Derek Engemann (Scour, Ex-Cattle Decapitation) Joins Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals have recruited Derek Engemann (Scour, ex-Cattle Decapitation) as their new bassist. He is taking over for Walter Howard.

Anselmo commented:

“Derek is a brother; he’s solid, driven, and talented. It’s awesome to have him onboard and I look forward to jamming and writing with him. We’re lucky to have him.”

Engemann added:

“I’m very excited to share the stage with mi hermanos in The Illegals! It’s also truly an honor to pay such a great tribute to Dime and Vinnie!”

Tour Dates:

01/24 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Cariola
01/25 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Cariola
01/26 Sao Paulo, BRA – Tropical Butana
01/27 Brasilia, BRA – Toinha Brasil Show
01/29 Porto Alegre, BRA – Bar Opiniao
01/31 Asuncion, PAR – Paraguay Alternativo VII
02/01 Montevideo, URG – Montevideo Music Box
02/02 Buenos Aires, ARG – Teatro Flores
03/21 Belconnen, AUS – The Basement
03/22 Melbourne, AUS – Max Watts
03/23 Perth, AUS – Amplifier Capitol (‘Slayfest‘)
03/25 Adelaide, AUS – Enigma Bar
03/26 Christchurch, NZ – Empire (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
06/20 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/23 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
07/13 Balaton, HUN – Rock Maraton
07/19 Gegle, SWE – Gefle Metal Fest
07/24 Tolmin, SLO – Metaldays
08/21 Santiago, CHL – Teatro Cariola
08/22 Cipolletti, ARG – Pirkas
08/24 Lima, PER – CC Festiva
08/25 Bogota, COL – Samper Mendoza
08/29 San Jose, CR – Peppers Club
08/31 Mexico City, MEX – Circo Bolador


Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Announce Australian/New Zealand Tour

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.

Tour Dates:

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: 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

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Phil Anselmo Pays Tribute To Dimebag Darrell & Vinnie Paul With Full Set Of Pantera Songs

During his show at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, CA last night (November 16), Phil Anselmo and his band The Illegals paid tribute to Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul with a full set of Pantera songs. The performance was streamed on Facebook and can be seen HERE. You can also find some fan-filmed footage along with the setlist below:


01. “Use My Third Arm”
02. “Mouth For War”
03. “Becoming”
04. “Walk”
05. “Death Rattle”
06. “I’m Broken” (feat. Child Bite’s Shawn Knight)
07. “This Love”
08. “Fucking Hostile”
09. “Hellbound”
10. “Domination” / “Hollow”
11. “A New Level”

[via Blabbermouth]

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals To Play Full Set Of Pantera Songs In West Hollywood Tonight

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals have announced that they will be playing a full set of Pantera songs during their show at The Viper Room in West Hollywood, California tonight (November 16). The band said the following:

“We are in Hollywood, California tonight. Start to finish. Full PANTERA set!!! Come see it at The Viper room tonight! Gonna be historically epic on many levels! We’ll see ya there.”

Guitarist Mike De Leon added:

“THE ILLEGALS are in Hollywood, California!! FULL PANTERA Set START TO FINISH tonight! It’s gonna be epic as fuck!! Will stream it live!”

[via Blabbermouth]

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Announce Fall Tour With Child Bite

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals have announced a fall tour with Child Bite. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

11/01 Austin, TX – The Lost Well
11/02 Lubbock, TX – Jakes
11/03 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
11/05 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
11/07 Jerome, ID – Diamonds
11/08 Reno, NV – Cargo
11/09 Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
11/10 Fresno, CA – Strummers
11/11 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
11/13 TBA – TBA
11/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon (feat. Cro-Mags & Eyehategod)
11/15 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre (feat. Cro-Mags & Eyehategod)
11/17 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
11/18 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
11/19 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th St.
11/20 Little Rock, AR – Rev Room

Sacred Reich’s Phil Rind Joins Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Onstage For A Performance Of Pantera’s “I’m Broken”

During Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals’ October 7 set at Mexico’s Force Fest, the band were joined onstage by Sacred Reich’s Phil Rind. You can see footage of them performing Pantera’s “I’m Broken” below:

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

During Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals’ September 27 show at The Forge in Joliet, Illinois, the band performed Pantera’s “I’m Broken” with Matt Young (King Parrot). You can see footage of that below (courtesy of In The Loop Magazine):