Friday, January 15, 2010

Shutdown


Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes; Shutdown emerged from the crumbling New York hardcore
scene in late 1995. Their positive message and distinctive sound has catapulted them to the top of the hardcore world.

Over the past five years Shutdown has grown into one of the most prevalent NYC hardcore bands around, selling over 20,000 copies of their Victory debut CD Against All Odds. From there they released an EP entitled Something to Prove on Victory in late February of 2000. The success of the EP was just a small taste of the magnitude of their new CD, Few and Far Between

Few and Far Between," produced by Roger Miret of Agnostic Front, shows how the band has grown both musically and in life. Starting the band when some of the members were only 14 Shutdown is all grown up and ready to take on the world. The new CD shows a definite progression from their debut, but it doesn't stray too far from their patented sound. Mark Scondotto's distinctive vocals fused with Steve DellaCroces menacing guitar riffs sets Shutdown apart from all other hardcore bands.
From the very beginning of their careers, Shutdown has been on non-stop tours with hardcore heavy weights such as, Agnostic Front, the legendary Cro-mags and label mates Hatebreed. Their high-energy music and impressive live show has proven they can roll with the best of them.
Shutdowns signature breakdowns and chunky guitar sound is enough to please any hardcore fan. Each song stands apart form the next. The CD is packed with an array of guest vocalists, Freddy Cricien of Madball fame shouts out the chorus for the title track Few and Far Between. Marks brothers, Mike (of Inhuman) and Jon lend him a hand on Homestretch and Afraid to Fail
Shutdown defines positive, inspirational hardcore. They portray a message of unity, standing up for your morals, and living a life where you are true to yourself. Shutdowns fresh new sound will win the hearts of thousands and have them screaming their anthems throughout the entire world...
Shutdown's newest offering, "FEW AND FAR BETWEEN" is in stores now. Aggressive yet passionate, "FEW AND FAR BETWEEN"is their most mature material to date, redefining the future of hardcore.

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