We Knew Him Well is the latest offering from New Orleans metal group, Down. The track is taken from their EP Down IV – Part Two slated for release May 13. To support its  release the five-piece are taking to the road joining Black Label Society and Devil You Know on a tour of North America. The tour kicks off on May 2 in Birmingham Alabama and will see the metal supergroup play headline shows as well as various festivals and benefit gigs.

Down formed in 1991 with vocalist/songwriter Phil Anselmo of Pantera, guitarist Pepper Keenan of  Corrosion of Conformity  and drummer Jimmy Bower of Eyehategod with guitarist Bobby Landgraf and bassist Pat Bruders now completing the line-up. Nola was their 1995 platinum selling LP which was followed in 2002 Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow and Down III: Over the Under in 2007. They have enjoyed live stints alongside Metallica and Heaven & Hell as well as appearances at Soundwave and Ozzfest, always delivering the same powerful, energy-fuelled performances that have made their live shows so unforgettable.

The group have been longtime friends and share similar musical influences, most notably Black Sabbath. Now it seems that the stars have aligned for these metal Gods and with their seamless line-up now in complete it seems they are set for world domination.

 Down IV – Part Two Tracklist

1. Steeple

2. We Knew Him Well

3.  Hogshead/Dogshead

4. Conjure

5. Sufferer’s Years

6. Bacchanalia

 Down Tour Dates

 5/2 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL *

5/3 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC &

5/4 – The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD *

5/5 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY *

5/7 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA *

5/8 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA *

5/9 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ *

5/10 – Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY *

5/12 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON &

5/13 – The Sherman Theatre – Stroudsburg, PA *

5/15 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA *

5/16 – Rock on the Range – Columbus, OH #

5/17 – Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN *

5/19 – The District – Sioux Falls, SD *

5/20 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL *

5/21 – Myth Live Event Centre – St. Paul, MN *

5/23 – Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX *

5/24 – Emo’s – Austin, TX ^

5/25 – Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK #

 * – w/ Black Label Society, Devil You Know