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Downset returns with new lineup

Tue, June 25, 2013 6:09 AM PT6,066 views

After roughly four years of inactivity, seminal Los Angeles, CA hardcore/rap outfit Downset is back in action with a new lineup. Originally formed in 1986, Downset released albums with Mercury Records and Epitaph Records before disbanding in 2009. Notably, vocalist Rey Oropeza is not part of the current lineup, which is comprised of Neil Roemer (vocals), Rogelio Lozano (guitars), Christopher Lee (drums), and J.D. Manhart (bass). Here's the official word:
"As we all know, change is imminent. After reaching out in repeated attempts to reunite all of the original members of the band we are apologetic to you, our friends and family to announce that they have failed. Some members did not want to do it for their own reasons and the rest of us respect that. There is no ill-will on either end and we all feel it is very important to push forward and honor our fans and obligations as artists, as downset. to all of you in appreciation of your continued support. "That being said, the touring lineup for 2013 will be Neil Roemer handling vocal duties as Rogelio Lozano is back on guitar, Chris Lee is back on the drums, and J.D. Manhart will be filling in on bass. Over the past several months this collective unit has proven to be a powerful lineup with great chemistry and skilled musicianship in the studio as well as on stage under a different name. "So, family & friends we personally invite all of you to catch us on tour in 2013 with dates in Colombia, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Austria; and watch for a new single dropping very soon!

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