Philip Anselmo has confirmed that Down are in the studio and he did so via photographic evidence posted on Instagram. So as you can "see" the band is in full-on Down mode, making its signature bottom-feeding, swampy sludge music.
Philip Anselmo is about to release his solo debut 'Walk Through Exits Only' on July 16, which he will tour behind while backed by his band The Illegals. The solo effort is his focus, but he also has other metal irons in the fire. He revealed what's up with Down and their planned EPs and confirmed the inactive status of another project, Arson Anthem, featuring Eyehategod vocalist Mike Williams.
"I read Keith Richards' book around the time we started working on my book and it blew me away. It's the best rock 'n' roll book I've ever read, and I've read a lot of them. So yeah, I basically ripped Keith off
Down have announced that they will perform a handful of headline dates this May. Kicking things off on May 23 in Birmingham, Ala., the band will stop in 7 cities in the Southeast including Baltimore's Maryland Deathfest, and wrap things up with a hometown show in New Orleans on May 31. Tickets go on sale to the general public on
In Part 1 of Noisecreep's interview with Phillip H. Anselmo (AKA, "The Hardest Working Man in Metal), we talked about Down's latest six-song masterstroke: Down IV: Part 1 The Purple EP. He also gave us the low-down on his upcoming s
"There's this lingering anxiety, an actual true sickness," says Phil Anselmo about life in post-Katrina New Orleans. Just two weeks back Hurricane Isaac came and went, leaving entire neighborhoods water-logged an
This week, Down will finally be unleashing Down IV Part I - The Purple EP, their first slab of heavy metal greatness in five years. The 6-song EP is the first in a series of four EP's planned for release over the next year. Featuring Phil Anselmo (Pantera) on vocals, Pepper Ke
Noisecreep can't think of a better metal musician to write an autobiography than Phil Anselmo. The singer (Down, Pantera, Superjoint Ritual) has famously struggled with his share of addictions and personal tragedy. That's why we're totally e
Phil Anselmo has his hands in a lot of metal pots. One of the things he prefers about his band Down, however? "I may play in a lot of different bands but do they have this fanbase? No they do not, those are more self-indulgent projects that I feel like doing. Not that I don't feel like doing Down, that's not what I'm saying, the thing is Down does have a
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