Phillip Anselmo Announces Debut Solo LP, Tour Dates

Courtesy:  Housecore Records/Herfitz PR

Courtesy: Housecore Records/Herfitz PR

Philip Anselmo will release his first ever solo album on Tuesday, July 16th.  The Down front man and former Pantera and Superjoint Ritual front man will release Walk Through Exits Only on his own label, Housecore Records.  The label is an imprint of MRI/Megaforce.  Anselmo’s solo debut was co-produced by Anselmo and Michael Thompson.  The material for the record had been recorded over the past couple of years at Anselmo’s New Orleans studio, Nodferatu’s Lair with his band, The Illegals (Marzi Montazeri—guitar, and Jose Manuel “Blue Gonzales—drums). 

Anselmo discussed the album in a recent interview.  He explained in the course of the interview that in writing and recording it, he didn’t want it to sound like so much fare that comprises the metal community today.  He explained that it is as straight forward as a metal record can be.  “It wasn’t about doing a paint-by-numbers thrash or heavy metal record,” he said.  “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.” 

A tour is already set in support of the upcoming album.  It will begin on Wednesday, July 31st at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK.  The current slate of tour dates is available below.  To keep up with all of the latest updates on Anselmo’s tour and more, audiences can go online to http://www.facebook.com/philipanselmo and “Like” it. 

JULY

31   Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK

 

AUGUST

 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, ONT Canada

11   Heavy MTL Festival, Montreal, QC Canada

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

 

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Former Pantera Front Man Releasing Solo Debut This Summer

Courtesy:  Housecore Records

Courtesy: Housecore Records

Former Pantera front man Philip Anselmo is set to release his first ever solo album this Summer.  Walk Through Exits Only will be released Tuesday, July 16th through his own record label, Housecore Records (MRI/Megaforce).  It will be available on CD, digitally, and on vinyl.  The eight-track album was co-produced by Anselmo and Michael Thompson.  It was recorded at Anselmo’s own Nodferatu’s Lair with his band, The Illegals. 

Anselmo explained in his own words just what the album means to him and what audiences can expect from this upcoming release.  “It wasn’t about doing a paint-by-numbers thrash or heavy metal record,” he said.  “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.” 

A tour to support the album is already being planned.  Anselmo is currently up for an award in the “Best Vocalist” category at this year’s Revolver “Golden Gods” awards.  He is expected to make an appearance at the awards show.  To find out when Philip Anselmo will be heading out on the road and where, fans can follow him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/philipanselmo, on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/philipanselmo, and his official website, http://www.philanselmo.com

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