Euphoria Down are an American sludge doom metal band from New York, formed in 1995. The band consists of Peter Eriksen (vocals), John Monten (guitar), Dimitri Medelei (bass) and Loius Webber (drums). The band have cited Type O Negative and Pentagram as major influences, and play very slow psychedelic doom metal, with lyrical themes ranging from drugs to renaissance times. Although they describe themselves as predominately sludge doom, Peter Eriksen has stated the band are also gothic metal, in the same vein as Type O Negative, stating he adopted his vocal style from Peter Steele of Type O Negative. Following Steele's death, Peter Eriksen released a statement on the behalf of himself and the band: "Pete, you were the biggest inspiration for this band. We can never reach the creativity and dark beauty of Type O, and for that we thank you for so much inspiration. R.I.P"
While the band are predominately sludge doom metal/rock, Peter Eriksen has said the band draw immense inspiration from fellow countrymen Type O Negative.
- Current members
- Peter Eriksen - vocals (1995-present)
- John Monten - lead guitar (1995-present)
- Dimitri Medelei - bass guitar (2002-present)
- Loius Webber - drums (2000-present)
- Former members
- Levi Donetelle - bass (1995-2002)
- Jeff Contela - drums (1995-2000)