Over the Under
Down III: Over the Under
Album info
ReleaseSeptember 24, 2007
RecordedDecember 2006 - February 2007
GenreSludge metal
LabelIndependent Label Group, Warner
ProducerWarren Riker, Down

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.

Phil's really good at [lyrics], Several songs address Katrina's aftermath and how life changes on you, man. We've got a lot of ammunition for this one, I'll put it that way — a lot of things have not necessarily gone right for everybody these last couple of years. Everybody's just trying to stay positive. We're not writing Christian songs. These are still angry, frustrated songs. (Pepper Keenan)[2]

We've progressed a lot, but we didn't forget those first Down demos. ...We still get off on those big, giant, heavy riffs. But at the same time, we're not afraid to play acoustic guitars in a circle. It's not a one-direction evolution for us. (Pepper Keenan)[2]

Track listingEdit

# Track 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


  • 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.")


Additional musicians
  • Ross Karpelman – keyboards
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


Album - Billboard (North America)

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

Tour datesEdit

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



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