Former PANTERA and current DOWN singer Philip Anselmo spoke to Artisan News about DOWN's recent lineup changes and the making of the band's new EP, "Down IV - Part Two". You can watch the report below.
DOWN's video for the song "We Knew Him Well", which features the band tearing up the track in close quarters, was directed by JM Stelly and produced by Chris Trainor for LabProductions. Stelly previously worked with TO KILL A PARTY and Jason Martin while Trainor has collaborated with GWAR, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, Discovery's "Sons Of Guns", and is the producer of Housecore TV.
Tracked at Nodferatu's Lair — Anselmo's home studio — and produced by Michael Thompson, Anselmo and DOWN, "Down IV - Part Two" is the eagerly anticipated sequel to "Down IV - Part One". The new offering from DOWN is packed with the quintet's signature gargantuan riffs, swamp blues leads, crashing drums and hypnotic howls, upholding a certain tradition that countless fans celebrate, expanding their own musical mythos as they leave its pillars intact and untouched.
In support of the new record, DOWN is taking its renowned live show on the road this spring, joining BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and DEVIL YOU KNOW on a North American tour. The tour, which also includes DOWN headlining shows and festival appearances, began at Iron City in Birmingham, Alabama on May 2, and will end at Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma on May 25. The run also includes an appearance on May 24 at Emo's in Austin at the "Rock the Heart" concert, a benefit for the late Mike Scaccia's (RIGOR MORTIS, MINISTRY) "Heart Rock" foundation, with the goal of raising awareness about heart disease.
"Down IV - Part Two" track listing:
02. We Knew Him Well
05. Sufferer's Years