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Downplay is an American alternative metal band formed in Athens, Ohio, in 2003, and is now based in Columbus, Ohio. The group consists of vocalist Dustin Bates, bassist Ron DeChant, and drummer Brian Patrick. The band has released five full studio albums and three EPs to date and have recorded with producer Dave Fortman. Their song, "Hated You From Hello" was featured for Game Changer of the Year in the 2011 WWE Slammys.

Downplay originated near Youngstown, OH, in Salem, in 2001. Originally a cover band, they entertained crowds in bars before many of its members were old enough to drink. Soon after, the band (composed of Dustin Bates, Brandon Hill, Nick Kiser, and Chad White) moved to Ohio University in Athens, where two of the original members enrolled. Over the next three years the band developed its sound and live show and found a major fan base in the Athens area while attending school there.

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