Last week, New Orleans-based metal supergroup Down debuted a brand new song from their upcoming EP, Down IV Part I – The Purple EP. The track, titled "Witchtripper," is now available for streaming via YouTube, so check it out below.
Kill Devil Hill — the new metal band from former Pantera and Down bassist Rex Brown, drummer Vinny Appice, Pissing Razors guitarist Jason "Dewey" Bragg and guitarist Mark Zavon — have just released a new music video for their song "Strange." Check it out below.
Kill Devil Hill -- which features drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio), bassist Rex Brown (Down, Pantera), guitarist Mark Zavon (Ratt, W.A.S.P.) and vocalistJason "Dewey" Bragg (Pissing Razors) -- have officially announced a March 27 release date for their self-titled debut album. You can view the official album art below.
It looks like Down are keeping true to their promise of recording a series of EPs this year instead of a full-length album. The band has indicated that each EP will feature a different style, and according to lead singer Phil Anselmo, the first one will be "a very pure doom metal record."
This year marks 25 years since the release of one of the great thrash albums of all time, Slayer's Raining Blood. In honor of the album's 25th anniversary, Down vocalist Phil Anselmo recently shared some thoughts on the album.
Fans who caught Soundgarden's show at New Orleans' The Voodoo Experience this past Friday night were treated to a special guest appearance, as Down/Corrosion of Conformity guitarist Pepper Keenan joined the band on stage for the deep cut "Gun." You can check out fan-filmed footage of the performance below.
Over the course of 20 years and thousands of touring miles, the relationships that make up Down — vocalist Philip Anselmo, drummer Jimmy Bower, bassist Pat Bruders and guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein — have outlasted most marriages. “Tell me about it!” Windstein laughs. “I’ve been divorced twice! But you’re absolutely right — it’s like I’ve got four wives who happen to be guys.”