Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn issued a video response toPhil Anselmo‘s recent racist outburst.
As reported, Anselmo concluded the recent “Dimebash” Dimebag Darrel tribute show by shouting “White power” and giving the crowd a Nazi salute.
Robb stressed that only in metal community are things like this so easily “brushed off,”addressing the majority of online comments that had the “lighten up, grow a thick skin” type of attitude.
He pointed out: “If this was Chad from Nickelback, if this was Justin Bieber, if this was Tom Brady, if this wasLars fucking Ulrich, heads would roll! Holy shit, the goddamn shitstorm that would fly around if Lars Ulrich screamed ‘White power’ from the stage!
“The same silly argument: ‘Why is it OK for a black man to say ‘Black pride,’ but it’s not OK for a white man to say ‘White pride’?’ Well for one, in case you need a little brush up on your history, white men aren’t oppressed by black people here in America.”
He added about racism: “I’m talking about our lifetime – 40-50 years now. No white person has been oppressed by black people, quite the contrary. And it’s not OK to scream ‘White power’ and then brush it off as a fucking joke about white wine, especially when there was none.”
Focusing on how Anselmo acted that night and during the show, at which Robb was also present as a special guest, Flynn said that Phil was obnoxious, noting:
“Within 30 seconds of sitting down and talking to him, this drunk ass decided to let me know that he hated the ‘nigger era‘ of Machine Head, ‘hated it with a passion, that stupid look.’
“I just laughed in his face,” Robb added, saying how ridiculous it is that Anselmo makes image remarks considering Pantera’s early glam era.
Directly addressing Phil, Robb said: “I had to stand on that fucking stage with you, and granted, I wasn’t on that stage when you said all that stupid shit; no, I was only on stage when we were playing ‘New Level,’ and you were sieg-heiling after the ‘and power (white power)’, like you’ve done forever now.
“And nobody calls you on it! No bands call you on it. I’ve talked to people on so many tours, ‘Yeah, Anselmo’s out there sieg-heiling and mouthing the words ‘white power.’ Why don’t you call him out on it?! ”Cause I love Panteraman, and who wants to start shit with him?!’
“Exactly, who wants to start shit with you? You’re a big bully, a big scary dude. But, enough’s enough. Enough’s enough!
“Now, I haven’t felt connected to the metal community for quite some time now. I don’t get it, I don’t get how this kind of shit is tolerated!
“Do I think we should go and lynch Phil Anselmo and call for his head? No, you are more than welcome to say all that shit. But that freedom of speech doesn’t allow you freedom from criticism. ‘Cause that shit’s wrong!
“If you weren’t offended by that, fuck you! Fuck you! FUCK YOU! There’s no place for that in metal! And if there is a place for that in metal, count me out! Goodbye Phil Anselmo, I’ll never be playing another Pantera song as long as I live…”
Today Vice Magazine’s music portal, Noisey, presents the second episode of NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou, a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped spawn bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath and so many others.
TUSKA OPEN AIR 2014
Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland June 27-29, 2014
Review by Arto Lehtinen, Marko Syrjala
Pics by Arto Lehtinen, Marko Syrjala
The Tuska Open Air Festival is definitely a real metal festival institution amongst all other metal festivals in Europe. This Sivulahti area almost located in the heart of Helsinki, only a few kilometers away from the downtown of Helsinki, is a perfect place for the metallic onslaught during the weekend. The line-up of 2014 looked once again amazing. Anthrax and of course the legion of the Norwegian (former) black metal artists such as Satyricon, both Emperor and Dimmu Borgir as headliners. Of course a few cult metal bands like Metal Church, Stone could be witnessed. The festival was an utter success although the event wasn’t sold out. All in all 24000 people visited Tuska during three days.
Metal-Rules.com was present to check out a lot of bands and enjoy the sun and rain.
