Two Different Downset. Bands Now Exist, ‘Classic Lineup’ Working On New Album


Earlier today some confusion emerged regarding the Downset. lineup. Well, much like Queensrÿche, Entombed and others before them, there appear to now be two bands named Downset. in the world.

The Downset. booked to play the 2014 ‘This Is Hardcore Fest‘ at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA from July 24th-27th will feature the following ‘classic’ lineup:

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Vocals – Rey Opropeza
Guitars – Ares Schwager
Bass – James Morris
Drums – Chris Hamilton

According to their Facebook, that lineup of the band have been working on a new album with producer Drew Mazurek (Nothingface, Jawbox) for a release this summer.

The other Downset., whose Facebook lists them as the below lineup, have a series of European shows booked for the summer:

Vocals – Neil Roemer
Guitars – Rogelio Lozano
Bass – J.D. Manhart
Drums – Chris Lee

Those dates include:

06/20 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/21 Oviedo, SPA – TBA
06/24 Montpellier, FRA – Secret Place
06/25 Lyss, SWI – Kufa
06/27 Tricesimo, ITA – Interstate Studio 270
06/28 Pinarella di Cervia, ITA – Rock Planet
06/29 Split, CRO – Open Air
07/01 Sarajevo, BOS – Cinemas Ex Sloga
07/02 Zagreb, CRO – Mochwara
07/06 Hamburg, GER – Headcrash
07/08 Frankfurt, GER – Elfer Club
07/09 Dresden, GER – Chemiefabrik
07/10 Osnabrück, GER – Bastard
07/11 Lünen, GER – Das Greif
07/12 Aachen, GER – Musikbunker
07/18 London, UK – Underworld
07/19 Karlsruhe, GER – New Noise Festival