Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals will be embarking on a N. American tour this summer to support their upcoming debut album Walk Through Exits Only, which will be released July 16th via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records. Singer Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Superjoint Ritual) will be joined by The Illegals – guitarist Marzi Montazeri, bassist Steve Taylor, and Jose Manual Gonzalez on drums. Warbeast, who are also signed to Housecore Records, will be direct support on all dates. They will also be joined by one-man drone/doom metal band Author And Punishment.
Anselmo writes, “It is an incredible pleasure to do my first solo tour with my brothers in Warbeast and to introduce the mighty Author and Punisher to the Extreme Music audience properly. This is a killer program of insane variety, so come out and support the gigs!!!!”
You can read my review of the Philip H. Anselmo/Warbeast split War Of The Gargantuas here. The tour schedule can be seen below (one more date will be added soon). 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 [email protected]” 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