Jimmy Bower

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Jimmy Bower
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Jimmy Bower with Down.
Background information
Born (1968-09-19) September 19, 1968 (age 48)
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana
Genres Heavy metal, sludge metal, thrash metal, hardcore punk
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Drums, Guitar, Bass
Years active 1988–present
Labels Roadrunner
Associated acts Eyehategod, Blatant Frustration, Superjoint Ritual, Clearlight, Down, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity

Jimmy Bower (born September 19, 1968) is an American sludge/heavy metal guitarist and drummer who has played with six bands, most notably Eyehategod,[1] Crowbar, Down, and Superjoint Ritual.

Jimmy Bower is known in some circles as the "Godfather of Southern Metal" for his involvement in the New Orleans Metal and Hardcore scene, as well as being a founding member of legendary Sludge Metal bands Eyehategod and Crowbar which is an obvious influence on many of the hardcore and heavy metal bands that later emerged from the South. Jimmy is also a founding member of Down and Superjoint Ritual, along with former Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo. Jimmy has also been a large part in the histories of bands such as Corrosion of Conformity and Crowbar as a touring drummer. He's known under the nickname "Bower Power". Jimmy is married to Dana Kieferle and the two had their first child on March 27, 2013.


Band Date of release Title Label Instrument US sales
Eyehategod December 1, 1992 In the Name of Suffering Emetic Records Guitar
November 22, 1993 Take as Needed for Pain
Down September 19, 1995 NOLA Elektra Drums 500,000+
Eyehategod April 2, 1996 Dopesick Emetic Records/Century Media Guitar
Crowbar October 29, 1996 Broken Glass Pavement Music Drums
Eyehategod 1997 In These Black Days: Vol.1 (Split with Anal Cunt) Hydra Head Records Guitar
Crowbar July 7, 1998 Odd Fellows Rest Pavement Music Drums
Eyehategod January 25, 2000 Southern Discomfort Emetic Records/Century Media Guitar
September 19, 2000 Confederacy of Ruined Lives
The Mystick Krewe of Clearlight 2000 The Mystick Krewe of Clearlight Tee Pee Records
Corrosion of Conformity August 7, 2001 Live Volume Sanctuary Records Drums
Eyehategod May 29, 2001 10 Years of Abuse (EP) Emetic Records/Century Media Guitar
Down March 26, 2002 Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow Elektra Drums
Superjoint Ritual May 21, 2002 Use Once and Destroy Sanctuary Records Guitar
July 22, 2003 A Lethal Dose of American Hatred
Eyehategod May 27, 2005 Preaching the "End-Time" Message Emetic Records
Down September 25, 2007 Down III: Over the Under Warner/Roadrunner Drums
Down September 18, 2012 Down IV Part I – The Purple EP Housecore Records
Down May 13, 2014 Down IV – Part II Down Records, Independent Label Group
Eyehategod May 26, 2014 Eyehategod Housecore Records Guitar
Superjoint November 11, 2016 Caught Up in the Gears of Application Housecore Records Guitar

Music videos and DVDs[edit]

  • 1995 Crowbar – "The Only Factor" (Music Video)
  • 1995 Down – "Stone the Crow" (Music Video)
  • 1996 Crowbar – "Broken Glass" (Music Video)
  • 1996 Crowbar – "Like Broken" (Home Video)
  • 2001 Corrosion of Conformity – "Live Volume" (DVD) (Jimmy as the Dweller)(Recorded at "Harpo's" in Detroit)
  • 2002 Superjoint Ritual – "Live in Dallas, TX" (DVD)
  • 2002 Superjoint Ritual – "The Alcoholik" (Music Video) (Jimmy as the Alcoholic) (Available on "Live in Dallas DVD")
  • 2002 Superjoint Ritual – "Fuck Your Enemy" (Music Video) (Available on "Live in Dallas DVD")
  • 2003 Down – "Ghosts Along The Mississippi" (Music Video)
  • 2004 Superjoint Ritual – "Live at CBGBs" (DVD)
  • 2004 Superjoint Ritual – "Waiting for the Turning Point" (Music Video) (Available on "Live at CBGBS DVD")
  • 2004 Superjoint Ritual – "Dress Like a Target" (Music Video) (Available on "Live at CBGBS DVD")
  • 2007 Down – "On March the Saints" (Music Video)
  • 2012 Down – "Witchtripper" (Music Video)
  • 2015 Down - "Conjure" (Music Video)


  1. ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry (December 5, 2005). New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Zonda Books Limited. pp. 137–. ISBN 978-0-9582684-0-0. Retrieved October 13, 2011.