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

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals have premiered a new song titled “The Ignorant Point.” This song is from their new album “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue,” which will be released on January 26. Anselmo told Revolver the following:

“‘The Ignorant Point‘ is a tip of the hat to today’s top-notch, morally-sincere, trustworthy news agencies, websites, bloggers, etc. that have kept the public in such great spirits with their dedication to truth and honest … Burp. Keep up the good work, bullshit artists. We’ve got our collective eyes on you.”

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Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Premiere New Song “Choosing Mental Illness”, Reveal Details For New Album

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

“Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue” Track Listing:

01. “Little Fucking Heroes”
02. “Utopian”
03. “Choosing Mental Illness”
04. “The Ignorant Point”
05. “Individual”
06. “Delinquent”
07. “Photographic Taunts”
08. “Finger Me”
09. “Invalid Colubrine Frauds”
10. “Mixed Lunatic Results”

Anselmo commented:

“It ain’t pretty, It’s more straightforward and cohesive to a degree, but it still goes off the rails here and there. We went through it song after song cut and fucking dry. I was in a specific mindset. I wanted to further my endeavors into a genre of music that I adore. As all ten songs blow by, I wanted an unforgiving feel. This is what was on my mind. It’s a recorded capsule of time.”

He also added the following about Stephen Taylor (Superjoint), Mike DeLeon (Flesh Horder, etc.), Walter Howard (Grieved, etc.), and Jose Manuel “Blue” Gonzalez (Superjoint/Warbeast), who all contributed to the effort:

“Their creative input is fucking fantastic. This is something that was very different from the first record where I was very staunch. I wanted it to be ugly. I was very firm that I was writing every fucking note. The thought was, ‘This is my contribution to ugly music right this second in a heavy metal vein.’ That was great at the time.

Walk Through Exits Only made its own little statement that I am a free agent and I belong to no single band. This time, I worked closely with everyone. We tried different ideas together. It made the spirit of this thing come alive even more because of the enthusiasm these guys bring. It enhanced the integrity of the project.”

He continued:

“Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is going to get hated. It’s going to get loved. Like every record I’ve ever done, I put zero expectations upon my peers, critics, or the general fucking public. If you take one thing away from it, let it be this: Do not bog yourself down to one brand, character, or whatever. Have the guts to spread your wings and fucking flourish.

I can promise you this is a beginning. As my music trickles out over the next two years, it’s going to be quite the roller coaster ride. This new ILLEGALS is just the tip of the whole fucking avalanche.”

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 Offers Update On Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals/Discusses Scour

In a recent interview with Metal Underground, Phil Anselmo offered an update on Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals. The band has been working on new material, and have apparently parted ways with Marzi Montazeri.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

Rex_84: In addition to the festival and Superjoint tour you’re also involved in other projects like Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals. You recently hired a new guitarist, a friend of mine, Mike DeLeon. I understand you had a short list of names for this guitar spot. What led you to choose him?

Anselmo: Mostly from his association with my drummer, Blue [José Manuel Gonzalez] and my other guitar player/bass player from Superjoint Steve [Taylor]. Steve Taylor was constantly saying, “DeLeon is the guy. DeLeon is the guy. He wants it the most! He wants it the most!” I trust them. I trust their judgment. I trust their intuition. So far, every time DeLeon has come to jam it has been serious grinding. He takes a good beating, man. He’s great. He’s a pleasure to work with.

Rex_84: Can you talk a little about Marzi Montazeri and what happened with him?

Anselmo: Not really. It’s not really worth it, really. What I wanted to do with Marzi anyway was jump start his career, which I did. He’s the type of guy that needs to be the focal point of pretty much anything he does. So he’s got that now and I’m happy for him. More power to him.

Rex_84: Are you writing new material with this band?

Anselmo: Fuck yes! Definitely. It’s fucking SCATHING! It’s going to be absolutely horrible for some. It’s gonna be miserable for others. For others, maybe they’ll get it. It’s fast. I’ll say that. It’s unforgiving, that’s all that I’ll say.

In other news, he also commented on his new project Scour:

Rex_84: Lastly, you recently announced a new band called Scour with members of Pig Destroyer and Cattle Decapitation.

Anselmo: They asked me to sing on four songs. Everybody is freaking out on it. Really, it’s just another project to broaden the resume, I guess. I’m a free agent. The only bands I tour with are Down and Superjoint. The Illegals when we have the opportunity. But I’ve got a lot of different irons in the fire. Scour is going to be fun. In my opinion, I think I can knock that shit out pretty quick. Then I’ve got two other bands I really wish I could talk about right now. Those are some collaborations with some very respected musicians in the underground. It’s my pleasure to work with them. You will know more about it when word gets out.

Phil Anselmo Working On New Superjoint Ritual, New Illegals & A New “Secret Death Metal Project”

Phil Anselmo has been pretty busy, as of late. In a new interview, the vocalist said he has been writing some new material for Superjoint Ritual and for Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals. He also revealed that he is working on a “secret death metal project.”

Check out the full interview below:

In other news, Anselmo also confirmed that the Housecore Horror Film Festival will happen this year, and that it will take place on November 13-15, in San Antonio, Texas.