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Down

Formed: 1992
From: New Orleans, LA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Down News

Below is our complete Down news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Down Posts Live Footage Online

Down has posted a series of videos online from their show at the CW Center Stage in Atlanta, GA on September 1st. The video clips can be viewed below. More...

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Down Bassist To Miss The Rest Of The Tour

According to a posting at the Down message board from the band's webmaster, bassist Rex Brown will now be sitting out the remainder of the band's North American tour. He previously missed out on the first leg of the bands tour due to personal problems. He was replaced by Danny Theriot, who used to play in a band called Victorian Blitz along with Down/Crowbar guitarist Kirk Windstein.

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Down Bassist To Return For Remaining Tour Dates

Down has announced that their bassist Rex Brown, who had previously stated he would be sitting out several tour dates due to "personal issues," will be returning to perform live on August 24th. Down's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

8/16 House of Blues - San Diego San Diego, CA
8/18 House of Blues - Anaheim Anaheim, CA
8/19 House of Blues - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
8/21 In The Venue Salt Lake City, Utah
8/22 Gothic Theatre Denver, CO
8/24 Dirty Dog Bar, Austin TX
9/1 CW Center Stage Atlanta, GA
9/2 House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista FL
9/4 House of Blues - Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach, SC
9/5 The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC
9/6 The Valarium Knoxville, TN
9/8 Sonar Baltimore Baltimore, MD
9/9 Northern Lights Clifton Park, NY
9/11 Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, NY
9/12 The Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
9/13 House of Blues - Boston Boston, MA
9/15 The Webster Theater Hartford, CT
9/16 Main Street Armory Rochester, NY
9/18 Koolhaus Toronto, ONT
9/19 Emerald Theatre Detroit, MI
9/21 The Vogue Theatre Indianapolis, IN
9/22 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
9/24 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, NE
9/25 Pop's Nightclub Sauget, IL
9/26 The Pearl Room Mokena, IL
9/28 Expo Five Louisville KY

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Down Finishing Work On New DVD

In a recent interview with Ffwdweekly, Down drummer Jimmy Bower revealed that the band are coming very close to finishing and releasing their new DVD.

"We’re about to release a live DVD of a tour we did in Europe back when we had absolutely no promotion and no label to speak of, yet we sold out every show. Now that’s gotta tell you something. We’ve worked really hard. We edited it down and filled in some footage; I think it came out really, really well. Looking back at those shows, it’s surreal to see how we’ve gotten better over time."

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Down Bassist Rex Brown To Miss Tour Dates

Rex Brown, the bass player for the supergroup Down and former bassist of metal legends Pantera, has announced that he will be unable to take part in the first leg of Down's North American tour. A replacement for him is expected to be announced shortly.

A message from Brown reads as follows:

"It is with my deepest apologies to let you know that I will not be joining the band on the first leg of the forthcoming US/Canada tour. It has been mutually agreed upon between myself and the guys that I take this time to address some personal issues. Make no mistake I will be joining my brothers on the second leg of the tour and in the studio in the very near future. This is of utmost importance at this time. Thank you all for your support and understanding. I will see y'all really soon!

"With much respect,
Rex Brown"

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Weedeater To Support Down On N. American Tour

North Carolina's sludge metal band WEEDEATER has been confirmed as support for a full-on North American DOWN tour. The lineup changes throughout the routing; The Canadian dates feature secondary support from VOIVOD, while the bulk of the American dates feature THE MELVINS. Other opening support for the tour will be DANAVA for the first half and EVIL ARMY for the latter half of the dates.

If you'll remember, Evil Army and Weedeater also supported Down on their North American dates earlier this year.

WEEDEATER will play several shows in North Carolina and Tennessee on the way to the opening and after the closing of the tour, and will headline sporadically in chunks throughout the main tour.

WEEDEATER's latest album, "God Luck And Good Speed," was released in 2007 on Southern Lord Recordings; a deluxe double LP version just released in 2009.

Here are the latest WEEDEATER tour dates: More...

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Down Announces More Tour Dates

New Orleans based metal supergroup Down has announced some more shows for their forthcoming North American tour.

