Down headlined their first ever UK festival at Bloodstock Open Air 2014. Maybe that’s why they had so many bloody crowdsurfers? In any case, Gary Wolstenholme’s photos of their set on the Ronnie James Dio stage are a class apart – go check them out.
Down is an American southern stoner metal/southern metal 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.
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Down on Thrash Hits
August 11th, 2014
You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive photo galleries of Bloodstock Open Air 2014 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!
August 3rd, 2014
There’s less than a week to go until the Midlands once again plays host to the UK’s biggest outdoor unabashed metal festival. Make no mistake – Bloodstock Open Air carries no caveats about being a “rock” festival. It is about being the heaviest fully-camping festival the UK has to offer, and their 2014 line-up – stuffed to the guts with death, black, and extreme metal – sets the festival apart from the larger Download and Sonisphere Festivals. That’s not a bad thing – a little variety goes a long way in the saturated UK festival market – so naturally this week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist is all about the Bloodstock 2014 line-up.
June 9th, 2014
June 19th, 2013
You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive coverage of Download Festival 2013 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!
June 14th, 2013
Can we get away with calling Mr. Anselmo “Uncle Phil”? Well, we’re going to call him that anyway. DOWN are pretty much the perfect Download Festival band – riffs in abundance, and a line-up stuffed with more metal royalty than you can shake a blunt at.
January 16th, 2013
Opinions? Too early in the morning for that. Just a list of bands after the jump.
October 22nd, 2012
With Trivium playing across town in Shepherd’s Bush, London is awash with metal tonight. We chose to hang out with the crusty old goons in Camden rather than the young(er) folk out west. It was a good choice.
Six things we learned when we saw DOWN in Camden:
September 18th, 2012
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard the new EP from Down. Guess what? Hugh Platt was less than impressed.
Back in January, I wrote a speculative bit of fluff about Down putting out an EP in 2012, rather than the fully fledged album that their fans have been clamouring for since 2007’s Down III – Over The Under. I glibly suggested that Down putting out an EP meant that we’d be getting just the cream of the New Orleans-based supergroup’s capabilities, rather than them just churning out a longer record that would no doubt contain a couple of songs that would only sound good if you’d smoked as much weed as Phil Anselmo.
Except it hasn’t turned out like that, has it?
January 31st, 2012
ETA Summer 2012