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Down To Release Four EPs

New Orleans based metal supergroup Down will be releasing four EPs in the future according to guitarist Kirk Windstein. In a recent interview at the Hellfest festival in France, Windstein stated:

"We’re going to do four EPs, and they’ll all be different. We have many elements to our sound, so each one will have its own characteristics. Like, for example, this one we’re writing right now and are about to start recording will be really hard, with heavy Down stuff. Then we’ll have a mellow one, then a doom one - you know, slower and doomy stuff. A little bit of everything."

As to why the band chose to release four EPs instead of a full album, Kirk explains: "The record industry sucks so bad. Nobody buys anything. We’re trying to do something different, making it cheaper to buy. People want stuff for free! So six songs, its cheaper to buy. Same thing for downloading: it will be cheaper to download. Nobody wants to go to the record store and buy stuff anymore. So we're just trying to mix it up and do something different. It will be released on physical EP and digitally as well."

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

hhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm, kinda strange that they announce a release four eps very very shortly after Hank 3 announces hes releasing four albums!!! love DOWN, but that just a bit funny!!

# Jun 28, 2011 @ 12:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ZMA writes:

Lol yea I noticed that too branded. Still this is pretty interesting. I'm not a real big Down fan but I definitely wanna listen to the EP that has their heavier stuff on it. I'm not that much into doom.

# Jun 28, 2011 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

I'll buy the "stone the crow" and "Temptations wings" albums fo sho. It's really not that fishy if you consider the fact that Hank III is in the Anselmo camp and has been for quite some time. Maybe it was Hanks idea and Phil liked it or vice versa? I think it's a great idea personally. Maybe it'l be a new trend?

# Jun 28, 2011 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ZMA writes:

I could see this catching on Blind. Great way to get out a lot of music at once and reel in a bigger fan base. Plus to the fan around before that it's like christmas with all the new music lol.

# Jun 29, 2011 @ 12:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BrunoHockalugie writes:

Fantastic idea. I have a friend who listens to alot of "indie rock" and most of those bands release their stuff on vinyl exclusively. Since everything sounds better on vinyl, I would really like if metal bands would start releasing their stuff in vinyl. The few of us who do not steal music or accept third rate digital files are legitimate ways to listen to music will gladly shell out our hard earned money for the sonic bliss that is vinyl.

Hail the Leaf!

# Jun 29, 2011 @ 1:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Diamond Oz writes:

I wouldn't because I don't have a record player. I rarely download music and when I do, I pay for it, it just feels better to have the whole package. Alot of metal bands do release their stuff on vinyl though, I know Sepultura just released their new album on vinyl anyway. Whatever the case, the four EP thing sounds like a really good idea to me, though I don't want to see the death of albums anytime soon.

# Jun 29, 2011 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BrunoHockalugie writes:

Oz- I got a unit that is a CD player, cassette player and turntable for about $80. A small monetary investment to hear music in all three formats may seen costly at the time, but in a couple years you will still be glad you did. Also, any used record store while have classic metals albums for $5-8 a piece and you can hear them the way that they were meant to be heard.

# Jun 29, 2011 @ 1:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Diamond Oz writes:

Oooh that sounds like a good deal! Don't really have the space for anything like that atm but hopefully I will in the near future.

# Jun 29, 2011 @ 1:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BrunoHockalugie writes:

Rite on, sounds good bro!

# Jun 29, 2011 @ 2:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. spiral_architect writes:

four EP's? what a dumb idea. just put all the music on one cd. yeah the music industry sucks, and down would never top the charts anyways, but if people want to buy down's music, they will whether it's on four EP's or on the more sensible single cd format.

# Jun 29, 2011 @ 2:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. hellrat writes:

Yes Siree!! I am fvcking heavily stoked!!! I fvcking LOVE Down, and have since I got a hold of NOLA back in the fall of '95...in fact, that fvcker is sittin at the ready in my truck stereo right now!

Bruno, you're exactly right on about the vinyl...plus, them big records are just so fvckin cool with large scale art and so forth. They are also extremely nostalgic for a lot of us...shoot, I am always reminded of my hours of enjoyment as a little kid with a stack of records and the ol phonograph :)

I remember getting the 'Live After Death' double album with the full length 'Runnin Free' and it was about the best damn thing in the whole wide world back then...hell, still is! You gotta make room for the needle and horn Oz man!

Blind, I've been out in the woods most of this last month my brother, but the Carson is imposing Stage III fire restriction tomorrow...FVCK! Its the right and prudent thing to do, but man, it really shuts my whole operation down until it fvcking rains. Between your state and mine, we got close to 900,000 acres goin up in flames

Have found some frikken hammer rams already though, check out our Western Bighorn Journal off my profile to see the MONSTER I call Goliath...been watching this dude over the last couple seasons, and he's really coming into his own this season...what a Toad!!

Anyway, Cheers to all you brothers on here \m/

NP---His Majesty the Desert---Down III Over the Under

# Jun 29, 2011 @ 2:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Blindgreed1 writes:

Funny you guys brought that up. My buddies in Godhunter are releasing a vinyl this weekend. We are all waiting to see how they do with it, but it's a cool idea. Hopefully there will be a market for it. The fact that it's blood red can't hurt either. \m/\m/

# Jun 29, 2011 @ 2:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Demoncleaner23 writes:

Hopefully all 4 come out at the same time. I'm excited to hear 4 different vibes from these guys!

# Jun 29, 2011 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. ZMA writes:

Not that I have anything against vinyl, but I just never came from that era of listening. Cds are what I'm into. I've always heard that vinyl was a great way to listen to music, but I think that doesn't completely mean it's a better sound it's just a different more preferred sound. I think that's partly because vinyl has been around for decades and hell it fvckin' works and works well and in ways I'm glad to see vinyl make a comeback.
But at the same time we have much better forms of recording then we ever did back in the day and we have better equipment for both players and recording engineers so now recordings (when done right) sound better in general weather on vinyl or not.

But don't take my word for it cause I don't completely know, it's just my opinion because maybe if I had, had a record player I'd think different. Who knows?

# Jun 29, 2011 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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