The tour dates are as follows:

August 3 - Beaumont Club - Kansas City, MO
August 6 - Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB (with VOIVOD)
August 7 - Edmonton Event Centre – Edmonton, AB (with Voivod)
August 8 - MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB (with Voivod)
August 10 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC (with Voivod)
August 11 - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, WA
August 14 - Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
August 15 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
August 16 - House Of Blues - San Diego, CA (with THE MELVINS)
August 18 - House Of Blues - Anaheim, CA
August 19 - House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
August 22 - Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO
September 2 - House Of Blues - Orlando, FL (with The Melvins)
September 5 - The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
September 7 - House Of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC (with The Melvins)
September 13 - House Of Blues - Boston, MA (with The Melvins)
September 18 - Kool Haus - Toronto, ON
September 22 - House Of Blues - Clevevland, OH (with The Melvins)

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Down Posts Live Sonisphere Video Clips Online

Down performed at the Sonisphere Festival on June 20th in Nijmegen. Three video clips from their performance at the festival can be viewed below. More...

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Arsames Confirmed For Metal Camp 2009

Iranian thrash/death metal act ARSAMES has been confirmed for Metal Camp 2009 - talents stage (DARK DOG STAGE BANDS) set to take place July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia.

The Metal Camp festival billing is shaping up as follows:

ABORTED
ALESTORM
AMON AMARTH
BLIND GUARDIAN
DEATH ANGEL
DEATHSTARS
DESTRUCTION
DIE APOKALYPTSCHEN REITER
DIMMU BORGIR
DOWN
DRAGONFORCE
EDGUY
EQUILIBRIUM
EXTREMA
GRAVEWORM
HACKNEYED
HATEBREED
HOLLENTHON
KATAKLYSM
KEEP OF KALESSIN
KREATOR
LAMB OF GOD
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
MY DYING BRIDE
NIGHTWISH
SATYRICON
SODOM
SONIC SYNDICATE
SUIDAKRA
TESTAMENT
VADER
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS

For more info, check the Metal Camp website at metalcamp.com.

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Seventeen More Bands Added To Download 2009

The organizers of Britain's Download Festival has announced a urther seventeen bands for this years edition of the event. The festival will now see appearances from Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Trigger The Bloodshed, Lauren Harris, Hexes, Hunting The Minotaur, Japanese Voyeurs, White Man Kamikaze, Loverman, Black Spiders, General Fiasco, Sacred Mother Tongue, The 69 Eyes, Dear Superstar, Pulled Apart By Horses, Violent Soho and Brides.

The full lineup is now as follows:

Friday Main stage:
Faith No More
Korn
Limp Bizkit
Killswitch Engage
Billy Talent
Staind
The Blackout
Hollywood Undead

Friday Second stage:
Motley Crue
Opeth
Lacuna Coil
Bring Me The Horizon
Dir En Grey
Parkway Drive
A Day To Remember
In This Moment
Steadlur

Friday Tuborg stage:
Meshuggah
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Backyard Babies
Voivod
Middle Class Rut
Lauren Harris
Sylosis
Hunting The Minotaur
Japanese Voyeurs
White Man Kamikaze More...

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Several More Bands Added To Download Festival 2009

The organizers of Britains Download Festival has announced a string of new confirmations for this years event. The festival will now also see performances from the likes of Hatebreed, Voivod, God Forbid, Suicide Silence, Sylosis, Therapy?, Tim "Ripper" Owens, In This Moment, We Are The Ocean, Turbo Wolf, A Day To Remember, Backyard Babies, Hostile, Esoterica, Man Raze, Middle Class Rut and No Americana.

The lineup for the event is now as follows:

Faith No More
Slipknot
Def Leppard
Korn
Whitesnake
Limp Bizkit
ZZ Top
Marilyn Manson
The Prodigy
Motley Crue
Down
Chris Cornell
Black Stone Cherry
Opeth
Meshuggah
Journey
Hatebreed
Lacuna Coil
Tesla
Therapy?
Pendulum
Dream Theater
Killswitch Engage
Trivium
Tim "Ripper" Owens
Sevendust
Voivod
Papa Roach
Static-X
In This Moment
The Answer
Clutch
Buckcherry
Suicide Silence
Shinedown
Anvil
Sylosis
Staind
Bring Me The Horizon
Fightstar
Dragonforce
Five Finger Death Punch
Devildriver
Duff McKagen's Loaded
You Me At Six
Skin
Parkway Drive
Dir En Grey
The Blackout
Billy Talent
Lawnmower Deth
Architects
Backyard Babies
A Day To Remember
Volbeat
We Are The Ocean
Auger Bane
Hostile
Man Raze
Karma To Burn
Steadlur
Go:Audio
Middle Class Rut
Turbo Wolf
No Americana

