Down http://www.down-nola.com Official Site Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:01:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Behind The Scenes of the Conjure Video Shoot http://www.down-nola.com/behind-scenes-conjure-video-shoot/ http://www.down-nola.com/behind-scenes-conjure-video-shoot/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:01:52 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3777 Check out some behind the scenes photos from the DOWN  “Conjure” video shoot.  Photos taken by Jody Dorignac. Stay tuned for music video….coming soon!                                           Photo By Jody Dorignac  

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Check out some behind the scenes photos from the DOWN  “Conjure” video shoot.  Photos taken by Jody Dorignac.

Stay tuned for music video….coming soon!

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ANSELMO HAILS JAZZ INFLUENCE ON NEW ORLEANS METAL http://www.down-nola.com/anselmo-hails-jazz-influence-new-orleans-metal/ http://www.down-nola.com/anselmo-hails-jazz-influence-new-orleans-metal/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:49:56 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3765 TeamRock.com Phil Anselmo has hailed the jazz and funk influence on New Orleans metal bands in the latest episode of a series exploring the area’s heavy music scene. NOLA: Life, Death & Heavy Blues From The Bayou is a seven-part series looking at the history of Pantera, Corrosion Of Conformity, Down, Goatwhore, Acid Bath and others Read More...

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Phil Anselmo has hailed the jazz and funk influence on New Orleans metal bands in the latest episode of a series exploring the area’s heavy music scene.

NOLA: Life, Death & Heavy Blues From The Bayou is a seven-part series looking at the history of Pantera, Corrosion Of Conformity, Down, Goatwhore, Acid Bath and others as they cemented a heavy metal genre from the culture of New Orleans.

In episode four, the Down and former Pantera frontman hails New Orleans drummers and the way they embrace jazz and funk influences of bands like The Meters.

Anslemo says: “I think that there’s a certain groove here. Homegrown drummers specifically have that behind the beat feel. Like The Meters, the funky, funky Meters. If you look at the funk and groove within that genre, if you pull it off in heavy metal – boom, it’s super effective. It’s showstopper, it’s badass.”

Crowbar frontman Kirk Windstein agrees that the diversity of the area’s music scene makes its metal acts unique.

He says: “We grew up on a plethora of different styles of music. Like the jazz stuff – stuff that you couldn’t help going to your grandparents’ house and they’re listening to, like Dr John records. People would be jamming on the albums at barbecues. It’s the only city I’ve been to that has this kind of vibe.”

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Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown, Scott Ian, Chuck Billy + More Jam Pantera Classics on Motorhead Cruise Read More: Metal Allegiance Rip Through Pantera Classics http://www.down-nola.com/philip-anselmo-rex-brown-scott-ian-chuck-billy-jam-pantera-classics-motorhead-cruise-read-metal-allegiance-rip-pantera-classics/ http://www.down-nola.com/philip-anselmo-rex-brown-scott-ian-chuck-billy-jam-pantera-classics-motorhead-cruise-read-metal-allegiance-rip-pantera-classics/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:44:41 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3762 LoudWire.com The beginning of the last day of Motorhead’s Motorboat Cruise began on a peaceful note as we went to the aptly named Serenity Deck for some rock and roll yoga, which featured Led Zeppelin tunes. The rest of the last day aboard the Carnival Ecstasy was anything but peaceful and serene. Lines of fans Read More...

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The beginning of the last day of Motorhead’s Motorboat Cruise began on a peaceful note as we went to the aptly named Serenity Deck for some rock and roll yoga, which featured Led Zeppelin tunes. The rest of the last day aboard the Carnival Ecstasy was anything but peaceful and serene.
Lines of fans wrapped around the ninth floor of the ship as crowds gathered for David Ellefson’s book signing, along with meet and greets with Motorhead, Zakk Wylde, Down and numerous others.

