As the singer of one of the genre's greatest bands, Philip H. Anselmo's legendary status is well cemented in the world of heavy metal. But Anselmo is certainly not one to rest on his past success, as evident by the passion and force in which he performed on Friday night (Aug. 16) in New York City.
Fresh off their recent 'War of the Gargantuas' split with their Housecore Records label chief Phil Anselmo, Warbeast are ready to deliver a new full-length disc for fans. The band began showing off some music from the 'Destroy' album during their recent trek with Down and have now confirmed an April 2 street date for the disc.
The temps may be chilly outside, but Down and Warbeast definitely brought the heat to West Hollywood's Key Club Wednesday night (Jan. 16) for the Los Angeles stop of their winter tour. The two acts combined for a blistering night of rock and some rather emotional moments before all was said and done.
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.
The music world was shocked over the holidays when Rigor Mortis and Ministry guitarist Mike Scaccia died after collapsing onstage during a performance in Texas. The musician was performing with Rigor Mortis, which is fronted by singer Bruce Corbitt (picured right, above). The vocalist, who is returning to rock with Warbeast on tour this month, says both his band and the trek's headliners Down intend on dedicating the entire run to Scaccia's memory.