Well, we’ve known that it’s been coming for a while, and while there’s no set release date on it, Down are getting ready to release the follow-up to Down IV, Part 1: The Purple EP. We’re going to go out on a limb here and guess that it’s called Down IV, Part 2, with another color attached to it, but we’re just kinda spitballing. The next EP will be the first record released by the band without Crowbar guitarist Kirk Windstein, who’s concentrating on his main band.
Will Bobby Landgraf stepping in on guitar make a noticeable difference? Hard to say. We do know, however, that the band just released the first photos with the new lineup via their Facebook page, and from the looks of it, there might be a dog in the band now. We’re not sure, as we’re too busy staring at Landgraf’s majestic semi-beard. They’ve also announced a handful of tour dates starting at the end of the month, but unless you’re in Australia for the Soundwave Festival, you’re going to have to wait. Check out another shot of the band below.