Exclusive Video: Phil Anselmo Introduces New Down Release, 'The Purple EP'

Heavy-metal supergroup Down released their new six-song EP, Down IV Part I - The Purple EP (Buy on iTunes (opens in new tab)), this morning, and frontman Phil Anselmo has something to say about it.

Check out the video below, which features an exclusive greeting from Anselmo, who discusses the process of beginning work on a new Down release. "You look at your body of work," he says, "and you hear the songs, and you say, 'Well, what more can be done within the genre?'"

The Purple EP is the first of four planned EPs from Down, who seem to prefer EPs to albums, at least for the time being. Their latest full-length album is 2007's Down III: Over the Under (Buy on iTunes (opens in new tab)). You can stream the new EP for free right here.

Keep up with Down at their official website and Facebook page.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.