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Down To Release New EP In May, Details Available


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Down‘s new EP “Down IV – Part Two” will be released on May 13th through the bands own Down Records/ADA-Music. Recorded at frontman Philip H. Anselmo‘s home studio, Nodferatu’s Lair, the outing is the second in an ongoing series of EP’s from the band. Michael Thompson, Anselmo and Down themselves all oversaw the production duties for the outing. It will of course be the groups first with Honky guitarist Bobby Landgraf—who replaced founding guitarist Kirk Windstein.

Anselmo spoke of Landgraf‘s addition to the lineup:

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“He was immediately at home. Bobby had always been that guy in case of anything. Knowing his personality, he really locked in with what we do and took it to heart. He made himself belong. Honestly, the first day he came down he contributed a very strong riff to a key song. There’s that Southern element, which is imperative. I also catch a real old heavy metal vibe from this record. I can’t stress this enough. He took it all on, and he did a fucking awesome job.”

Guitarist Pepper Keenan added:

“Even with the lineup differences, it’s interesting how the songs still sound very Down. Bobby and I have always locked in. It’s not just physically either, but mentally as well. We see eye-to-eye, and he’s been watching for a long time.”

Landgraf himself also spoke of joining the band:

“It was a big deal for me, I drove ten hours up from Texas that first day, cracked a beer, and plugged in. We jumped right into the room, and I played this part. They all smiled. That was the moment for me. I’m a longtime fan, and I knew we were friends, but being a part of the writing and working towards something together was just incredible. As a guitar player, one of my goals was to be in a group like this. I want to make everyone proud.”

The track listing and cover art for the outing can be found below along with the groups current North American touring schedule:

Down IV – Part Two“:

01 – “Steeple
02 – “We Knew Him Well
03 – “ Hogshead/Dogshead
04 – “Conjure
05 – “Sufferer’s Years
06 – “Bacchanalia

Golden Gods Tour‘ with Black Label Society, Devil You Know & Butcher Babies:

05/02 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
05/03 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel (Down only)
05/04 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
05/05 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
05/07 Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
05/08 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05/09 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
05/10 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
05/12 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall (Down only)
05/13 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
05/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/16 Columbus, OH – Crew Stadium (‘Rock On The Range‘)
05/17 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
05/19 Sioux Falls, SD – The District
05/20 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
05/21 St. Paul, MN – Myth
05/23 Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theater
05/24 Austin, TX – Emo’s (‘Mike Scaccia “Rock The Heart” Concert‘)
05/25 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma

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