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Elliott of LittlePunkPeople got to hang with Phil Anselmo for a little while at the Monster Mania convention in NJ and they had a great time talking about Phil's upcoming Superjoint Ritual release, his project with Bill Moseley, his favorite horror movie character of all time, Dimebag Darrell, ghosts, farts, and more.
After cancelling some shows due to the outrage over the white power outburst and Pepper going full force with COC, Philip Anslemo recently addressed the future of Down at the Diamond Pub Concert Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.
“I think between myself, Patrick Bruders and one James Bower from EyeHateGod… We haven’t seen much of Pepper, because he’s obviously been busy with COC. That’s the freedom that rock and roll brings. So, yeah, we’re all kind of doing our own things but we always come back together because Black Sabbath, Trouble and Saint Vitus bring us back together, and that’s where we started from, you know what I’m saying?”
Down has now confirmed to play the Psycho Las Vegas music festival taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 26th-28th 2016. More info can be found here. There are no other confirmed shows at the moment.
It's been a bad week for Phil Anselmo, with everyone from Robb Flynn of Machinehead to All Shall Perish calling him out after his "white power" shout and Nazi salute at Dimebash.
Now it seems like Down itself is in peril of breaking up, as Anselmo posted this message online via his official website:
"To all this will concern, every citizen in this entire world has the unalienable right to live with dignity and respect without hate or oppression. And I mean this, with all of my crushed, yet, guilty heart.
"It’s common knowledge that we can choose to either learn from our mistakes, or continue on a path of insensitivity and destruction.
"I am utterly responsible for the mistakes I have made, and can only give you my word to no longer do them in the present, through ACTION, not just mere words.
"My band mates are now experiencing the consequences of my behavior, and I now publicly apologize to them as well. Never in my entire lifetime would I drag them down with me, and I’ve privately suggested to them that they move on without me.
"My biggest obstacle(s) are the over-indulging in the booze and blurting out spiteful, ignorant reductions of the human spirit itself. I will address these issues, head-on. I’m repulsed by my own actions, and the self-loathing I’m going through right now is justified by the hurt I’ve caused. More...
Phil Anselmo just released a video clip officially apologizing for his actions at Dimebash 2016, which set off a storm of controversy across the metalverse. You can watch the video clip below.
In the video Phil says, "Anyone who knows me, knows I don't believe in any of that, I'm not part of any group like that. I'm an individual. I am 1000% apologetic to anyone who took offense to what I said. You should have taken offense to what I said. I'm so sorry, and I hope you give me another chance."
Metal frontman and Housecore Records founder, Philip H. Anselmo, is bringing his horror-themed film and metal festival back for a third year. After a great ride in Austin, the festival will kick off in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater on November 13th -15th, 2015.
The decision to return was driven by the desire to honor his friend and festival co-founder, Corey Mitchell, who tragically passed away last October.
Mitchell was the driving creative force behind the festival's success, and Anselmo believes there is no better way to pay tribute to his friend than to carry on for a third year. "I've got a great team in place to help make this what Corey and I wanted it to be," he says. "There are a lot of mixed emotions here because no one can replace him. But, we know he would want this to continue and so that's what we're going to do. We miss him and think about him every day."
Bands already confirmed to play are Suffocation, Autopsy, Cripple Bastards, Nails, SYk & Dalila Kayros, YOB, Eyehategod, Child Bite, Warbeast and many more to be announced soon. Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor will be booking bands this year and will help Anselmo craft a musical lineup that would make Mitchell proud.
In addition to showcasing the best in extreme metal, the festival will screen film gems from the personal vaults of both Anselmo and Mitchell. Horror filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films and winners will be selected in various categories and given the coveted Rot-Scar Award. "When Corey and I started this thing, it was important to us that we help independent filmmakers get their incredible work discovered," Anselmo continues. "Nothing has changed, in that respect."
Tickets to go on sale soon - stay tuned for additional announcements. More...
Fan favorite horror actor Bill Moseley talked with Elliott Fullam of Little Punk People yesterday at the Monster Mania convention in Cherry Hill, NJ. During the talk, Moseley confirmed that he actually will not be in the Manson Girls movie in which he originally was projected to be playing Charles Manson.
He also gives an update on his musical project with Phil Anselmo of Pantera & Down, talks about his upcoming film The Church, his favorite heavy metal bands, his favorite Rob Zombie movie, and more. Check it out below.
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As the Metal Grasshopper series draws to a dramatic and monumental close, the final episode finds Philip H. Anselmo and delusional manchild Dave Hill mending their often tumultuous relationship before Hill is released back into the wild.
Check out the sixth and final segment in the series below. If you missed it, be sure to watch Part 5 over at this location.
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"Metal Grasshopper" continues with episode 5 "Vulgar Display of Feelings," in which metal god Philip H. Anselmo agrees to undergo group counseling with delusional manchild Dave Hill in an effort to get the goat that also happens to be his grandmother back safe and sound.
There's not a dry seat in the house as Dr. Joe Randazzo helps Philip and Dave get in touch with their feelings. Watch this one with the whole family probably. If you missed it, be sure to catch part 4 at this location.
