NewsJune 10, 2024 5:02 PM ET2,110 views

Downset. sign with New Age Records with revamped lineup


Nick Meyers

Downset. has signed a record deal with Orange County, CA hardcore label New Age Records

Guitarist Rogelio Lozano is now the sole veteran member still involved with the group. Vocalist Joe Hyde (ex-Illmatic) replaces the band's longtime frontman Rey Oropeza. Bassist Renato Barbosa and drummer Betto Cardoso (from Project46) complete the lineup.

The band is currently working on new material and is expected to make an official announcement about their upcoming release later in the summer. 

New Age Records founder Mike Hartsfield commented: 

I have known Rogelio for decades and I have seen Downset blow up since forming in the 90's. I'm really excited to see what we can do together. They are legends in hardcore.

Additionally, Downset is embarking on a tour that will kick off in the U.S. and conclude in Europe.

American tour dates:

05/30 Cincinnati, OH @ Legends Bar w/Slighted, Suffocate Faster, Sob Story & Overflow
05/31 Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland
06/01 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs w/ Inverter
06/02 Mechanicsburg, PA @ Lovedrafts Brewing Co. w/ Heartsick, Throdl, Diegression, and more

European tour dates:

06/07 Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo
06/08 Cambrai, FR @ Betiz Fest
06/09 Kortrijk, BE @ DVG Club
06/10 Martigny, CH @ Sunset Bar
06/11 Munich, DE @ Backstage
06/12 Vienna, AT @ Escape Metal Corner
06/13 Lipa, CZ @ Velichov
06/14 Berlin, DE @ Cassiopea
06/15 Ostrava, CZ @ Barrak Music Club
06/16 Havlickuv Brod, CZ @ Klub Oko w/ Nasrot and Nonsense
06/17 Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar supporting Biohazard
06/18 Essen, DE @ Don't Panic
06/20 London, UK @ The Underworld
06/21 Dusseldorf, DE @ Pitcher
06/22 Lindau, DE @ Club Vaudeville
06/23 Innsbruck, AT @ Livestage

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