Arguably a King among Supergroups, Down have have spent the past 30 years appearing and disappearing from the scene depending on the priorities of vocalist Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals), guitarist Pepper Keenan (Corrosion of Conformity), guitarist Kirk Windstein (Crowbar), bassist Pat Bruders (Goatwhore), and drummer Jimmy Bower (Crowbar, Eyehategod)
There aren’t many who can argue against the legacy of Pantera and despite the trials and tribulations surrounding Philip H. Anselmo over the duration of his career, he remains an impressive and easily recognizable vocalist and as productive as ever into his 50’s. Rather than sitting on his laurels and stepping back with the money
It seems that Philip H. Anselmo has been busy behind the scenes. Following yesterday’s news of a new album on 4th September entitled “When The Cold Hard Truth Has Worn It’s Miserable Welcome Out” from his project En Minor, Season of Mist have shared track “Blue” while revealing details including Superjoint Ritual members Stephen Taylor
It’s possible that we could have heard the last of Superjoint Ritual after a in a June 2019 interview with Metal Underground frontman Philip H. Anselmo, who is also credited with writing 70-80% of the music said simply that he had no interest in playing with the band. That being said, stranger things have happened. Active
Philip H. Anselmo may have more music projects on the go than Mike Patton, but variety is the spice of life. Allegedly. In a recent interview, the former Pantera frontman whose has his solo band The Illegals playing sets in tribute to the fallen Abbott brothers of late suggested that Down would return in 2020.
In recent interviews Philip H. Anselmo has been quoted as saying that he doesn’t want to do Superjoint aka Superjoint Ritual any longer and for now his focus is on his work with The Illegals and Scour with the potential for new Down material at some point. Never say never in our book, but it
Soon to be upon our shores… Er… Well Tuesday actually! With Raging Speedhorn in support will be Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals! As this Pro-Shot footage from Belgium’s finest festival Graspop Metal Meeting 2019 shows, they’ll be bringing at least a pair of Pantera songs to their set! “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue”
Having promised an announcement of tour dates before their previously announced August show at The Sugarmill in Stoke with Black Coast and Red Spektor, Corby’s saviours of British Heavy Metal Raging Speedhorn haven’t disappointed. They’ve let us know that they will be supporting none other than Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals on their UK
Pro-Shot by the legend that is Mike Holderbeast and his team, here is “Eyes of the South”, another Down classic in black and white from their show at Southport Hall in New Orleans Los Angeles California. Sludge Metal at its finest. How long before they return to the stage?
How many Metal band projects can one man keep on the go before they all start sounding the same? Your guess is as good as ours. One man who seems to do it extraordinarily well is Philip H. Anselmo. His project Scour have been active of late and here is pro-shot footage by Mike Holderbeast,