Acting as both protégé and organic extension of metallic superstars Slipknot, Downthesun help to make the same sort of unpleasant alternative metallic spliced using the visceral strategy of death metallic. The band arrived collectively when founding people Chapel and Lance “Kuk” Collier opened up for Slipknot in another of their previous rings. Becoming close friends with vocalist Shawn Crahan with the concert, Crahan instantly suggested his stage helper Satone and fellow Des Moines indigenous Dan Spain as potential associates for a more recent, heavier music group. The four met up and understood the collaboration will be a successful one, therefore after adding Aaron Peltz and Bruce Swink to the combine they decided they might officially become Downthesun. Focusing on material through the entire next calendar year, they have scored a cope with Roadrunner Information and ready themselves for the stop by at the studio room. Starting up with Melvins/Jesus Lizard manufacturer GGGarth, they spent six weeks within the studio room and emerged making use of their eponymous debut, released in nov 2002.