PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS - featuring vocalist Phil Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA) - will take to the road for their first-ever tour, dubbed Technicians Of Distortion, which will kick off July 31st in Tulsa, OK. Support on the tour comes from WARBEAST and AUTHOR & PUNISHER. Tickets are on sale now at this location
31 - Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa, OK
2 - Wooly's - Des Moines, IA
3 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
4 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
6 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
7 - The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
9 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI
10 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
11 - Heavy MTL Festival - Montreal, QC
13 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
14 - Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY
16 - Best Buy Theatre - New York, NY
17 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
18 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
20 - The Masquerade - Heaven Stage, Atlanta, GA
Tour promo video Part 1:
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Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals will release the new album, Walk Through Exits Only, on July 16th via Anselmo's 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.
'Music Media Is My Whore'
'Battalion Of Zero'
'Usurper Bastard's Rant'
'Walk Through Exits Only'
'Irrelevant Walls And Computer Screens'
BraveWords' review of Walk Through Exits Only can be found here
An exclusive listening and release party will be held for Walk Through Exits Only at Duff's in Brooklyn, NY on July 13th at 10PM. Entrance is restricted to those 21 + with ID.
On August 4th, Anselmo will be at Reckless Records in Chicago, IL (1532 N Milwaukee Ave #1) to sign copies of the album starting at 3 PM. Copies of the CD and LP will be available for a special price at the event, but fans that buy it beforehand should save the receipt and bring it to the in-store. For more information go to this location
"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."
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals lineup:
Philip H. Anselmo - Vocals
Marzi Montazeri - Guitars
Bennett Bartley - Bass
Jose Manuel Gonzales - Drums