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January 2-8, 2012 – Sweetwater Showdown 2011 winners return, Four Thieves CD Release

We are rolling into 2012 with two big shows this weekend.

First and foremost, we are pumped to have 2011 Sweetwater Showdown champions Eyes Of Torment playing Saturday night… their first Sweetwater show since taking the title in November. Joining them are metal brethren (and two-year Showdown finalist) Subdivisions, plus newcomers Acruce Mortem. Oh yeah, and it’s both mine and Noodles’ (a la Subdivisions) Brutal Birthday Throwdown.

Friday night will be rocking with good friends Drew Kohl and Woody Robbins as their bluegrass/folk/country act The Four Thieves debut a brand-new CD, accompanied by Americana and folk-inspired band Young America.  Finishing the night is a special stripped down set from Six To The Wheels.

Thanks for your continued support… let’s make this a year to remember! [Insert apocalypse quip here]

Eyes Of Torment takes last night of semis to set the stage for the Showdown Final

Another unprecedented event of our tenth-annual Sweetwater Showdown, as last night’s match-up between FROM WHERE I’M STANDING, KICK THE ROBOT, and EYES OF TORMENT proved to be the the closest semi-final in the history of the competition.  Our judges were torn between all three, as was the audience, with only three ballot votes separating first and third place.  But it would be the mighty Eyes of Torment’s night, as they join metal brethren SUBDIVISONS and modern progressive rock band THIRD CANDLE for what will be an epic battle on November 12th, 2011… Sweetwater Showdown X’s Final Night.  Good luck to everybody!