The 'Metal Masters' clinics have been a big success, and earlier this year they branched out to Los Angeles with a performance at the Key Club featuring Down's Philip Anselmo, Slayer's Kerry King and Dave Lombardo, and Anthrax's Charlie Benante and Frank Bello along with Adrenaline Mob's Mike Portnoy, Megadeth's David Ellefson and Chris Broderick and Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler turning up to lend a hand.
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The 2012 Scion Rock Fest is set to hit Tampa, Fla., and its free to the public. This year's spectacle takes place on June 2, just in time for the summer swelter. Down and Sleep are set to headline the event, where 26 metal bands will perform at four different venues throughout the course of the day. The city of Tampa will never, ever be the same.
Down guitarist Kirk Windstein, a busy man who is also a member of Crowbar and Kingdom of Sorrow, checked in via the band's Facebook page to offer a short and sweet update on the much anticipated upcoming EP, which is set to drop like a 10-ton hammer later this year. It's tentatively titled 'Down IV.'
Good news for Down fans who have been anxiously awaiting any updates on the EPs that the band have been working on. According to drummer Jimmy Bower, the first EP has been mixed and now it just needs to get the finishing touches of mastering and artwork before it can be released. Bower is anticipating an early May release date and although the album title hasn’t been officially confirmed, it is tentatively titled ‘Down IV.’