Formed in the summer of 2001, these five friends have been writing and performing since the beginning. In 2002 barely together for a year, they found themselves on the second stage at a concert that featured acts such as Hatebreed, Flaw, Clutch, SR-71, Noise Therapy and 3rd Strike.


They are often called the hardest working band in the area, playing an average of 5-10 shows per month, across West Virginia and surrounding states. Their shows vary from playing in local bars to nationally recognized events such as Clear Channel communications X-fest. From festivals to sharing the stage with top artists, they give 110 percent to each and every performance, whether they are playing for a crowd of 100 or 5,000 people. DownState has built a strong and loyal fan base with their heart stopping brutality. The Players' loyalty to the music, the fans, and to each other proves to be the force that keeps them rockin'. The entire band is involved with the creative writing process and their writings have touched on subjects relating from personal experiences to social issues. Also, what's a rock band without a few songs dedicated to hot women and beer? The band is currently signed with Ocean Front Records and True Sound Management, both divisions of Hamptons Entertainement Group, the largest independent talent agency in the world. DOWNSTATE's debut album "FEAR" is available at select record stores as well as online via the official website. Downstate has also shared the stage with national acts such as RA, Soil, Double Drive, Type O Negative, Slaves on Dope, Lacuna Coil and ShineDown.


Fear- 2005 Ocean Front Records

PROMOTERS/CLUBS- Show Posters available here:

Set List

1. Revenge
2. Inside You
3. Mangled
4. Fear
5. Lost
6. Paradigm
7. Bleed For Me
8. Catastrophe
9. Another Day
10. Leave
11. Worthless
12. Skitzo
13. The Truth
14. The Wall
15. F.D.W.