The Showdown

the_showdownThe Showdown is a Christian metalcore and southern metal band, based in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Lyrically, their writing tells of heroism, sojourns and battles of life, most of which draws influence from Biblical aspects. Over time longtime metalhead Josh’s metal influences saw 2540 morph from punk to metal. This change in style prompted a change of the band’s name to “The Showdown”.

Their first Full length album “A Chorus of Obliteration” was released in November 16, 2004. In the fall of 2006, They joined the Christian rock/alternative band Pillar on The Days of the Reckoning tour. The tour lasted from mid-October through November 2006 and also featured Christian rock bands Day of Fire and Decyfer Down. The album “Temptation Come My Way” was released on February 20, 2007. On April 19, 2008, they completed their third album entitled “Back Breaker”. Its style is mainly a mix of their first two albums. They toured with Norma Jean on The Anti-Mother Tour. The tour lasted throughout October and November 2008 and also featured Haste The Day, Mychildren Mybride, Children 18:3, and Oh, Sleeper. The band said they are currently writing a new record and hope to be in the studio sometime in the fall.

Other Information

  • Origin: Elizabethton, Tennessee, United States
  • Genres: Metalcore, Southern metal, Christian Metal
  • Years active: 2004-Present
  • Labels: Mono Vs Stereo Records, Solid State Records
  • Associated acts: Still Remains, Demon Hunter
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. David Bunton – vocals
  2. Josh Childers – guitar, vocals
  3. Jeremiah Scott – bass
  4. Timothy “Yogi” Watts – drums


  • A Chorus of Obliteration (2004, Re-release in 2006)
  • Temptation Come My Way (2007)
  • Feel Like Hell (2007) – EP
  • Back Breaker (2008)



~ by molco on August 6, 2009.

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