PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS will continue their 2019 worldwide live takeover with a month-long European tour. Set to commence on June 20th and run through July 20th, the journey includes a host of prestigious festival appearances including Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest, Roskilde Festival, and Dynamo Metal Fest. The band’s latest journey follows their recent Australian tour with Housecore labelmates King Parrot. See all confirmed dates below.
PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS — now featuring Anselmo with guitarists Stephen Taylor (Superjoint) and Mike DeLeon (Flesh Horder, Being Killed, ex-MOD et al), drummer Jose Manuel “Blue” Gonzalez (Superjoint, Warbeast), and newest recruit Derek Engemann (Scour, ex-Cattle Decapitation) — released the critically-acclaimed Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue full-length last year via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records. Championed for delivering, “fifty minutes of gnarly, vicious extreme metal…,” by Revolver Magazine, and called, “one of the angriest and heaviest albums of ANSELMO‘s career,” by Exclaim!, Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is extreme, abrasive, aggressive, and anthemic.
View a recent ILLEGALS jam session, filmed by Mike Holderbeast at Anselmo’s Nodferatu’s Lair at THIS LOCATION.
And if you missed it, check out the official video for the track “Choosing Mental Illness” HERE. Directed by Katherine Richardson-Anselmo with director of photography Mike Holderbeast and starring Michael St. Michaels (The Greasy Strangler), the six-plus-minute clip pays tribute to Milos Forman’s 1975 drama, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and finds Anselmo playing the character of R. P. McMurphy.
Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is out now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats in North America via Housecore Records. Order bundles are currently available via the Housecore Store at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, go HERE.