Throwdown is an American straight edge groove metal/metalcore band from Orange County, California, formed in 1997. 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, Killswitch Engage, Korn, and Cavalera Conspiracy. 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” after hearing the album Vendetta. Initially branded a hardcore band, their most recent albums Venom and Tears and Deathless have taken a sharp direction towards metal, with critics likening the band’s sound to that of Pantera, Sepultura, early Metallica and Crowbar.

In September 2009, the band announced that Deathless was finished and they would be headlining the Deathless Tour with Bury Your Dead, For Today, Abacabb, and The World We Knew in November and December. On November 10, they released their sixth album Deathless.

Other Information

  • Origin: Orange County, California, United States
  • Genres: Metalcore, Groove metal, Hardcore (early)
  • Years active: 1997-present
  • Labels: Indecision Records, Prime Directive Records, Trustkill Records, Koch Records
  • Associated acts: Bleeding Through, Culture, Eighteen Visions, The Mistake
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Dave Peters – vocals
  2. Mark Choiniere – guitars
  3. Mark Mitchell – bass
  4. Jarrod Alexander – drums (Session)


  • Demo (1997) – Demo
  • Throwdown (1997) – EP
  • Beyond Repair (1999)
  • Drive Me Dead (2000) – EP
  • Throwdown / Good Clean Fun (2000) – EP
  • You Don’t Have to Be Blood to Be Family (2001)
  • Face the Mirror (2002) – EP
  • Haymaker (2003)
  • Together. Forever. United. (2004) – DVD
  • Vendetta (2005)
  • Americana / Planets Collide (2007) – EP
  • Covered in Venom and Tears (2007) – EP
  • Venom & Tears (2007)
  • Deathless (2009)


~ by molco on December 12, 2010.

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