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Hellfest Festival 2014

July 14th, 2014

Hellfest Festival 2014

@ Clisson, France

20th-22nd June 2014

Review by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs & Graham Hilling
Photos by Graham Hilling



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PHILIP ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Announce Limited Edition 2 Song Vinyl EP

October 24th, 2013


A two-song EP by Philip Anselmo & The Illegals will be released as a limited-edition 10-inch vinyl disc, initially available at Anselmo’s sold-out, first-ever Housecore Horror Film Festival that kicks off tomorrow, Friday, in Austin, TX.  The EP, available in a selection of different colors, will be released on Anselmo’s own Housecore Records and distributed by Scion A/V.)  If you’re not attending the Housecore Horror Film Festival this weekend, you can purchase the EP at starting Monday, October 28.

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Philip H. Anselmo

September 16th, 2013

Philip H. Anselmo

Interview by Celtic Bob

Philip Anselmo, Brazil, April 2013

Philip Anselmo, 2013

This interview took place this summer just after the LP came out. It began as a late night/early morning talk while watching Philip’s interview with Loyola University on You Tube and how he would be very interesting to talk to. Shortly thereafter, I was on the phone talking to him about the new album, his label Housecore Records, his book, his film & music festival and Pantera’s POWER METAL album.

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Philip Anselmo’s Housecore™ Horror Film Festival Releases Even More Films

September 8th, 2013

Four World Premieres, Complete Heavy Metal Hysteria, UFOs Unleashed, and more gore…

Having already released horror heavy details including live scores from Goblin and Attila Csihar of Mayhem; appearances by underground horror directing legends Jim VanBebber, Jorg Buttgereit, and Jose Mojica Marins (AKA Coffin Joe); the North American Premiere of THE PROFANE EXHIBIT – the most highly anticipated horror anthology film since TRILOGY OF TERROR; and screening the greatest slate of grindhouse flicks ever on 35mm (EVIL DEAD, THE BEYOND, et al.), Philip Anselmo and Corey Mitchell now unveil their latest tricks of cinematic terror.

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PHILIP ANSELMO’s Great Expectations For His Fans

July 12th, 2013

Philip Anselmo has put together a series of, well, intimidating but humorous video clips in anticipation of his “Technicians of Distortion” tour that kicks of July 31.  The clips instruct fans as to what Anselmo expects of them at the shows.  So far, two have been made available, and you can see them here: Read the rest of this entry »

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New Philip Anselmo Track – “Bedridden” – Available to Stream

June 12th, 2013
Phil Anselmo - Walk Thru Exits Only

Phil Anselmo – Walk Thru Exits Only

“Bedridden,” a brand new track from Philip Anselmo’s upcoming solo album, Walk Through Exits Only, due out July 16 on his own Housecore label, is making its premiere today at BW&BK.

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.

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PHILIP ANSELMO To Unleash Solo Project

April 16th, 2013


 Philip Anselmo, legendary frontman of Pantera and Down, will release his career-first solo album, Walk Through Exits Only, on July 16 via his own Housecore Records (MRI/Megaforce).  Walk Through Exits Only will be available digitally, on CD and on vinyl.

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says Original PANTERA ‘Behind The Music’ Special ‘Smeared’ His Name

April 2nd, 2013

down17.JPGAn updated version of VH1’s “Behind The Music” documentary on PANTERA, “Behind The Music Remastered: Pantera”, will premiere on VH1 Classic in the U.S. on Saturday, April 6 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The new version contains fresh interviews with those who also lost loved ones the night PANTERA guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was murdered in Columbus, Ohio, as well as with PANTERA members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass), and Dimebag’s longtime girlfriend, Rita Haney.

The original “Behind The Music” episode on PANTERA had its premiere in May 2006. The program included interviews with the surviving members of PANTERA — Anselmo, Vinnie Paul Abbott (drums), and Brown — along with appearances by Guy Sykes (tour manager), Walter O’Brien (manager), Terry Date (producer), several members of PANTERA’s/DAMAGEPLAN’s crew, and Haney.

“Sorry for your fucked up, retarded, asinine program that smeared my name to the goddamn toilets of every house in America,” Anselmo says about the original show in one of the newly filmed interview clips that is included in the “Remastered” version of the episode. “You motherfuckers didn’t have to live with it, I did. I resent it — still resent it.”

Philip claims that since PANTERA ended, he has become a totally reformed character.

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Philip Anselmo’s First-ever Housecore Horror Film Festival announces new event details

April 1st, 2013

Extensive Horror Film Programming & More Metal Acts Revealed
Guest appearance by cult favorite filmmaker, numerous screening sessions, special events, and additional metal bands

AUSTIN, Texas—Halloween is still seven months away, but the horror is already heating up in Austin as Philip Anselmo and Corey Mitchell’s inaugural Housecore Horror Film Festival (HHFF) continues to release music and film event details for their three-day underground fan fest. Not for the faint of heart, the festival celebrates the best of the extreme and the wicked possibilities that arise when heavy metal and horror movie worlds collide. Today, HHFF announces a very special guest appearance by Brazilian cult horror actor and director Coffin Joe, a first look at some of the film festival screening categories, special events and other programming, and a second round of confirmed bands: Eyehategodand Warbeast.

