Down III: Over the Under

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Down III: Over the Under
Studio album by Down
Released September 25, 2007
Recorded December 2006 - February 2007
Genre Heavy metal, sludge metal
Length 59:56
Label Independent Label Group
Warner
Producer Warren Riker,
Down
Down chronology
Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow
(2002)
Down III: Over the Under
(2007)
Diary of a Mad Band
(2010)

Down III: Over the Under is the third studio album by Down, released five years after their previous album, Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow. It was released internationally on September 24, 2007, and in the United States on September 25, 2007.[1]

Theme[edit]

Lyrical themes of Over the Under include the band's anger about Hurricane Katrina, Phil Anselmo's frustration over the murder of Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, and the bad blood between the two up until the guitarist's death.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Metal Hammer 10/10
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars 10/4/07

The album was leaked in full on or around August 29, 2007. The album was also released on LP, and in a special edition digipak featuring a bonus track and an extended booklet. The album debuted at number 42 in the Irish Singles Chart on September 27, 2007.[4] The album debuted at number 26 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 29,000 copies in its first week.[5] On the UK Album Charts, the album debuted at number 46 on September 30, 2007.

Down III was #4 in Revolver's list of the 20 best albums of 2007 and #2 in Metal Hammer's year-end list. It was ranked #37 on Rolling Stone's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Three Suns and One Star"   Phil Anselmo, Kirk Windstein 5:41
2. "The Path"   Anselmo, Rex Brown 4:09
3. "N.O.D."   Anselmo, Pepper Keenan, Windstein 4:00
4. "I Scream"   Anselmo, Keenan 3:48
5. "On March the Saints"   Anselmo, Keenan, Windstein 4:10
6. "Never Try"   Anselmo, Brown, Keenan 4:55
7. "Mourn"   Anselmo, Keenan 4:44
8. "Beneath the Tides"   Anselmo, Keenan 5:32
9. "His Majesty the Desert"   Anselmo, Keenan 2:25
10. "Pillamyd"   Anselmo, Keenan 5:15
11. "In the Thrall of It All"   Anselmo 6:20
12. "Nothing in Return (Walk Away)"   Anselmo, Keenan 8:55
13. "Invest in Fear*" (Europe / Japan hidden bonus track) Anselmo, Jimmy Bower, Brown, Keenan, Windstein 5:20
Total length:
65:17

Notes[edit]

  • Track 13 is a bonus track included with the UK version of the album. On the packaging of the UK album, however, the song is not mentioned, and is thus effectively a hidden track. It was also available on the Japanese pressing through Roadrunner Records Japan.
  • On October 14, 2008 Down re-released Over the Under in a Deluxe Edition. Over the Under Deluxe Edition contains 30 extra minutes of bonus footage and live performances on a DVD as an exclusive item for Best Buy stores throughout the United States.
  • This is Down's only album without profanity (excluding "Invest in Fear.")

Personnel[edit]

Down
Additional musicians
Technical personnel
  • Warren Riker – producer, recording engineer, mixer
  • David "The Puma" Troia – additional engineering, Pro Tools
  • Jonas Grabarnick – Pro Tools
  • Rouble Kapoor – assistant engineer
  • Bo Jo – assistant engineer
  • Brian "Big Bass" Gardner – mastering
  • Vance Kelly – art direction and design
  • Pepper Keenan – art direction and design
  • Dove Shore – photography

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2007 The Billboard 200 26
Top Independent Albums 3

Tour dates[edit]

