Down gick in i studion oktober förra året för att påbörja inspelningen av den första i en serie av fyra EPs som ska släppas ett år efter varandra. Den första EPn går under namnet EP One och släpps den 18 september.
Phil Anselmo har kommenterat varför bandet släpper fyra EPs, han säger ”That’s the idea right now, but I think that after you work on a body of music, you need to reload, you need to refresh, you need to clear your head. Get that, digest it, get it out of your system, and then decide what direction you’re going to go. It’s a good idea and I think we should see it through. But there’s no way we can rush it. Because I think if it is a series of four, each one should be unique, and that… We’ve shown flexibility — we have songs like Bury Me In Smoke and then we have songs like Stone The Crow… acoustic pieces and what-not… We have all that. So we’ve touched on many, I guess, dynamics, so… I would expect each EP to have its own life.”
Anselmo beskriver EP One, ”Nothing flashy. Straight to the point… really just Down music. If you liked the first record, the demos… something like that… This record, we’re pretty dead straight and honest and on the money as far as making it as simple and direct as possible and I think we did that. . . It has that practice-room vibe to it. We didn’t really try and fucking slick it out and anything. We went the more raw route, as far as an approach.”
Låtlista EP One:
3. Open Coffins
4. The Curse Is A Lie
5. This Work Is Timeless
6. The Misfortune Teller