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.
31 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
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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