Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Battlecross, Tombs, Etc. Set For 2018 Berserker Music Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Berserker Music Fest. The event will be held on September 28 at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI, and it will feature the following: Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Battlecross, Negative Approach, Macabre, King Parrot, Tombs, Homewrecker, Child Bite, The Armed, Oozing Wound, Couch Slut, Bloodiest, A Deer A Horse, and Shock Narcotic.

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Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals & King Parrot Announce Rescheduled U.S. Dates

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals have officially announced the rescheduled dates for their tour with King Parrot. The trek was originally planned for the spring, but it was postponed to give Anselmo more time to recover from back surgery.

Tour Dates

09/06 New Orleans, LA – Santos
09/07 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
09/08 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/09 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/11 Knoxville, TN – Concourse
09/12 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
09/14 Harrisburg, PA – The Capitol Room
09/15 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
09/16 Long Island, NY – Mulcahy’s
09/18 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
09/20 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
09/21 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
09/22 Harrison, OH – The Blue Note
09/23 Louisville, KY – Diamond’s
09/25 Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
09/27 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/28 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot (‘Berserker Fest‘)
09/29 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
09/30 Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Postpone Tour With King Parrot

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals were previously planning a spring U.S. tour with King Parrot, but the trek has since been postponed until August/September. The delay comes as a result of Anselmo needing more time to recover from his recent back surgery.

Anselmo commented:

“I’ve decided to delay the Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals/King Parrot tour until August-September. As many of you know, I had a second back surgery in late January. I’m having an incredible recovery, but just want to be one-thousand percent when I get to jam the new Illegals with all my brothers and sisters. My apologies for jumping the gun extend to the fans, my fellow Illegals, King Parrot, our crews, and all mechanical parties involved, but we will all see it’s the right decision soon. See you cats and chicks in the fall! Much love, as always.”

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Planning U.S. Tour With King Parrot

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals are putting together a spring U.S. tour in support of their latest album “Choosing Mental illness As A Virtue.” King Parrot will open the trek, which is expected to take place from mid-May to mid-June. Stay tuned for dates.

Phil Anselmo To Undergo Back Surgery Next Week

It looks like Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, etc.) is set to undergo back surgery once again on January 31. He confirmed the news to Jack Antonio in the below interview:

Anselmo said the following:

“I’m going under the knife next Wednesday. I’m having a follow-up surgery that’s gonna nip something that has been nagging me for the last fucking decade in the bud, and damn it, once this last little kink is ironed out, I’ll feel a whole lot better, man. Which means a better me, [and] that means more work, more gigs, more ability to do gigs, and shit like that. So that’s always wonderful.”

He also added:

“I think the only pain I have left is this one little nagging thing. I think once they zap that, shit… I guess I’ll be closest to feeling as close to normal for the first time in decades.

I’ve talked to everybody close to me and tried to explain to them that I’m gonna have to re-learn how to live life, man, on many, many different levels. It’s interesting. But it’s good. I look at it as a positive, because after a decade of the nagging thing, I’d hit a wall, and when I hit a wall, I get pissed off and I tend to hit back, and my way of hitting back is resenting my condition. Therefore I’m doing everything in my power to overcome, and I’m gonna do it, man, again. Watch.”

The operation will be done by the same surgeon that performed surgery on Anselmo in 2006.

[via Blabbermouth]

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Stream “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue” In Full

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals are streaming their new album “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue” in full. You can check that out, along with a performance video for “Finger Me” over at Revolver. The album will be released tomorrow (January 26).

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Premiere New Song “Delinquent”

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals have premiered a new song titled “Delinquent,” via Loudwire. This song is from their new album “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue,” which will be released on January 26.

Click the LINK to go to the stream.