Down http://www.down-nola.com Official Site Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:18:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Philip Anselmo Lends His Voice to Episode Four of ‘Cooking Hostile’ http://www.down-nola.com/philip-anselmo-lends-voice-episode-four-cooking-hostile/ http://www.down-nola.com/philip-anselmo-lends-voice-episode-four-cooking-hostile/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:18:58 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3708 Loudwire.com Share on Facebook It’s been nearly five months, but we’ve finally got another episode of metal’s most brutal animated culinary series, ‘Cooking Hostile,’ and this fresh episode is by far the weirdest one to date. Yeah, the past three episode are a little out-of-the-box, but Episode Four of ‘Cooking Hostile’ is ‘Adult Swim’-on-mushrooms weird. Read More...

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It’s been nearly five months, but we’ve finally got another episode of metal’s most brutal animated culinary series, ‘Cooking Hostile,’ and this fresh episode is by far the weirdest one to date. Yeah, the past three episode are a little out-of-the-box, but Episode Four of ‘Cooking Hostile’ is ‘Adult Swim’-on-mushrooms weird.

Much like the first three episodes of the online series, metal meets cooking thanks to a bit of wordplay and some seriously talented animators. However, this latest clip is the first to actually feature Pantera / Down legend Philip Anselmo voicing his own character, along with a cartoon version of Ozzy Osbourne.

Before actually collaborating with creator Joey Siler, Anselmo gave ‘Cooking Hostile’ his seal of approval. “Whoever did it is f—ing hilarious,” raved Anselmo. “It’s fantastic and I give him two gigantic thumbs up because it is fuuuuuuny. I love it.”

Episode Four, titled ‘The Dream,’ delves into the sleeping mind of Anselmo, where the cooking competition show ‘Slawtered’ takes place. Participants in the tripped-out show include Chris CornellBucketheadChuck Billy and many others along with Osbourne and Anselmo.

Episode Four may be the best ‘Cooking Hostile’ creation yet, so check it out in the video above!

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New DOWN Guitarist BOBBY LANDGRAF Interviewed By PMT At U.K.’s BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR http://www.down-nola.com/new-guitarist-bobby-landgraf-interviewed-pmt-u-k-s-bloodstock-open-air/ http://www.down-nola.com/new-guitarist-bobby-landgraf-interviewed-pmt-u-k-s-bloodstock-open-air/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:18:37 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3699 blabbermouth.net Ste of PMT conducted an interview with DOWN guitarist Bobby Landgraf at this year’s edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. Bobby joined DOWN last fall as the replacement for Kirk Windstein, who left Read More...

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Ste of PMT conducted an interview with DOWN guitarist Bobby Landgraf at this year’s edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.

Bobby joined DOWN last fall as the replacement for Kirk Windstein, who left the band to focus on CROWBAR. A longtime “family” member, stage manager, and HONKY guitarist, Landgraf “was immediately at home,” according to DOWN singer Philip Anselmo, and contributed to the songwriting process for the band’s latest EP, “Down IV – Part Two”, which was released on May 13 via Down Records/ADA Music.

“Bobby had always been that guy ‘in case of anything,” Anselmo explained. “Knowing his personality, he really locked in with what we do and took it to heart. He made himself belong. Honestly, the first day he came down he contributed a very strong riff to a key song. There’s that Southern element, which is imperative. I also catch a real old heavy metal vibe from this record. I can’t stress this enough. He took it all on, and he did a fucking awesome job.”

DOWN guitarist Pepper Keenan added, “Even with the lineup differences, it’s interesting how the songs still sound very DOWN.

“Bobby and I have always locked in. It’s not just physically either, but mentally as well. We see eye-to-eye, and he’s been watching for a long time.”

“It was a big deal for me,” beamed Landgraf.

“I drove ten hours up from Texas that first day, cracked a beer, and plugged in. We jumped right into the room, and I played this part. They all smiled. That was the moment for me.

“I’m a longtime fan, and I knew we were friends, but being a part of the writing and working towards something together was just incredible.

“As a guitar player, one of my goals was to be in a group like this. I want to make everyone proud.”

“Down IV – Part Two” sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 23 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The band’s previous EP, “Down IV Part I – The Purple EP”, opened with around 12,000 units in September 2012 to land at No. 35.

