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Throwdown no longer under contract w/ Trustkill

Friday, March 28, 2008 1:26 PM PT / 9,546 views

During a recent interview with MetalSucks, Throwdown guitarist Mark Choiniere has effectively stated that the band has fulfilled their contractual obligations to Trustkill Records. Here's an excerpt from the interview: "This was your last album for Trustkill, right? Mark Choiniere: Right. And I know Dave [Peters] has made some very public anti-record company remarks, do you guys feel like you're done with the industry? Mark Choiniere: No, I don't think so. I think Dave was merely speaking from personal... it was definitely more him. I mean, the band definitely backs him, but just from personal experiences... not necessarily bashing record companies in general, which I know it sounded like." Do you feel like you had a negative experience with Trustkill? Mark Choiniere: I mean, I don't like to talk shit, but... I just think things could have gone better. Just from touring with other bands and hearing how their record label helped them be the band that they are... it's just kinda like, we could only imagine what it would be like to be on a label that really pushes you. That's all I can say, I guess."


electricworry 3/28/2008 1:42:37 PM

first post. fck throwdown

ion_stasi 3/28/2008 1:45:55 PM

there's nothing there that says they're done with Trustkill.. necessarily.

wiretap 3/28/2008 1:46:32 PM

Trustkill has really gone down the shitter since like '03.. I hope they don't cause Open Hand to break up before putting out another record.

Fur_Beach 3/28/2008 1:48:20 PM

wow josh and trustkill must really suck if all these bands are saying the same thing.

mofugger69 3/28/2008 1:52:34 PM

are Throwdown still publically a straight edge band? or did that fade out after Barney left?

FromHeavensDarkestCorner 3/28/2008 1:52:49 PM

The only other record label that like every band seemed to hate this much was Abacus recordings before that shit got flushed down the tubes

robot_wheelchair 3/28/2008 2:00:55 PM

pointless band/label

palmertraces 3/28/2008 2:17:32 PM

Umm who remembers the insane push that Vendetta got?? And that was THE WORST fckcore album I ever heard. I wouldnt push a band that only appeals to wiggers either. Never liked this band ever.

fuckyouasshole 3/28/2008 2:27:46 PM

This band has sold more albums than anyone on this site so how about you all shut the fck up.

FAGABEEFE 3/28/2008 2:31:27 PM

Please, they ended up getting way more attention than they deserved. Just because they decided to rip off Pantera doesn't mean they should be as big as Pantera.

BigPun 3/28/2008 2:32:05 PM

SONY/BMG HERE WE COME!!! -throwdown

FromHeavensDarkestCorner 3/28/2008 2:48:10 PM

Haymaker > than any of their new stuff.

roger 3/28/2008 2:51:11 PM

didn't Trustkill pay like 80K to get this crappy band on Ozzfest? What more push do they want?

cancan1 3/28/2008 2:57:51 PM

^^exactly...i think i remember lots of full page adds, magazine stories, etc.

chas 3/28/2008 3:06:44 PM

make better music.

Spike 3/28/2008 3:13:25 PM

fck Throwdown. You're not Pantera and you never will be. Venom and Tears was the worst piece of shit I've ever heard. You were gold when you were hardcore, Haymaker was a sweet album but you went downhill after that.

brettnbutler 3/28/2008 3:26:03 PM

this is really big news.

snes 3/28/2008 4:08:01 PM

all TK bands are trying as hard as they can to 'fulfill their contract'

brassknuckleromance 3/28/2008 4:28:47 PM

I remember when throwdown was still fun to go see...and congrats on gettin out of the contract...I see them goin to either Victory OR Century Media w/ Terror...t-down and terror have always been good friends, who knows...

balls_rich 3/28/2008 4:37:23 PM

trustkill is a horrible label that no one should ever take part in.

xmrrocknrollx 3/28/2008 4:42:51 PM

No care band sucks.

