Philip Anselmo Forms New Extreme Metal Band Scour
Philip Anselmo has a lot of irons in the fire. He's in Down and Superjoint along with Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals. In addition, he has the Housecore Horror Film and Metal Festival and his Housecore Records label keeping him occupied. And now you can add one more project to the singer's schedule. The always busy Anselmo has taken on playing with an extreme metal band called Scour.
In a new interview with Hellbound.ca, Anselmo talked about the group, which also includes John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer), Chase Fraser (Decrepit Birth), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation) and Jesse Schobel (Cast the Stone).
"The Scour thing was something that just popped up, and it’s something that I think I can kill, something I can lay it out," Anselmo says. "They’re short songs. It’s a short EP, and that’s something I can knock out, I guess, after the Danzig tour."
As to Scour's style, Anselmo reveals, "I think (there’s) one of the fellows from Cattle Decapitation, but it’s predominantly, in my ear, modern-ish black metal-sounding, thrashy black metal type stuff. I’m going to put my own spin on it. I don’t have to sound like your boy from Gorgoroth (laughter) to get the point across, man. There’s other ways of singing over that style of music, and I shall employ many styles."
It looks like more new music from an Anselmo death metal project will be forthcoming as well. "The death metal thing, well really it’s tracked and, in my opinion, finished," says Anselmo. "It’s a matter of negotiation now between me and one of the other members of when and why and what and band names and all. It’s all political stuff and semantics."
As to what else Anselmo has planned, he says Superjoint are writing new music, and that next year he'd like to focus on a new Down EP. He also says they have been working on new Illegals music as well. You can check out more information about Scour on their Facebook page.
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