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PHILIP ANSELMO and WARBEAST Confirm January 8, 2012 Release Date for New Split Album

November 6th, 2012

PHILIP ANSELMO and WARBEAST Confirm January 8, 2012 Release Date for New Split Album ‘War of the Gargantuas’ – Marking the Release of Philip Anselmo’s First Solo Work

WARBEAST Set to Release New Full Length Album ‘Destroy’ in Early 2013


Legendary Pantera, Superjoint Ritual and DOWN vocalist PHILIP ANSELMO and Housecore Records thrashers WARBEAST recently announced that they will be releasing a new split album entitled War of the Gargantuas. The split now has an official release date of January 8, 2012 and will include two songs from each artist. This album serves as the first release of any solo work by PHILIP ANSELMO during the span of his nearly 30-year legacy. Also, the two WARBEAST tracks on the split feature former bassist Alan Bovee before his amicable departure from the band. Since then, Dre Karst has joined on bass.


“This split is a glimpse into the future of both my solo project and ultimate thrash metallers WARBEAST. The title of the split is War of The Gargantuas and it is fitting on many levels because of our combined love for the 60’s Japanese film of the same name, the power of our combined musical output(s) and our humorous affection that plays out within each of our “Gargantuan” personalities,” states PHILIP ANSELMO. “Both WARBEAST and myself have full length LP’s that will be released shortly after this is released, but this split is unique musically. It is a time capsule; a loud pause ‘til we both release our full length products. Enjoy the destruction of music!”


“These two songs we have on War of the Gargantuas were the next level after Krush The Enemy,” states WARBEAST guitarist Scott Shelby. “They’ve been a staple in our set list for the last two years. These songs are a pure demonstration of our unique Texas thrash metal style.”


WARBEAST also recently announced the upcoming release of their second full-length album, Destroy. The album is scheduled to be released in early 2013 via Housecore Records and is currently in the mastering stages. Stay tuned for more information on Destroy coming very soon.



War of the Gargantua LINE UP:



Philip H. Anselmo – Vocals

Marzi Montazeri – Guitars

Bennett Bartley – Bass

Jose Manuel Gonzales – Drums



Bruce Corbitt – Vocals

Scott Shelby – Lead Guitar

Joe Gonzalez – Drums

Bobby Tillotson Jr. – Lead Guitar

Alan Bovee – Bass


WARBEAST is currently annihilating some European tour dates with DOWN. See below for all current tour dates.


WARBEAST headline dates in Germany:

11/6 – Siegen, Germany @ Vortex

11/7 – München Germany @ Backstage

11/8 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena

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PHILIP ANSELMO Releases Exclusive Vocal Ringtones – Available Now!

April 7th, 2012

PHILIP ANSELMO, known as heavy metal’s most notorious vocalist, is releasing several ringtones for fans to grace their cell phones with. Ten individual ringtones have been created using Philip’s voice, ranging from hilarious to seriously badass!


“Grab one of my new ‘Craptastic’ ringtones and be the first one on your block to be full of it!” – PHILIP ANSELMO


The ringtones are available now! To download the ringtones, just text the keywords below to 69937 and your ringtone will be sent to your phone. Charges apply per ringtone.






Artist: Phil Anselmo

Title: Ring

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Artist: Phil Anselmo

Title: Ring Inhale

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Artist: Phil Anselmo

Title: Ding Dong

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Artist: Phil Anselmo

Title: Bbbbbb

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Artist: Phil Anselmo

Title: Pick Up The Phone

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Artist: Phil Anselmo

Title: There’s Someone Calling

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Artist: Phil Anselmo

Title: Answer

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Artist: Phil Anselmo

Title: Whaaoo

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Title: I’ll Keep Calling

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Philip Anselmo to Dissect True Crime Films at 2011 SXSW Film Festival

November 30th, 2010

Phil Anselmo

Phil Anselmo

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.

WHERE: SXSW 2011 Film Festival

Austin Convention Center

Room TBA

WHEN:   Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Time TBA

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October 1st, 2010


Legendary metal vocalist, HOUSECORE RECORDS label founder and lifelong die-hard New Orleans Saints fan PHILIP ANSELMO recently made 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 Band here.

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June 29th, 2010

Legendary metal vocalist and HOUSECORE RECORDS label founder PHILIP ANSELMO

Legendary metal vocalist and HOUSECORE RECORDS label founder PHILIP ANSELMO


Legendary metal vocalist and HOUSECORE RECORDS label founder PHILIP ANSELMO was first invited to visit the New Orleans Saints headquarters this past March to interview Pro Bowler and Saints right tackle Jon Stinchcomb. Recently, ANSELMO returned to interview tight end Jeremy Shockey, had a chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, and even tried on retired wide receiver/kick return specialist Michael “Beer Man” Lewis’ Super Bowl ring. Lewis attended the same high school as ANSELMO, and is currently an ambassador for the Saints. See below for photos of Lewis and ANSELMO’s opposing United Way teams battling it out on the ball field for a good cause!

PHILIP ANSELMO has been a die-hard Saints fan his entire life. His interview with tight end Jeremy Shockey will air on the Louisiana Sunday Kickoff, and the remainder of the interview will appear on ANSELMO’s HOUSECORE TV. HOUSECORE TV is the evolution of the HOUSECORE RADIO SHOW, which you can listen to here.

ANSELMO will be attending the Kronk Gym Foundation fundraiser in Detroit this Wednesday, the 30thANSELMO is a board member with the foundation. He will visit the UK on July 25th with DOWN to perform at High Voltage, as well as in Spain at the Resurrection Festival the following week.  Fans can expect a new ARSON ANTHEM album this fall.

HOUSECORE TV will be available soon! In the meantime, enjoy these exclusive photos!







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Philip Anselmo of Housceore Records, Down, Pantera, etc.

March 31st, 2010

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.
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