We just watched the powerful metal masters Down perform live, check out the live show review here. They have just released a new EP, Down IV Part I – The Purple EP. According to Blabbermouth, the clip was filmed at the end of August. The new EP sold 12,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release and debuted at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Down IV Part I – The Purple EP, DOWN’s first in a series of four EPs to be released over the next few years (with a year between EPs), each touching on a different aspect of the band’s sound, came out on September 18. It will be followed by the second collection of songs early next year, around the time of a planned U.S. tour. EPs three and four are scheduled for later in 2013.
“DOWN gives me the platform to be poetic and paint imagery with lyrics,” said vocalist Philip Anselmo. “That’s the approach I took. They complement the music and create an ominous feeling. Ultimately, when people consume the words, it’s always their interpretation that matters. I could be image-conscious though when I wrote. It’s not so gut level or street. The darker shit is some of my favorite.”
And from the sounds of it, the video shoot was an enjoyable experience. “It was unbelievably fun to make!” Anselmo told Fuse. Down’s guitarist, Pepper Keenan of Corrosion of Conformity, added, “We have discovered that we are actors born for theater.”