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Sevendust And More Added To Download

The organizers of Britain's Download Festival has announced several more bands to perform at the event this year. Northern Irish rockers The Answer will be performing at the festival, as will Sevendust, Staind, Stone Gods, Shinedown, Static-X, Bring Me The Horizon, Fightstar, Volbeat, Go:Audio, Facecage and Auger Bane. The festival will be held at Donington Park between June 12th-14th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Faith No More
Slipknot
Def Leppard
Korn
Whitesnake
Limp Bizkit
ZZ Top
Marilyn Manson
The Prodigy
Motley Crue
Down
Chris Cornell
Black Stone Cherry
Opeth
Meshuggah
Journey
Lacuna Coil
Tesla
Pendulum
Dream Theater
Killswitch Engage
Trivium
Sevendust
Papa Roach
Static-X
The Answer
Clutch
Buckcherry
Shinedown
Anvil
Staind
Bring Me The Horizon
Fightstar
Dragonforce
Five Finger Death Punch
Devildriver
Duff McKagen's Loaded
You Me At Six
Skin
Parkway Drive
Dir En Grey
The Blackout
Billy Talent
Lawnmower Deth
Architects
Volbeat
Auger Bane
Karma To Burn
Steadlur
Go:Audio

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Down Planning New Album And Documentary

New Orleans band Down has issued the following announcement about planning to release a documentary and record a new album:

"Hello all you killer lovers of the riff, it's been a while since we spoke.

"Down's been offered a great amount of festivals all over Europe this summer, so here we come! We also have a couple of dates on our own with the mighty St Vitus!!!

"We're in the final stages of the documentary and it should be out soon.

"After the European festivals, we're planning one more run of select markets in the states from August to September. Then we are headed back to the studio for October through December to record what will eventually become Down IV.

"Get ready here it comes!

"From: The Down camp"

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Eight More Bands Confirmed For Download 2009

The organizers of Britain's Download Festival has announced a further eight bands for this years lineup. Two of Sweden's most acclaimed metal bands, Opeth and Meshuggah, have been added to the bill as well as Japanese rockers Dir En Grey. The underground British thrash metal jokers Lawnmower Deth have also been confirmed. American rock group Five Finger Death Punch will be appearing at the event as will Velvet Revolver/Ex-Guns N Roses bass player Duff McKagen with his new band Loaded. You Me At Six and Roadrunner Records latest signing, Steadlur.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows:

Faith No More
Slipknot
Def Leppard
Korn
Whitesnake
Limp Bizkit
ZZ Top
Marilyn Manson
The Prodigy
Motley Crue
Down
Chris Cornell
Black Stone Cherry
Opeth
Meshuggah
Journey
Lacuna Coil
Tesla
Pendulum
Dream Theater
Killswitch Engage
Trivium
Papa Roach
Clutch
Buckcherry
Anvil
Dragonforce
Five Finger Death Punch
Devildriver
Duff McKagen's Loaded
You Me At Six
Skin
Parkway Drive
Dir En Grey
The Blackout
Billy Talent
Lawnmower Deth
Architects
Karma To Burn
Steadlur

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Phil Anselmo To Attend Kronk Gym Fundraiser

Fightnews.com is reporting:

Where will Philip Anselmo of the platinum-selling world renowned, PANTERA and DOWN, be partying loud and proud? Where will Jim Lampley of HBO fame be the master emcee? Answer: The Kronk Foundation’s mega fundraiser. It will be Metro Detroit’s biggest bash, and it will pack quite a punch.

It will be a great, fun-filled event - loaded with celebrities, good food, even better wine and all sorts of goodies at a live and silent auction. But act quickly: The tickets are going fast.

If you want to assuage your guilt, remember this - it’s for fabulous cause: The Kronk Gym and the good work it does. More...

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Additional Bands Confirmed For Download 2009

Twelve more bands have been announced for this year's edition of Britain's Download Festival. New Orleans supergroup Down will be making their second appearance at the festival and they will be joined by Italian gothic metal group Lacuna Coil, legendary rockers Journey and former Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell. Also added to the bill are Tesla, Papa Roach, Clutch, Black Stone Cherry, Architects, Skin, Parkway Drive and Karma To Burn.

