Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals Drop Off 2021 Rocklahoma Festival, Postpone Dallas, TX Show

Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals have been forced to drop off Rocklahoma and postpone their September 3 show in Dallas, TX due to Hurricane Ida. The band issued the following statement:

“Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Ida and circumstances beyond their control, PHILIP H. ANSELMO AND THE ILLEGALS have regrettably been forced to cancel their performance at The Gas Monkey in Dallas, Texas on Friday, September 3rd as well as their appearance at this year’s edition of Rocklahoma in Pryor, Oklahoma on Sunday, September 5th. The Gas Monkey/Dallas show will now be on November 13th, 2021. The band thanks their fans for understanding and looks forward to returning to the stage as soon as possible.”

Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals Announce “A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” Livestream Show

Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals have announced a special livestream show. The virtual event will take place on April 9 and it will find the band playing a set of Pantera songs. King Parrot will open the show and tickets for it can be found HERE. Anselmo commented:

“It’s always fun to get together with The Illegals and pay tribute to Pantera with all the awesome fans jamming along with us. Let’s do this!”

Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals Announce “A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” European Tour

Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals have announced a summer 2021 European tour with BAEST. The trek will find the band playing a set of Pantera songs. Here’s the dates:

07/24 St. Petersburg, Russia – A2 Green concert
07/25 Moscow, Russia – Adrenaline Stadium
07/29 Tolmin, Slovenia – Metal Days
07/30 Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans, France – Sylak Festival
07/31 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli
08/01 Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinehalle
08/04 Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
08/05 Belgrade, Serbia – Beogradski Sajam
08/06 Sofia, Bulgaria – Yunak
08/07 Brasov, Romania – Rockstad Extreme Fest
08/09 Vienna, Austria – Simm City
08/10 Krakau, Poland – Studio
08/11 Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault Festival
08/13 Derbyshire, UK – Bloodstock Festival (no BAEST)
08/14 Kortrijk, Belgium – Alcatraz Festival

Watch Phil Anselmo Perform Pantera’s “We’ll Grind That Axe For A Long Time” Live For The First Time

Phil Anselmo recently played Pantera’s “We’ll Grind That Axe For A Long Time” live for the first time. The performance took place during The Illegals’ January 30 show at the Umeda Club Quattro in Osaka, Japan. Anselmo told the audience the following:

“These songs always, always, always are a tribute and love to Vinnie Paul and Dime. Pantera never played this song that we’re about to play — we never played it live. This is the first time we’re performing it live ever. Hey, this is special. This is one for the hardcore Pantera fans.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Actor Jason Momoa Joins Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Onstage For Pantera’s “This Love” In Inglewood, CA

Metalhead actor Jason Momoa (“Aquaman”, “Game Of Thrones”) was among the celebrities that attended Slayer’s final show in Inglewood, CA last night (November 30) and he even joined Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals onstage during their performance of Pantera‘s “This Love.“ You can see footage of that below.

Momoa wasn’t the only celebrity at Slayer’s final show. Actor Joe Manganiello (“True Blood”, etc.), King Diamond, Post Malone, and members of Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, Butcher Babies, etc. were all present as well:

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Slayer backstage…

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Charlie Benante (Anthrax) Joins Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Onstage In Las Vegas. NV

During Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals November 27 set at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV, the band were joined onstage by Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. You can see footage of them performing Pantera’s “Strength Beyond Strength” and part of “Goddamn Electric” below:

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Performing “Mixed Lunatic Results”

Pro-shot footage of Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals performing “Mixed Lunatic Results” during a September 2018 show in Dallas, Texas has been shared online. You can check that out below. The track is from the band’s latest album “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue.”

Watch Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Perform Pantera’s “I’m Broken” With Satyricon’s Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven At Gefle Metal Festival

During their set at the Gefle Metal Festival in Gävle, Sweden earlier today (July 19), Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals were joined onstage by Satyricon’s Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven for a performance of Pantera’s “I’m Broken.” You can see footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Share New Video For “Photographic Taunts”

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals have shared a new video for their song “Photographic Taunts.” The clip was filmed by Mike Holderbeast during a jam session at Nodferatu’s Lair. The track is from the band’s latest album “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue.”

Phil Anselmo Discusses The Fallout From His Infamous “White Power” Incident At 2016 Dimebash

During a new interview with Kerrang!, Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.) once again commented on his infamous “white power” chant and Nazi salute at the 2016 Dimebash. The singer is still facing some backlash from the racist outburst, which recently resulted in the cancellation of Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals’ New Zealand shows earlier this year.

Anselmo said the following about the incident:

“I feel like it’s ridiculous. I made an off-color joke and ‘Boom!’ – it’s like I’m literally Hitler! I’m not. I take each individual one at a time, in the way that any logical individual will. I have love in my heart. Over the years I’ve learned to take the first step with love and to put good faith first. I get along with everybody. If there’s any doubt about my political leanings, people should get it out of their heads.

I was raised amongst a dazzling [cast of characters] from the theatre, from the mental hospital, from all walks of life – all colors, creeds and kinds. It’s absurd to me that anyone in this day and age would judge anyone by the color of their skin, their heritage or their religion. I’m a harmless guy. I’m a reactionary, not a troublemaker.”

He also added the following when asked if he would trade success for anonymity:

“I’m a realist. What has happened has happened. What is going to happen is going to happen. What am I supposed to do about it? Am I supposed to re-live shit, or rewind time? Erase people’s memories? If you stack what I’ve done up against all the horrible things that have been done on this earth, I’d hope that I’d come pretty low on the list. I don’t have a racist bone in my body. My heroes are everybody.”