First Ever Housecore Horror Film & Metal Festival in Austin
Website, badge sales, call for filmmaker submissions open today
AUSTIN, Texas—In what can only be described as a match made in hell, the worlds of heavy metal and horror collide this fall as the first-ever Housecore Horror Film Festival (HHFF) erupts in Austin, Texas. World famous heavy metal pioneer Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual, et al.) and internationally renowned, best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell (Hollywood Death Scenes, Dead and Buried, et al.) have teamed up to create the ultimate underground, three-day horror and heavy metal fan event that will combine live concerts from some of the biggest bands in metal and hard rock with more than 70 screenings of horror, true crime, and heavy metal films, music videos, and more—and special guest appearances from three of the world’s most revered underground directors of horror.
Anselmo, McNaughton to Dissect True Crime Films at 2011 SXSW Film Festival
November 29, 2010/ Reel Crime Press Release
AUSTIN, Texas, November 29, 2010
International best-selling true crime author and MetalSucks contributor Corey Mitchell is proud to announce the esteemed speakers for his “Reel Murder: From Crime Scene to Big Screen” panel for the 2011 SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival, scheduled for March 15, 2011.
Mitchell has gathered together some of the biggest, brightest, and most controversial names in true crime filmmaking including (in alphabetical order):
PHILIP H. ANSELMO – former lead singer of Pantera/frontman for Down. Anselmo is a huge supporter of true crime-based films and composer of the underground cult classic, The Manson Family;
HART D. FISHER – the “most dangerous man in America” and notorious director of the indie serial killer feature, The Garbage Man. Fisher is the publisher of Boneyard Press comics and creator of the infamous Jeffrey Dahmer comic book;
AMI CANAAN MANN – daughter of Manhunt director, Michael Mann, and a rising new director with her upcoming true crime-based film, The Fields, about several unsolved serial killings along I-45 in Texas, featuring Sam Worthington, Chloe Moretz, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan;
JOHN McNAUGHTON – acclaimed director of Mad Dog and Glory and Wild Things. Creator of one of the most revered true crime-based films of all time, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer;
COREY MITCHELL, moderator – Los Angeles Times best-selling true crime author of several books including Pure Murder and Savage Son. Founder of Reel Crime and In Cold Blog, and former Hollywood crime blogger for the Discovery Channel. Mitchell also blogs for MetalSucks and Bloody Disgusting.
HOUSECORE RECORDS act ARSON ANTHEM and MySpace Music are currently streaming the band’s entire upcoming October 12th release, Insecurity Notoriety, right now! Head over to the MySpace Music main page to be directed to the stream: http://www.myspace.com/music.
ARSON ANTHEM is comprised of metal greats Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual), Hank Williams III (Superjoint Ritual, Assjack), Mike IX Williams (Outlaw Order, Eyehategod), and Collin Yeo (Ponykiller). The band was brought together in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, with Mike Williams moving into Anselmo’s spare apartment after his home and possessions were destroyed. Through this connection, Williams and Anselmo spent time listening to Anselmo’s irreplaceable hardcore music collection. The members relived the days of early 80’s hardcore bands, such as Discharge, Negative Approach, Sheer Terror, and many others. It didn’t take long for the music to squash their cabin fever, and inspire them to create a new venture that is now ARSON ANTHEM. Anselmo knew of the underrated, yet unbridled percussion skills that he and William’s mutual friend Hank Williams III possessed, causing the contact to be made and the band to come together. Finally, bassist Collin Yeo was recruited, and the sound was born. “All we had to do was meet and jam,” states Anselmo. “Fucking perfect, fucking real, fuck all.”
For more information on ARSON ANTHEM and the upcoming masterpiece Insecurity Notoriety, visit these sites today:
PHILIP ANSELMO INTERVIEW WITH NEW ORLEANS SAINTS TIGHT END JEREMY SHOCKEY
Legendary metal vocalist, HOUSECORE RECORDS label founder and lifelong die-hard New Orleans Saints fan PHILIP ANSELMO recentlymade his second trip to the Saints headquarters to interview tight end Jeremy Shockey. ANSELMO has been a die-hard Saints fan for his entire life. His interview with tight end Shockey aired on the Louisiana Sunday Kickoff, and the remainder of the interview is posted now at ANSELMO’s HOUSECORE TV. The video is also laced with some brand new ARSON ANTHEM music, so listen closely! HOUSECORE TV is the evolution of the HOUSECORE RADIO SHOW, which you can listen to here.
