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Formed in 2004, Pikeville Kentucky's Downtrend fuses hardcore riffs with melodic hooks. Downtrend has always been a hard-working band with the reputation of doing whatever it takes to move a crowd. In April of 2007 the band signed with Universal sub-label, Vision Metal Records.
Downtrend has also gained national attention as they have appeared in the April '09 issue of METAL EDGE Magazine with their song "Lover's Leap Weekly" featured on the compilation CD that accompanied the magazine. Downtrend has also made multiple appearances on the television show "Up Late" guesting with such stars as the legendary Pauly Shore. With the April 2009 worldwide release of their Vision Metal debut, "NOVATION", Downtrend unleashed the "Madness" nationwide. In October 2013 the foursome released their follow-up to NOVATION titled "ONE STOP SIN SHOP". "One Stop" reached new levels for the band showing a much more versatile songwriting style. Featuring tracks that could fit in many different genres or styles.
Downtrend is also well known for their charitable contributions as they host an annual “Toys for Tots” benefit concert at their hometown in Kentucky. That among several others charities they have donated their time and talent in support of does prove that metal has a heart.
DOWNTREND has gained notoriety performing with bands such as :
.THEORY OF A DEADMAN
.BLACK STONE CHERRY
.JAKE E. LEE'S RED DRAGON CARTEL
.ALL THAT REMAINS
.FOZZY (feat. WWE Superstar Chris Jericho)
.ANOTHER BLACK DAY
.DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED
.DAMON JOHNSON (Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper, Brother Cane, Black Star Riders)
.KILLER IN THE WORKPLACE (ex Soulfly, Stuck Mojo members)
.TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION
.MIDNIGHT TO TWELVE
.STRAIGHT LINE STITCH