DOWN Is Working On Their First New Music Since 2014

Exciting news for rock music enthusiasts! Down, renowned for their influential work in the rock scene, appears to be gearing up for some fresh tunes. Since their last release in 2014 with “Down IV – Part 2,” there’s been anticipation brewing. Guitarist Kirk Windstein recently hinted at new developments. In a Facebook update, he revealed that the band, during a recent studio session, creatively crafted two new songs.

Down’s lineup is a blend of rock prowess: Kirk Windstein (also known for his work with Crowbar and Eye Am), Pepper Keenan (from Corrosion Of Conformity), the iconic Phil Anselmo (of Pantera fame), bassist Patrick Bruders (previously with Saint Vitus and Crowbar), and Jimmy Bower on drums (from Eyehategod). This group has a legacy of influential albums released between 1995 and 2007, including “NOLA” (1995), “Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow…” (2002), and “Down III: Over the Under” (2007), followed by two EPs in the “Down IV” series in 2012 and 2014.

In a conversation with Scott Penfold of Loaded Radio, Windstein shared his aspirations for the band’s future. He mentioned the possibility of a six-song EP for 2024, initially contemplating a cover-song EP but finding it challenging to select the right tracks. Windstein expressed his preference for original compositions, urging the band to come together and create new music. He also reflected on the ongoing Pantera projects involving Phil Anselmo and Rex, acknowledging their busy schedules but expressing hope for their continued collaboration in future festivals and events.

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