Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals will be headlining the “Thrash Blast Grind” tour in Australia/New Zealand next year. King Parrot, Palm and Potion will serve as support.
03/21 Canberra, AUS – The Basement
03/22 Melbourne, AUS – Max Watts
03/24 Adelaide, AUS – The Governer
03/26 Wellington, NZ – San Fran (no Palm & Potion)
03/27 Auckland, NZ – Galatos (no Palm & Potion)
03/29 Brisbane, AUS – The Back Room
03/30 Sydney, AUS – The Factory
03/31 Newcastle, AUS – The Cambridge
In other news, the group have also shared a live video for “The Ignorant Point” off “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue.” The clip was shot by Mike Holderbeast during their September 6 show at Santos in New Orleans, LA. The audio was recorded and mastered by Steven W. Richardson.
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Thrash Blast Grind Tour – Australia / New Zealand – March 21 – 31, 2019 – Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals (USA) + King Parrot with special guests: PALM JP (Japan) & POTION TICKETS ON SALE 9AM – Monday December 3rd at: http://soundworksdirect.eventbrite.com THRASH BLAST GRIND TOUR is back to appease the eyes and ears of metalheads all over Australia and New Zealand in March 2019! This new edition will be headlined by none other than the legendary Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals on his first visit to Australia in over 5 years. He’ll be blasting powerhouse anthems from his days in Pantera, alongside cuts from his latest solo album “Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue” and its predecessor “Walk Through Exits Only”. “I’m looking forward to getting back over to Australia & soaking up the killer vibes…touring with King Parrot on their turf is an honor…let the absurdities commence!” – Philip Anselmo. Joining Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals on their debut Australia and NZ shows will be Housecore Records label mates and Aussie grind road dogs King Parrot who are fresh off the back of a US tour and an ARIA nomination for their brutally savage 2017 grind opus “Ugly Produce”. Making the journey all the way from Japan will be the highly revered hardcore-metal crossover act Palm, who return to our shores for the 2nd time with their brilliant new album “To Live is to Die, To Die is to Live” out now on EVP Recordings. Sydney’s newest exponents of all things doom, Potion round out the tour package and are a welcome addition to this monstrously savage line-up. Staying true to the tradition of Thrash Blast Grind, one local act will be hand-picked for each date to showcase the best in up and coming heavy music in Australia. March 21st – The Basement, Canberra March 22nd – Max Watts, Melbourne March 24th – The Governer, Adelaide March 26th – San Fran, Wellington* March 27th – Galatos, Auckland* March 29th – The Back Room, Brisbane March 30th – The Factory, Sydney March 31st – The Cambridge, Newcastle *No Palm & Potion