Phil Anselmo To Release New Album From The Cure, Sisters Of Mercy, Etc. Influenced Project En Minor

Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, etc.) was recently interviewed by Jimmy Cabbs, and revealed that he will be releasing a new album with a new group called En Minor. That project is heavily influenced by The Cure, Sisters Of Mercy, and more.

Anselmo said the following:

“I have a record coming out that’s been finished for two years almost now, of course—just like every other fucking record. It’s with a band called En Minor. And I guess it would be my, ‘Hello, great dark eighties of Sisters Of Mercy, of The Cure ‘Seventeen Seconds‘ record and ‘Faith‘ album.’ Early The Cure. Early U2. Nick Cave and the fucking Bad Seeds or The Birthday Party. David Bowie… I take all these influences and then somehow we came out with results.

“It is what it is. I’ll let the people decide at the end of the day. And we’ll see. But, once again, I’m not shootin’ for radio time here; I’m just trying to broaden my horizons, write some harkening songs. But I think they have their own life, honestly. It’s retro only to a certain degree, I think, within me, because I know where it’s coming from. But I guess when a listener hears it these days, most people react… I hear the word ‘cinematic’ a lot, and I hear, ‘This is the best record you’ve done in thirty years,’ or some shit like that, something like that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Watch Footage Of Warbeast Performing With Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Etc.) & More At Their Farewell Show

Warbeast played their final show at The Rail Club in Ft. Worth, TX on July 14, and were joined by guest vocalists Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.), actor Edwin Neal, and Wayne Abney (Hammer Witch). You can see some footage from the concert below. The band are retiring as a result of Bruce Corbitt’s esophageal cancer diagnosis, and their final album “Enter The Arena” will be available on August 4.


Phil Anselmo Talks New Scour, Illegals, Etc. Music

Phil Anselmo was recently interviewed by Ghost Cult and talked about all the new music he has in the works. Among those is a new EP from Scour (Cattle Decapitation, Pig Destroyer, etc.) and a new Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals release.

Anselmo said the following:

“I’m sitting on top of so much music right now… But yes, I’m sitting on many records of many different styles. And Scour is… It’s great that it’s happening actually as… gigs and now with the new EP we can actually do this thing called a full set.”

He also added:

“I’ve got a new Illegals coming out and it is way different than the first, that’s all I’ll say. I’ve got this other project, I don’t want to name it yet. It’s kind of clandestine, but it’s an expression. And then I’m sitting on the new Scour and I’m sitting on another project that is absolutely extreme, but in way, way different direction.

And it’s actually, a lot of the music I would say… A great percentage of the music is stuff that I originally started writing to begin with. So it’s like the longest music that has grown up with me and finally over the last, past year and a half or something like that, we just sat down, we got the right players and everybody contributed and next thing you know it was just… [a] a two week long jam session and I think we came out of it with three albums.”

In other news, you can also see footage of Scour performing covers of Bathory‘s “Massacre” and Pantera‘s “Strength Beyond Strength“ during their June 14 show at the Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY below:

[via The PRP]

Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Etc.) & More To Sing For Warbeast At Their Farewell Show

Warbeast have revealed that Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.), actor Edwin Neal, and Wayne Abney (Hammer Witch) will handle vocal duties during their farewell show at The Rail Club in Ft. Worth, TX on July 14. This news comes after Bruce Corbitt recently played his final show with the band due to his esophageal cancer diagnosis.

Corbitt commented:

“For our FINAL Warbeast Show ever… we are ecstatic that our lifelong friend, brother, label owner and producer Philip Anselmo will be singing the bulk of the Warbeast songs that night. It was a no-brainer when it came to who I wanted to be on that stage with my bandmates in my place that night during our final set ever.

Since I can’t do it… I still wanted this band to have the best possible ending. Luckily he’s happily agreed to come to Texas and send this band out with a bang.

It was Philip that gave this band life… and it will be a treat for our fans to witness a true metal legend sing both old and brand new Warbeast songs. This is what I call an appropriate perfect ending for this band… considering the unfortunate circumstances we’ve been dealt. I love you like a brother Philip!!!

