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downthesun, Slayer, Soulfly, AND In Flames
Posted on February 12, 2008What's the word? Yes, you know - downthesun is indeed confirmed to play on the US H82K2 Tour - Slayer, Soulfly, In Flames. Now, a bit more detail, as taken from the official press release as given by our most fine US press department. As follows:
downthesun Set to Wreak Havoc on Slayer's H82K2 Tour New York, NY
Extreme sextet, downthesun, are planning their first assault on the U.S. The band is confirmed to perform dates on Slayer's upcoming high-profile H82K2 Tour, featuring labelmates Soulfly as well as In Flames. downthesun will jump on the tour beginning on August 3rd in San Jose, CA and continue through September. downthesun's self-titled debut is the sound of anger, frustration, and boredom channeled into one enraged sonic outburst. The band's twisted roots trail back to mid-1999 when bassist Kuk and sample operator Church's former band opened for Slipknot. The Kansas City, MO natives garnered the interest of Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan, who then steered them in the direction of other Des Moines musicians, including drummer Dan Spain and vocalist/former "Clown Tech" Satone. Completing "The Six," as they like to call it, are co-vocalist Aaron Peltz and guitarist Bruce Swink. Together, downthesun are a radically belligerent and hostile lot, slapping the world in the face with their confrontational lyrics and pummeling rhythms. Crahan comments, "downthesun is based on a simple foundation, opposites compliment each other. Friend or foe. Truth or lies. On or off."