MP3 The Downcide - METAL/PUNK: Metalcore
A standout in the crowd of metal, The Downcide blends old and new metal, with all the nuances in between, into a style that touches on virtually every subgenre of metal at some point in their repertoir.
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METAL/PUNK: Metalcore, METAL/PUNK: Alternative Metal
Choppy riffs, blistering solos, and ear-punching vocals define The Downcide, an up and coming heavy metal band from Columbia, SC. Coming onto the scene in February, 2006, after a year in the making, brewing interest and anticipation lead to an unprecedented debut performance, as The Downcide took the stage for the first time ever in front of a near capacity crowd at West Columbia’s New Brookland Tavern—on a Wednesday night
nonetheless. Local heroes and platinum selling artists, Crossfade also came out to enjoy the show. The Downcide did not stop there. They became an instant headlining act in Columbia, and in less than three months, the group was a Rock 93.5, "Locals Live" competition finalist. Continuing to draw unprecedented interest from local music fans, the band battled their way to the opening slot at "Fallout 2006," where they took the stage in front of thousands with national recording artists Crossfade, Nonpoint, and Decyfer Down.
In a year’s time, The Downcide had performed to every corner of South Carolina, from Charleston to Rockhill. They have been featured on some of South Carolina’s best known stages including Columbia’s Headliners, Spartanburg’s Ground Zero, and Charleston’s Music Farm. Their success in Columbia has awarded The Downcide syndicated airplay and multiple interviews on Columbia’s Rock 93.5. They have also been heard on Charleston’s 98X, and the University of South Carolina’s 90.5, where they have also been interviewed. In addition to radio play, The Downcide has been featured in Scene-azine Magazine, The Daily Gamecock, The Free Times, and The State Newspaper.
Now one of South Carolina’s premier local acts, and with the release of their much anticipated, self-titled, debut album, The Downcide has embarked on a mission to take their signature brand of metal all over the southeast with the rest of the country in their sites. Uncompromising and unstoppable, The Downcide will surely be a household name when all is said and done.
The Downcide is:
Buddah – Lead Vocals
Daniel Rx – Lead Guitar
Allen – Rhythm Guitar
Face – Bass Guitar
Jesse – Drums
“...We saw them before they were the next big thing!” __The Daily Gamecock
“Rising Local Metal Stars.” __The State Newspaper
"Get ready for murderous, metal meyhem!” _The Free Times
"A metal-core rock assault!"_J. Cataldo (WARQ-Rock 93.5)