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'World Magnetic' Tour Photos Posted Online
October 22, 2008
Exclusive photos from the kick off of Metallica's 'World Magnetic' tour in Glendale, AZ yesterday have been posted online at the Official Down Board.

The tour, which currently features Down in the direct support slot, will continue on through early 2009 in North America, with the second and third legs of the tour featuring Lamb Of God and Machine Head in direct support slots, while The Sword will open the entire tour.

'World Magnetic' North American Tour Dates:
w/ Down, The Sword:
10/21 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing Arena
10/23 - Albquerque, NM - Tingley Coliseum
10/25 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
10/26 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
11/1 - Portland, OR - Rose Quarter
11/3 - Salt Lake City, UT - Energy Solutions Arena
11/4 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
11/6 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center
11/8 - Moline, IL - iWireless Center
11/9 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
11/17 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
11/18 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
11/20 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
11/22 - Little Rock, AR - Alltel Arena
11/23 - New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Arena

w/ Lamb of God and The Sword:
12/1 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
12/2 - Vancouver, BC - GM Place
12/4 - Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome
12/7 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
12/12 - Ontario, CA - Citizens Bank Arena
12/13 - Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
12/15 - San Diego, CA - Cox Arena*
12/17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum*
12/20 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
* = No Lamb of God; Machine Head Supports

w/ Machine Head and The Sword:
1/12 - Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center
1/13 - Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
1/15 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
1/17 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center
1/18 - Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Center
1/26 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
1/29 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum
1/31 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
2/01 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center

Also, check out Loudside's Exclusive photos from Metallica's 'World Magnetic' Rehearsal gig below. The photos were taken on 10/17/2008 at The Cow Palace, which is located just south of San Francisco, CA.
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Metallica Unveils New Widget
August 22, 2008
Legendary Bay Area rockers, Metallica, have just unveiled a new widget that the band will frequently updated with news, music, video content, and other 'Death Magnetic' related material. The widget can be embedded onto most social networking sites and blog applications.

Metallica also recently released the first single from the new album, entitled "The Day That Never Comes". The new song is available for purchase through iTunes, and can also be streamed on the band's official website (, and at the band's myspace page as well.

'Death Magnetic' will be out Friday, September 12th.

Metallica will embark on a Full North American headline run later this year, with direct support coming from the likes of Lamb Of God, Machine Head, and Down on separate legs of the tour. The Sword will open on all dates.
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Phil and The Re-Emergence Of Down: Installment II
August 25, 2007
Former Pantera/Superjoint Ritual and current Down vocalist Philip Anselmo has posted the following blog on the band's Myspace page. Phil will be posting installments over the course of the next month, leading up to the release of the new album, entitled 'III - Over The Under'. Here is the second installment:

"Hurricane Katrina has been documented over and again, so I can only write about how it affected myself, and Down directly.

"After the mandatory evacuation, every family member, friend, etc. were displaced all over the country for some time. Phone lines ripped down, cell phones useless, no communication. I was in a moel in Houston TX. Overlooking the thunderous 5/6 lane highway of endless congestion below, in sweltering heat. It was a tiny room, with my ol' lady, our two dogs, our cat, two bags, and an ice cooler, for a month and a half.

"Two months after that, as some semblance of order was restored (?), we started jamming as a full band at Nodferatu's Lair. We eventually did a demo of some of the new songs with David 'The Puma' Troia (bad-ass). From there we picked what we felt were the strongest tracks.

"The making of the new Down, has been by far the hardest recording process I personally have EVER done, and every other band member concur.

"We are all visionaries, and the battle to refocus, and pull together, is a tale that only long time musicians can tell, or relate to.

"IT WAS A WAR!!!!!!

"However we know we have won that war. Regardless, in November of 2005, I had a triple fusion in my lower back, held together by titanium rods. Since then, from learning how to take my first steps again, through physical therapy (REHAB DYNAMICS!!!), which taught me positive pain, put regiment into my life, and changed a big part within the psychology of myself. There were no time for hangovers anymore. Because, from February on, I was awake at 9:30 a.m., at physical therapy 'till 4:00 p.m., come straight to band practice, which lasted 'till midnight or later/eat/sleep/five nights a week. My workouts became obsessive. I was pushed to limits that astounded myself, the trainers, the surgeon, and most neurosurgery 'experts.' Today, I am a better man. I am hardly limited. I haven't been this strong physically or mentally since I was 23-24 years old. All of this work was for a purpose… the oncoming of the new Down."

