Former Pantera and current DOWN vocalist Philip Anselmo was interviewed on the August 17-19 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show.
[Listen to audio of the interview here]
Full Metal Jackie: The first in a series of four DOWN EPs that are going to be released in the next few years is going to be coming out in September.
Anselmo: And it still doesn't have a name, I'm leavin' it to ya'll man. Call it whatever you want.
Full Metal Jackie: From my understanding, the way that you're releasing this first EP, it's called "Down IV Part I - The Purple EP"?
Anselmo: Okay, fine, I'll buy that.
Full Metal Jackie: Instead of an entire album, DOWN is releasing four EPs in the next year and a half, so Phil, not having to come up with 16 to 20 songs all at once, how did that change how the songs were written?
Anselmo: Well, really it took a lot of pressure off of any and all of us. When this question comes up, I refer to the first demo we did in 1992 when we all flew into Texas with this idea in our heads and we had really no idea what was going come out of it. I had no lyrics, everything was just right on the spot and I think we came out with "Bury Me In Smoke", "Temptation's Wings" and "Losing All", which would be on the first record. We took this approach with this record and honestly I have never in my life taken so much pressure off of myself to do a record. We didn't know what we were thinking and the fact that it is six songs, I think that commanded all of our attention at the time and really to do a 10- or 12-song record — there's no room at this point in my career at all for what would be called filler. I don't want any filler, I want the songs to be direct, I want them to be unique and I think we did pretty well with this EP.
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