Warbeast are getting quite chummy with their Housecore Records boss Philip Anselmo. A few weeks back, Anselmo revealed that he would put a couple of solo songs out there to be issued as split releases with Warbeast ahead of his own debut solo effort next year. Now comes word that Warbeast will join his band Down on tour this fall.
Philip Anselmo is gearing up for the release of Down's upcoming 'Down IV Part I – The Purple EP' on Sept. 18, and he insists that none of the members of the NOLA sludge band put any pressure on themselves regarding the release. He also shared that while the Pantera vaults have been emptied as a result of the 20th anniversary reissues of 'Cowboys From Hell' and 'Vulgar Display of Power,' he did reveal that some interesting cover songs still exist somewhere and if the right amount of digging is done, they could be unearthed.
The 'Metal Masters' clinics have been a big success, and earlier this year they branched out to Los Angeles with a performance at the Key Club featuring Down's Philip Anselmo, Slayer's Kerry King and Dave Lombardo, and Anthrax's Charlie Benante and Frank Bello along with Adrenaline Mob's Mike Portnoy, Megadeth's David Ellefson and Chris Broderick and Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler turning up to lend a hand.
Phil Anselmo Chats With Full Metal Jackie