DOWN – Premiere New Song Online
July 26, 2012
DOWN – the New Orleans band featuring vocalist Philip Anselmo (ex-PANTERA), guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan (ex-CORROSION OF CONFORMITY), drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), bassist Pat Bruders (ex-Crowbar) – will release a new six-song set, entitled EP One, on September 18th.
Check out the first preview of the EP for the song ‘Witchtripper’ at Rolling Stone.
Anselmo tells Rolling Stone that like the well-known Pantera songs ‘Fucking Hostile’ and ‘Psycho Holiday’, ‘Witchtripper’ was a song title he had to be goaded into. “Somebody would suggest to me, ‘Hey, man, that might make a killer song title.’ And at the time I’m like, ‘You’re out of your fucking mind. There’s no way I’m gonna call a song ‘Witchtripper,’” he says.
But after digging the riff created by Down guitarist Pepper Keenan and drummer Jimmy Bower, Anselmo decided to give them what they wanted. “I was like, ‘OK, check this out, you dicks. ‘Witchtripper’ you want, ‘Witchtripper’ you will get,’” he says. “I laid it on them, and sure enough, they were right – it worked, as usual. So there goes the genius of Phil Anselmo. Always doubting, and I’m the last one to get it,” he adds, laughing.
EP One will feature the following songs:
‘The Misfortune Teller’
‘The Curse Is A Lie’
‘This Work Is Timeless