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  DOWN RELEASE NEW TRACK 'WITCHTRIPPER' FROM FORTHCOMING EP
27th July 2012



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Down have released a brand new song titled 'Witchtripper' from their their six track EP called 'EP One' which will be rleased on September 18th and is part of a four part series of EPs.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, frontman Phil Anselmo spoke candidly about his original criticism of the song title, saying "Somebody would suggest to me, 'Hey, man, that might make a killer song title.' And at the time I'm like, 'You're out of your fucking mind. There's no way I'm gonna call a song 'Witchtripper'.

But Phil changed his mind on the idea of 'Witchtripper' and gave guitarist Pepper Keenan and drummer Jimmy Bower's idea a chance: "I was like, 'OK, check this out, you dicks. 'Witchtripper' you want, 'Witchtripper' you will get'."

"I laid it on them, and sure enough, they were right – it worked, as usual. So there goes the genius of Phil Anselmo. Always doubting, and I'm the last one to get it."

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'EP One' will be Down's first new release in five years since their third studio album 'Down III: Over the Under'.

Anselmo also spoke about his present expectations and letting the music come naturally to him. "Right now I'm looking forward to the public's consumption and letting them hear it. I'm not sure if it's gonna break any ground. I never put any expectation on any friggin' record I do.

"We didn't overanalyze anything. We just let the songs kind of unfold, and once it felt right, there was no reason to go back."

Click here to hear 'Witchtripper'


Down 2012 U.S. Tour Dates:
09/18 — Fort Worth, Texas – Ridglea Theater
09/19 — Tulsa, Okla. – Cain's Ballroom
09/21 — Sauget, Ill. – Pop's
09/22 — Chicago, Ill. – House of Blues
09/23 — Pontiac, Mich. – Crofoot Ballroom
09/25 — Boston, Mass. – House of Blues
09/26 — Philadelphia, Pa. – Electric Factory (feat. Pentagram)
09/28 — New York, N.Y. – Best Buy Theater (feat. Saint Vitus)
09/29 — Sayreville, N.J. – Starland Ballroom
10/02 — Charlotte, N.C. – Tremont Music Hall


WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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