One Way Down
One Way Down
One Way Down's more mature and I don't feel like an idiot with the name" - said Chris Ekstedt. They have shared the stage with bands such as L.A. Guns, Gilby Clarke, Taken, Snapcase, Stretch Armstrong and Social Distortion. Most recently they completed their first European tour with Wanker Records (the German Record Label) and Al Cheapo (punk band from Germany).
Between 1998 and 2002 and under the guise of Decepticans, there was a drop off in activity from the band. Not a lot of interest lead to many changes in the band. Former Chris James Ekstedt (born January 12, 1978) is the lead guitarist for Queens of the Stone Age, and an ex-member of the punk band One Way Down. He is partial to using Les Paul guitars, Ekstedt is noted for his chaotic and unconventional guitar approach, his use and command of feedback, and flailing his guitar wildly while on stage.
Ekstedt co-owns Rival Media plays guitar in One Way Down (now playing in Queens of the Stone Age and helps work on side jobs with Buddyhead Records. Perhaps most infamously known for its gossip section (no celebrities are safe, neither are their phone numbers), Buddyhead is also a record label with releases for such bands as Wires on Fire, modwheelmood, The Cassettes, Burning Brides, Dillinger Escape Plan, Ink & Dagger, and more. Randomly, while doing work for Buddyhead Records, Paul Kostabi contacted Chris Ekstedt to see if there was a band that would fit on a "B Side" of a band he is working with The Willowz. Mr.
Kostabi fell in love with One Way Down's music and signed him to his label Artmonkey Records. After enlisting the help of Producer Paul Kostabi (The Ramones, The Willowz, The Shewolves, Youth Gone Mad), One Way Down immediately began re-recording and re-mastering Decepticans album "No Holding Back" into what has become a popular CD called "Scheisse" with new cover tracks of "I Am A Patriot" by Steve Van Zandt, "Redemption Song" by Bob Marley and "Indifference" by Pearl Jam. Recorded in the Summer of 2005, One Way Down recorded four more tracks for a split CD with Al Cheapo for the European tour called "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”. One Way Down tracks include "Redundant", "Ignition", "Side By Side" and "Liars & Backstabbers". The much anticipated disc saw the bands paranoid urgency and schizophrenic dynamics emerge. “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” is proof that One Way Down have the ability to mature and continue to grow as artists.
Not to be confused with upcoming Australian death-metal/hardcore band of the same name "One Way Down". Band members • Chris Ekstedt - vocals/guitar/keyboard/bass (1996- ) • Jeff Blanco - bass (1996- ) • Mike Schoettler - drums (1996-1999 ) • Matt Philips - drums (2001-2006) • Nick Wanker - bassist (2005-2007 ) • Paul Kostabi - guitar, bass, backing vocals, keyboards (2001-2006) Discography • No Holding Back (1996 Born Innocent Records) • Focused-Grouped to Death (1999 OC Weekly Compilation) • Buddy List (1999 Fast Sofa Records Compilation) • Scheisse (2004 · Artmonkey Records) • Scheisse (2004 · Wanker Records CD and 12 inch vinyl (euro release) • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (2005 · Wanker Records | Split with Al Cheapo) • Live In Berlin (2006 • Wanker Records) • Swaying In The Breeze (2007 or 2008 in production • Wanker Records) • V/A Killer In Your Radio Vol.03 CD (2005 · Wanker Records) feat. 'I'm leaving here' Track • V/A Ox Fanzine Sampler #48 CD (2005 · Ox Fanzine) feat. 'I'm leaving here' Track • V/A Ox Fanzine Sampler #50 CD (2005 · Ox Fanzine) feat. 'My Breaking Point' Track --------------------------------------------------- www.wanker-records.de www.myspace.com/wr77 www.virb.com/onewaydown http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Ekstedt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Way_Down Read more on Last.fm.
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