Long-running sludge daddies Down are still riding high from last year's six-song EP, Down IV Part I - The Purple EP, and rightfully so. The effort was one of 2012's best releases, making it onto plenty of year-end lists and satisfying Down fans' hunger for new material because their previous album, Down III: Over the Under, is now all of five years old. This year should be a busy one for the Down camp, with more touring and recording plans and a Phil Anselmo solo album in the pipeline.
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