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Philip Anselmo, ‘Walk Through Exits Only’ – Exclusive Song Premiere

Philip Anselmo
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Legendary Pantera singer Philip Anselmo is set to unleash his debut solo album, ‘Walk Through Exits Only,’ on July 16, and Loudwire is proud to exclusively premiere the disc’s title track (listen below).

As the frontman of Pantera, Down and Superjoint Ritual, Anselmo has been responsible for some of metal’s heaviest music over the past 20-plus years, but his solo album may just find the singer delivering his rawest and most intense vocals to date over some crushing sounds by his backing band the Illegals.

The track ‘Walk Through Exits Only’ begins with Anselmo declaring, “It’s ruined / It’s ruined / It’s ruined / Everybody ruins music / Not just me,” followed by powerful lines like, “I’m jaded and over it / Sick of the whole of it / Everything piles up / Until I burn it in the trash / Incinerate and turn it into ash.”

As for the album, Anselmo tells us, “I wanted to make a record that was as extreme as anything else out there as far as genres and subgenres within heavy metal music, but a record that doesn’t necessarily fit within those damn subgenres.”

If that was Anselmo’s goal, he nailed it, as the album ‘Walk Through Exits Only’ is one of the more unique metal releases we’ve heard in the past few years. Check out the exclusive premiere of the title track below and pre-order the album in one of several packages here.

Also be sure to check out Philip Anselmo & the Illegals on their first ever North American tour this summer. See the full list of dates here.

Listen to ‘Walk Through Exits Only’

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