A very intoxicated Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS) was interviewed by EMP Rock Invasion on August 14 at the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. You can watch the chat below.
Anselmo recently toured Europe with his backup band THE ILLEGALS — guitarist Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL), drummer José Manuel Gonzales (WARBEAST) and bassist Steve Taylor.
Anselmo’s career-first solo album, “Walk Through Exits Only”, sold around 8,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Produced by Anselmo and Michael Thompson, and recorded over a couple of years at Philip’s New Orleans studio, Nodferatu’s Lair, “Walk Through Exits Only” is abrasive, aggressive, anthemic and 100% Anselmo.
According to Anselmo, he worked on an estimated 15-17 songs for “Walk Through Exits Only”, which was issued via his own Housecore Records (MRI/Megaforce)
“I could’ve put on any number (of songs) I wanted, but for me, these eight songs all together, 40-something minutes, that’s my idea of a proper listening length,” he told Billboard.com. “When you start to get longer, it gets a little redundant and boring, and I didn’t want to bore anybody.”