Over on the Deck Stage, female fronted band Cilver gave a memorable second performance. Later in the day, High on Fire’s set was one of the best on the outdoor stage. Down members Philip Anselmo and bassist Pat Bruders were rocking out in support of High on Fire’s incredible set. After that, Zakk Wylde also performed his second acoustic set of the cruise.

In the Starlight Lounge, some serious partying was going on as Danko Jones tore it up in the very intimate space. Party band Wilson also performed their second set to round things off on a fun note.

The foundation of the Blue Sapphire Theater might never be the same again as it saw a lot of action on the final day at sea. Heavy hitters Testament, Anthrax and Motorhead all played their final sets of the cruise.

The almighty Metal Allegiance of all-star jam ended things right. While the set included many of the musicians from the first Metal Allegiance set, it also boasted a guest appearance from Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick, plus Motorhead members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee joined Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna onstage for one song.
Philip Anselmo rounded out the night as he performed Pantera songs like ‘Goddamn Electric’ and ‘5 Minutes Alone.’ Of course the night ended with ‘F—ing Hostile.’ How could it not?

As we pulled into Port of Miami with ears ringing and sore necks, we soon realized that Motorhead’s Motorboat Cruise was one boat ride that both metal fans and bands will never forget. We can’t wait for Motorboat 2015!

Read More: Motorboat Day 4: Metal Allegiance, Motorhead, Anthrax + More | http://loudwire.com/motorboat-day-4-metal-allegiance-motorhead-anthrax-high-on-fire-more-close-out-cruise/?trackback=tsmclip

 

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Watch ‘Metal Grasshopper,’ Pantera Frontman Phil Anselmo’s Web Series With Comedian Dave Hill http://www.down-nola.com/watch-metal-grasshopper-pantera-frontman-phil-anselmos-web-series-comedian-dave-hill/ http://www.down-nola.com/watch-metal-grasshopper-pantera-frontman-phil-anselmos-web-series-comedian-dave-hill/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:37:02 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3759 Uproxx.com Episode 1 “Origins”: Metal god Philip H. Anselmo reluctantly agrees to share his heavy metal wisdom with delusional manchild Dave Hill. Here is how a press release for Metal Grasshopper, a new web series starring former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo and comedian Dave Hill, promotes it: “If you like stuff with corpse paint, burning pentagrams, medieval Read More...

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Episode 1 “Origins”: Metal god Philip H. Anselmo reluctantly agrees to share his heavy metal wisdom with delusional manchild Dave Hill.

Here is how a press release for Metal Grasshopper, a new web series starring former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo and comedian Dave Hill, promotes it: “If you like stuff with corpse paint, burning pentagrams, medieval weaponry, irritable goats rented by the hour, couples counseling, delicious smoothie recipes, and real live chickens that basically don’t give a f*ck about anything, you are totally going to love Metal Grasshopper, because it has all that stuff and then a bunch of other awesome stuff on top of that too.”

Well, okay then!

FULL DISCLOSURE: My pal and fellow Lower Garden District resident, Chris Lee — the husband of former White Zombie guitarist Sean Yseult (together they once owned the legendary NOLA dive, The Saint) — produced, co-wrote and co-directed Metal Grasshopper. He described it in an email saying, “Created by me, Philip, and Dave, (Metal Grasshopper) is an important five-part series in which Philip schools Dave in the ways of heavy metal at his house deep, deep in the woods of Louisiana.”

Enjoy.

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Video From Motorboat: DOWN Performs “Bury Me In Smoke” http://www.down-nola.com/video-motorboat-performs-bury-smoke/ http://www.down-nola.com/video-motorboat-performs-bury-smoke/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:59:55 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3755 Check out the video Danko Jones posted – DOWN performing “Bury Me In Smoke” from the Motorboat Cruise.  Check out the guests who perform with DOWN.          

