Yesterday, a rather confusing story ran about the band(s) Downset. and how there are two versions of the band. The version of the band that is not playing Philadelphia’s This Is Hardcore Fest posted the following to Facebook yesterday in an attempt to clear up confusion:
The rumors you have heard are true, the somewhat original downset. lineup is playing “This is Hardcore” in July and will most likely play other shows to follow. To make things clear, there will not willingly be 2 versions of downset. performing as that would be ignorant for obvious reasons. While we mean no offense to other bands that coexist in this way, Rey is the face of downset. and if he has finally decided to take the wheel and drive, well, its’ his car.
downset. was resurrected in 2013 with all original members invited at the time and only a couple willing and passionate enough to bring it back. So, with a new line up, this reincarnated downset. went on to tour through the summer and had a blast properly serving the fans night after night bringing that original West Coast Hardcore sound back to the fans. During and since that summer, Rey, Ares and James have decided to come back and undoubtedly kill shows like they once have.
Ultimately with dismay this leaves the upcoming summer European tour up in the air. The next couple of weeks will tellingly procure details of the ‘if’ and ‘how’ of any resolution. Updates will be posted accordingly.
*To avoid further confusion, it must be stated that original members Rogelio Lozano and Christopher Lee are not included in the TIHC show lineup.
So there won’t be two versions of Downset. after all. Where does this leave the non-Rey Opropeza fronted version of the band? They could always go the obvious route and name the band Upset., since that might be how they feel right now anyway. Well, it was amusing while it lasted.