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Tag Archives: Phil Anselmo

Fear And Loathing On Hadad’s Lake: Or, What Went Down At GWAR B-Q

Posted by on August 24, 2016

If you’ve ever spoken to me at length about music, you probably came away from that conversation knowing that I adore GWAR B-Q. It’s everything I love about music festivals, and none of the stuff that tends to suck about them. I often refer to GWAR’s annual bacchanalia of meat, fake blood, and heatstroke as what […]

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Phil Anselmo’s black/death metal project Scour release first song “Dispatched”

Posted by on May 12, 2016

It turns out that the latest supergroup to hit the scene might also be one of the heaviest. Phil Ansemo (Down, Superjoint Ritual, ex-Pantera), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (ex-Animosity), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Jesse Schobel (Strong Intention, Cast the Stone) teamed up to form an extreme death/black metal band called Scour, […]

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Down far from done, Pepper Keenan says

Posted by on April 4, 2016

It’s  been a rough year for Phil Anselmo, for obvious reasons. His racist outburst at the Dimebash overshadowed the legacy of Pantera’s late guitarist, and also that of his bands and label. And while he’s been keeping a low profile as of late, and cancelled Down’s Summer touring schedule in the wake of his actions. […]

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Scott Ian, Zakk Wylde talk about Anselmo’s Dimebash incident

Posted by on February 11, 2016

In the wake of Phil Anselmo’s thing that happened (we’re not going to link to it, you know by now) a few weeks ago at the Dimebash, some of his contemporaries in music are starting to speak out about it, with both Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde and Anthrax rhythm guitarist Scott Ian holding […]

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Hellfest Open Air release open letter to French government

Posted by on February 10, 2016

Philip Anselmo’s racist outburst during the Dimebash event a few weeks ago has taken its toll everywhere, leading Anselmo offering give up his role with Down  in order for them to continue as band. Dutch festival, FortaRock removed them from the bill, but massive French festival Hellfest refused to take off Down from their 2016 edition, despite pressure from the […]

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Hellfest promoter refuses to remove Down from bill, faces losing grant

Posted by on February 8, 2016

More drama in wake of Phil Anselmo’s drunk Dimebash outburst? Naturally. Despite multiple apologies and an offer to leave Down, the backlash over his Nazi salute and white power shoutout continues. There’s deservedly a bit of anti-Anselmo sentiment going around at the moment. Down has been dropped off the FortaRock Festival in the Netherlands and their show in New Orleans […]

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The Dillinger Escape Plan new album “actually weirder” than last one

Posted by on February 5, 2016

The Dillinger Escape Plan released their last album One Of Us Is The Killer back in 2013 and the album was very well received. Today, the band just revealed some details on the follow-up record and apparently, it will be “actually weirder.” During an interview with VoidAu.com, guitarist Ben Wienman discussed about their new upcoming album which […]

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Down/COC’s Pepper Keenan accepts Anselmo apology as New Orleans gig canceled

Posted by on February 5, 2016

Yesterday in a statement posted on his personal web site, Phil Anselmo revealed that he’d asked Down, a supergroup he’s at the center of, to continue on without him. Although there’s no word on whether that’s actually going to be seriously considered by the rest of the band, it likely won’t be if Pepper Keenan […]

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Phil Anselmo apologizes to Down, suggests they move on without him

Posted by on February 4, 2016

For the second time in a week, Phil Anselmo has apologized for his actions that took place at the Dimebash on January 22nd. In the wake of Down getting dropped from a Dutch festival, Anselmo took to his web site for a lengthy apology that not only sounds more contrite than before, but actually says […]

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Down is “no longer welcome” at FortaRock, gets removed from the bill

Posted by on February 3, 2016

Yesterday, we reported regarding the petition launched to ask Download Festival organizers in the UK to remove Down from the festival, after Phil Anselmo’s Dimebash incident. Anselmo already issued an apology video regarding the incident. but that’s not enough for some,the latest being Dutch festival FortaRock. “After the recent outbursts by singer Phil Anselmo during […]

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