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.
In one of the more interesting splits we've encountered as of late, Philip H. Anselmo, who requires not a single word of introduction, courtesy of his legacy, and Texas thrashers Warbeast have released their 'War of the Gargantuas' split through Anselmo's own Housecore Records. The four-song EP boasts two songs per artist, and is historical simply because it is the first time Anselmo has released any solo music (with the Illegals as his backing band) during his 30 years of active service in the name of heavy metal.
It's a battle between two cue-balled members of metal royalty! Iconic Slayer guitarist Kerry King would look pretty awesome on the dollar bill, wouldn't he? Not sure how he'd feel about the whole 'In God We Trust' thing though. Reviewing the policies of Kerry King throughout his career, we're pretty certain that as President of Metal, he would support the separation of church and state. If you're unsure of said policy, please refer to the Slayer albums 'Christ Illusion' and 'God Hates Us All.'
Throughout the past year, the surviving members of Pantera have commented on the possibility of Zakk Wylde filling in for the late Dimebag Darrell if the band were ever to reunite. While it's all been speculation thus far, singer Phil Anselmo now reveals that he recently discussed the topic with Wylde himself.