Philip H. Anselmo On First Meeting Dimebag “He Looked Like A Freaking Unraveled Q-Tip!”

 

Philip H. Anselmo is a name synonymous with metal. He has been at the helm of several iconic bands that have broken barriers in the music world. One of the hardest working musicians of the generation Phil is a member of several bands each one just as amazing as the next. Pantera got everything started for the singer back in  1986 when he replaced previous singer Terry Glaze and joined forces with brothers Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell Abbott along with Rex Brown. The band blazed new trails in American Heavy Metal and raised the bar of what was expected in regards to modern bands. Phil also went on to form the illustrious supergroup Down which has featured well known members like Jimmy Bower (Eye Hate God), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdom of Sorrow), Rex Brown (Pantera), Pepper Keenan (Corrosion Of Conformity), and Pat Bruders (Goatwhore). As if that wasn’t enough of a workload Phil also has Superjoint (Formerly Superjoint Ritual) in which Jimmy Bower is also a member. In the past few years he has also brought two new bands into the realm with Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, and his black metal project Scour. His work history doesn’t end there as he has also been a part of the bands Arson Anthem, Christ Inversion, Southern Isolation, Viking Crown, Eibon and En Minor as well. Around a year ago Phil also stepped in and took over vocal duties for Mike IX Williams of Eye Hate God when he was ill recuperating from a liver transplant. (Mike is now back with the band and is as healthy as ever). In addition to his various bands Phil also runs and owns the label Housecore Records which has an amazing lineup of bands including Author & Punisher, The Mystick Krewe of Clearlight, Child Bite, King Parrot, Crowbar, Warbeast and various others including some of his own projects. Continue reading

SCOUR To Play Two Rare U.S. Shows Next Week!

SCOUR, the extreme metal supergroup featuring Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT), John Jarvis (PIG DESTROYERAGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED), Derek Engemann (CATTLE DECAPITATION), Chase Fraser (ANIMOSITYDECREPIT BIRTH), and Adam Jarvis (PIG DESTROYER, MISERY INDEX) –will play two rare shows in Texas next week in Fort Worth and Austin respectively. The band is also confirmed to appear at Roskilde Festival in Denmark next year alongside the likes of Mogwai, Clutch, Chelsea Wolfe, Bruno Mars, and so many more. See confirmed dates below.

SCOUR released their Red‘ EP — part two of a three-part EP series — early last month via Housecore Records. Reaping critical hails from fans and critics alike it top charted in many magazines top lists.

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Hiran Deraniyagala Of BATTLECROSS: “Phil Anselmo Is A Big Inspiration To Me”

Last week on Talk Toomey, our friend Josh Toomey had a chance to interview Battlecross guitarist Hiran Deraniyagala. Josh and Hiran discussed what it was like to be out on the road with Phil Anselmo of Superjoint, including a running joke of creating a A Flock of Seagulls cover band. They also talk about Slayer’s ‘Seasons in the Abyss’, GWAR, who they might cover next, and the future plans of Battlecross. You can stream the full interview below. It begins around the 25 minute mark. Continue reading

PHIL ANSELMO Joins BATTLECROSS For “Fucking Hostile” [Video]

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Last night on the final show of the “Caught Up In The Gears” tour in Pensacola, FL at Vinyl Music Hall, metal fans were treated to something very special. For the final song of Michigan thrash metal band Battlecross, frontman of Superjoint Phil Anselmo joined them for a shredding rendition of his own song from Pantera, “Fucking Hostile”. Video can be viewed  below courtesy of  Horns Up Video Productions. Make sure to follow the bands from the tour on Facebook. Continue reading

Cattle Decapitation Release New Song “Mammals in Babylon” [Streaming]

Cattle Decapitation have released a breath of fresh air with their new song “Mammals in Babylon.” The new album titled “The Anthropocene Extinction” comes out August 7th on Metal Blade. The song has the familiar Cattle Decapitation sound, but with this track it has a few stand out mellow moments that bring us out of the slaughter house to a place slightly more comfortable. Then like a cattle prod to the skull they bring you right back to that familiar sound and all is right in the world.

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Track Listing:

01. Manufactured Extinct
02. The Prophets of Loss (Featuring Phillip H. Anselmo)
03. Plagueborne (Featuring Author & Punisher)
04. Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)
05. Circo Inhumanitas
06. The Burden Of Seven Billion
07. Mammals In Babylon
08. Mutual Assured Destruction
09. Not Suitable For Life
10. Apex Blasphemy
11. Ave Exitium
12. Pacific Grim (Featuring Mr. Jurgen Bartsch *Spoken Word*)

 

Cattle Decapitation will be heading out on the Summer Slaughter Tour 2015 with Arch Enemy, Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, Obscura, After the Burial, and Beyond Creation.

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Tour dates are as follows:

7/28 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
7/30 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
7/31 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
8/01 – Waukegan, IL @ Sundance Saloon
8/02 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre
8/03 – Columbus, OH @ The Northland Performing Arts Center
8/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
8/06 – Hamilton, ON @ Club 77
8/07 – Montreal, QC @ Heavy MTL
8/08 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/09 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroomwha
8/11 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
8/12 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ The All Stars Tour
8/14 – Richmond, VA @ Gwar-B-Q Fest
8/15 – Knoxville, TN @ The International
8/17 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
8/18 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room & Garage
8/20 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
8/21 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
8/22 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove Of Anaheim
8/23 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
8/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater

You can pre-order the new album via Indie Merch/Metal Blade here!

They are also releasing it on cassette! Go old school and pick one up.