band biography
Brett Petrusek
Marc Paradise
Robert Berg
Eric Domagall

Full contact rock-n-roll: Formed in 2007, Downtread specializes in aggressive riffs, titanic drums and ferociously catchy songwriting. After each glorious assault, you'll be humming the chorus -- even as you're applying a tourniquet to your wounds.

Riding high on lofty, classic rock vibes (if you dig '70s and '80s guitar with a 21st century growl, this is definitely your cup of lava), the Minneapolis group loves to swoop down into the gutter and twist the knife a bit. It's modern rock with a mean streak.

Downtread's upcoming 3rd Album: "The War Behind the Wolf" 10 tracks of fury and redemption, with topics covering today's culture of violence, imploding relationships and at least one song about a werewolf. The band's technical prowess has blossomed, the sound is bigger and heavier than Downtread's first two albums, but the net effect is rawer: more dangerous, less groomed. Much like those werewolves up north.

Blazing live performers: These guys bring it onstage. Audiences eagerly feed on Downtread's near-lethal dose of energy, whether they're in a nightclub or seeing the band in high-profile concert dates with Halestorm, Trapt, Saliva, Whitesnake, Judas Priest, Bret Michaels, Vince Neil, Ratt, Skid Row, Dokken and Collective Soul.