Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Philip Anselmo Reveals Album Artwork & Release Date For His 1st Ever Solo Album!
Philip Anselmo, the kid from PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, etc, has announced that his first ever solo album will be furiously unleashed on July 16 via his own Housecore Records (MRI/Megaforce). Entitled 'Walk Through Exits Only', Anselmo's NEW sonic assault will be available digitally, on CD and on vinyl.
The album was produced by Anselmo along with Michael Thompson, and recorded at Philip's NOLA studio: Nodferatu's Lair. Anselmo's band THE ILLEGALS — guitarist Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL) and drummer José Manuel Gonzales (WARBEAST) — were a big part of the musical journey that listeners will experience on 'Walk Through Exits Only'. The album's eight songs are as unstrained as it gets, from "Battalion Of Zero" to "Usurper's Bastard Rant", to the album's title track that goes against the grain and right through the exits. Brash, brutal guitars cut through punishing percussion as Anselmo screams with uncompromising ferocity and uncontainable fire.
"It wasn't about doing a paint-by-numbers Thrash or Heavy Metal record", Anselmo commented. "It's an angry album that only I could do. I don't see anybody else out there screaming about the same shit I'm screaming about. On this album, there isn't any wordplay, there isn't any hidden message, it's all right there in front of you."
Anselmo and THE ILLEGALS will support the NEW album with a major North American tour planned for this summer. Anselmo, who is up for "Best Vocalist" at this year's Revolver Golden Gods awards, will make a special appearance at that event.
Here is a taste of Philip Anselmo & The Illegals: