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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of DOWN’s Entire Performance At France’s HELLFEST

ARTE Live performance has uploaded professionally filmed video of DOWN‘s total June 19 efficiency at Hellfest in Clisson, France.

Featured songs:

01. Lysergik Funeral Procession 01:38
02. Hail The Leaf 05:20
03. Lifer 09:33
04. The Seed 15:13
05. Ghosts Alongside The Mississippi 19:46
06. Shedding All 25:09
07. Pillars Of Eternity 30:22
08. Swan Music 35:14
09. Eyes Of The South 39:50
10. Stone The Crow 46:23
11. Bury Me In Smoke 52:49

Final month, DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein spoke to Pierre Gutiérrez of Rock Talks in regards to the standing of the band’s long-discussed EP of “obscure” cowl songs. He mentioned: “We now have been speaking about this for a very long time. What’s been occurring is DOWN is type of now because it began, which was a aspect mission. We love doing it and it is a ton of enjoyable and we like it — we love the band; it is a tremendous band — however all people’s again to doing their different bands. Pepper‘s [Keenan, guitar] doing C.O.C. full-time, Jimmy‘s [Bower, drums] doing EYEHATEGOD, I am doing CROWBAR, Phil‘s received so much on his palms and a variety of initiatives, as he all the time did and all the time will.

“I might like to knock out this cover-song EP,” he continued. “We actually have not, to my data, agreed upon the songs one hundred percent but. Proper now we’re extra involved with simply being correctly rehearsed for the exhibits that we’ve got developing on the finish of Might. And we’ve got three festivals in Europe on the finish of June that we have to be ready for as effectively. So we’re type of concentrating on that, and perhaps after that we’ll see the place we’re at with the cover-song EP.”

Requested by Gutiérrez if the members of DOWN have already picked a number of songs to cowl on the upcoming EP, Windstein mentioned: “We now have a number of that I believe all of us agree on, however in the long run it is actually Phil‘s selection. The opposite guys, and Phil as effectively, have texted one another backwards and forwards and e-mailed one another one million completely different songs that we expect could be good. To me, we have to simply sit down and have an precise assembly and say, ‘All proper, guys. What songs are we gonna do? And let’s be taught ’em. And make ’em sound like DOWN.’ We do not wanna be a cover-song band like you’ve on a cruise ship or one thing; we wish to redo these songs in a DOWN model. And no disrespect to cover-song bands on a cruise ship or wherever else… However critically, we simply must agree on the songs and get right down to work with it.

“Life begins to take over as you grow old,” Kirk added, explaining the delay in recording the brand new DOWN EP. “We now have kids, and a few of us are married… Life begins to take over the place it is tough with everybody’s schedule, like, ‘Okay, when can all of us get collectively?’ As a result of this one’s received this household operate occurring and this one’s received this household operate occurring. As you grow old, it does make it somewhat harder. However we simply must get in a room and discuss and determine it out. And I am unable to wait to try this; I believe it is gonna be nice.”

Pressed about which tracks have already been agreed upon for inclusion on the DOWN covers EP, Kirk mentioned: “I would fairly not [discuss that in interviews yet] as a result of there’s solely perhaps one or two which are actually set in stone. A few of it is some obscure stuff, so I might fairly… When we’ve got a hundred percent settlement on all the blokes as to what we’re gonna do, then perhaps in interviews we’ll discuss it.”

When Gutiérrez talked about that it might be cool to listen to DOWN cowl a KISS track, Windstein mentioned: “Pepper threw one out that I like, so that you by no means know. As soon as once more, it is actually as much as Phil in the long run, what he feels is nice for his voice and what KISS track, if we did, would we do. I imply, we’ve got one in thoughts, however can we make it sound like DOWN? Possibly so. It is gotta sound like we wrote it; it is gotta sound like us.”

As for the potential of a brand new full-length album of unique materials from DOWN, Kirk mentioned: “That is one other factor that must be mentioned in some unspecified time in the future. To me, it might nearly be simpler to only all people write riffs and get collectively than attempt to determine on which cowl songs to do. I am certain that we’ll get round to it in some unspecified time in the future. We’re not getting any youthful and it is one thing that we take pleasure in and I believe that the followers would like it as effectively. So I am certain in some unspecified time in the future we’ll get round to it.”

Becoming a member of Windstein in DOWN‘s present lineup are Anselmo, Keenan, Bower and bassist Pat Bruders.

Final August, DOWN took half in a really particular in-person stay and digital expertise. “NOLA City Throwdown” was held on the Fillmore in New Orleans, Louisiana and featured followers attending the present in individual in addition to watching it in actual time from the consolation of their front room.

In August 2020, DOWN celebrated the twenty fifth anniversary of “NOLA” with a particular livestreamed occasion. Dubbed “The Quarter Century Throwdown”, the high-production, multi-camera occasion occurred utilizing cutting-edge streaming expertise to create a one-of-a-kind digital live performance expertise.

A founding member of DOWN, Windstein left the band in 2013 with the intention to concentrate on CROWBAR and his household life. He was changed by Bobby Landgraf, DOWN‘s former guitar tech who was beforehand in GAHDZILLA MOTOR COMPANY, a Nineties outfit additionally that includes Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS, WATCHTOWER),and HONKY.

Windstein introduced his return to DOWN in 2019, with the band confirming various competition appearances for 2020 to have a good time the twenty fifth anniversary of “NOLA”, all of which have since been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe.

Previous to the August 2020 livestream, DOWN‘s final stay look occurred in August 2016 on the Psycho Las Vegas competition in Las Vegas.

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