The lineup is now as follows (in no order) :

Faith No More
Slipknot
Def Leppard
Korn
Whitesnake
Limp Bizkit
ZZ Top
Marilyn Manson
The Prodigy
Motley Crue
Down
Chris Cornell
Black Stone Cherry
Journey
Lacuna Coil
Tesla
Pendulum
Dream Theater
Killswitch Engage
Trivium
Papa Roach
Clutch
Buckcherry
Anvil
Dragonforce
Devildriver
Skin
Parkway Drive
The Blackout
Billy Talent
Architects
Karma To Burn

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Slipknot, Down And More Added To Graspop 2009

The organizers of this years Graspop Metal Meeting festival in Dessel, Belgium has announced some more bands for the festival in the form of Slipknot, Down, Exodus, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, Motley Crue, Gojira, The Gathering, Buckcherry, Marilyn Manson, Jon Olivia's Pain, Pestilence and August Burns Red.

The lineup is now as follows:

Heaven And Hell
Motley Crue
Slipknot
Marilyn Manson
Down
Exodus
Lacuna Coil
Dream Theater
Disturbed
Hatebreed
God Forbid
Anthrax
Sacred Reich
Mastodon
Gojira
Buckcherry
Pestilence
August Burns Red
Papa Roach
Jon Olivia's Pain
Volbeat
W.A.S.P.
Trivium
Devildriver
Epica
Blind Guardian
Wolves In The Throne Room
Legion of The Damned
Laaz Rockit
Scar Symmetry
Kataklysm
Firewind
Parkway Drive
Samael
Dagoba
Taake
Eths
Negura Bunget

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Nine Inch Nails Announces Bonnaroo 2009 Appearance

Nine Inch Nails has announced that they will be performing at the Bonnaroo Festival on June 13, 2009 in Manchester, TN. Tickets go on sale February 17th at noon EST.

Other than the previously announced Down, the only other relatively heavy (stress on "relatively") band that has been announced is Coheed and Cambria. More bands are to be announced, however. You can see the current lineup here.

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Down Confirmed For Bonnaroo Festival 2009

New Orleans based supergroup Down has been confirmed for this year's edition of the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennesee. They will be joining other huge names from Bruce Springsteen to the Beastie Boys. You can check out all the confirmed bands for this years event at this location.

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Phil Anselmo Writes Poem For BoxingInsider.com

Down/ex-Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo has recently contributed a poem to BoxingInsider.com. You can check it out below:

A trained; composed; skilled fist
can strike out at an opponent for only so long
before it connects directly into the hearts of loved ones closest.
A pugilistic dementia reaction of habit
with a system in slow motion.
Done by thirty-three
and bitter about it.
What could have been!
Not a single promise kept.
No limelight.
Golden gloves trophies, colorless ribbons
and lost timelines…
gather dust
next to a stack of unopened mail;
forgotten for months.
Or years.
Bloodstains on a battle tested brain.
A warrior
fed back to the cruel streets unwanted and
left to cope alone
with predictable failure lying await in ambush
ticking like a time bomb inside of himself.
Whether it be nerve-damaged ticks
violent, abrupt outbursts
fists through framed family photos
or bottom shelf tequila—
this man is but a trapped, wounded hero
with torn pride inside.
A sad baggage to heave around
with nowhere to put it,
nor knowledge of how to.
The Retired Journeyman will be remembered
as the portrayal of a man that left his mark
as the loser of boxing matches
by those of us who lived through his losses
and have scorned his name because of them.
But let us take a moment to allot compassion for him
because to remember his name
is to know the unparalleled and oft-misguided courage it takes
to climb through the ropes, and into the ring
with nothing left.
For every champion, they must first meet The Journeyman…
who’s scarred face serves its purpose
and with every punch it receives, it
only serves as a detriment to this man’s health
and further distances him, from him.
Woe to The Journeyman—
a hollow young man
with only directionless; puzzled memories of combat
left on his head.
Bereft of family or friends
sitting quietly in his lonely squat—
uninvited, yet familiar company is kept
and can always be found seated in an opposing corner of the house
in a dimly lit smoker
waiting for the bell to ring
in The retired Journeyman’s
aspiration-dead
imagination.

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