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Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Debut New Song "Choosing Mental Illness" From Upcoming New Album "Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue"

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals debut a new song entitled "Choosing Mental Illness", taken from their upcoming new album "Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue", which will arrive in stores on January 26th through Anselmo's own Housecore Records label.

Check out now "Choosing Mental Illness" below.

Comments Anselmo of the outing:

“It ain’t pretty, It’s more straightforward and cohesive to a degree, but it still goes off the rails here and there. We went through it song after song cut and fucking dry. I was in a specific mindset. I wanted to further my endeavors into a genre of music that I adore. As all ten songs blow by, I wanted an unforgiving feel. This is what was on my mind. It’s a recorded capsule of time.”

The release finds him backed by the following lineup:

Guitars: Stephen Taylor (Superjoint)
Guitars: Mike DeLeon (Flesh Horder, etc.)
Bass: Walter Howard (Grieved, etc.)
Drums: Jose Manuel “Blue” Gonzalez (Superjoint/Warbeast)

Says Anselmo of their contributions:

“Their creative input is fucking fantastic. This is something that was very different from the first record where I was very staunch. I wanted it to be ugly. I was very firm that I was writing every fucking note. The thought was, ‘This is my contribution to ugly music right this second in a heavy metal vein.’ That was great at the time.

Walk Through Exits Only made its own little statement that I am a free agent and I belong to no single band. This time, I worked closely with everyone. We tried different ideas together. It made the spirit of this thing come alive even more because of the enthusiasm these guys bring. It enhanced the integrity of the project.”
He continued:

“Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is going to get hated. It’s going to get loved. Like every record I’ve ever done, I put zero expectations upon my peers, critics, or the general fucking public. If you take one thing away from it, let it be this: Do not bog yourself down to one brand, character, or whatever. Have the guts to spread your wings and fucking flourish.

I can promise you this is a beginning. As my music trickles out over the next two years, it’s going to be quite the roller coaster ride. This new ILLEGALS is just the tip of the whole fucking avalanche.”

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1. Boocifer writes:

I like! I like!

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2. hellrat writes:

^yep, pretty fvckin gnarly! \m/

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3. Albert writes:

Phil is a f***ing fa**ot

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