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DOWN At Bloodstock – HD Videos http://www.down-nola.com/bloodstock-hd-videos/ http://www.down-nola.com/bloodstock-hd-videos/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:25:46 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3705  More Photos Here at Gary’s website. Pepper Keenan from Down Interview by BloodstockFestival Down_Lysergic_Live at Bloodstock 2014 by BloodstockFestival Down_Witchtripper_Live at Bloodstock 2014 by BloodstockFestival Down_Bury_Live at Bloodstock 2014 by BloodstockFestival Here is the full set list: Eyes of the South We Knew Him Well Hogshead/Dogshead Witchtripper Lifer Lysergik Funeral Procession Pillars of Eternity Hail Read More...

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Here is the full set list:
Eyes of the South
We Knew Him Well
Hogshead/Dogshead
Witchtripper
Lifer
Lysergik Funeral Procession
Pillars of Eternity
Hail the Leaf
Ghosts Along the Mississippi
Conjure
Losing All
Stone the Crow
Bury Me in Smoke

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Motörboat Cabin Giveaway http://www.down-nola.com/motorboat-cabin-giveaway/ http://www.down-nola.com/motorboat-cabin-giveaway/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:25:29 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3694   To the DOWN Brotherhood! Here’s your chance to come SAIL WITH US TO COZUMEL FOR FREE on Motörhead’s Motörboat! Click through to http://bit.ly/downmotorboat to be entered for FREE!!

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DOWN/EYEHATEGOD’s JIMMY BOWER Talks About His First Musical Memories, Touring (Video) http://www.down-nola.com/downeyehategods-jimmy-bower-talks-first-musical-memories-touring-video/ http://www.down-nola.com/downeyehategods-jimmy-bower-talks-first-musical-memories-touring-video/#comments Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:37:00 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3690 Blabbermouth.net Jägermeister U.K. conducted an interview with DOWN drummer and EYEHATEGOD guitarist Jimmy Bower at this year’s edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which is being held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.DOWN‘s new EP, “Down IV – Part Two”, sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of Read More...

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Jägermeister U.K. conducted an interview with DOWN drummer and EYEHATEGOD guitarist Jimmy Bower at this year’s edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, which is being held August 7-10 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below.DOWN‘s new EP, “Down IV – Part Two”, sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 23 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on May 13 via Down Records/ADA Music, the effort was tracked at Nodferatu’s Lair — iconic vocalist Philip H. Anselmo‘s home studio — and produced by Michael ThompsonAnselmo and DOWN.

Guitarist Bobby Landgraf made his formal stage debut when DOWN headlined Anselmo‘s first annual Housecore Horror Film Festival in front of a packed audience of the faithful in October 2013.

EYEHATEGOD‘s new, self-titled offering studio recording was released in May via Housecore Records. The recording process for the CD started with producer Billy Anderson back in the fold (he recorded 1996′s “Dopesick”). The session saw both producer and band not quite on the same page and at the end, the album was unfinished. A few months later, the band reconvened at longtime friend Phil Anselmo‘s home studio with producer Stephen Berrigan (DOWN). Both Anselmo and Berrigan helped draw out the missing pieces to one of underground metal’s most anticipated albums in years.

An unexpected tragedy occurred shortly upon returning home from a five-week European tour in the fall of 2013: Joey LaCaze passed away due to respiratory failure. An outpouring of condolences and tributes spread online. Fortunately, LaCaze‘s drum tracks were captured by Anderson and appear on the album, creating the definitive tribute for the member of the band who encapsulated best just what EYEHATEGOD was all about; seriously not taking yourself too seriously. New Orleans native, Aaron Hill (MOUNTAIN OF WIZARDMISSING MONUMENTS), took over for LaCaze without missing a beat, both figuratively and literally.

 

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Pepper Talks DOWN EP, Tour and Possible COC Tour http://www.down-nola.com/pepper-talks-ep-tour-possible-coc-tour/ http://www.down-nola.com/pepper-talks-ep-tour-possible-coc-tour/#comments Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:19:39 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3703 And he says Down aren’t planning to record the next in their series of EPs until next spring. Keenan last worked with COC in 2010. He never officially left the band, although the current lineup of Reed Mullin, Woody Weatherman and Mike Dean released their IX, their second album without him, in June. Speaking ahead Read More...

