We’re back from vacation. The 40oz. Of Horror Podcast was absent last week, but with good reason — Chad was MIA while visiting Eli Roth’s Goretorium. Is it worth the cost of admission? Chad has the answer.
Are Netflix original series worthy of marathon viewings? Chad and James go toe-to-toe and duke it out over original on-demand television — what is your opinion?
In WTF News, we talk about a company who will mail your enemies… well, something brown and smelly. And of course we have tons of horror news to catch you up.
Also, we must apologize for the drunken shitshow that was last episode. If you were drinking along, sorry for your hangover.
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Famed metal vocalist Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down) has released a new song from his upcoming solo album Walk Through Exits Only, which was recorded with his band The Illegals. The track “Usurper’s Bastard Rant” can be heard below (courtesy of Rolling Stone).
Walk Through Exits Only will be coming out July 16th via Anselmo’s Housecord Records label. A North American tour is planned for this summer. READ MORE
I have friends I can crash with and I have airline miles I can use, so you just might see me at this. Are you a Suspiria fan in Texas? Then you’re in luck! Housecore Horror Film Festival, “the ultimate 3-day, underground fan event celebrating the twisted line where horror films and heavy metal meet”, just came out swinging. Today, festival creators – Pantera frontman Philip H. Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell – announce that influential Italian progressive rock band Goblin will be performing their iconic score to Dario Argento’s 1977 horror masterpiece, Suspiria, live at the fest.
Marking their first-ever performance in North America, Goblin’s horror rock maestros Maurizio Guarini and Claudio Simonetti will fulfill fans’ dreams and nightmares as they perform their notably eerie soundtrack for Suspiria live during a screening of the classic and revered horror masterpiece.
Hit up Housecore Horror’s official site and get tix for the 3 day fest here! Hurry up, because the promoters are (oddly) raising prices soon. Maybe there are more surprises in store? READ MORE
Details have emerged regarding Walk Through Exits Only, the upcoming solo album of ex-Pantera singer Philip Anselmo (Down, Superjoint Ritual). The album will be released digitally, on CD, and on vinyl on July 16th via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records and will feature eight tracks. The album cover has also been unveiled and can be seen below.
Anselmo explains, “It wasn’t about doing a paint-by-numbers thrash or heavy metal record. 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.”
The first sampling of tracks from Philip Anselmo and The Illegals was heard with the Philip Anselmo/Warbeast split War Of The Gargantuas (review). You can hear the track “Conflict” below. READ MORE
For all you metalheads who have been desperately wanting some new reading material while you do your holy business on your porcelain throne, authors Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins may very well have provided you with your next big thing: The Merciless Book Of Metal Lists! This book is a compendium of dozens of factual, random and often outrageous lists that celebrate the best and the worst aspects of metal.
Contributions come from such authority figures as Scott Ian (Anthrax), Gary Holt (Exodus), Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly), Danny Lilker (Nuclear Assault/Brutal Truth), Katon W.DePena (Hirax), and many others. There will also be lists from Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel, Eddie Trunk, Monte Conner, and many more.
Per the official press release: “You want to know about album covers that feature goats on them? What Motorhead icon Lemmy’s warts might tell you if they could speak? The achievements Iron Maiden would never have reached had their original vocalist Paul Dianno remained in the band?”
The book can be pre-ordered here. READ MORE
Thrash metal band Warbeast are set to release their upcoming full length album Destroy on Apr. 2nd. The album was produced by Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Down) and will be released via his Housecore Records. The band will host a CD release show on Apr. 6th at The Rail Club in Forth Worth, TX.
Vocalist Bruce Corbitt issued a statement regarding the departure of bassist Dre’ Karst, saying, “Warbeast Bassist Dre’ Karst will be leaving the band because he is unable to keep up with our busy touring schedule due to his work occupation. We are saddened that Dre’ has to leave the band. But we will be the first to acknowledge that Dre’ did an amazing job while he was in Warbeast. He only had two weeks to prepare to record our upcoming full-length album Destroy. He also kicked ass at all of the shows and on the three tours with Down. So please everyone… join us in giving Dre’ his props for what he accomplished in his time in Warbeast. THANKS SO MUCH DRE’!!! We will miss ya bro… thanks for being part of our family.”
Corbitt continues, “So obviously that means that Warbeast is now on the hunt for our next bass player. Please only serious musicians contact us about this. Obviously we need someone that can tour constantly and that has a schedule that will work with Warbeast. So for those interested please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.” READ MORE
For those of you who have been craving a taste of the Philip Anselmo/Warbeast War Of The Gargantuas EP, your patience has just been rewarded. If you head over to Amazon, you can listen to samples of each of the four tracks. On Amazon, the first two songs, “Family, “Friends”, And Associates” and “Conflict”, are from Philip Anselmo while “It” and “Birth Of A Psycho” are from Warbeast. Just head here to get your metal on.
