While the band had initial success with their debut record "Haymaker" and their follow up "Vendetta", Throwdown soared to the top of people's playlist as they slowly but surely honed their sound more to the liking of Pantera and that dirty southern tunage...with their unique twist to it of course.
Since the release of "Deathless" in 2009, the band has remained rather quiet with touring only a handful of times following its release. Kind of sucks when you feel a band is on a good groove and/or momentum only to not hear anything afterwards for quite some time (coughtoolbandcough). Time sets in, other bands release new material and the world still spins the past four albums. So it was with surprise that we hear Dave announcing some studio time back in May, 2013:
"It has been almost four years since 'Deathless' came out, which is about twice as long as the time between albums before it. While that has probably been annoying for fans that have been waiting and expecting a new record, it has also been the best thing for the writing process for the new album." -Peters
That being said, at least fans knew that new music was on the way but with no real time frame. Maybe the anticipation makes it that much better for the fans waiting to hear the tunes. Then, basically everything came at us at once, just like a promotion should be! The album name, cover, track list, and single all for you to saturate and reflect on for that $12.99 you will eventually spend to buy a copy of the album. I am just joking with the price though, I have no idea how much it'll cost. haha
"Intolerance" will be released on January 21, 2014, via eOne Music.
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
"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. The variety of people from different places and scenes who have found the band through vastly different avenues over the past 15 or so years will each get into it for their own unique reasons, I think. And for those who think it’s junk, it's only about 28 minutes they have to regret." -Dave Peters
Zeuss (who has done previous work with Hatebreed, Crowbar) has been the buzzword around their production team. Taking care of duties in the past for Throwdown on "Deathless" and "Vendetta", he was called on to mix the new album.
"Intolerance" was recorded at Hurley Recordings in Costa Mesa, California with rising producer Davey Warsop and mixed at Planet Z. Intolerance features guitar solo contributions from Dave Nassie (Bleeding Through, No Use For A Name, Infectious Grooves), who joined Throwdown’s recent touring lineup alongside Demon Hunter drummer Tim “Yogi” Watts and Deathless-era bassist Mark Mitchell. -Throwdown
So how about a first stab at the album? Check out the first single from "Intolerance" titled "Avow", which was released today!
"I've written a lot of lyrical content coming off as rehashed. I was meticulous, if not a little obsessive, about making all venture into similar territory. It's been two decades since I've been straight edge. 'Avow' is about how it was important to me." -Peters
Throwdown’s Intolerance stands as a testament to sheer force of will. It’s as much about Throwdown as it is the band’s longtime fans and newcomers alike, serving up fast-and-furious bangers that beg to be started over (and over and over) each time the album concludes. -Throwdown
Hopefully that's enough info to keep you all at bay. Keep checking back for updates and more info!
"'Intolerance' splits the difference between Pantera’s power-groove and Hatebreed’s power-pummel to mosh-fuelling effect." -Revolver Magazine
"Throwdown effortlessly kick out the heaviest and most stomping metal this side of Texas. Proudly and defiantly keeping the memory (and sound) of Pantera alive and kicking!" -Metal Hammer
"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." -Alternative Press