Down has premiered a new song entitled “Witchtripper.” The song comes from their upcoming title EP One, which is the first of a four-EP series.
Singer Phil Anselmo explains that he was originally hesitant about the name of the song, â€œSomebody would suggest to me, â€˜Hey, man, that might make a killer song title.â€™ And at the time Iâ€™m like, â€˜Youâ€™re out of your fucking mind. Thereâ€™s no way Iâ€™m gonna call a song â€˜Witchtripper.â€™â€
When the band brought the song to Anselmo, he responded, â€œI was like, â€˜OK, check this out, you dicks. â€˜Witchtripperâ€™ you want, â€˜Witchtripperâ€™ you will getâ€™. I laid it on them, and sure enough, they were right â€“ it worked, as usual. So there goes the genius of Phil Anselmo. Always doubting, and Iâ€™m the last one to get it.â€