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Throw The Temple / Press

“Fiercely independent, wildly creative, and supreme musicians on their own and as a collective, Throw the Temple fabricate a distinctly recognizable but distinct sound with No Way But Down. In a music scene so saturated with saccharine, it is great to get some feel-good food here. One listen and you will be hooked, guaranteed.”

“Now, the band has released their album NO WAY BUT DOWN and despite the title things are looking up. Tracked and mixed by JIMMY J MEDINA of EVILESQUE RECORDS, NO WAY BUT DOWN embraces a nineties rock sensibility where riffs and earnest vocals (provided by front man GABRIEL GAMBINO) rule the day as opposed to flashy soundbites but don't expect this album to come off as a mere nostalgia trip. It is a tasteful offering from a Duke City band that is ready to take their music and other such matters beyond the Land of Entrapment. Needless to say, these guys have renewed our faith in all that is possible in our surrounding local music scene.”

“Throw The Temple from Albuquerque, NM is an eclectic band. Not afraid to embrace the world in their own creative way they have managed to continually impress me. Throw The Temple has decided that instead of waiting for the world to discover them, they are gonna head out and start kicking doors in.”

“Albuquerque’s Throw the Temple play a mix of genres that have been described as alternative rock or hard rock, although the band does not shy away from producing the sounds of molten metal.”

“With all seriousness and joking aside, Throw the Temple is just four humble, fun, hilarious, approachable guys who play hard and work even harder. They love and appreciate all their fans and it is their love of the music and the fans that keeps them going. A Throw the Temple show is not just a good time, it is a great time with feel-good music that has a groove you can get down to and I promise you won’t make it through a set without laughing! Come check them out for yourself at their next show, Friday April 26, 2013 at the Launchpad for Indemnified’s CD release.”

“Not only did I have the opportunity to interview this fun band, I have had the chance to enjoy some of their music. Hard rocking at times, mellower at others, Throw The Temple is a “peoples band”. Easy to like and VERY easy to listen to Throw The Temple makes you feel comfortable. My favorite tracks are “White Collar Baller” and “The Causeway”. Be on the lookout for Throw The Temple making waves soon……”

“Everything about this song ["No Way But Down"] is perfect. It's the right mix of blues and Black Sabbath, but is still very original. The voice is perfect for the subject matter, the reverb has a very nice haunting effect. The syncopation is perfect. The solo is badass. I absolutely love the tension they create with the snare and kick during the solo. It's a beautiful contrast to how melodic the solo is. I love how you use your ride to give the solo a faster feel. again, it contrasts well with the fact that the solo isn't flashy masturbation, it's very soulful. The song just flows, the parts are different but it doesn't sound forced. I think more people should listen to it. Yes, I'm jealous of whoever wrote it. Anyone who has ever dabbled in song writing that doesn't wish they had written this song is lying.”

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“With an intriguing, high-energy stage show and songs that will keep you grooving from start to finish, the guys in Throw The Temple are dedicated to continue building momentum, recording more of the music that their fans are begging for, and are currently planning their first west coast tour in the coming months.”

“This past week, I had the chance to hit up a couple of shows performed by the fairly, new local Albuquerque band Throw the Temple. Their hard rock sound iconic of Tool and Queens of the Stone Age may very well charge you up with more get-up-and-go than when you came in. They never fail to get your feet tapping and your fingers snapping throughout their entire set.”

“This neo-Sabbath group serves up a fat-fisted slab of thump reminiscent enough of vintage Kyuss to give you a contact high. Though the band is a relative newcomer to the Albuquerque music scene, they’ve scored some enviable attention and gigs in their short time.”

“I hate to sound old and call your music 'groovy' but your music has a real groove to it.”