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Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals

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Metal Grasshopper Part 5 Posted Online

"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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Metal Grasshopper Episode 4 Released

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.

Check out part 4 in the series below (thanks to Metal Injection), and you can also still watch part 3 if you missed it over here. More...

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Metal Grasshopper Part 3 Released

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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Metal Grasshopper Episode 2 Posted Online

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.

Get schooled with "The Awakening" below, courtesy of Metal Injection. And if you missed it, peep episode one, "Origins," over at this location.

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...

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Seventh NOLA Documentary Series Clip Posted Online

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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First "Metal Grasshopper" Episode Posted Online

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...

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Satyricon Drops Off Housecore Horror Film Festival

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...

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Roundtrip To Hel, Part I

THURSDAY, 6/27 - 13:30

“Tuska?”

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...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 10

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!

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Philip H. Anselmo Announces European Tour

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...

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Philip Anselmo Posts Second Tour Teaser

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...

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Philip H. Anselmo Posts Tour Teaser

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...

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Philip Anselmo Releases "Ugly Mug" Video

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.

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Philip Anselmo Announces Second Leg Of Tour

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," that was released last July, as well as the limited-edition two-song Housecore Horror Fest 10-inch vinyl EP.

Reprising his support slot from Leg One 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...

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Philip Anselmo Offering EP For Download

In celebration of the inaugural edition of Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film and Music Festival, Philip H. Anselmo is releasing a new two-track EP.

The previously unreleased tracks "Ugly Mug" and "Pigs Kissing Pigs" are now online for free download, with both songs available at the festival as limited edition 10-inch vinyls. Listen to the tracks below, or download them courtesy of Scion AV here. More...

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Philip Anselmo Interview Available

Philip H. Anselmo sat down with Radio.com to discuss his debut solo album "Walk Through Exits Only," what's up with Down, and how many songs he actually recorded with Black Sabbath's Tony Lommi.

The new video clip is part of Radio.com's celebration of metal throughout October. Check it out in the player below.

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Phil Anselmo Announces New EP

A two-song EP by Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals will be released as a limited-edition 10-inch vinyl disc, initially available at Anselmo's sold-out, first-ever Housecore Horror Film Festival that kicks off tomorrow (Friday) in Austin, TX.

The EP, available in a selection of different colors, will be released on Anselmo's own Housecore Records and distributed by Scion A/V. If you're not attending the Housecore Horror Film Festival this weekend, you can purchase the EP at this location starting Monday, October 28th.

The EP's two tracks, "Ugly Mug" and "Pigs Kissing Pigs," both written by Anselmo, were recorded during the "Walk Through Exits Only" sessions at Anselmo's New Orleans studio, Nodferatu's Lair, and produced by Anselmo and Michael Thompson.

Said Anselmo, "This two-song EP is a great departure from our earlier full-length, 'Walk Through Exits Only.' The material is a different approach to extreme music in general, and perhaps some of the most epic songs written to date from our camp. Enjoy." More...

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Warbeast Denied Entry To Canada, Seeking New Shows

Warbeast will be touring with Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals later this summer, but the band has now checked in with the following announcement about seeking replacement dates for the planned Canadian shows:

"Because Warbeast is unable to get into Canada (please don’t ask why)… we are obviously not able to do the 2 Canadian dates with Phil’s new solo band on our upcoming tour with them in August.

"So we are still looking to add a show or 2 or 3 on those off dates. So if any promoters, bands or whoever out there can help us with booking something… please let us know. The dates we have open are August 10th, 11th and 12th.

"The shows would have to be somewhere between Royal Oak Michigan (Detroit) and Worcester Massachusetts. So please don’t start offering any shows that are too far out of that route. Look it up on a map if you have to see if it is something that would work for us. Areas like in Ohio or upstate New York might work. I guess if we can’t book anything on those dates we will have a mini-vacation during the tour… which means we will just have to party our asses off… haha!" More...

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Philip Anselmo Streaming Full New Album

Phil Anslemo and his band The Illegals will be releasing new album "Walk Through Exits Only" this coming July 16th via Season of Mist in partnership with Anselmo's own Housecore Records.

After several track teasers, now the full release is available for streaming online prior to the release date courtesy of Revolvermag.com. Give the full album a listen below.

You can also watch the previously posted music video for the track "Bedridden" at this location. More...

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Philip Anselmo Releases "Bedridden" Video

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals has released a new music video for "Bedridden," which can be found below courtesy of Loudwire.com.

"Bedridden" comes off upcoming album "Walk Through Exits Only," due out July 16th via Season of Mist in partnership with Anselmo's own Housecore Records.

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