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Down Announce Tentative Release Date

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — is scheduled to release its long-awaited third full-length album, tentatively titled "Down III", on September 25 through the Independent Label Group (ILG), which is composed of Warner Music Group Corp.'s Asylum Records, East West Records and Cordless Recordings. Producer Warren Riker (CROWBAR, SUBLIME) helmed the effort, for which the band had reportedly composed more than 18 tracks.

DOWN bassist Rex Brown recently stated about the CD, "In a few short moons you will be hearing the most fck'n amazing and classic DOWN record ever made. Strap on your seatbelts and enjoy the fck'n ride. This is the real deal, folks; it ain't no bullshit. So smoke whiskey and let me know who's ready!?!"

DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein commented, "We record tunes on two-inch tape and then drop them to ProTools. The mixing process is a lot easier with automation. But believe me, we jam our balls off on every tune. This ain't no computerized, polished nu-metal CD. This is the real deal!!"

DOWN has been confirmed to support HEAVEN AND HELL on their upcoming tour of Australia/New Zealand. The dates are as follows:

Aug. 02 - Challenge Arena – Perth, AUS
Aug. 05 - Thebarton Theatre - Adelaide, AUS
Aug. 07 - WIN Entertainment Centre - Wollongong, AUS
Aug. 08 - Entertainment Centre - Newcastle, AUS
Aug. 10 - Rod Laver Arena - Melbourne, AUS
Aug. 11 - Entertainment Centre - Sydney, AUS
Aug. 14 - Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, AUS
Aug. 16 - Logan Campbell Centre - Auckland, NZ

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. efleming writes:

(I'll retierate what I said a few weeks ago, when Kirk pretty much mimicked Rex's comments here) Down is right on the cusp of not being musically relevant in my library. NOLA was pretty good, Down II was not, and now I have my reservations about this record. When Kirk (or any musician) comes out and says something to the effect that their new album is "like nothin' you've ever heard" or "this is the REAL DEAL," it comes off as "our new record is kind of weak, I need to pump it up a bit so people will buy it." I'll give it a listen because of Pepper, but I'm not spending seventeen bucks on it.

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2. efleming writes:

Retierate is not a word. But reiterate is...

# Jul 27, 2007 @ 10:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. exzoomer writes:

no worries here...i'll download it for free...that way i have what i call, "sh**ty release insurance".

# Jul 27, 2007 @ 10:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. fuck you ALL writes:

everyone commenting on this site is such a big whiner, if you dont like the band or don't have anything constructive to say then f*** off
as for the new down album it's going to blow up the whole f***ing world and destroy everything non-metal

# Jul 27, 2007 @ 7:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Red_Chord writes:

To post number 4, go f*** yourself a$$ hole. I'm tired of hearing guys coming on this site and saying : if you don't like the band do something else...blah blah blah ! Shut the f*** up d*** wad, every body can post their opinion even if you don't like it.

On down, I love the first album but the second one...meh !!! I guess I'll wait and see.

# Jul 27, 2007 @ 10:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Donlopez writes:

down fan for life.the big easy lifer.

# Jul 28, 2007 @ 12:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. fuck that faggot red_chord writes:

to Red_Chord i can post my opinion if i want to you hypocrite you said it yourself, im saying that every second comment on this site is putting something down, geez if you want to write something filled with anger why dont you go on the backstreet boys website and write somthing more constructrive there instead of bashing fellow metal bands, becasue metal is by far the best type of music and i know its impossible for everyone to like everyband (for myself i dont like lots of bands out there such as the red chord, they are such a generic peice of sh** band who can eat sh** and f***ing die) but thats a nothing story you f***ing a$$hole

# Jul 28, 2007 @ 12:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Red_Chord writes:

oooooh ! You poor baby. are you upset now ? Did I make you upset ? Oh stop crying ! We will change your diaper that is full of sh**, just like you...you need milk ? Don't worry. we'll get you some little buddy. Then you will feel better and have a nice little nap won't you ? Yes, that's a good boy. now stop crying.

Oh, and try harder to insult me, it really didn't work but it seems that I hit it dead on with you...

Now listening to : The Sword, Freya

# Jul 28, 2007 @ 7:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. WTF writes:

I came here to read about a band. Sounds like I'm in the middle of an EMO Kids' fight. Don't be a p***y.... Metal heads unite!

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