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DOWN Cancels Edmonton Appearance

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — was forced to cancel its scheduled appearance with HEAVEN AND HELL and MEGADETH on Tuesday, March 13 at ...

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DOWN: Another Video Of New Song 'I Scream' Available

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — premiered a brand new song, entitled "I Scream", during their headlining appearance at the El Corazon club in ...

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Usurper - THE HANDSHAKE MURDERS

Relatively slow, angular, sludgy hardcore from Arkansas, influenced by MESHUGGAH and dipped into the black tar phlegm of prime EYEHATEGOD for that rancid touch of Southern malevolence gone bad. Listening to "Usurper" is like a slow-motion car crash — plenty of jagged bits and shards of glass, seething vocals and chugga-chugga start-stop, complete with squeals ...

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You are the Lamb - IAMTHETHORN

Canada's Goodfellow Records has consistently unearthed the kind of bands that scrape, crawl, and destroy in fine sludge and hardcore fashion. Add Seattle's IAMTHETHORN to that list. Debut EP "You Are the Lamb" is 23 minutes of EYEHATEGOD-style angry sludge and doom, in this case with the boys pissed off about all things religion. The ...

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EYEHATEGOD Confirmed For Austin's CHAOS IN TEJAS Festival

EYEHATEGOD will play a few shows in mid-May in Louisiana and Texas. They've confirmed their appearance at the Chaos In Tejas festival at Emo's in Austin on May 18 and will be doing shows in Houston, Fort Worth, and New Orleans. More information will be made available soon. Regarded as the founders of American sludgecore, ...

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EYEHATEGOD: Brand New Live Photos Available

Several photos from EYEHATEGOD's February 8 headlining performance at The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans, Louisiana have been posted online at NolaUnderground.com (scroll down page). EYEHATEGOD recently re-released its ultra-rare "99 Miles of Bad Road" seven-inch on CD through Canada's Moshpit Tragedy Records. The CD features re-mastered demo recordings of the songs "99 ...

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ZENI GEVA To 'Come Back To Life Soon'

Japanese prog-hardcore band ZENI GEVA, led by singer and guitarist KK Null, has announced plans to reform. In an interview in the latest issue of Rock-A-Rolla magazine (web site), Null states that "ZENI GEVA will come back to life soon. Actually, we're planning to do a short tour in Europe in April and ...

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DOWN: Seattle Headlining Show Announced

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — has confirmed a headlining concert in Seattle on March 9 the group's stint as the opening band on ...

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EYEHATEGOD Tribute Album Moved Up A Month

Emetic Records has set pushed up the projected release date of "For the Sick – A Tribute to Eyehategod" to February 20 from the previously announced March 20. According to the label, "all the artists involved in the release are friends or fans of the sludge legends and we are happy to have the best ...

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EYEHATEGOD Schedules Dates In Louisiana

New Orleans sludge-meisters EYEHATEGOD have lined up two hometown shows during Mardi Gras: Feb. 08 - The Howlin' Wolf - New Orleans, LA Feb. 10 - The Bar - Metairie, LA EYEHATEGOD recently re-released its ultra-rare "99 Miles of Bad Road" seven-inch on CD through Canada's Moshpit Tragedy Records. The CD features re-mastered demo recordings ...

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DOWN: U.S. East Coast Headlining Shows Announced

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — has confirmed four headlining shows on the U.S. East Coast immediately following the group's stint as the opening ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL: Official Tour Announcement Coming Next Week

BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN AND HELL guitarist Tony Iommi's official web site has been updated with the following message: "The wait is very nearly over! The final pieces of the jigsaw are being put in place ahead of an official [HEAVEN AND HELL] tour announcement early next week with full details of all confirmed tour dates and ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL: Polish Dates Announced

According to the web site of the Polish concert promoter Metal Mind Productions, HEAVEN AND HELL — the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) — will perform two concerts in ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL To Play Only DIO-Era BLACK SABBATH Songs On Tour

HEAVEN AND HELL — the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) — has confirmed to TotalRock that it will only be playing songs from the Dio era of BLACK SABBATH ...

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DOWN: Dates For HEAVEN AND HELL Tour Confirmed

According to its official MySpace page, DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — will support HEAVEN AND HELL on the following dates: Mar. ...

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DOWN Guitarist PEPPER KEENAN: 'We're Real Focused On Being Timeless'

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — is currently working on the material for its third album, tentatively due later in the year. "We're doing ...

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HEAVEN AND HELL To Play Helsinki In June

HEAVEN AND HELL — the new band featuring legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW) alongside original BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, plus drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH) — will play a headling show at Jäähallissa in Helsinki, Finland on June 10 — one day after the ...

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It's Official: DOWN To Tour North America With HEAVEN AND HELL, MOTÖRHEAD

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — has confirmed rumors that it will tour North America in March as the opening act for HEAVEN AND ...

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DOWN Records Tribute To THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS; Lyrics Revealed

Ross Karpelman, who plays keyboards for DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — has revealed that DOWN has written a song called "On March the ...

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DOWN To Tour With HANK WILLIAMS III Next Year?

In a recent interview with GuildGuitars.com, SUPERJOINT RITUAL bassist and acclaimed solo artist Hank Williams III revealed that his solo band will hit the road with DOWN next year. Asked if SUPERJOINT RITUAL was over and done with, Hank replied, "As for now, I always say that SUPERJOINT is in the grave. It might come ...

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BLOODY PANDA Signs With LEVEL-PLANE RECORDS

Diverse indie label Level-Plane has announced the signing of New York doom act BLOODY PANDA. Driven by the mournful, melodic vocals of Japanese frontwoman Yoshiko Ohara, BLOODY PANDA's transcendent sound finds its roots in the dirge-like power of SWANS, the amplifier-worshipping textures of EARTH, and the ethereal tension of SKEPTICISM, as well as in various ...

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BYZANTINE: DVD Trailer Available Online

West Virginia forward-thinking thrashers BYZANTINE have unveiled a trailer for the upcoming "Salvation" DVD which will see an early 2007 release through Prosthetic Records. The disc will feature a live performance film featuring a new, unreleased song, guitar and bass tutorials from guitarist Tony Rohrbough and bassist Skip Cromer, interviews with the band members along ...

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DOWN Drummer Selling Classic 'Nola' Kit

DOWN drummer Jimmy Bower (also guitarist in EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL) has issued the following update: "I'm getting rid of the infamous DOWN 'Nola' drum kit. It's the kit on the '95 DOWN tour. It's a Ludwig three-piece kit. I also recorded 'Broken Glass' [by] CROWBAR, 'Odd Fellows Rest' [by] CROWBAR and DOWN's 'Nola'. Joey LaCaze ...

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DOWN Drummer: The New Record Is 'Going Great'

DOWN drummer Jimmy Bower (also in EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL) has issued the following update on the songwriting sessions for the group's third album: "[The new DOWN] record's going great. Y'all are gonna freak — I am. It's cold as fuck; makes for better doom. . . You ain't gonna be dead before the next DOWN ...

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