Down’s Phil Anselmo says recording albums is “draining and taxing”

Posted by Metal Dude on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 7:32 PM (PST)

In a recent interview with, Dave “Higgo” Higgins of “Distortion”, which airs on Australia’s long-running rock station Triple M, Down singer Phil Anselmo explained why the band’s decision to record EPs instead of a full-length studio album. He states:

“People talk about four EPs. “We brought it up, of course, and then the press has taken that and run with it. I think it is the big plan, I think we can do it, and to me, to do EPs is so much easier. To apply ourselves, as busy as we are, to a 10-song, 12-song full-length record these days, it’s draining, it’s taxing. And for me, when you do something like that, there’s more probability of a song being considered a filler-type song. With an EP, you can concentrate on four songs, or six songs, or whatever it is. You can concentrate on those particular tracks and not this big, drawn-out thing. It’s just easier. And in theory, hopefully, quicker to get product out, because once again, we are liars. We’ve told the press, we’ve told people friends and crowds of people, ‘Yeah, we’ve got something new in the works, and it’ll be out next year.’ And five years later, we’re talking about it still. So I’m not promising jack to anybody, but I’ll say that, hey, the four EPs are in the plans, it’s in the works, and I think, once again, in theory, it’s the way to go, brother.”

The new Down EP, Down IV: Part I The Purple EP, will be released tomorrow.

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