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Down are an all-star heavy metal side project whose original lineup consisted of members from Pantera (singer Phil Anselmo), Corrosion of Conformity (guitarist Pepper Keenan), and Crowbar (guitarist Kirk Windstein, bassist Todd Strange, and drummer Jimmy Bower). Formed in the mid-'90s when Pantera were on a brief break (between their Far Beyond Driven and The Great Southern Trendkill releases), the quartet's members had been longtime friends and decided to break up their downtime (hence their name). The EastWest label issued Down's 1995 debut, NOLA, an abbreviation for New Orleans, where all the group's original members came from. While many assumed that the band would specialize in over the top, extreme metal, it contained more elements of classic rock than the members' usual bands (a prime influence of the group being Black Sabbath). The album eventually went platinum in America, but after a supporting tour wrapped up, little was heard from the group; the members had returned to their full-time projects, leading many to assume that Down were a one-off. But Anselmo, Keenan, and Bower reconvened to work on new material in 2001, with Pantera bassist Rex Brown taking Strange's spot in the lineup. March 2002 saw the release of Down's long-awaited sophomore effort, Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow. A third volume, Down III: Over the Under, followed in 2007, including Anselmo and Keenan with Windstein, Bower, and Brown. In 2010, the band released a live audio/video set, Diary of a Mad Band. Down IV appeared as a series of EPs, beginning in 2012 with Down IV, Pt. I: The Purple EP and continuing in 2014 with Down IV, Pt. II. ~ Greg Prato
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  4.   Witchtripper
  5.   Losing All
  6.   Ghosts Along the Mississippi
  7.   Beneath the Tides
  8.   Stone the Crow
  9.   Lies, I Don't Know What They Say But...
  10.   On March the Saints
  11.   Bury Me in Smoke
  12.   N.O.D.
  13.   Eyes of the South
  14.   We Knew Him Well
  15.   Underneath Everything
  16.   Dog Tired
  17.   Lysergik Funeral Procession
  18.   Jail
  19.   The Curse Is A Lie
  20.   Beautifully Depressed
  21.   New Orleans Is a Dying Whore
  22.   Pillars of Eternity
  23.   Bacchanalia
  24.   Hogshead/Dogshead
  25.   Misfortune Teller
  26.   Lysergic Funeral Procession
  27.   His Majesty the Desert
  28.   Learn From This Mistake
  29.   Stained Glass Cross
  30.   There's Something on My Side
  31.   Swan Song
  32.   Rehab
  33.   Hail the Leaf
  34.   Conjure
  35.   Open Coffins
  36.   Levitation
  37.   Nothing in Return (Walk Away)
  38.   The Path
  39.   Landing on the Mountains of Megiddo
  40.   Where I'm Going
  41.   The Man That Follows Hell
  42.   Doobinterlude
  43.   Steeple
  44.   Pillamyd
  45.   I Scream
  46.   The Seed
  47.   Sufferer's Years
  48.   In the Thrall of It All
  49.   Never Try
  50.   3 Suns and 1 Star
  51.   Flambeaux's Jamming with Staug
  52.   Pray for the Locust
  53.   Mourn
  54.   This Work is Timeless

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