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Jimmy Bower

Jimmy Bower

Real/full name:
James Bower
55 (born Sep 19th, 1968)
Place of birth:
United States (New Orleans, Louisiana)


Jimmy Bower is a multi-instrumentalist from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a well known figure in the New Orleans Sludge metal scene. He is best known as the drummer and founding member of the Southern metal band, Down. He is also the guitarist and founding member of the veteran Sludge metal band, Eyehategod. He was in Slugs, a precursor to Crowbar in the late 80's. When Crowbar evolved he joined ...


Appeared in the documentary about Bobby Liebling called Last Days Here.

He stated in an interview that Mike Williams inspired him to stop using opiates.

The mid-'80s band Armageddon that Jimmy played in with Kyle Thomas did not have any recordings/releases, but did have some original songs in the vein of Iron Maiden.


Guitars, Vocals


Drums (1992-1996, 1999-2002, 2006-present)

1992 1992 Demos (Demo) Drums
1995 Lifer (Single) Drums
1995 Stone the Crow (Single) Drums
1995 NOLA Drums, Songwriting (track 12), Lyrics (track 12) (as "Jim")
1996 Rehab (Single) Drums
2002 Beautifully Depressed (Single) Drums
2002 Ghosts Along the Mississippi (Single) Drums
2002 Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow... Drums, All instruments (track 9) (as "Jimmy")
2007 Beneath the Tides (Single) Drums
2007 Down III: Over the Under Drums (as "Jimmy")
2007 Mourn (Single) Drums
2010 Diary of a Mad Band (Live album) Drums
2012 Witchtripper (Single) Drums
2012 Down IV - Part 1 (EP) Drums
2014 Down IV - Part 2 (EP) Drums
2014 Down IV Part 1 & 2 (Compilation) Drums
(show all)

En Minor



Guitars (1988-present)

1989 Garden Dwarf Woman Driver (Demo) Guitars
1989 Lack of Almost Everything (Demo) Guitars
1990 In the Name of Suffering Guitars
1993 Take as Needed for Pain Guitars
1994 Ruptured Heart Theory (EP) Guitars
1994 Whore / Untitled (Split) Guitars
1995 Loud & Ugly Vol. 2 (Split) Guitars
1995 Wrong / Southern Discomfort (Split) Guitars
1996 Dopesick Guitars, Songwriting
1997 In These Black Days: A Tribute to Black Sabbath (Vol. I) (Split) Guitars
2000 Confederacy of Ruined Lives Guitars
2001 10 Years of Abuse (and Still Broke) (Compilation) Guitars
2002 Eyehategod / Soilent Green (Split) Guitars
2002 Century Media 10th Anniversary Party - Live (Split video) Guitars
2004 99 Miles of Bad Road (EP) Guitars
2004 Tokyo Japan - March 19th, 2002 (Video) Guitars
2004 I Am the Gestapo / Self-Zeroing (Split) Guitars
2011 Live (Video) Guitars
2012 New Orleans Is the New Vietnam (Single) Guitars
2014 The Liar's Psalm (Single) Guitars
2014 Eyehategod Guitars
2015 Eyehategod / Psycho (Split) Guitars
2016 Eyehategod / Bl'ast (Split) Guitars
2020 Gates of Steel / New Life (Split) Guitars
2020 High Risk Trigger (Single) Guitars
2021 Fake What's Yours (Single) Guitars
2021 Built Beneath the Lies (Single) Guitars
2021 Circle of Nerves (Single) Guitars (as "James Joseph Bower III")
2021 A History of Nomadic Behavior Guitars (as "James Bower")
2022 Motörhead (Single) Guitars
2022 Gates of Steel (Single) Guitars
(show all)

The Mystick Krewe of Clearlight

Guitars (1996-2001, 2012), Drums (2016-present)

1999 Clearlight (Demo) Guitars
2000 The Mystick Krewe of Clearlight Guitars
2001 Free... / The Father, the Son and the Holy Smoke (Split) Guitars
2001 On the Hunt / Cheatin' Woman (Split) Guitars


Drums (1988-1989)



Blatant Frustration


Corrosion of Conformity

Drums (2001-2002)

2001 Live Volume: The Movie (Video) Drums
2001 Live Volume (Live album) Drums


Drums (1990, 1996-1998)

1996 Broken Glass Drums
1997 "Like Broken" Home Video (Video) Narration
1998 Odd Fellows Rest Drums (as "Wicked Crickett")

Debris Inc.

Drums (?-2008)


Guitars, Drums

1992 Learning About Manners (Demo) Drums (as "Jim Bower")


Drums (1996-?)


Guitars (1992-1993)

1993 Never (Demo) Guitars


Drums (1994-1996)



Shell Shock

Drums (?-1988)


Drums (1989-1990)

1990 Slugs Demo (Demo) Drums


Guitars (2014-2019)

2016 Caught Up in the Gears of Application Guitars

Superjoint Ritual

Guitars (1993-2004)

1995 Demo 95 (Demo) Guitars
1997 Demo 97 (Demo) Guitars
2002 Use Once and Destroy Guitars
2002 Live in Dallas, TX 2002 (Video) Guitars
2003 A Lethal Dose of American Hatred Guitars (4-string Sonex)
2004 Live at CBGB (Video) Guitars


Drums (1989)


Drums (2015)

Jones's Lounge

2002 Jones's Lounge Drums (tracks 1-7, 9, 11)
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