – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/06 – St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/08 – Columbus, OH – Germain Amphitheatre
8/10 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/12 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
8/14 – Indianapolis, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Theatre
8/16 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
8/18 – Hartford, CT – New England Dodge Music Theatre
8/20 – Boston, MA – Tweeter Center
8/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Tweeter Center
8/24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Post Gazette Pavilion
8/26 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/28 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/30 – West Palm Beach, FL – Sound Advice Amphitheatre

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