on3break 3/28/2008 4:46:27 PM


lordshredder 3/28/2008 4:50:28 PM

This guy delivers a lame quote. Does he help their 3rd grade literacy lyrics? I hope they don't get picked up by any label. Throwdown needs a van flip.

lordshredder 3/28/2008 4:51:48 PM

I really hate the Pantera comparisons. Its a shame to Pantera. Throwdown sounds not even close. They wish. They can't pull it. They sound like Hatebreed watered down.

hardware 3/28/2008 5:08:32 PM

I'm sorry but that newest one was a ripoff pantera band. If you can't hear it your deaf. I never liked these douches anyway. They are a shame to the straight edge lifestyle.

CirclePitCasserole 3/28/2008 5:40:11 PM

i guess i'm a n00b with the whole thowdown thing cause I couldn't care less about them but I don't understand how they tried to just rip off pantera ?

CirclePItCasserole 3/28/2008 5:41:02 PM

cause i always thought throwdown was supposed to be like a bunch of tuff hardcore kids? did they venture into the more metal side or what

hussle 3/28/2008 5:59:43 PM

expect a response by trustkill saying throwdown are all sweedish fish addicts or something and got what they deserved.

petenasty 3/28/2008 6:07:01 PM

century media, just like everyone else

xvegeedgex 3/28/2008 6:27:41 PM

Venom and Tears was some of the worst quality to come from Throwdown. fck Trustkil though, maybe they'll be somewhat decent and drop the Pantera phase because of this?

newnoise123 3/28/2008 6:39:28 PM

i don't care.

YouAREsCENEaSfUCK 3/28/2008 7:11:20 PM

I want to pee in their mouths.

munderbite 3/28/2008 7:24:31 PM

"This band has sold more albums than anyone on this site so how about you all shut the fck up." So did Britney Spears and Ricky Martin, does that mean we can't think that either of them is any good?

fuckyouasshole 3/28/2008 7:42:40 PM

^^ Britney Spears and Ricky Martin are actually good, and better than your band. And so are The Beatles, Queen, The Police, Fall Out Boy, and other multi platinum selling artists.

xoxcrow 3/28/2008 7:58:24 PM

pretty sure there are bands on this site that have sold more records than throwdown.

sick_d00d 3/28/2008 8:03:52 PM

i got 20 bucks on road runner

Ohhhhh 3/28/2008 8:14:49 PM

I've got $100 bucks on me not giving a shit. Oh sweet, I won $100.

YouAreSceneAsFuck 3/28/2008 8:43:49 PM

The fact that Throwdown has sold a lot of records only goes to reinforce the fact that lots of people are stupid.

kumanikuwareru 3/28/2008 8:49:22 PM

This guy's not incredibly articulate. I'm not sure I even understood what was going on besides a slew of ellipses and ambiguity.

xMP5Kx 3/28/2008 8:50:34 PM

Put all bets on Metal Blade. Metal Blade has been going out to see them play, etc. The courtship has been underway for a while...

danger 3/28/2008 9:50:33 PM

i 100% agree with everyone else, throwdown went down the shitter...fck that band. I agree that Haymaker was their best album, even if it was just rehashed old songs

Danger 3/28/2008 9:52:31 PM

they should just change their name. dave peters is the only "original un original" member left.. props to dom and everyone leaving before the band got worse

freedomisrelative 3/28/2008 9:56:37 PM

vanflip now

Danger 3/28/2008 10:06:09 PM

oh and fck mark whatever his last name is, i wouldn't mind hearing another haymaker..that shit works for hatebreed and they still got fans..

dot357 3/28/2008 10:22:57 PM

Trustkill sells ringtones. fck Trustkill

xpoopx 3/28/2008 10:29:16 PM

You want to be treated better? Write a better record.

swampthang 3/28/2008 10:55:17 PM

eh what hasn't been said. Pantera Sucks.

rocksteady 3/28/2008 11:10:50 PM

Do you feel like you had a negative experience with Trustkill? Mark Choiniere: I mean, I don't like to talk shit, but...

