DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band has issued the following update:

“DOWN’s been offered a great amount of festivals all over Europe this summer, so here we come. We also have a couple of dates on our own with the mighty ST. VITUS!

“We’re in the final stages of the documentary and it should be out soon.

“After the European festivals, we’re planning one more run of select markets in The States from August to September. Then we are headed back to the studio for October through December to record what will eventually become [the fourth DOWN album].”

Upcoming DOWN shows:

Jun. 13 – Download – Donington, UK
Jun. 19 – Hellfest – Clisson, France
Jun. 20 – Sonisphere – Nijmegen, Holland
Jun. 26 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium
Jun. 28 – Gods Of Metal – Milan, Italy
Jul. 03 – Roskilde Festival – Roskilde, Denmark
Jul. 04 – Sonisphere – Hockenheimring, Germany
Jul. 05 – With Full Force – Leipzig, Germany
Jul. 06 – Metalcamp – Tolmin, Slovenia
Jul. 11 – Sonisphere – Barcelona, Spain

In October 2008, DOWN released a “deluxe edition” of its critically acclaimed third album, “Over the Under”. The deluxe package, which was made available as a Best Buy exclusive, includes a DVD with over 30 minutes of previously unreleased live performances and behind-the-scenes footage. The album was released on Down Records in conjunction with Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group (ILG).

Italian news blog Musica Metal has posted video footage of DOWN’s July 22, 2008 performance in Bologna, Italy as the support band for METALLICA. Watch the clip below.