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Phil Anselmo Talks About Arson Anthem

DOWN/ex-PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo recently spoke to MTV.com about his new label, Housecore Records, which will launch with an EP by ARSON ANTHEM, a group that features Anselmo on guitar, EYEHATEGOD singer Mike Williams, bassist Collin Yeo and SUPERJOINT RITUAL bassist Hank Williams III on drums. The group formed after Williams, who lost everything he owned in Hurricane Katrina, moved into Anselmo's spare apartment. They spent hours listening to Anselmo's extensive collection of early hardcore, and before long, they started jamming.

"Obviously Mike and I have a history, from high school, to touring together with EYEHATEGOD opening for PANTERA," Anselmo told MTV.com. "After Hurricane Katrina, I bailed him out of jail and put him up at Nodferatu's Lair [a space on Anselmo's property]. His apartment and everything he owned burned down in the post-Katrina riots. We always wanted to start a hardcore band. III and I were in SUPERJOINT RITUAL together, but I knew he was a drummer from when I first met him when he was in his teens. ... Collin was a young musician, he was in town at the right time, and it all fit perfectly."

Read more at MTV.com.

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

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. iFeelpain writes:

I LOVE PHIL..

# Dec 7, 2007 @ 4:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. iFeelpain writes:

Cant wait to throw a beer at him. I would love to be on my knees in front of him......

# Dec 7, 2007 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. iFeelpain writes:

YUMMY.

# Dec 7, 2007 @ 4:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. DIMEBLOOD........ writes:

PHIL MAN DIME WILL BE HEAPS PROUD!!!!!!!!!
Down is f***in kick a$$ to any of you who smoke weed drink!!!!
Big ups to DOWN Keepin tha tunes real.......

# Dec 20, 2007 @ 2:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Skript writes:

Post 4 - Dime hated Phil. Phil talked sh** about him before he died so I don't think he would be proud of anything he did.

# Dec 20, 2007 @ 2:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. DIMEBLOOD........ writes:

Hey skript....maybe your right or maybe your heads so far up your ass.....We've got no time to lose your news is old news......

# Dec 21, 2007 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. cfhdimebag writes:

Skript, how do you know dime hated phil? were you there with them all the time? they looked like they are having tons of fun together in vulgar vids.

# Dec 21, 2007 @ 8:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BuryMeinSmoke writes:

Nice quote, Dimeblood. Pantera Owns, Down Rules, all Down and Pantera fans May you all be Burried in Smoke!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Dec 22, 2007 @ 2:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. tankritter666 writes:

Skript? GO suck on the end of a barrel! You need to go back to your boy band albumns and leave the heavy sh** for the real men! FAG! HAIL SATAN!!

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10. FocusShift writes:

You're saying that Arson Anthem is heavy? f*** this sh**, listen to Carcass or Dissection.

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