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Arson Anthem Prepare To Release Debut

With the current roster of supposed "extreme" or "underground" bands repetitively dishing out modern metal regurgitation, something had to give; enter ARSON ANTHEM, the new project featuring ARSON ANTHEM — the new band featuring Philip Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA) on guitar, Mike Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo on bass. Basking in the telepathic glow of filthy, vicious '80s-era punk and hardcore, and yearning for a spark, this improper outfit has finally ignited said spark. Fueled by stale vodka and non-filters, they've finally wrecked into a bare-bones, distorted, bastard vacuum.

After losing everything in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Mike Williams moved into Philip's spare apartment. The two spent countless hours listening to Philip's collection of early hardcore bands; the timing was perfect to remedy this cabin fever. They began jamming with III and Collin Yeo, and this proved to be the crowning accession to complete this exploit.

ARSON ANTHEM's mission is to re-introduce the roots of painful amplification, raw production, and a TRUE "fuck-all" attitude to a movement within a new generation that's lost the meaning of less complicated ventures. The byway is to be similar to the original brutality of bands like NEGATIVE APPROACH, POISON IDEA, HELLHAMMER, DISCHARGE and VOID, amongst others. ARSON ANTHEM will never give way to what the societal masses want them to conform to, as by example their previous musical incarnations.

ARSON ANTHEM's debut EP — due on February 19 — will be the first release via Housecore Records; a label created by Anselmo focusing on Phil's side projects and other artists he believes in.

ARSON ANTHEM will team up with RIGOR MORTIS for three shows in December:

Dec. 13 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN
Dec. 14 - Vino's - Little Rock, AR
Dec. 15 - One Eyed Jacks - New Orleans, LA

Coming in 2008 on Housecore: THE MANSON FAMILY SOUNDTRACK, CHRIST INVERSION, EYEHATEGOD's "Live at CBGB", and much more.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. tankritter666 writes:

Looking forward to this new sh** from hands DOWN! The best MOTHERf***ING lead man ever! And the bad a$$ support band he chooses to jam with! All you f***ING pole smokers need to wake up and smell the EVIL!!!! FAGS!!! HAIL SATAN!!

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2. FocusShift writes:

Um, sorry if we don't like washed up heroine addicts as front men. And Phil is so Satanic you know.

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3. DDAMM writes:

I believe the term is recovered heroin addict, not washed up, douchebag. If you have actually heard Phil live since he went sober you wouldn't be calling him washed up. The man sounds better than he ever has. And as far as heroin addict musicians go, do you know anything about music history? Some of the best musicians from the past and the present did or do have problems with drugs.

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4. FocusShift writes:

You make a good point, but some of those musicians had the decency to completely destroy one of the most influential metal bands. And if you know anything about drugs, you never recover from heroin. I think I would be calling him washed up because no band he's been in since Pantera has had anything decent to my ears.

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