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.
Well it now appears that work on the EP is coming to an end, as guitarist Kirk Windstein posted the following update on Down’s Facebook page earlier this week:
“GET READY FOR THE NEW DOWN, IT’S ALMOST FINISHED BEING MIXED…AND IT’S GONNA CRUSH!!!”
However, that’s not the only good news for fans. Down have also announced a handful of dates for this coming May. A majority of the dates announced so far, besides the previously confirmed Rock On The Range appearance, are in the South. It’s presently unclear if more dates will be booked. And though we may not know when the as-yet-titled EP will be released, we wouldn’t be surprised if Down test out a new track or two during these performances.
You can check out a rundown of dates confirmed so far, as well as song titles expected to appear on the first EP, after the jump.
5/18 Broussard, LA – The Station
5/19 Huntsville, AL – Crossroads
5/20 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
5/21 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
5/23 Little Rock, AR – Juanitas
5/25 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
5/26 Houston, TX – Waehouse Live – Ballroom
Song titles (in no particular order):
- The Misfortune Teller
- The Curse Is A Lie
- Open Coffins
- This Work Is Timeless
[dates via The PRP]