After a short hiatus, Downtread returns with a new studio album titled THE WAR BEHIND THE WOLF, set for a November 6 global street date. Formed in 2007, the band has steadily attracted a growing fan base propelled by their aggressive riffs, titanic drums and prowess in delivering hook-laden songwriting. Downtread is a modern classic, riding high on lofty rock vibes with a clear nod to guitar work emanating from the best of the ‘70s and ‘80s , alongside an expressive 21stcentury aggressive growl. In short, modern classic rock with a mean streak. A pre-order just went live on iTunes at an aggressive artist development price of $4.99, with "Culture of Violence" offered as an instant gratification track for all buyers. The War Behind The Wolf is available here: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1038250158?ls=1&app=itunes
or via the band's web store: http://www.downtread.com/merch.html.
The ten tracks featured on the upcoming album offer unbridled fury alongside a universally offered tale of redemption. Downtread's lyrics approach disparate themes that include today’s culture of violence, imploding relationships and in one instance a song about a werewolf. Lead vocalist and guitarist Brett Petrusek shares, "The stories on this album are without question delving into the darker depths of self-realization, struggle, rage and the current wave of terror and violence in the modern world. Upon first listen maybe a bit polarizing and politically charged, but there’s typically a contrasting positive message lurking in the background. As always we want to deliver thought-provoking songs packed with attitude. I think the words and the music on War Behind the Wolf come together in a perfectly explosive way.”
The band’s technical prowess has blossomed, presenting a sound that is bigger and heavier than the band's first two albums, delivering a net effect that is rawer, more dangerous, and less groomed. The band has released a clip for "World Is Breaking" which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?