Check out pictures at this location.
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Down: More North American Tour Dates Announced
August 22, 2007
New Orleans stoner rockers Down will embark on a North American headlining tour beginning late September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Sep. 27 - Reno, NV @ Stoney’s
Sep. 28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Sep. 29 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
Oct. 01 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Oct. 02 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy
Oct. 04 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Oct. 05 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Oct. 06 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy Concert House
Oct. 08 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Oct. 10 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Oct. 11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
Oct. 14 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Oct. 16 - Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club
Oct. 19 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
Oct. 20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
Oct. 22 - Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
Oct. 23 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Oct. 25 - New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
Oct. 27 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Oct. 31 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
Nov. 07 - Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre
Nov. 09 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
Nov. 11 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
Nov. 13 - Houston, TX @ Meridian

Down will release its third album, 'III - Over the Under', on September 25 through ILG/Warner Music Group.
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Down 'III- Over The Under' Artwork Posted Online
August 21, 2007
The cover artwork for Down's third album, 'III - Over the Under', has been posted on Due on September 25 through ILG/Warner Music Group, the CD features the following track listing:

01. 3 Suns And 1 Star
02. The Path
03. N.O.D
04. I Scream
05. On March The Saints
06. Never Try
07. Mourn
08. Beneath The Tides
09. His Majesty The Desert
10. Pillamyd
11. In The Thrall Of It All
12. Nothing In Return (Walk Away)

Having already tapped Warren Riker, who produced Down's second release, 'II - A Bustle in Your Hedgerow', the band demoed some 18 songs in Nodferatu's Lair, vocalist Philip Anselmo's studio in the swamps of Folsom, LA, with engineer David "Puma" Troia. In February of 2007, the band commenced recording on their third and most committed record to date. Recorded in Los Angeles between February and July, with a Canadian tour with Heaven And Hell thrown in just for good measure, 15 songs were ultimately cut for 'Over the Under'. The result is over 60 minutes of genre-defying music further solidifying their place at the forefront of heavy rock as only Down can do.
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Philip Anselmo (vocals)
Pepper Keenan (guitar)
Kirk Windstein (guitar)
Rex Brown (bass)
Jimmy Bower (drums)

Most typical southern band bios start with the cliché and overused phrase "from the murky swamps" or "bayou born and bred".  Those sentiments, while holding some air of truth, are too redundant for Down.  Down isn't your typical 'Southern' band.  This is a band, however, molded and twisted by their environment.  Passionate, focused, hanging on to their NOLA pride and upbringing, much like Louisiana's Spanish moss drifting and swaying from hurricane and termite damaged Magnolia trees.  The war torn history of the brotherhood is a tribute to stubbornness and retribution that belies all combined groups before and concerns an introspection in rock, blues and metal as an inspiration/instigation for the ages.  Down has risen a certain flag high for every piss poor jealous fool to see.  They wear their influences on their ragged sleeves as well as personify despair and display agony very accurately. Imagine early Southern Rock squeezing through a Geezer Butler strainer in these post punk modern days.  There is no label for what Down does, as are there no labels for the "thousand miles from New York" bands that share members with them;  Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, EyeHateGod, and Pantera.  This is chemistry.  This is the solution. This is the band people will lie about and say that they were into from the beginning.  I don't know if anyone remembers there's a war going on in Iraq, but there's a war going on here on the home front, in your head, with late night reconnaissance  missions called "Temptation's Wings" and "Losing All".  The southern hemisphere, primarily New Orleans, has much to offer by way of paralyzing roots music these days.  In these dark times of cookie cutter paint-by-numbers wastes of recording contracts, an air of originality unseen anywhere else lives below the Mason-Dixon line.  This is post-Katrina New Orleans.Through the wreckage and wretchedness, the third Down--Over The Under is poised fanatically on the edge.