Make sure to check out our review of the EP here. READ MORE
The Japanese film War Of The Gargantuas is about the battle between two gigantic hairy men and…well, that’s kinda the plot in a nutshell. It’s one of those cheesy, giant rubber suited monster movies that are hilarious and loads of fun to watch. And sometimes, you want music to be like that. Y’know, those heavy and crushing albums that you pop on that you’re just gonna have a good time listening to.
So what does that have to do with the Philip Anselmo And Warbeast EP of the same name? Head on below for our album review and find out! READ MORE
Down and Warbeast have announced that they will be touring the US throughout January 2013. The full touring schedule is below.
Down’s vocalist Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Superjoint Ritual) has teamed up with Warbeast to release a four-track split EP entitled War Of The Gargantuas on Jan. 8th, 2013 that will feature two tracks from each band. This will mark the first release of any solo Anselmo tracks. READ MORE
Pantera and Down singer Phil Anselmo and true crime best-seller Corey Mitchell have teamed up to bring you Anselmo’s autobiography, tentatively titled Mouth For War: Pantera, Pain, & Pride – Heavy Metal Highs, Drugged Out Lows, & The Battle For My Life. Agent Jeff Herman had been shopping the book around and the proposal was picked up by Jeremie Ruby-Strauss at Gallery/Simon & Schuster. The book is tentatively scheduled for a 2014 release.
The description states that the book is, “a no-holds barred look inside of Philip’s brain, his history with Pantera, the loss of his best-friend, Dimebag Darrell, and an unflinching examination into the downward spiral of pain and drug addiction that nearly cost him his life.”
Author Mitchell was given carte blanche to interview anyone and everyone he deemed necessary to get the full story.
I, for one, am definitely excited to check out this book! Who else is interested in reading about Phil and his story? READ MORE
VH1 just kicked off the sixth season of “That Metal Show”, where hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine are back to interview some of your favorite artists. The show features an all new one-hour format allowing more time to get up close and personal with these metal stars. Make sure to check out the show every Saturday at 11pm.
Check after the jump to see which artists are scheduled for each episode.
Director Narcisco Ibanez Serrador (The House that Screamed) pulled off a point-blank, incredibly well done, superbly acted and fantastically disturbing item here. I’m finding it hard to categorize this film because it hits on several levels that’ve perhaps been done similarly in films before but “Who Can Kill a Child?” in no way rips them off. Not even close. What I mean is, yes a person could lend comparisons to “Night of the Living Dead” but that would be an unfair stretch. “Village of The Damned” comes to mind, but the juxtapose between the two is irrelevant when it comes to story vs. story. Perhaps the closest film that comparably comes to mind would be “The People Who Own the Dark” (I’ll be reviewing this jewel next, maybe). But once again, this is a different tale, spun in full-throttle and it coasts amongst the elite within this seedy sub-genre. READ MORE
OK. I realize this website devotes most of its space towards pleasing the more graphic/extreme horror fan, and I’d expect nothing less. So PLEASE bear with me on this review. There ain’t a thing necessarily graphic so to speak about this made for TV movie, but it’s shadowy, haunting 1970′s attack is nonetheless foreboding. This film holds great sentimental value because it’s probably one of the first to impale my spongy pink memory banks (now dulled, elderly and tobacco stained) and scared the ever-loving hell out of me. Once again, I originally caught this jewel on a Sunday morning, propped up in front of our old B&W television (this film is in color), with “mommy” explaining every detail. So with this historical disclaimer firmly intact, lemme tell you about “How Awful About Allan”… READ MORE
“I’m bursting at the seams here! There are so many films that I want to share,” laughs Philip Anselmo from his New Orleans home.
He’s not kidding either.
The voice of Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual, Arson Anthem and more, as well as founder of House Core Records (http://www.thehousecorerecords.com), is the closest thing that heavy metal, scratch that, music, has to a true “horror historian.” His encyclopedic knowledge of horror films and culture is inspiring, and he WILL turn you on to some amazing horror films. That’s why we’re proud to announce that Phillip will be gracing us with a column highlighting one of his favorite horror films on a monthly basis. Phillip’s going to share why he digs the film he chose, when he saw it and, most importantly, why you NEED to see it.
Right now, Philip’s hard at work on all things House Core Records. The label has a phenomenal slate of new artists with releases in the works—Arson Anthem, haarp, Warbeast and more—you NEED to check all of them out as well!
He goes on, “I’m looking at probably 5500 box copy cassettes, all original box copies right in front of my eyes right now. There are probably 3000 DVDs over there in the corner, and this is one room [Laughs].”
Bloody-Disgusting.com is proud to announce that Phillip is going to be doing this column, and we’re all excited to learn about new flicks through metal’s greatest vocalist.
For now, in no particular order, Philip shared a few picks with Bloody-Disgusting.com contributor and Dolor author Rick Florino (www.bookofdolor.com) in this exclusive interview. Check them out below and be on the lookout for the first installment of his column soon! READ MORE