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And he says Down aren’t planning to record the next in their series of EPs until next spring.

Keenan last worked with COC in 2010. He never officially left the band, although the current lineup of Reed Mullin, Woody Weatherman and Mike Dean released their IX, their second album without him, in June.

Speaking ahead of Down’s headline appearance at Bloodstock last night, Keenan told TeamRock: “The old COC thing’s been coming up a lot. We’re talking to Reed and Woody about getting that going.

“That’s going to take a lot of attention. We’re talking about just going to Europe and playing shows as the Deliverance four-piece, and starting from there to get it back together.”

The Down Part II EP was released in May, following the first six-tracker in 2012. And Keenan reports the supergroup are in no rush to get to work on the third, saying: “We’re just getting our feet wet on this thing. We’ve got a ways to go on this EP; it’s got strong legs on it. We’re going to keep pounding it out.”

Work won’t begin until 2015, he predicts: “We’re going to start writing in February, start putting the pieces in place.”

Keep up to date with Metal Hammer’s live Bloodstock coverage at MetalHammer.com, on Facebook and via Twitter. Stay tuned for details of aMetal Hammer Show Bloodstock special from TeamRock Radio. A live video stream is available all weekend via Dailymotion.

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SALE! Diary of a Mad Band Live Album http://www.down-nola.com/sale-diary-mad-band/ http://www.down-nola.com/sale-diary-mad-band/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:44:18 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3680 Save some cash when you order today through Aug 15th on Amazon.com – get the Diary of a Mad Band LIVE digital album at a marked down price! BUY NOW

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Motörhead’s Motörboat Cruise http://www.down-nola.com/motorheads-motorboat-cruise/ http://www.down-nola.com/motorheads-motorboat-cruise/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:03:26 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3673 We’re sailing the high seas alongside Motorhead, Anthrax, Megadeath and MORE! JOIN US for #TheLoudestBoatInTheWorld. It’ll be the experience of a lifetime. Enter to win a trip for two, courtesy of THE AV CLUB and Motörhead’s Motörboat. For contest rules and entry: http://avc.lu/UJJAge If you’re not feeling so lucky: http://bit.ly/mb14booknow

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Metal icon Phil Anselmo flashes his funny side in ‘Metal Grasshopper’ web series http://www.down-nola.com/metal-icon-phil-anselmo-flashes-funny-side-metal-grasshopper-web-series/ http://www.down-nola.com/metal-icon-phil-anselmo-flashes-funny-side-metal-grasshopper-web-series/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:01:20 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3666 Nola.com Phil Anselmo’s public persona is not generally described as “funny.” As the lead shouter of a succession of extreme hard rock bands – the Illegals, Down and, most famously, Pantera – the heavily tattooed frontman comes across as intense, angry, driven, even frightening. Not surprisingly, he is a big fan of boxing and horror movies. Read More...

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 public persona is not generally described as “funny.” As the lead shouter of a succession of extreme hard rock bands – the Illegals, Down and, most famously, Pantera – the heavily tattooed frontman comes across as intense, angry, driven, even frightening. Not surprisingly, he is a big fan of boxing and horror movies.

But friends and associates say Anselmo is actually hilarious. Chris Lee, the Supagroup guitarist and singer turned web series producer, is married to Sean Yseult, the former White Zombie bassist. Yseult and Anselmo have been friends since Pantera and White Zombie toured together in the ’90s.

When Lee first met Anselmo, “I had no idea what to expect. I found out he’s the funniest guy I’ve ever met. Fall-down-laughing funny.”

The previously unknown comedic side of Phil Anselmo is on full display in “Metal Grasshopper,” a web series produced and directed by Lee. “Metal Grasshopper” follows the misadventures of a budding hard rock star, played by comedian, radio host, author and musician Dave Hill, as he seeks guidance from a metal mentor, aka Anselmo.

On Wednesday, July 23, Hill will perform a stand-up routine at One Eyed Jacks, preceded by local comedians Andrew Polk, Fayard Lindsey, and Molly Ruben-Long. The live comedy show, presented by the Hell Yes Fest comedy festival, is followed by a sneak preview screening of an episode of “Metal Grasshopper.” Lee will then curate a question-and-answer session with Anselmo and Hill.