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In Metal Grasshopper: Episode 4, metal overlord Philip H. Anselmo allows delusional man-child, Dave Hill loose on an unsuspecting public where he meets an actual woman.
Anselmo also schools Hill on stage banter, corpse paint, and other important topics. Later Anselmo and Hill get in a huge argument from which they may never recover! Hill requests group counseling. There is also breakfast cereal.
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In Metal Grasshopper Episode 3, Philip H. Anselmo puts delusional manchild Dave Hill to the test with a round of heavy metal flash cards.
Later, Anselmo makes Hill sit in a closet for a seriously long time while he makes an awesome salad. Hill also rents a goat, discusses the metal worth of butterflies and more... In short, this one pretty much has everything. Check out part 3 below, thanks to Metal Injection.
Metal Grasshopper is a new web series in which comedian/NPR darling Dave Hill travels to the wilds of Louisiana to get schooled in the ways of heavy metal by legendary frontman Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, et al). You can still also see Part 1 and Part 2 online. More...
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In Metal Grasshopper episode 2, metal icon Philip H. Anselmo schools young grasshopper Dave Hill on headbanging, heavy metal vocals, and the most extreme of all breakfast cereals. Oh, and Hill takes a phone message for Anselmo from King Diamond, which is awesome.
Metal Grasshopper is a new web series in which comedian/NPR darling Dave Hill travels to the wilds of Louisiana to get schooled in the ways of heavy metal by legendary frontman Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, et al). More...
In the seventh and final episode of the "NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou" documentary, Down frontman Philip H. Anselmo opens up his home for a crawfish boil with the Noisey crew.
Meanwhile despite tragedy and significant loss, the natives of New Orleans will not waiver in their fight to write the best riff, and song, in the history of their city. Check out the final clip in the series below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.
"Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou" is a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped foster bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath, Goatwhore and so many others. More...
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Beginning today and threatening to melt your computer every Tuesday through November 11th comes Metal Grasshopper, a new web series in which comedian Dave Hill travels to the wilds of Louisiana to get schooled in the ways of heavy metal by legendary frontman Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, et al).
Dave begs Phil to mold him into "the baddest metal motherfucker of all time." Phil begrudgingly relents and the abuse and absurdity reach epic levels.
If you like stuff with corpse paint, burning pentagrams, medieval weaponry, irritable goats rented by the hour, couples counseling, delicious smoothie recipes, and real live chickens, you will love Metal Grasshopper, because it has all that stuff and then a bunch of other awesome stuff on top of that too.
Over the course of the series' five episodes, Anselmo educates Hill on everything from headbanging to crowd work to even the most extreme of all breakfast cereals. The journey begins today: check out part 1 below, thanks to Metal Injection. More...
We regret to inform everyone that Norwegian black metal legends Satryicon will no longer be able to perform at this year's Housecore™ Horror Film Festival. The band explained via its official Facebook page:
"Dear U.S fans. We regret to inform that Satyricon will not perform at Knotfest in San Bernardino, CA and Horror Fest in Austin, TX in October 2014. The reasons for not being able to perform at these two festivals are both pragmatic ones and entirely different from each other.
"Satyricon will now shift its attention towards the writing of a new album, re-editing the footage from the 'Live at the Opera' live album/DVD and another project that will be announced at a later stage. It is important for the band that the U.S fans understand that you are far from forgotten and that the band look forward to come over for a full scale U.S tour as soon as it is possible. You deserve it." More...
THURSDAY, 6/27 - 13:30
Unmistakable, husky German accent behind me. I glance over my shoulder, turn, step aside the river of disembarking passengers from the Lufthansa Airbus parked out in the drizzly gray. The veteran green-fatigue-jacketed metalhead, balding, sporting a life-without-parole graying goatee, sticks out his hand.
“Holger. Nuclear Blast.” We shake, he grins and nods at the Testament logo above my lapel, only partially obscured by my boarding pass. He slips me a company card - “Holger Tiefenbach, Distribution & Marketing” - and lifts a finger toward a sign down the corridor: “Matkatavarat.” Luggage.
As we stride through Finland’s Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, locate the carousel for Flight 848 from Frankfurt, and wait for our suitcases to materialize - I was forced to check mine at the last minute and have since developed acute missing-luggage paranoia - Holger brings me up to speed on our shared reason for being here: Tuska Open Air Metal Festival, sixteen years running, 2014 edition set to kick off tomorrow afternoon.
“It used to be held in Kaisaniemi Park, right in the middle of the city. It was the greatest. You’d show up, basically have an afternoon at the park, and then head straight to the bars nearby, when the sun was just barely set.” He seems to almost sigh while tossing off a plaintive, what-are-you-gonna-do shrug. “They moved the location three, four years ago.”
“So it’s not as much fun now?” I want to get my finger on the pulse of conventional wisdom.
He’s quick to clarify. “It’s still awesome. The new location just took some getting used to.” On our painless stroll through the open doorway that passes for an immigration barrier - the stamps and stern looks and “papers, please” stuff was handled back in Germany, natch - Holger gives an inside view of current happenings back at the Nuclear Blast bunker.