hall_of_wax 3/28/2008 11:11:36 PM

any label in the world ever > united edge records

lastperfection 3/28/2008 11:48:48 PM

geez... still obsessed about uxe?

forumdrama 3/29/2008 12:18:27 AM

I can't imagine too many bands wanting to sign with Trustkill right now. They're kinda like Black Market... a label that had potential and fcked themselves by signing shit bands, putting out shit records, and doing only a minimal for their roster.

xander 3/29/2008 12:40:40 AM


SloppyJoes 3/29/2008 12:51:15 AM

Sign w/ prosthetic, i hear they do good things for their bands.

palmertraces 3/29/2008 1:36:49 AM

In add I also want to say I recognize the hard ass fcking work these guys have put in to being a band, I just dont dig the music. .

Selvin 3/29/2008 2:08:38 AM

Maybe if u didn't rip off Pantera...

Quesadilla 3/29/2008 3:10:41 AM

trustkill is pure crap. first hopesfall, then terror, now throwdown.

solideogloria 3/29/2008 3:41:00 AM

trustkill sucks, and throwdown really sucks. and they haven't been good since you don't have to be blood...

ofcsuk 3/29/2008 9:21:21 AM

century media here we come

embraceofdarkness 3/29/2008 10:36:09 AM

Trustkill must die.

hrdkre77 3/29/2008 4:01:12 PM

hardcore will never make you rich and famous. bands should learn that again. and stop blaming labels. Those guys have had it very good.

adamxxx 3/29/2008 4:15:50 PM

You tell 'em, Spicoli

severedintwo 3/29/2008 10:38:23 PM


carlthetruth 3/30/2008 8:27:46 PM

fckyoujerk 3/28/2008 2:27:46 PM This band has sold more albums than anyone on this site so how about you all shut the fck up.

HistoryMJR 3/31/2008 12:01:34 AM

No more contract? YAY THEY CAN BREAK UP NOW!!!!!

pongo_pigmayis 3/31/2008 12:28:24 AM

Ohhhhh 3/28/2008 8:14:49 PM I've got $100 bucks on me not giving a shit. Oh sweet, I won $100.

emoxfag 3/31/2008 1:31:13 AM

i want to know what retard bought any TK record after like 01. and thast pushing it.

pukeskywalker 3/31/2008 2:18:52 AM

Beyond Repair is will forever be 10/10

GreenPants 3/31/2008 6:54:51 AM

Dave Peters rules. Josh TK is a gay. Haymaker was their best album.

vdburns 3/31/2008 10:09:18 AM

No vanflip, no care.

xConformistx 3/31/2008 10:37:38 AM

after Throwdowns last album, they can blow me.

BobSacamano 3/31/2008 2:57:12 PM

Kramer was playing some of their new stuff for me in his apartment the other day when Jerry came in and asked us to turn it down! The nerve! He said he'd rather listen to Newman & The Postal Workers, but I said their breakdowns aren't heavy enough.

douchetin 3/31/2008 3:07:20 PM

this band............................................ .........sucks now prolly goin to jive records with the other boy bands

cantfakethepunk 3/31/2008 6:48:02 PM

got Vendetta off the internet somewhere and only liked about three songs off of it, the new record just plain sucked ass...

xlogicofdavidx 4/1/2008 10:09:13 AM

no care. band is shit

pumpgasinhell 4/2/2008 1:03:20 AM

pretty sure Nevermore, Bleeding Through and The Melvins all have sold more albums than these shitfcks. Seriously... does Throwdown really think the music they play is good??? fck NO!!!

dustybutt 4/2/2008 8:12:33 PM

"we didn't even want to be on OZZFEST! I hate my label *cries*" band obviously wants SONY or some shit. ahah.

DikBallistik 4/7/2008 10:55:56 AM

Wow that was actually handled really professionally. Something not seen very often in the world of metal and hardcore.

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