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New Orleans, United States (1991 – present)

Down is an American southern / band formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band is a supergroup, comprising current and former members of Pantera, Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar, Superjoint Ritual, Eyehategod and Kingdom of Sorrow. Since its inception, Down has released three studio albums and has gone on hiatus twice to focus on the members’ respective bands.

Down formed in 1991 with vocalist/songwriter Phil Anselmo of Pantera, guitarist Pepper Keenan of Corrosion of Conformity, second guitarist Kirk Windstein of Crowbar, bassist Todd Strange of Crowbar, and drummer Jimmy Bower of Eyehategod. All of the band members were long-time friends and were known from their respective bands, making them a supergroup. The band made a three track demo for underground trading. The band members would ask heavy metal fans if they have “heard of this band Down” and give them a copy of the tape without telling the person that they were in the band.Eventually, the tape was distributed throughout the United States and Down played a small concert in its hometown. A record executive from Elektra Records was attending the show to find out who the members of Down were. When he found out the members of the band, he signed Down to a recording contract.

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  • GodofDeathMetal

    I never understood the hullabaloo over this band, they bore me. I like Christ Inversion and Superjoint Ritual more. If you're a fan of Down, enjoy 'em! I might actually give 'em another chance one day.

    23 Mar 11:10pm Reply
  • pachxz

    i want to smoke this band

    19 Mar 11:50pm Reply
  • QOQOQOQ

    groovy[2]

    9 Mar 8:42pm Reply
  • the_rocknrollah

    Kings of stoner, period.

    7 Mar 8:00am Reply
  • EduSkynyrd

    Learn,Learn,My Mistakes Learn

    7 Mar 3:48am Reply
  • Flamelord

    https://secondgeargrindnz.bandcamp.com/

    20 Feb 6:56pm Reply
  • Mefistofelesu

    groovy

    20 Feb 5:27pm Reply
  • yodaman5606

    Sad old man aren't words I would use to describe Phil.. No doubt he has lost vocal strength and range but when I saw them 2 years ago he sounded so much better live then he did in studio.

    10 Feb 10:31pm Reply
  • sfericwaves

    Don't care what people say: best band ever. Yup, including the EPs.

    18 Jan 10:58pm Reply
  • bassius

    Yea Phil has lost it. It really is sad to see one of your heroes become a sad old man with a blown out voice. Screaming that hard for so long will eventually ruin you, but all the smoking sped up that process. I'll never understand someone who makes a living singing could smoke. It's the dumbest thing you could ever do. I try to remember him jumping around going nuts and not just standing there on stage.

    16 Jan 7:56pm Reply
  • SixteenSaltines

    The riff at the end of Life is one of the best riffs i've ever heard rivals some of the best by Iommi even.

    10 Jan 11:24am Reply
  • UNITY_fm

    Am I the only one who dislikes the albums/EPs after "Down II"? Phil sounds horrible on them.

    7 Jan 10:51pm Reply
  • duut

    i hope they split up, jimmy fully on ehg and pepper back to coc, maybe there's some crowbar left in windstein. i just can't dig phills vocals anymore, feel kind of sorry for him...

    7 Jan 2:03am Reply
  • EduSkynyrd

    LIFER,LIFER,LIFEEEEEEEER

    6 Jan 1:29am Reply
  • arrell

    Down II is such a snoozefest.

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ggSpike

    What song does down play through the PA before they play?

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Down

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • bassius

    one of the most epic videos I've ever seen. around the 50:00 mark check out Vinnie and Phil finding each other. I was actually at the Detroit show during that first run. I was 17.

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • bassius

    http://youtu.be/blbzv_Bjqmg

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
  • OctoberFogGloom

    Love 'em.

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
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