IN STORES NOW – DOWN IV PART ONE: THE PURPLE EP
U.S. TOUR DATES KICKED OFF THIS WEEK
The five year wait is now over! Metal forerunners DOWN have released DOWN IV Part One: The Purple EP this week via Down Records/Independent Label Group. Click here to stream it now on AOL Music.
The six song EP is the first in a series of four EP’s planned for release over the next year. DOWN, which includes Philip Anselmo (Pantera) on vocals, Pepper Keenan (C.O.C.) on lead guitars, Kirk Windstein (Crowbar) on guitar, Jimmy Bowery (Eye Hate God) on drums, and Pat Brudners (Crowbar), the newest addition to the line-up, on bass, have kicked off a string of tour dates that began yesterday in Dallas, TX, and ends October 2 in Charlotte, NC.
Self-produced and recorded at Nodfertu’s Lair, located at Anselmo’s New Orleans home, Down IV Part I – The Purple EP is full of staggering riffs, thunderous drums, and Anselmo’s inimitable delivery crush and captivate over the course of the collection’s six songs.
“…a typically aggressive Anselmo vocal against a twisting, grinding musical backdrop.”
– Rolling Stone
“The six-song Purple EP avoids any monotonous agro-level riffs often found in sludge or doom metal, instead crafting a new batch of NOLA-Zeppelin stoner rock starting Down’s quartet of EPs on the right path.” – Premier Guitar
“…sludgy and doomy, dripping sweat and tar, everything rendered on a grand scale, anchored by Anselmo’s trademark impudent bark.” – About.com
UPCOMING DOWN TOUR DATES:
9/19 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
9/21 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub
9/22 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
9/23 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
9/25 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
9/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
9/28 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
9/29 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
9/30 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
10/2 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
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