LA’s rap/hardcore pioneers and outspoken sociopolitical activists, Downset, have unveiled a music video for their single “Breed The Killer.” In other news, the group—vocalist Rey Oropeza, guitarist Rogelio Lozano, bassist Phillip Gonzales, and drummer Bobby Blood—has signed with Nuclear Blast Records and is set to make one major comeback. Celebrating their new label home, the group confirmed reissues of their controversial demos “Anger/Ritual” 7″ and “About Ta Blast” 7″, which were released 30 years ago.
Rogelio Lozano stated the following about the label signing news:
“Being signed to Nuclear Blast is a big honor for me. It’s a great organization/record label and working with the people there has been nothing but pleasant, professional experience. Nuclear Blast is the #1 heavy metal label in the world with so many great bands and amazing album releases. It gives my band and me the feeling of being a part of something special. We feel right at home, excited and look forward into the re-release of the first two original 7″ records as a reissued bundle, as well as our forthcoming 6th album!
“Look out for a mix of old school sound and 12 songs featuring the new era of downset in 2022. With our new lineup, Bobby Blood Ponte on drums, Phillip Gonzales on bass, myself on Guitar and OG Rey Oropeza on vocals, we plan on continuing the legacy with future albums to come. WE ARE BACK!!”
“Anger/Ritual” 7″ Track Listing:
1. Anger (Demo)
2. Ritual (Spoken Protest) (Demo)
“About Ta Blast” 7″ Track Listing:
1. About Ta Blast (Demo)
2. Body Cry (Demo)
3. Breed The Killer (Demo)