WINDSTEIN Confirms DOWN Covers EP! Tuesday March 1 2022, 10:50 AM
WINDSTEIN Confirms DOWN Covers EP!

DOWN   guitarist   Kirk Windstein   has confirmed to   Ghost Cult   that the band is still planning to release a six-song EP of "obscure" cover songs. "A lot of people have been asking about that yet; that's true," he said (as transcribed by   BLABBERMOUTH.NET ). "We just need to get our butts in a room together and pick the shit out and   DOWN   it up a little bit, so to speak. But that's the only thing in the future as of now. But it's something."

As for the possibility of   DOWN   staging the previously announced anniversary tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of the band's 1995-released classic debut album,   "NOLA" , after the trek was sidelined due to the global pandemic,   Kirk   said: "I sure hope so. I mean, we have [shows booked in] Dallas and I believe we have one in Atlanta, and we have [ Welcome To ]   Rockville , we have a festival in Florida — as far as I know.

"But yeah, I'm optimistic [that we will be able to do a short   'NOLA'   anniversary tour]," he continued. "I get it that maybe   DOWN   is not in a position to do a lot of touring anymore or anything, but for god's sake, we can at least do mainly Southeast of the United States, a bit of the Midwest — not to dick you over on the West Coast, but without going thousands of miles away — do something. But we'll see. Right now, of course, everyone's concern is just doing what we have booked already and hoping that that goes smoothly."

Joining   Windstein   in   DOWN 's current lineup are vocalist   Philip H. Anselmo , guitarist   Pepper Keenan , drummer   Jimmy Bower   and bassist   Pat Bruders .

Last August,   DOWN   took part in a very special in-person live and virtual experience.   "NOLA Town Throwdown"   was held at the Fillmore in New Orleans, Louisiana and featured fans attending the show in person as well as watching it in real time from the comfort of their living room.

In August 2020,   DOWN   celebrated the 25th anniversary of   "NOLA"   with a special livestreamed event. Dubbed   "The Quarter Century Throwdown" , the high-production, multi-camera event took place using cutting-edge streaming technology to create a one-of-a-kind virtual concert experience.

A founding member of   DOWN ,   Windstein   left the band in 2013 in order to focus on   CROWBAR   and his family life. He was replaced by   Bobby Landgraf ,   DOWN 's former guitar tech who was previously in   GAHDZILLA MOTOR COMPANY , a 1990s outfit also featuring   Jason McMaster   ( DANGEROUS TOYS ,   WATCHTOWER ), and   HONKY .

Windstein   announced his return to   DOWN   in 2019, with the band confirming a number of festival appearances for 2020 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of   "NOLA" , all of which have since been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe.

Prior to the August 2020 livestream,   DOWN 's last live appearance took place in August 2016 at the   Psycho Las Vegas   festival in Las Vegas.

Photo by   Danin Drahos

Via Blabbermouth

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