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Down cancel all European festival appearances for the year

Posted by on March 10, 2016

The backlash from Phil Anselmo’s incident at the Dimebash event late last year has been big, not just for him, but for his bandmates for his various bands including Down. The southern boys felt the backlash of Anselmo’s action when their own hometown and a Dutch festival cancelled their schedule appearance which ended up with fans […]

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Graspop Metal Meeting decides not to remove Down from their bill

Posted by on February 10, 2016

In the wake of Phil Anselmo’s vulgar display of white power, Dutch festival FortaRock was the first one to take action against his band Down, stating the band was “no longer welcome” at the fest. Then their hometown gig, scheduled to take place this past Monday was also canceled. Other festivals the band are scheduled to play this summer have […]

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Hellfest Open Air release open letter to French government

Posted by on February 10, 2016

Philip Anselmo’s racist outburst during the Dimebash event a few weeks ago has taken its toll everywhere, leading Anselmo offering give up his role with Down  in order for them to continue as band. Dutch festival, FortaRock removed them from the bill, but massive French festival Hellfest refused to take off Down from their 2016 edition, despite pressure from the […]

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Hellfest promoter refuses to remove Down from bill, faces losing grant

Posted by on February 8, 2016

More drama in wake of Phil Anselmo’s drunk Dimebash outburst? Naturally. Despite multiple apologies and an offer to leave Down, the backlash over his Nazi salute and white power shoutout continues. There’s deservedly a bit of anti-Anselmo sentiment going around at the moment. Down has been dropped off the FortaRock Festival in the Netherlands and their show in New Orleans […]

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Down/COC’s Pepper Keenan accepts Anselmo apology as New Orleans gig canceled

Posted by on February 5, 2016

Yesterday in a statement posted on his personal web site, Phil Anselmo revealed that he’d asked Down, a supergroup he’s at the center of, to continue on without him. Although there’s no word on whether that’s actually going to be seriously considered by the rest of the band, it likely won’t be if Pepper Keenan […]

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Phil Anselmo apologizes to Down, suggests they move on without him

Posted by on February 4, 2016

For the second time in a week, Phil Anselmo has apologized for his actions that took place at the Dimebash on January 22nd. In the wake of Down getting dropped from a Dutch festival, Anselmo took to his web site for a lengthy apology that not only sounds more contrite than before, but actually says […]

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Down is “no longer welcome” at FortaRock, gets removed from the bill

Posted by on February 3, 2016

Yesterday, we reported regarding the petition launched to ask Download Festival organizers in the UK to remove Down from the festival, after Phil Anselmo’s Dimebash incident. Anselmo already issued an apology video regarding the incident. but that’s not enough for some,the latest being Dutch festival FortaRock. “After the recent outbursts by singer Phil Anselmo during […]

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Petition launched to remove Down from performing Download Festival in UK

Posted by on February 2, 2016

This past week has been really unforgiving for Phil Anselmo after his controversial racist outburst during the Dimebash event. The entire community has voiced their discontent towards the frontman in the form of videos, Facebook posts or letters but some are less forgiving than others and are going to the extent of requesting Download Festival to remove […]

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Interview: Pepper Keenan Reveals ‘Blind’ Recording Difficulties, Down’s Upcoming Plans

Posted by on December 4, 2015

Corrosion of Conformity has had an ever-evolving lineup since their formation in 1982. As for Pepper Keenan, the vocalist/guitarist joined in 1989 and continued with the group for five studio albums before leaving to dedicate his time to the Down supergroup. More recently, Pepper rejoined CoC to tour and record the band’s overall tenth album. Metal […]

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Corrosion of Conformity (with Pepper Keenan) expand tour dates

Posted by on September 15, 2015

If you like the early to mid-90s incarnation of Corrosion of Conformity when they embraced their inner Skynyrd and made the stonerrific albums Deliverance and Wiseblood, then you’ve got reason to rejoice, as they’ve announced a run of dates later this year that includes the Deliverance-era version of the band that includes Down’s Pepper Keenan. […]

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