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Hometown: New orleans, Louisiana Current Label: Unsigned or Unknown Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Philip Anselmo - Vocals
Jimmy Bower - Drums
Rex Brown - Bass
Pepper Keenan - Guitar
Kirk Windstein - Guitar

Down Bio:

Most typical southern band bios start with the cliché and overused phrase "from the murky swamps" or "bayou born and bred". Those sentiments, while holding some air of truth, are too redundant for Down. Down isn't your typical 'Southern' band. This is a band, however, molded and twisted by their environment. Passionate, focused, hanging on to their NOLA pride and upbringing, much like Louisiana's Spanish moss drifting and swaying from hurricane and termite damaged Magnolia trees. The war torn history of the brotherhood is a tribute to stubbornness and retribution that belies all combined groups before and concerns an introspection in rock, blues and metal as an inspiration/instigation for the ages. Down has risen a certain flag high for every piss poor jealous fool to see. They wear their influences on their ragged sleeves as well as personify despair and display agony very accurately. Imagine early Southern Rock squeezing through a Geezer Butler strainer in these post punk modern days. There is no label for what Down does, as are there no labels for the "thousand miles from New York" bands that share members with them; Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, EyeHateGod, and Pantera. This is chemistry. This is the solution. This is the band people will lie about and say that they were into from the beginning. I don't know if anyone remembers there's a war going on in Iraq, but there's a war going on here on the home front, in your head, with late night reconnaissance missions called "Temptation's Wings" and "Losing All". The southern hemisphere, primarily New Orleans, has much to offer by way of paralyzing roots music these days. In these dark times of cookie cutter paint-by-numbers wastes of recording contracts, an air of originality unseen anywhere else lives below the Mason-Dixon line. This is post-Katrina New Orleans.Through the wreckage and wretchedness, the third Down--Over The Under is poised fanatically on the edge.

More News On Down:



  1. Live Video: Down perform brand new song “The Misfortune Teller” – Metal Riot5/24/2012 10:00 AM | Permalink

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  2. Down streams new EP in its entirety – Metal Riot9/14/2012 10:08 AM | Permalink

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  3. Down’s Phil Anselmo says recording albums is “draining and taxing” – Metal Riot9/17/2012 7:33 PM | Permalink

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  4. Best and Worst of 2013: A year in review and a ‘Best Albums Of’ list |12/27/2013 12:17 AM | Permalink

    […] bands, including Down, Crowbar, EyeHateGod, Whitechapel and Anselmo’s new Philip H. Anselmo The Illegals were all […]

  5. “Learn From My Mistakes”: Anselmo tells Down to move on without him. – Metal Riot2/4/2016 10:21 AM | Permalink

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  6. “Learn From My Mistakes”: Anselmo tells Down to move on without him. |2/4/2016 1:45 PM | Permalink

    […] is good he is drawing the line so as not to have others associated as much with his own struggle. Down should really just go on hiatus though as all the band members have other projects for the most […]

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