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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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.”

Watch Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Perform Pantera’s “I’m Broken” With Matt Young (King Parrot) & Toshihiko Takahashi (Palm)

During Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals’ March 22 show in Melbourne, Australia, the band performed Pantera’s “I’m Broken” with Matt Young (King Parrot) and Toshihiko Takahashi (Palm). You can see footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals’ New Zealand Shows Reportedly Cancelled Due To Anselmo’s Infamous “White Power” Incident

According to, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals‘ Christchurch and Auckland, New Zealand shows have been cancelled due to Anselmo‘s infamous “white power” chant and Nazi salute at the 2016 Dimebash. The country has been cracking down on racism and white supremacy following the horrific mosque shootings in Christchurch that left 50 people dead and 50 others wounded.

Promoter Ben Mulchin of Valhalla Touring issued a lengthy statement, which in part said:

“I completely agree over not forgetting or ignoring Phil’s vile, deplorable actions and words in 2016 nor his pandering to a crowd in the 1990’s. He can’t take what happened back, no one can with those actions and words. There is no excuse. When his band offered to tour here I did have to soul search. Did his apologies seem earnest? Did he fully comprehend his hateful display? Were his actions and words from his heart in his apologies, or was his shameful display really who he is? Importantly did he as a prominent figure in metal take responsibility on how his actions can embolden and encourage others to hate? I think this last thought is pretty important in the current situation.

I’ve looked at this tour on a number of occasions, before booking it, during and obviously now. I can’t honestly say what is in someone’s heart I don’t know personally but I feel that Phil is of a respectful loving nature. His apologies were sincere and he has rightly suffered from his actions. Phil is someone who a large number of metal fans/bogans look up to and I believe it is extremely important that he show empathy and compassion regarding the tragedy in Christchurch. To be honest I hope if he plays he will renounce bigotry and the horrific inhuman acts and that this will make an impression on people that all humans are equal. He is a powerful figure that could really influence people for the better.

I am currently discussing with all parties on how we will proceed. Something good have to come from this tour if it’s going ahead in the next few weeks. On a personal note, I am not looking forward to traveling to Christchurch nor hosting a loud intense concert but I do believe in music as a healing power. We discussed on Saturday donating all profits, and $5 per ticket to the families involved with the tragedies.”