The legendary Pantera - - - Superjoint Ritual - - - Down - - - numerous other projects and styles - saying that Phil Anselmo is a force to be reckoned with is not only an understatement but cliche - albeit entirely true.
Now he's about to make history again with his first ever solo album, Walk Through Exits Only, due out on July 16.
Produced by Anselmo and Michael Thompson, Walk Through Exits Only, was recorded at Nodferatu's Lair, Anselmo's New Orleans studio. The album's eight tracks are described as 'abrasive, aggressive, anthemic, and 100% Anselmo.' How's that for heavy metal alliteration?
After Walk Through Exits Only is unleashed upon the metal world, Anselmo will head out on his first ever solo tour. Backing him us will be his band, The Illegals, consisting of Marzi Montazeri on guitar, Jose Manuel "Blue" Gonzalez on drums, and bassist Steve Taylor.
"It is an incredible pleasure to do my first solo tour with my brothers in Warbeast and to introduce the mighty Author and Punisher to the Exrteme Music audience properly. This is a killer program of insane variety, so come out and support the gigs," said Anselmo in a press release.
Anselmo and The Illegals will be ripping up Chicago's House of Blues on Sunday, August 4.
Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, May 23 - click here for more information.
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegans "TECHNICIANS OF DISTORTION" North American Tour - Leg One
31 Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
2 Wooly's, Des Moines, IA
3 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
*4 House of Blues, Chicago, IL*
6 House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
7 The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
9 Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
10 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ONT Canada
11 Heavy MTL Festival, Montreal, QC Canada
13 The Palladium, Worcester, MA
14 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
16 Best Buy Theatre, New York, NY
17 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
18 The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
20 The Masquerade - Heaven Stage, Atlanta, GA