THE SHOWDOWN's latest CD, "Temptation Come My Way", sold nearly 5,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release to debut at position No. 191 on The Billboard 200 chart. The album was produced by Paul Ebersold (THREE DOORS DOWN, SALIVA) and was mixed by J.R. McNeely (UNDEROATH, RELIANT K). According to a press release, the album sees the Tennessee-based band "trad[ing] in their metalcore beginnings for more of a retro, guitar-driven, hard rock feel; and is jam packed with guitar solos, and not breakdowns."
THE SHOWDOWN recently told KnoxNews.com that they ahere to a do-it-yourself ethic. Although they have a manager and are on a label, the group members work on booking shows and getting merchandise ready for their concerts. They view the record company and manager as working for the band and not the other way around.
"We all come from blue-collar backgrounds," says bassist Eric Koruschak. "We know what hard work is all about. We don't expect anything to be handed to us. We know how hard it is to come by the $10 or $12 people pay to see us."
And if things don't work out, SHOWDOWN vocalist David Bunton and Koruschak say they've achieved a lot already.
"All the goals we had when we started have all been surpassed," says Bunton. "Now, everything else that happens is just killer!"