Phil Anselmo has announced a set of North American dates to plug his new solo opus Walk Through Exits Only.
Fans on the other side of the pond can catch Phil on the following dates, with support coming from Warbeast:
7/31 Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom, 8/2 Des Moines, IA - Wooly’s
8/3 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
8/4 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
8/6 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
8/7 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
8/9 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
8/10 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *
8/11 Montreal, QC - Heavy MTL Festival
8/13 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
8/14 Clifton Park, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
8/16 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
8/17 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
8/18 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
8/20 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (Heaven Stage)
Walk Through Exits Only, by Philip H Anselmo And The Illegals, is out July 22 via Season Of Mist
Order the new album now from http://e-shop.season-of-mist.com/en/predefined-search/38335
Adam McGrath plays by his own rules, nobody else’s, not even his own. So when he sent over a list that simply included five “sweet” songs, who were we to argue? Not only does his time in Zozobra (guitarist/vocalist) and Cave In (guitarist) give him more than enough cred, judging by his selections (the first happens to be my favorite song so far this year), he also has great taste. Be sure to pick up a copy of the new Zozobra record, Savage Masters, over at Brutal Panda Records. You can listen along here.
Savage Masters by Zozobra
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ “Push The Sky Away” (from 2013′s Push The Sky Away)
This track could be on the Twin Peaks soundtrack. Hypnotizing and haunting synthesizers with soothing vocals. A legendary artist still relevant and provocative.
Daryl Hall’s “NYCNY” (from 1980′s Sacred Songs)
Fripp & Hall. Hall & Fripp. This is what it sounds like if Daryl Hall sang from King Crimson. Absolutely devastating guitar shredding. Sounds like some sort of blinding buzz saw. This is also one of my favorite Daryl Hall vocal performances. He strangely reminds me of H.R. from Bad Brains.
Deep Wound’s “Don’t Need” (from 2006′s Almost Complete)
I’m late to Deep Wound, but I love this pure early ’80s Massachusetts hardcore. Fast, angry and violent sounding. Relentless guitar, derelict vocals and blazing drums.
Death’s “Voice Of The Soul” (from 1998′s The Sound Of Perseverance)
For whatever reason, this deep cut from The Sound of Perseverance always comes up when I’m shuffling the iPod and I’ve fallen in love with it. Guitar solos ripped from tops of mountains and blood red horizons.
Sun Araw’s “Ma Holo” (from 2010′s On Patrol)
Music that gives me psychedelic dreams of futuristic neon plastic beach worlds in clouds of mist. A masterful and tasteful use of effects, samples and loops. The song slowly becomes mesmerizing.
*Order a copy of Savage Masters here.
**We update one Spotify playlist for each new Decibrity entry, so feel free to subscribe to that here. Past entries include:
Call of the Void
Saint Vitus Bar
Soilwork (Dirk Verbeuren) (Björn Strid)
Ancestors (Part 1) (Part 2)
Kowloon Walled City (Part 1) (Part 2)
Aaron Stainthorpe (My Dying Bride) (Part 1) (Part 2)
All That Remains
A Life Once Lost
Witchcraft (Ola Henriksson) (Magnus Pelander)
Vision of Disorder
Anders Nyström (Katatonia) (Part 1) (Part 2)
“Best of” Rush (Part 1) (Part 2)
Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost) (Part 1) (Part 2)
“Best of” Meshuggah
Shane Embury (Napalm Death) (Part 1) (Part 2)
Because it looks like this:
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Things always come full circle. And when they do it’s either super-rad or pretty depressing. For Repulsion’s first visit to Stockholm, Sweden, it’s super-rad. Why? Let’s just say, the extremely extremes of Sweden’s early metal scene influenced Flint, Michigan’s grindcore/death metal revolutionaries Repulsion and, in turn, the dudes from the city whose motto is “Strong, Proud” ended up influencing, well, Nihilist and other teenage acts who are, as they say, household names.
So, it’s great when Repulsion, who were influenced by Bathory, cover one of Bathory’s most vicious tunes with young gun Swede Pelle Åhman of In Solitude fame on the mic.
From Sweden to Flint to Sweden and then rest of world!
History has been made. Watch it!
** Catch Repulsion live at MDF on Friday, May 24th at 8:00 p.m.
HAMMER SMASH! SLIPKNOT are back, motherfuckers! Des Moines’ finest return to rip Donington to shreds next month, and return to our cover for the biggest and most exclusive interview with the Iowa legends you will read this year.
Corey, Joey and Clown talk frankly about Download, their ongoing legacy as one of the greatest metal bands of the modern era, how far they’ve come in their attempts to move on from the loss of Paul Gray and, of course, whether we’re any closer to a new Slipknot album. It’s big, it’s bold and it’s only in our new issue, on sale Tuesday May 28. We even get the drop on JOEY JORDISON’s brand new band.
Plus, LOOK AT HOW FUCKING AWESOME THAT COVER IS!!!! IT WAS DRAWN BY PROFESSIONAL COMIC PEOPLE AND FOLDS OUT AND EVERYTHING!!!!
Amazing freebies? We shit ‘em. As well as a FREE IRON MAIDEN POSTER PACK, the new issue’s also packing a FREE ANTHEMS OF REBELLION CD, featuring the likes of Heart Of A Coward, Carcer City, Erlen Meyer, Sectioned and Empress!
Also in the new issue – of which you can order a special, limited edition hard copy right here – we have a special JEFF HANNEMAN tribute, featuring thoughts and messages from some of his closest friends and peers, as well as some heartwarming, never-before-heard anecdotes that shed some light on the man behind those Slayer songs. RIP, brother.
What links Pantera and Hilary Duff? BRING ME THE HORIZON’s Oli Sykes, obviously. Confused? You will be when you read his Discs Of Doom…Oh, and speaking of discs, you may have possibly heard that BLACK SABBATH have a new album out soon. You may have also possibly heard that we’re a bit excited about it. We talk to Messrs Osbourne, Iommi and Butler as 13 finally draws near, and find out if the album itself lives up to 34 years of waiting. Fingers crossed…
We also pay homage to The Man, The Myth, The Elvis-Voiced legend that is DANZIG as he prepares to return to the UK, send hails to AMON AMARTH as they reveal some of the mythology behind their new album (hint: there’s Vikings in it), take a look at why heavy metal actors are popping up all over the damn place and ask CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho if his boozing has damaged the band’s progress as much as it’s probably damaged his liver.
Plus: THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN explain why they’re harbouring metal’s own Toxic Twins, IN THIS MOMENT’s Maria Brink draws the line between selling and selling out, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and BLEED FROM WITHIN get chummy and we find out how the hell a music lecturer managed to get SERJ TANKIAN, DEVIN TOWNSEND and IHSAHN to join in with his new charity project. What a hero.
All this plus our awesome ORCHID Subterranea cover feature, reviews of all the essential heavy shit you need in your life this month and our special guide to the hidden gems at DOWNLOAD 2013!
You want this. Don’t deny it. You want it bad. It’s on sale Tuesday May 28, but you can order your copy from the safety of your armchair below…