It has been announced that Down, Crowbar, and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals will be performing at the inaugural year of the Housecore Horror Film Festival (HHFF), which takes place Oct. 25th-27th in Austin, TX.
Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Superjoint Ritual) teamed up with Bloody-Disgusting’s own Corey Mitchell to create the ultimate horror and metal festival, which will combine several heavy metal and hard rock acts with over 70 screenings of horror, true crime, music video, and more. There will also be guest appearances from many underground horror directors.
There will also be a Haunted Corridor that will be constructed by a special Texas haunted house team that received creative design input from Anselmo, who is one of the co-founders of the House Of Shock haunted house in New Orleans, LA.
Film submissions are currently open here. The official website also launched today.
You can read our review of the Philip Anselmo/Warbeast split EP War Of The Gargantuas here. READ MORE
Down, the band led by ex-Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo and joined by members of Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar, and Eyehategod, has released a video for “Witchtripper”, which comes off their recently released EP Down IV Part 1 The Purple EP. The video is very tongue-in-cheek and has a very satanic, witch-infested vibe about it. It’s well worth checking out below (Hell, the song alone is pretty badass). READ MORE
Down, which is fronted by Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo, is now streaming Down IV Part 1 – The Purple EP via Billboard. The first of four scheduled EPs, The Purple EP will be released Sept. 18th. It is the first Down release to feature Crowbar bassist Pat Bruders (who replaces Rex Brown). You can stream the album below.
Anselmo tells Billboard, “It’s obviously easier to knock out six songs rather than 12 songs. Me personally, I hate doing full-length records ’cause it drains the f*ck out of you. And (an EP) leaves ways less chance for songs that you’d consider filler songs to get through. I think it’s the healthiest way for Down to continue to get music out on a reasonable schedule.” READ MORE
Down, the heavy metal supergroup comprised of Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Pepper Keenan (Corrosion Of Conformity), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar), Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Superjoint Ritual), and Pat Bruders (Goatwhore), have confirmed that they are working on a collection of four EPs. These EPs will each have an individual release with a year in between so as to allow for touring and promotion. The first of these EPs, EP One, is slated for release on Sept. 18th and can be pre-ordered here.
When asked about the four EPs, Anselmo explained, “That’s the idea right now, but I think that after you work on a body of music, you need to reload, you need to refresh, you need to clear your head. Get that, digest it, get it out of your system, and then decide what direction you’re going to go. It’s a good idea and I think we should see it through. But there’s no way we can rush it. Because I think if it is a series of four, each one should be unique, and that… We’ve shown flexibility — we have songs like ‘Bury Me In Smoke’ and then we have songs like ‘Stone The Crow’… acoustic pieces and what-not… We have all that. So we’ve touched on many, I guess, dynamics, so… I would expect each EP to have its own life.”
Below is the track list for EP One as well as video performance of a new song, “The Misfortune Teller”. READ MORE
With the recent release of Nola sludge legends Crowbar’s much anticipated new album, Sever The Wicked Hand, I started to think about what other huge albums 2011 has to offer the metalheads among us. With new albums from genre heavyweights like Atheist, Fear Factory, and Agalloch turning last year into a seriously stellar year for metal, 2010 is going to be hard to top, but here are 10 (+2) albums that I think will give 2011 more than just a fighting chance. READ MORE