PHILIP ANSELMO is involved with two new releases that have yet to be unleashed onto the world; ARSON ANTHEM’s Insecurity Notoriety (their first full length release, hitting stores on October 12th), and DOWN’s Diary of a Mad Band 3 disc (2 CD/1 DVD) set (featuring over 130 minutes of unseen footage from their first European tour, to be released on October 5th)! Make sure to head to your local record store to purchase these two projects! You can pre-order DOWN’s Diary of a Mad Bandhere.
For more information on PHILIP ANSELMO, ARSON ANTHEM, and DOWN, please visit these sites:
Invisible Oranges recently caught up with the former Pantera vocalist. Below is is awesome rant about the BP Oil Disaster. Read the complete interview here.
How is New Orleans doing now with the oil spill?
Anselmo: We ain’t seen the fuckin’ beginning of the repercussion. I think the tip is fuckin’ rearin’ its head, but how can it not? There’s fucking crude spilling out right as we speak here on this motherfuckin’ phone. What can I do about it? What can anybody really do about it? Go to the fuckin’ water and clean animals and birds? It’s not solving the fucking problem.
This right here, this knife in Mother Earth is [a] bleeding fucking wound in our planet, which in my book is God, by all rights. You got God stabbed in the fuckin’ heart. And it’s bleeding. We have not even begun to see the miserable ramifi-fucking-cations of this fucking particular disaster yet. Shit, hurricane season hasn’t really even moved in.
As a matter of fact, by the time the next year rolls around, everything on the Gulf Coast – not just New Orleans, but the entire… it’s not even a tri-state area; you lump Texas and everything into this fuckin’ thing, anything that can be affected by this Gulf – and you blow in fuckin’ oil all over the motherfuckin’ every standing structure… let a big hurricane roll through and blow oil all over every tree, house, car, fuckin’ animal, oh my god – and let it dry up for a fuckin’ week. Then flick a fuckin’ cigarette out. See what happens, with fuckin’ oil all over the place. This place will be torched faster than a motherfuckin’ box of matches, man, and gasoline.
Philip Anselmo of Housceore Records, Down, Pantera, etc.
Interview by Shawn Jam Hill
It was with great trepidation that I picked up the phone at 5:30 PM EST on Wednesday, March 10 2010 because I knew the (supposedly) mercurial Mr. Philip Anselmo himself was on the other end of the line. After spending years fronting one of metal’s greatest bands of all time (Pantera), starting up the lumbering behemoth know as Down, feuding with his Pantera bandmates, losing his best friend Dimebag Darrell to a crazed gun-toting nut in 2004 and subsequently being denied access to the funeral while generally leading a rock and roll lifestyle that famously nearly killed the man, maybe Philip wasn’t too keen on jawing with some nobody journalist way up in Canaduh.
I was wrong.
Speaking thoughtfully (some would say quite slowly) and seemingly choosing his words very carefully, Philip Anselmo spoke as would a true Southern gentleman. He told stories, rambled on a little here and there and even had a laugh or two during our 35 minutes on the horn that was (theoretically) set up to promote upcoming releases on his own Housecore Records imprint. In reality, it was a good old fashioned chin-wag. Read the rest of this entry »
Down’s second visit to Finland has been a long time coming since their triumphant debut club gig that happened a few years ago in Tampere. That gig was sold quickly leaving several people outside the club without tickets. That gig has been described as one hell of the most memorable, remarkable, and intense club gigs witnessed for years. Therefore, having two gigs on the current touring schedule was more than obvious to meet the demand of the Down fans.