Over the Under Tour
Promotional tour by Down,
Location Europe, North America, Australasia
Associated album Down III: Over the Under
Start date 27 September 2007
End date 14 October 2008
# Date City Country Venue
First leg
North America I
1 27 September 2007 Reno, Nevada United States Stoney's
2 28 September 2007 San Francisco, California Senator
3 29 September 2007 Chico, California Senator
4 1 October 2007 Portland, Oregon Roseland Theater
5 2 October 2007 Spokane, Washington Big Easy
6 4 October 2007 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Commodore Ballroom
7 5 October 2007 Seattle, Washington United States Showbox Sodo
8 6 October 2007 Boise, Idaho Big Easy
9 8 October 2007 Denver, Colorado Ogden Theater
10 10 October 2007 Chicago, Illinois House of Blues
11 11 October 2007 Milwaukee, Wisconsin The Rave
12 13 October 2007 St. Louis, Missouri Pop's
13 14 October 2007 Tulsa, Oklahoma Cain's Ballroom
14 16 October 2007 Kansas City, Missouri Beaumont Club
15 17 October 2007 Minneapolis, Minnesota 1st Ave
16 19 October 2007 Detroit, Michigan Harpos
17 20 October 2007 Cincinnati, Ohio Bogart's
18 22 October 2007 Toronto, Ontario Canada Phoenix
19 23 October 2007 Cleveland, Ohio United States House of Blues
20 25 October 2007 New York City, New York Roseland Ballroom
21 26 October 2007 Atlantic City, New Jersey House of Blues
22 27 October 2007 Worcester, Massachusetts Palladium
23 28 October 2007 Montreal, Quebec Canada Metropolis
24 30 October 2007 Albany, New York United States Northern Lights
25 31 October 2007 Baltimore, Maryland Sonar
26 7 November 2007 Atlanta, Georgia Roxy Theatre
27 9 November 2007 Tampa, Florida Jannus Landing
28 10 November 2007 Ft Lauderdale, Florida Revolution
29 11 November 2007 Orlando, Florida Hard Rock Live
30 13 November 2007 Houston, Texas Meridian
31 14 November 2007 San Antonio, Texas Sunset Station
32 15 November 2007 Corpus Christi, Texas Concrete St
33 17 November 2007 Lubbock, Texas Pavilion
34 18 November 2007 Albuquerque, New Mexico Sunshine
35 19 November 2007 Tempe, Arizona Marquee Theatre
36 20 November 2007 San Diego, California House of Blues
37 23 November 2007 Los Angeles, California The Music Box @ Fonda
38 24 November 2007 Las Vegas, Nevada House of Blues
Second leg
North America II
39 18 January 2008 Mobile, Alabama United States Soul Kitchen
40 19 January 2008 Birmingham, Alabama Workplay Theatre
41 20 January 2008 Lafayette, Louisiana Grant St. Dance Hall
42 22 January 2008 Little Rock, Arkansas The Village
43 23 January 2008 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Diamond Ballroom
44 25 January 2008 Springfield, Missouri Reminton's
45 26 January 2008 Champaign, Illinois Canopy Club
46 27 January 2008 Grand Rapids, Michigan The Orbit Room
47 29 January 2008 Flint, Michigan Machine Shop
48 30 January 2008 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Rex Theater
49 2 February 2008 Indianapolis, Indiana Egyptian Room
50 4 February 2008 Buffalo, New York Town Ballroom
51 5 February 2008 Allentown, Pennsylvania Crocodile Rock
52 7 February 2008 Long Island, New York Mulcahy's
53 8 February 2008 Providence, Rhode Island Lupo's
54 9 February 2008 Sayreville, New Jersey Starland Ballroom
55 11 February 2008 Poughkeepsie, New York The Chance
56 12 February 2008 New Haven, Connecticut Toad's Place
57 13 February 2008 Richmond, Virginia Toad's Place
58 14 February 2008 Norfolk, Virginia Norva Theatre
59 16 February 2008 Knoxville, Tennessee Valarium
60 18 February 2008 Asheville, North Carolina Orange Peel
61 19 February 2008 Nashville, Tennessee The Cannery
62 21 February 2008 New Orleans, Louisiana Southport Music Hall
Third leg
Europe I
63 18 March 2008 Moscow Russia B1
64 19 March 2008 St. Petersburg Port Club
65 21 March 2008 Tampere Finland Pakkhuone
66 22 March 2008 Helsinki Kulttuuritalo
67 24 March 2008 Stockholm Sweden Debaser
68 25 March 2008 Oslo Norway Rockefeller
69 26 March 2008 Copenhagen Denmark Pumpehusset
70 28 March 2008 Prague Czech Republic Rock Café
71 29 March 2008 Warsaw Poland Stodola
72 30 March 2008 Berlin Germany Huxley's
73 1 April 2008 Munich Elserhalle
74 2 April 2008 Stuttgart Longhorn
75 3 April 2008 Brussels Belgium AB
76 5 April 2008 Amsterdam Netherlands Melkweg
77 6 April 2008 Paris France Bataclan
78 8 April 2008 Glasgow Scotland Academy
79 9 April 2008 Birmingham England Academy
80 10 April 2008 Norwich University of East Anglia
81 12 April 2008 Manchester Academy
82 13 April 2008 London Brixton Academy
83 15 April 2008 Dublin Ireland Ambassador
84 17 April 2008 Tilburg Netherlands Roadburn Festival's "Pre-Heat"
85 18 April 2008 Wiesbaden Germany Schlachtof
86 19 April 2008 Caluire et Cuire France Le Radiant
87 21 April 2008 Zurich Switzerland Rohstofflager
88 22 April 2008 Milan Italy Alcatrazz
89 24 April 2008 Barcelona Spain Alcatrazz
90 25 April 2008 Madrid Joy Eslava
91 27 April 2008 Lisbon Portugal Coliseu dos Recreios
Fourth leg
Europe II
92 10 July 2008 Hamburg Germany Markthalle
93 12 July 2008 Koln Live Music Hall
94 13 July 2008 Malmö Sweden Kulturbolaget
95 14 July 2008 Gothenburg Trädgårn
Supporting Metallica with The Sword
96 16 July 2008 Bergen Norway Bergenhus Castle
97 18 July 2008 St. Petersburg Russia SKK Hall
98 20 July 2008 Riga Latvia Skonto Stadium
99 22 July 2008 Bologna Italy Parco Nord
100 25 July 2008 Sofia Bulgaria Levski Stadium
101 27 July 2008 Istanbul Turkey Ali Sami Yen Stadium
Fifth leg
Oceania
102 10 October 2008 Brisbane Australia The Arena
103 11 October 2008 Sydney UNSW Roundhouse
104 12 October 2008 Melbourne Palace Theatre
105 14 October 2008 Perth Metro Fremantle

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "DOWN: New Album Tentative Release Date Revealed", Blabbermouth.net, July 26, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Chris Harris, "New Down LP To Include 'Angry' Songs About Katrina, Dimebag Darrell", MTV News, January 30, 2007.
  3. ^ "Over the Under - Down". Allmusic. 
  4. ^ ">> IRMA << Irish Charts - Singles, Albums & Compilations >>". Irma.ie. 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  5. ^ Katie Hasty, "Rascal Flatts Races To No. 1 In Debut-Heavy Week", Billboard.com, October 3, 2007.
  6. ^ ROBERT CHRISTGAU, DAVID FRICKE, CHRISTIAN HOARD, ROB SHEFFIELD (December 17, 2007). "The Top 50 Albums of 2007" Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2007-12-20
  7. ^ "Official Down Board • View topic - Down Tour Archive". Downboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 

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