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Eyehategod’ Mike IX Williams gives health update

Posted by on January 4, 2017

While the cruel, cruel hands of death appear to have been wrapped around 2016’s throat, thankfully Eyehategod’s Mike IX Williams evaded it despited a liver transplant and several months in the hospital. In fact, his new liver started producing bile right away, and he’s been downgraded into what’s being called hospital hotel. When reached for […]

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Superjoint reunion is a one-off, Phil Anselmo says

Posted by on October 14, 2014

With Halloween fast approaching, that means so is the Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin, TX. Put on by former Pantera/current Down and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals front man Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell, bands on the bill include Decapitated, EYEHATEGOD, Napalm Death, Voivod, and more. Also scheduled to […]

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Dissident Aggression: The Triumphant Return Of The Kings Of Sludge

Posted by on May 9, 2014

Fourteen years.  Fourteen long and lonely years we’ve all gone without an album’s worth of new material from New Orleans’ kings of sludgy misery, Eyehategod. How did we survive it?  Surely there were the hundreds of bands influenced by Eyehategod’s riffs and booze-soaked audio carnage that tried to keep us warm on those cold nights.  […]

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Part Two of Down’s IV is streaming now!

Posted by on May 6, 2014

If we have to tell you about Down, then you probably shouldn’t be reading Metal Insider. Nearly two years after the band’s first-ever EP, Down IV Part 1 – The Purple EP, the Phil Anselmo-led band will be releasing Down IV – Part II this coming Tuesday (13).  And while it’s taken two years for an EP, […]

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New Music From Down Streaming!

Posted by on July 26, 2012

New music from Down was kind of like the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy, in that we kept hearing about it, but it was hard to prove that it existed. Finally, via Rolling Stone, the first taste of their forthcoming EP, snappily titled EP ONE, surfaced earlier this morning. “Witchtripper” is vintage Down that sounds like it […]

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Down Announce U.S. Dates, Close To Finishing EP

Posted by on March 22, 2012

As you most likely know by now, Down will be recording a series of four EPs over the next few years, with each one tackling a different style or aspect of the band. And back in October, the Nola supergroup started work on the first EP, which has been described as a “doom metal” record. […]

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Rex Brown Claims He Quit Down

Posted by on October 10, 2011

Philip Anselmo’s recent interview with High Times Magazine added more speculation to Rex Brown’s departure from Down, with Anselmo alluding to his former Pantera band mate’s drinking issue as the source of the problem. However, in Metal Maiden’s recent interview with Kill Devil Hill (also featuring former Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell drummer Vinny Appice), Brown […]

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Philip Anselmo Voices Concern For Rex Brown’s Drinking

Posted by on October 5, 2011

For a while, it was unclear whether Rex Brown was still in Down or not. The bassist seemed preoccupied with his new group Kill Devil Hill, while his band mates in Down seemed to be tiptoeing around the issue. And though drummer Jimmy Bower finally confirmed that Brown was out, it still was unclear as […]

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Rex Brown Confirms Departure From Down

Posted by on June 27, 2011

After hearing confirmation from drummer Jimmy Bower, bassist Rex Brown himself has confirmed that he is no longer in Down.

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Down’s Jimmy Bower Confirms Rex Brown Isn’t Returning

Posted by on June 22, 2011

Interview with Jimmy Bower about Down… by HecticCase It’s news that we’ve all pretty much figured out by now, but that the members of Down have been somewhat tiptoeing around for the past month or so. They’ve all confirmed that bassist Rex Brown’s personal issues have taken him away from Down’s recent tour dates, but […]

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