Down - Roundhouse, London
It's been four years since I was last fortunate enough to catch Down and this time round they remembered to bring some support with them - last time they just played a video to the crowd! First up were Warbeast, a metal band from Texas, and who are also signed to Phil Anselmo’s record label. There's was an energetic but old school performance. Second support was Orange Goblin, who were ending their tour with Down playing in their hometown. They had a good mix of old songs and new, and played some great tracks of their most recent album A Eulogy for the Damned.
Phil and the guys opened their set list with 'Eyes of the South' to which the crowd proceeded to go mental. The setlist consisted of more songs from their first studio album Nola, and they also played two new tracks from their first EP, Down IV Part 1 – The Purple EP. This was a hard, heavy set which went down well with the packed Roundhouse, proving the capital's appetite for metal never wanes.
Eyes of the South / Witchtripper / Open Coffins / Lysergik Funeral Procession / Pillars of Eternity / Life / Losing All / Ghosts Along the Mississippi / New Orleans is a Dying Whore / Temptations Wings / Swan Song / Bridge of Sighs / Hail the Leaf / Bury Me in Smoke