Dave Good 10:36 a.m., May 22
RIYL: Slipknot, All Will Suffer, Acid Bath
Upcoming Local Shows
- Blurt: "Record Release Roundup" · June 1, 2011
Inception: San Diego, 1999
Influences: Lamb of God, Acid Bath, Cattle Decapitation, King Diamond, Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden
Downspell was founded in Sitka, Alaska -- after three gigs, the metal band relocated to San Diego.
Their first two albums were Afterbirth and 7 Dead, 6 Wounded -- the latter was rereleased in the UK in June 2011 by Feto Records on a split CD with new music from the band All Will Suffer.
Downspell released Violent Majority in June 2011. Guests singers include Dan Lilker (Nuclear Assault, Brutal Truth, ex-Anthrax), Kevin Sharp (Venomous Concept, Brutal Truth, ex-WGHR DJ), and Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation). It won Best Hard Rock Album at the 2011 San Diego Music Awards.
The band spent July 2011 on a west coast tour, before hitting Europe in August. Also announced for 2011 was a split CD and twelve-inch with UK metal grinders All Will Suffer, on Shane Embury’s UK-based label Feto Records.
- The Violent Majority