“We spent a lot of time promoting that Tuomas Holopainen solo album - the one about Scrooge McDuck,” he tells me. I haven’t heard it, and ask him how it is. “Not metal. That’s how it is,” he chuckles. “But cool if you’re into that wacky stuff, like the last Nightwish album.
“And we signed Slayer!” He clenches a victorious fist like a kid receiving his BB gun on Christmas. “Finally.”
We’ve reached the Arrivals lobby, and a leather-jacketed brunette gives a wave. Rachel Roth (WandererOfKalevala), Metalunderground.com photographer and correspondent, currently residing in Vantaa. We have a bus to catch, and before parting ways with Holger, I bum a cigarette, pocketing the e-cig I’ve been abusing for two months.
I make a half-hearted promise to myself not to do this too much during Tuska (and not to beat myself up for doing just that). Rationalization is still the great human sport. More...
This past Tuesday, April 1st, dawned with a bang and ended with the agonized wail of countless deceived, angry, and fed-up folks. It's what the kids these days might call "butthurt." Even in this high-speed age of unlimited information, it seems that some still have trouble checking the calendar or fact-checking stories.
Your Metalunderground.com Official Podcast co-hosts, Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) and Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) found this all quite amusing. So in the irreverent spirits of Mark Twain, Orson Welles, and The Onion, they decided Tuesday evening to chuck all journalistic ethics and decency right out the window and wage a valiant, side-splitting battle against truth.
This week's episode is one hundred percent fact-free, and features a tongue-in-cheek rundown of some of Metalunderground.com's 2014 April Fools highlights, posted as headlines throughout Tuesday.
Among the lampooned: every single member of Metallica (in what is sure to be an evil, thrashing comeback effort, "Hell Hath No Fury"), prison escapee Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying), evasive interviewee Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.), would-be cinematic deity Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), and noted Oscar-lacking actor Leonardo DiCaprio, whose "Meshuggah face" in the recent hit "The Wolf Of Wall Street" has earned him an onstage guest appearance with the twisted Swedish metal titans.
Please forgive the avalanche of lies and silly humor; we advise you to remove your "serious" caps for this episode. Also, a few bong rips beforehand wouldn't hurt. Take a listen here and enjoy!
The former Pantera frontman and his backing band Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals have announced a string of European shows this summer in support of debut album "Walk Through Exits Only." Dates are as follows:
12 Jun 14 Interlaken (CH) Greenfield Festival
13 Jun 14 Nickelsdorf (AT) Novarock Festival
15 Jun 14 Donnington (UK) Download Festival
16 Jun 14 Bruxelles (BE) AB Club
17 Jun 14 Amsterdam (NL) Melkweg Oude Zaal
19 Jun 14 Loreley (DE) Metalfest Open Air
20 Jun 14 Paris (FR) Glazart
21 Jun 14 Clisson (FR) Hellfest
23 Jun 14 Hamburg (DE) Logo
24 Jun 14 Malmö (SE) KB Club
25 Jun 14 Stockholm (SE) Debaser Medis
27 Jun 14 Helsinki (FI) Tuska Festival
28 Jun 14 Raplamaa (EE) Hard Rock Laager
02 Jul 14 Warszawa (PL) Progresja
04 Jul 14 Roskilde (DK) Roskilde Festival More...
Philip Anselmo, guitarist Marzi Montazeri, bassist Steve Taylor, and drummer Jose Manuel "Blue" Gonzalez will hit the road this Friday. Playing intimate rock clubs, the band will be joined by Author & Punisher and Hymns. A new teaser trailer is available below, and dates are as follows:
1/10 Warehouse Live/Studio Room, Houston, TX
1/11 Riverside Warehouse, Shreveport, LA
1/13 Pop's Nightclub, St. Louis, MO
1/14 Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
1/15 Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO
1/17 El Corazon, Seattle, WA
1/18 Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
1/20 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
1/22 Metal Masters, Los Angeles, CA
1/24 Pub Rock, Scottsdale, AZ
1/25 Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
1/27 Backstage Live, San Antonio, TX
1/28 Trees, Dallas, TX More...
Philip Anselmo and his band The Illegals - guitarist Marzi Montazeri (Superjoint Ritual), bassist Steve Taylor (16 Horsepower, Woven Hand), and Jose Manual "Blue" Gonzalez (Warbeast) on drums - will hit the road bright and early in 2014 for Leg Two of the "Technicians of Distortion" tour.
The trek kicks off January 10th in Houston, will play intimate rock clubs exclusively, and is in support of Anselmo's first solo album, "Walk Through Exits Only." Dates are available after the jump, and a new promo video taken from Anselmo's New Orleans Nodferatu's Lair studios can be seen below.
Reprising his support slot from leg one of the tour will be Author & Punisher, while the avant-garde metal band Hymns (signed to Anselmo's label Housecore Records) will open all shows. Hymn's self-titled album will be available on all tour dates. More...
A new music video from Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals titled "Ugly Mug" can now be viewed below. "Ugly Mug" can also be download via Scion A/V here.