“Metal Grasshopper” was originally developed by Lee and Hill – a contributor to the syndicated radio show “This American Life,” and host of “The Goddam Dave Hill Show” on WFMU-FM in New Jersey — in conjunction with former writers for The Onion who had moved on to the Adult Swim channel. At first, they didn’t know if Anselmo would want to “tarnish his reputation” by making fun of metal clichés. “But tarnish it, he wanted to,” Lee said. “He came on board immediately.”

“Metal Grasshopper” is, at its core, a hard rock, f-bombed spoof of “The Karate Kid.” Anselmo is the Mr. Miyagi mentor figure; Hill is the Ralph Macchio-like “Kid” in need of instruction.

Hill and Anselmo play “extreme, ridiculous versions of ourselves,” Hill said. “I’m a naïve guy who traveled a great distance to be schooled by the master.”

’Metal Grasshopper’ Comedy Show

  • What: A sneak peak screening of the comedic web series, preceded by a live comedy show featuring co-star Dave Hill plus Andrew Polk, Fayard Lindsey, and Molly Ruben-Long. Producer Chris Lee hosts a Q&A with Hill and co-star Phil Anselmo after the screening.
  • Where: One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St.
  • When:Wednesday, July 23, 9 p.m.
  • Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
  • More information: www.oneeyedjacks.net.

The series was shot mostly at Anselmo’s wooded compound north of Lake Pontchartrain, which Hill equates to “a metal version of Neverland.” At the outset, Hill sets up an amplifier on Anselmo’s front lawn and wakes up the slumbering star with a bout of shredding.

As the series progresses, Anselmo instructs the hopelessly dorky Hill on how to headbang. How to bellow, death-metal style. How to conjure effective stage banter. How to “tap into your inner darkness.”

A rented goat factors into one episode. In another, a pentagram is burned into Anselmo’s lawn. The rocker’s collection of medieval weapons – swords, axes, etc. – are deployed. Hill accidently struck Anselmo in the head with a mace, a type of club. “He bled a little bit, but we were able to keeping shooting,” Hill said. “He was a good sport about it. He’s a professional – anything for the shot. I admired his professionalism.”

Throughout, Anselmo deadpans his disgust at Hill’s lame attempts to be “metal.” “People have this impression of Phil from the music he plays and his interviews, that he’s this super-intense dude,” Hill said. “He’s a hilarious guy, always joking around and laughing. He’s just a funny guy in every way. He doesn’t take himself too seriously.”

“With a comedian and a rock star, you’d think the rock star would be the straight guy,” Lee said. “But through the sheer force of his personality, Phil took over. Phil is the funny guy, Dave is the straight guy.”

“I would like to think that I’m funny, too,” Hill said. “Phil is a large presence. I’m more of a low-key approach. It’s a good combination. We didn’t realize how much he was going to bring.”

Lee, only half-joking, describes “Metal Grasshopper” as “really stupid. It makes you dumber as you watch it. It’s smart-dumb, like SCTV.”

After a corporate restructuring earlier this year, many of the writers from Adult Swim were let go, and “Metal Grasshopper” was put on ice. Lee eventually got back the rights to the show. He’s finalizing a deal with a web portal to air the series this fall, likely as 10 four-minute episodes.

His burgeoning career as a comedic actor aside, Anselmo will stay busy this summer with his primary occupation. He recently returned from a European tour with the Illegals that concluded at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. He returns to Europe on Aug. 1 for a two-week tour with Down.

Meanwhile, he now has a fallback plan.

“Phil really could have had a career as a sketch comedian,” Lee said. “He has a future in acting.”

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DOWN IV Part II Promotion http://www.down-nola.com/iv-part-ii-promotion/ http://www.down-nola.com/iv-part-ii-promotion/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:44:20 +0000 http://www.down-nola.com/?p=3657 Summer Promotion! Pick up DOWN IV Part II at an FYE record store near you!  From now until August 10th the EP will be sale priced.  Pick up your copy and get a free Epitaph Records sampler with your purchase! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FYE Twitter: @officialfye Instagram: officialfye http://www.fye.com/

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