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fourrobert13
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:26 pm 
 

Not everyone's cup of tea, but I enjoyed Walk Through Exits Only. The new track sounds like he's dabbling in death metal which should be interesting.
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PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, the project led by the former PANTERA and current DOWN/SUPERJOINT frontman, will release its sophomore album, "Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue", on January 26, 2018 via Anselmo's Housecore Records in the U.S. and Season Of Mist in other parts of the world. The disc is the follow-up to PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS' debut, "Walk Through Exits Only", which came out in 2013 to mostly positive reviews.

Anselmo comments: "Our new album, '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."

The lineup of the THE ILLEGALS has changed on several position since album one. This is what Philip has to say about his new crew: "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."

"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

The song "Choosing Mental Illness" can be streamed below.

Anselmo is an iconic artist — maybe a little bruised, scarred, singed, and somewhat battered by time, himself, and others. But the Lousiana resident remains proudly standing, unbent, and still angry. Loved and hated, attacked and praised, Philip is not ready to go down into the archives of musical history without a fight.

His new cooperation with the band that Philip himself created, THE ILLEGALS, is as brutal, kicking, lashing, and fury-filled as one could expect from this artist and "Walk Through Exits Only". "Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue" is a much the metaphorical fist in the face and display of force as his adherents could wish for.

"Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue" is not a simple repeat of the past — as tempting as that might sound, considering that no other artist left a deeper mark on metal in the 90's than PANTERA. Raging, roaring, and bulldozing their way through the metal scene, the Texans have left a lasting legacy. At their front stood anger and hostility personified, Philip H. Anselmo. What followed for example with DOWN and SUPERJOINT RITUAL has further cemented the singer's reputation as a living legend. As an artist in his own right, Philip finally emancipated onto a solo-path with "Walk Through Exits Only", which enabled him to do exactly as he pleased – with no need to compromise on anything.

"Walk Through Exits Only" sold around 8,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was produced by Anselmo and Michael Thompson, and recorded over a couple of years at Philip's New Orleans studio, Nodferatu's Lair.

Back in October 2015, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS parted ways with guitarist Marzi Montazeri and replaced him with Mike DeLeon. Anselmo told Metal Underground about the split with Montazeri: "What I wanted to do with Marzi was jumpstart 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."

Regarding how the addition of DeLeon came about, Anselmo said:"Mostly from his association with my drummer, Blue [José Manuel Gonzalez], and my other guitar player/bass player from SUPERJOINT, Steve [Stephen 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."

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS lineup:

Philip H. Anselmo: Vocals
Mike DeLeon: Lead Guitar
José Manuel "Blue" Gonzalez: Drums
Stephen "Schteve" Taylor: Guitar
Walter Howard: Bass

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Xenophon
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:09 pm 
 

Edgy album title. Will check just because it's Phil. I still need to hear the debut tho.

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fourrobert13
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:55 pm 
 

Xenophon wrote:
Edgy album title. Will check just because it's Phil. I still need to hear the debut tho.

The debut was grower for me just because it was different than anything else he had done up until then as far as I know (I don't follow all of his projects).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:47 pm 
 

I sure can't wait to hear him wheeze through another set of songs about how much he hates the media.

When's the next Down coming out? We were supposed to get more EP's, you know.
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Gunslinger21
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:50 am 
 

Finger me? what the fuck?

Anyway, like someone else said I'll check it out because its Phil. Aside from that white power stuff its hard not to like the guy

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MrMcThrasher II
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:24 am 
 

The first one was a grower, but it ended up being one of my favorite albums that year.
Will have to listen to this later.
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Xlxlx
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:51 am 
 

Gunslinger21 wrote:
Finger me? what the fuck?

Anyway, like someone else said I'll check it out because its Phil. Aside from that white power stuff its hard not to like the guy

Yeah... that might be a bit of a deal breaker for a lot of people. Myself included.
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stickyshooZ
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:03 pm 
 

Xlxlx wrote:
Gunslinger21 wrote:
Finger me? what the fuck?

Anyway, like someone else said I'll check it out because its Phil. Aside from that white power stuff its hard not to like the guy

Yeah... that might be a bit of a deal breaker for a lot of people. Myself included.

But clearly he was talking about white wine :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:19 pm 
 

That is a garbage-ass album title. I don't even know if I care about checking it out - but the title is extremely silly and lame to the point where I wanted to say so. And "Finger Me" as a song title - :lol:
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Xymosys
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:44 pm 
 

I neved cared for Pantera or Anselmo until one day I saw Down show. My jaw was dropped all the way through the show. Such an energy, passion and devotion coming from that guy covered in sweat; entertaining the audience, laughing, cheering, destroying the stage and making a hell of an show that day.

I never argued about Phil from that day.

So yeah, I will check it out as well as this Scour project. At least I know this music came from the depths of a genuine music and a metal fan.
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Gunslinger21
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:46 am 
 

Xlxlx wrote:
Gunslinger21 wrote:
Finger me? what the fuck?

Anyway, like someone else said I'll check it out because its Phil. Aside from that white power stuff its hard not to like the guy

Yeah... that might be a bit of a deal breaker for a lot of people. Myself included.


Nah you got the wrong idea bro, see they were drinking white wine...








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