Also, Warbeast plans to premiere our new music video for our song “Hitchhiker” that night. The song is obviously based on Edwin Neal’s character from Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Ed will also be appearing in this new music video too. Much to my surprise… Ed told me that wanted to sing this song about his alter-ego for me that night. That is just too damn cool… so I obviously said, “HELL YES!!”

Even Philip thought this was like coming full-circle for me… pointing out how Rigor Mortis and our crew was kind of like our own TCM family back in the 80s. We were even promoted by Capitol Records as the Texas Chain Saw Massacre of Metal. Now here we are 30 years later and Ed is going to be singing with one of my bands. I’m freaking out on this too!

It also made perfect sense for us to include the man that is the reason Warbeast even exists in the first place. 11 years ago we put together Texas Metal Alliance to help Wayne after his near-fatal motorcycle accident. The band eventually evolved into Warbeast… and the rest is history. So we wanted Wayne to be part of this… and he’s going to sing a classic old Warbeast song and also a one of the new ones. His new killer band Life Of Scars is also playing that night as well. Thanks Wayne for everything brother!!

Another cool thing is that everyone attending this show will be able to buy our new Warbeast album “Enter The Arena” three weeks before it’s released everywhere else!! The actual street release date is early August… so if you want it early… you need to be at this show!!

Finally…. many of my close friends involved in putting all of this together have insisted that this show will also be a benefit show to help me and my Wife Jeanna Corbitt. Our gratefulness for this gracious gesture can’t be put into words. We are again shocked at the love and support we are receiving during this hard time in our lives. We’ve been told that the $10 admission will all go towards our medical bills in my fight to beat cancer. UNBELIEVABLE!!

So all of that right there will make this one of the biggest nights of the year for our D/FW Metal Family!”

Hatebreed, Crowbar, Whitechapel, Etc. Added To 2017 Metal Maya Festival

Hatebreed, Crowbar, Whitechapel, Prong, Kyng, and Oni have been added to the Metal Maya festival. Previously announced acts include: Anthrax, Overkill, Superjoint, Death Angel, Metal Allegiance (feat. Phil Demmel (Machine Head), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Mark Menghi, Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Mike Portnoy, Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Ryan Waste (Municipal Waste), etc.), Otep, and Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens. The event will take place October 29 – November 2 at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, just south of Cancun in Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. This will be a special metal-themed vacation with all kinds of other activities to help celebrate Halloween and the Day Of The Dead. Lamb of God‘s Chris Adler will be one of the event hosts, and Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.) will host a special Halloween horror movie night.

Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Etc.) & Horror Star Bill Moseley’s Bill+Phil Project Premiere “Dirty Eye” Music Video

Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Etc.) and horror star Bill Moseley have premiered a new video for their song “Dirty Eye,” via Revolver. This song is from their Bill+Phil EP “Songs Of Darkness And Despair,” which is available now.

Ryan Oliver (Deathblow Productions), who directed the video, said the following:

“As a three-year alumni of Housecore Horror Fest, it was a special honor to make a video for Bill & Phil. My crew and I had a lot of fun making this bizarre puppet show over the past winter/spring. This opportunity came right on the heels of our last Housecore video for Child Bite’s ‘Vermin Mentality’, though different, I think they complement each other quite well. Once again, we were trusted to do what we wanted creatively and in the end it seemed best to follow Bill Moseley’s lyrical cues and try to interpret them in an entertaining fashion. We’re pretty pleased with the turnout and hope it lives up to the uniquely wild music on this record.”

Phil Anselmo Says He Has Found An Unreleased Pantera Instrumental Track

Phil Anselmo was recently interviewed by Capital Chaos TV, and revealed that he had found an unfinished Pantera song. The track is an instrumental that was apparently scrapped before Anselmo added vocals.

PHILIP H ANSELMO AND THE ILLEGALS, LIVE, 2013, PAUL JENDRASIAK

Anselmo said the following when asked if Pantera have any unreleased music left over:

“That’s interesting because I did find a track I cannot make heads or tails out of and I know it’s the guys… But, I never did vocals over the top of it and I’m sure back in the day there was good reason for it, it doesn’t really do much, it’s like, riffs back & forth and that’s that, so it must’ve been just a… I guess, a mulling type of idea that had gone on, either we put it to bed or just moved on because truthfully Pantera there really was not that much unreleased material laying around, there really wasn’t we used almost everything that we… um, would come up with I guess you know?”