It's Record Store Day today (April 20) and music fans around the world are heading to their local independent shops to support the longtime standard of how to purchase music. Making the experience even more of an event is the amount of bands and labels responsible for issuing unique vinyl releases and other specialty items tied to the day. One rocker enthused that there is such a thing as Record Store Day is Pantera / Down frontman Phil Anselmo.
Phil Anselmo has been incredibly open lately about wanting to bury the hatchet with Pantera bandmate and Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul. Anselmo has repeatedly stated that his "door is wide open" for a reconciliation with Vinnie Paul, but in a new interview, the drummer reiterates that he simply has no interest in reconnecting with Anselmo.
VH1's greatest cultural milestone, 'Behind the Music,' is set to re-air the program's 2006 retrospective on the career of Pantera this Saturday, April 6, at 9PM ETon VH1 Classic. However, this special airing of the Pantera documentary is dubbed, 'Behind the Music Remastered,' and the film contains new interviews with Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown, 'Dimebag' Darrell's longtime girlfriend Rita Haney and many others.
Philip H. Anselmo, master of both metal and horror, has revealed further details about his 2013 Housecore Horror Film Festival. Along with Anselmo's own band Down, his solo act Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals and aggro-doom veterans Crowbar, the festival has now confirmed Eyehategod and Warbeast for the three-day event in Austin, Texas, with additional spooky surprises planned to await brave attendees.
For years, Pantera fans have been praying for vocalist Phil Anselmo and drummer Vinnie Paul to make peace. As members of such a legendary band, both Anselmo and Vinnie Paul are constantly being asked about their relationship with one another, along with the possibility of some sort of Pantera reunion. Although there may not be much progress with either one, Phil Anselmo recently revealed that he's "wide open" to reconnecting with Vinnie Paul and even discussing a Pantera reunion with the drummer.
Pantera / Down frontman Phil Anselmo was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Anselmo spoke about his upcoming solo album, as well as some of his non-metal musical influences. He also discussed his forthcoming Housecore Horror Film Festival and much more. If you missed Full Metal Jackie’s show, check out her interview with Phil Anselmo below:
In perhaps what will serve as the most evil music festival of all time, Pantera / Down vocalist Philip H. Anselmo has collaborated with famed true crime author Corey Mitchell to create the three-day Housecore Horror Film & Metal Festival. The experimental and must-see festival promises to combine live music from some of metal's biggest acts, along with over 70 screenings of horror, true crime and heavy metal films.
Things are going great for Phil Anselmo at the moment, as he is touring with his band Down, heading up his Housecore Records label and preparing for his first solo album. But there was a time not long ago where the quantity and quality of the work he's currently doing would likely not have been possible.