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DOWN CANCELS SHOW IN OSAKA, JAPAN http://www.down-nola.com/unfortunately-cancel-tomorrows-october-16-show-osaka-japan/ http://www.down-nola.com/unfortunately-cancel-tomorrows-october-16-show-osaka-japan/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:51:12 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3753 To the DOWN Brotherhood of Osaka, It is with great disappointment to announce that DOWN will be unable to perform Thursday October 16th due to unforeseen weather conditions in the bands hometown of New Orleans. These conditions were out of our control and made it impossible to get to Osaka in time for their performance. Read More...

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To the DOWN Brotherhood of Osaka,
It is with great disappointment to announce that DOWN will be unable to perform Thursday October 16th due to unforeseen weather conditions in the bands hometown of New Orleans.

These conditions were out of our control and made it impossible to get to Osaka in time for their performance.

DOWN has tremendous respect and admiration for the people of Osaka and will make every effort possible to reschedule the show in the near future.

We humbly apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you for your patience and understanding as well as your loyalty and support.

With great respect,

DOWN management

 

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この度、DOWNの地元ニューオリンズでの予期せぬ天候のため、10/16 (木)DOWN大阪公演までに到着するのが困難になり

キャンセル発表しないといけないことをとても残念に思います。

運営/関係者の方々にはとても感謝していますし、また近い将来、大阪に戻ってこられるように全力を尽くしたいと思います。

楽しみにしてくださった方々に心からお詫びを申し上げます。

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DOWN At Bloodstock – SCUZZ TV AIRING http://www.down-nola.com/bloodstock-scuzz-tv-airing/ http://www.down-nola.com/bloodstock-scuzz-tv-airing/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:34:24 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3749 NEW SHOW ALERT! 9pm this Friday and Saturday see’s the premiere of Scuzz TV’s Bloodstock: Access All Areas shows! Hosted by Dan P. Carter, this 2 part special features live performances, interviews, all the mischief from backstage and we take a look at all Bloodstock Festival has to offer! Part 1 premieres FRIDAY 3rd, Part 2 Read More...

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SCUZZ TV - DOWN At BloodstockNEW SHOW ALERT!

9pm this Friday and Saturday see’s the premiere of Scuzz TV’s Bloodstock: Access All Areas shows!

Hosted by Dan P. Carter, this 2 part special features live performances, interviews, all the mischief from backstage and we take a look at all Bloodstock Festival has to offer!

Part 1 premieres FRIDAY 3rd, Part 2 SATURDAY 4th October!

Check it out on SCUZZ TV!

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Photos and Videos from Motorboat Cruise http://www.down-nola.com/photos-videos-motorboat-cruise/ http://www.down-nola.com/photos-videos-motorboat-cruise/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:11:00 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3736 Down doing Stone The Crow: Metal Allegiance doing A New Level: Metal Allegiance doing Fucking Hostile: Metal Allegiance doing Mouth For War:

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Philip Talks The New Orleans Saints http://www.down-nola.com/philip-talks-new-orleans-saints/ http://www.down-nola.com/philip-talks-new-orleans-saints/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:20:14 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3744 Philip Talks Saints:  

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NOLA: Life, Death, & Heavy Blues from the Bayou – Episode 2 http://www.down-nola.com/nola-life-death-heavy-blues-bayou-episode-2/ http://www.down-nola.com/nola-life-death-heavy-blues-bayou-episode-2/#comments Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:51:33 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3733 Noisey is proud to present NOLA: Life, Death and Heavy Blues from the Bayou, a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped foster bands like DOWN, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore and many others. From the crawfish-littered tables of the secluded Anselmo compound to a fishing boat with Eyehategod in the swamps, we’ll discuss Read More...

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Noisey is proud to present NOLA: Life, Death and Heavy Blues from the Bayou, a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped foster bands like DOWN, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore and many others. From the crawfish-littered tables of the secluded Anselmo compound to a fishing boat with Eyehategod in the swamps, we’ll discuss the bands, Hurricane Katrina, drugs, suicide, murder, and records that helped shape the New Orleans sound known the world over.

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