PHILIP ANSELMO Offers Advice For Metal Bands; Video Streaming
April 25, 2013, a year ago
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In the clip below from Fuse, DOWN/ex-PANTERA vocalist and Housecore Records CEO, PHILIP ANSELMO offers advice for aspiring heavy metal superstars. First tip: Rip off all your favorite bands. Watch the footage below:
Earlier this week, Director Thomas Schlagkamp released the following video, titled The Rock'n'Roll Manifesto, and featuring Phil Anselmo.
"We want to raise awareness for a fact that should be self-evident, but it isn't: To many people, music has no value anymore. But music is not just an worthless mp3 file on your computer. It is something that is very valuable. Something that was created - with blood, sweat and tears."
Anselmo will release his career-first solo album, Walk Through Exits Only, on July 16th via his own Housecore Records (MRI/Megaforce). Walk Through Exits Only will be available digitally, on CD and on vinyl.
Produced by Philip Anselmo and Michael Thompson, and recorded over the past couple of years at his New Orleans studio, Nodferatu's Lair, with his band The Illegals - Marzi Montazeri/guitar, and drummer Jose Manuel "Blue" Gonzales, Walk Through Exits Only is abrasive, aggressive, anthemic and 100% Anselmo. The album's eight songs are as unstrained as it gets, from 'Battalion Of Zero' to 'Usurper's Bastard Rant', to the album's title track that goes against the grain and right through the exits. Brash, brutal guitars cut through punishing percussion as Anselmo screams with uncompromising ferocity and uncontainable fire.
"It wasn't about doing a paint-by-numbers thrash or heavy metal record," Anselmo explained about the project. "It's an angry album that only I could do. I don't see anybody else out there screaming about the same shit I'm screaming about. On this album, there isn't any wordplay, there isn't any hidden message, it's all right there in front of you."
Anselmo and the Illegals will support the new album with a major North American tour planned for this summer. Anselmo, who is up for "Best Vocalist" at this year's Revolver Golden Gods awards, will make a special appearance at that event.
On Walk Through Exits Only and over his entire career, Anselmo hasn't just paved his own path, he's bulldozed it with his bare hands.