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Phil Anselmo Eyes Summer Release for Solo Album

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Pantera / Down singer Phil Anselmo fans will get a taste of his solo material Tuesday, Jan. 8, with the release of the split EP titled 'War of the Gargantuas' with . But, Anselmo says that his two songs on the split are not in the same vein as his upcoming solo album.

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Phil Anselmo Talks Boxing With Rapper 50 Cent

Phil Anselmo / 50 Cent
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As one of metal's most aggressive vocalists in history, it's no surprise to learn that Pantera / Down vocalist Philip Anselmo is a huge fan of boxing. Surely tracks such as 'F---ing Hostile' and 'Mouth for War' have inspired many fists to bust through walls, along with faces, so Boxing Insider welcomed Anselmo for an exclusive interview, but here's the catch: Philip Anselmo was brought in to conduct an interview with yet another musician and boxing fan … rapper 50 Cent.

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Down Talk Possible New Musical Directions, Recording While Still Alive + Being Handsome

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Independent Label Group

Down recently visited Loudwire's offices when they were on tour in New York City. The entire group swarmed on our little studio room to talk about their four-part series of 'Down IV' EPs, all the while anointing themselves the most handsome band in the history of handsome while knocking back a few beers.

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Down Bring ‘Purple’ Passion to New York City With Stellar Performance

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

After Metal Masters 4 in New York, Phil Anselmo was back in the 'Big Apple' for an ass-kicking show with Down at the Best Buy Theater Friday night (Sept. 28). Support for the standout show included Saint Vitus, haarp and Warbeast.

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Down Make Theatrical Fright Film With ‘Witchtripper’ Video

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Down, 'Witchtripper'

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‘Down IV, Part 1 – The Purple EP’ – Review

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Independent Label Group

Six songs from Down are better than a full album of tunes from many other bands. The title of the band's new EP, 'Down IV, Part 1 - The Purple EP,' is incredibly long for an extended play, but it's what's on the inside that counts.The quintet makes efficient use of the space they're working with and not a second is wasted.

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Down Perform With Former Bassist Rex Brown in Dallas

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Down and former bassist Rex Brown reunited onstage Tuesday night (Sept. 18) for the first time since the musician exited the band last year. The veteran rocker and longtime cohort of Down singer Phil Anselmo dating back to the Pantera years, came out to perform during the encore songs of 'Stone the Crow' and 'Bury Me in Smoke' during the group's set in Dallas. (Watch footage below.)

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Win a ‘Down IV Part 1, The Purple EP’ Prize Pack

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This is the beginning of a very productive time for the hard rock supergroup known as Down. The band is in the process of releasing four EPs, with the first one, dubbed 'Down IV Part 1, The Purple EP' arriving Sept. 18. The disc is definitely a solid opener to their overall project and Loudwire is proud to team with Down to offer you a prize pack centered on the first EP release.

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Down Offer Advance Stream of New Release ‘Down IV Part I – The Purple EP’

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Independent Label Group

Down will drop 'Down IV Part I - The Purple EP,' a six-song set, on Sept. 18, and in advance of the release they are offering a full stream via Billboard.com. The band has made no secret of the fact that they plan to follow it with three more EPs, which begs the question. Why aren't they releasing full albums? The answer is simple. It's easier and more efficient to go the EP route, since it gets music into a fan's hands sooner than later.

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Phil Anselmo Issues Video Update During Hurricane Isaac

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Down frontman and metal icon Philip Anselmo issued a video update while smack dab in the middle of Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana. Anselmo initially issued the clip a few days ago, but the audio quality was poor and indiscernible. It has since been republished with better audio quality. Of course, Anselmo's description of the storm was peppered with eff bombs, but he provided a first-person perspective, and one that is uniquely Anselmo, of what life is like during a hurricane.

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