As a resident of the south and a fan of southern sludge, I was very excited when I when I learned (years ago) that CT from Arkansas band Rwake was putting together a documentary spotlighting the heavy music scene in the south. Well, the documentary, titled Slow Southern Steel has been released and is available for streaming now. You can check out the full-length doc after the jump, which features members of Goatwhore, Eyehategod, Down, Dead Bird, Music Hates You and more. Enjoy your Friday. Continue reading
Legends of the sludge underworld, Down, consistently turn out amazing music and their latest material is no exception. The band will release Down IV: Part II next week and the album is currently streaming in full. Oh, and it’s phenomenal. Duh. You can check out a full stream of the album after the jump and believe me, if you’re craving those crushing sludge riffs, you need this. Check it out below and tell us what you think in the comments. Continue reading
For the love of all things unholy, was I the only one anxiously awaiting new Down? No? Didn’t think so. We all look forward to the filth and sludge and this year is looking up with new records from both Eyehategod and Down. Well, the good fellows in the latter have just unleashed hell in the form of their new track “We Knew Him Well.” You can check out the song after the jump. Continue reading
Several weeks ago, Crowbar announced that bassist Pat Bruders left the band, and that the riff lords would also be cancelling their appearance at Philip Anselmo’s inaugural Housecore Horror Film Festival later this month in Austin.
And now to add an extra twist to the Crowbar saga, it appears as the New Orleans sludge band announces their new bass player, Jeff Golden, guitarist Kirk Windstein also subtly announced that he had left Down. Continue reading
2012 was an amazing year for me. I’ve already put out two of my Best Of lists and I have two more to go. 2012 was great year for breakout EPs and 7″ releases. A lot of killer bands put out spectacular EPs this year and so I decided to put together a list of those also. Here goes. Continue reading
[Editor’s Note: Studio/Demo version of “Misfortune Teller” added after the jump]
I love Down and therefore I have been highly anticipating the set of four EPs that the band will be releasing over the next four years. Down actually had two songs premiere recently off of EP One, but one premiered on Sirius XM Liquid Metal, so I haven’t heard it yet. The other song, the first to be released is called “Witchtripper” and it slays! If this track is any indication of what the rest of these releases will have in store, I am sure Down fans won’t be disappointed.
This is the first taste of new Down material since 2007’s Down III: Over The Under, so I think we have all been impatiently waiting for this. Great shit, check it out in the player below. EP One will be released on September 18th via Down Records.
According to a recent Facebook post, Down are finishing up their upcoming EP. Guitarist Kirk Windstein had this to say on the band’s Facebook page:
“GET READY FOR THE NEW DOWN, IT’S ALMOST FINISHED BEING MIXED…AND IT’S GONNA CRUSH!!! KIRK“
Good morning. Well, it seems Josh got up early and already made a few posts but this will not be effecting my morning playlist. This morning I woke up in a Pantera mood. It could possibly be because of an argument I had with a co-worker last night or it might not be. Regardless, I’ve been jamming Pantera since I woke up, so I figured that would make a good playlist. Enjoy.
~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.