The Skinny: Down From Up is an American hard rock band from Knoxville, Tennessee. Guitarists Andy Wood and Matt Brewster, along with drummer Andy Campbell, started the band in 2004 while playing in a cover band together. Although several other members have come and gone since then, the one thing that remains constant is the band’s commitment to musicianship. However, it was the 2010 addition of Jordan Beach as lead vocalist that brought it all together. Longtime friend of the band and member of another Knoxville group, when Beach became available, DFU took advantage of the opportunity.

With everything in place, Down From Up was ready to step their game up with their next recording. They traveled across the State and into famed Blackbird Studios in Nashville to record with Grammy winning producer Nick Raskulinecz. Known for his work with Rush, Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, and many more, Raskulinecz lent his ear and talents to DFU’s newest project Scarlet Thread, a 5 song EP, as well as his support for the band.

The band has been described as a combination of Avenged Sevenfold and Shinedown – aggressive but melodic, powerful but sincere, emotional and energetic. DFU is planning to be on the road for much of 2011, so keep your eye on the band and their sites for shows in your area.

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