Diary of a Mad Band: Europe in the Year of VI

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Diary of a Mad Band: Europe in the Year of VI
Live album (CD/DVD) by Down
Released October 5, 2010
Genre Heavy Metal
Sludge Metal
Southern Metal
Length Disc 1: 50:25
Disc 2: 50:35
Label Roadrunner
Down chronology
Down III: Over the Under
Diary of a Mad Band
Down IV – Part I
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
411mania.com 9/10 stars[1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Diary of a Mad Band: Europe in the Year of VI is a Live CD/DVD by Sludge/Southern Metal band Down. This is the final Down album to feature Rex Brown as bassist.

Album information[edit]

"Diary Of A Mad Band" features a two-CD full concert recorded in London. The 130-minute DVD features footage documenting the 2006 return of Down from the practice room through the band's first European tour, and a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette entitled "Tyrades and Shananigans".

The album is often mislabeled as "Down IV" as it is the fourth release by Down, although it is not a studio album. Another reason for this is that on the album's artwork, the Roman numeral for 6 (VI) is present. The Roman numeral for 6 is present because the album was recorded in 2006 (In the year of VI).

The vinyl release features completely different artwork under the title Threefold Live.

Legal issues and delay[edit]

The live album was originally set for release on March 23, 2010. However, due to legal issues the album's release date was pushed back to October 5.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

No. Title Recorded Length
1. "Losing All"   London, England 5:06
2. "Lifer"   London, England 5:44
3. "Lysergik Funeral Procession"   London, England 2:53
4. "Rehab"   London, England 6:09
5. "Temptations Wings"   London, England 6:05
6. "Ghosts Along the Mississippi"   London, England 7:07
7. "Learn from This Mistake"   London, England 8:22
8. "Hail the Leaf"   London, England 4:19
9. "New Orleans Is a Dying Whore"   London, England 4:45
Total length:

Disc 2[edit]

No. Title Recorded Length
10. "Lies, I Don't Know What They Say But..."   London, England 7:21
11. "Underneath Everything"   London, England 5:19
12. "The Seed"   London, England 4:26
13. "Eyes of the South"   London, England 7:36
14. "Jail"   London, England 6:33
15. "Stone the Crow"   London, England 7:30
16. "Bury Me in Smoke"   London, England 11:55
Total length:


Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
May 19, 2006 Hamburg Germany Grosse Freiheit
May 20, 2006 Cologne Live Music Hall
May 21, 2006 Tilburg Netherlands 013
May 23, 2006 Birmingham England Carling Academy
May 24, 2006 Nottingham Rock City
May 25, 2006 Newcastle University
May 27, 2006 Glasgow Scotland ABC
May 28, 2006 Manchester England Academy
May 29, 2006 London London Astoria
May 30, 2006
June 1, 2006 Milan Italy Gods of Metal, Idroscalo
June 2, 2006 Zurich Switzerland Rohstofflager
June 3, 2006 Paris France Élysée Montmartre
June 5, 2006 Oslo Norway Rockefeller
June 6, 2006 Stockholm Sweden Arenan
June 7, 2006 Copenhagen Denmark Vega
June 8, 2006 Tampere Finland Pakkahuone
June 10, 2006 Castle Donington England Download Festival, Donington Park
June 12, 2006 Belfast Northern Ireland Mandela
June 13, 2006 Dublin Ireland Ambassador Theatre
June 24, 2006 New Orleans, Louisiana United States Tipitina's

Note: Dates June 12, 13, & 24 do not appear on the album.