Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, ARSON ANTHEM, SUPERJOINT RITUAL) and BloodyDisgusting.com writer Corey Mitchell last year secured a deal with Jeremie Ruby-Strauss, senior editor at Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books imprint, for Anselmo’s autobiography, which will tentatively be titled “Mouth For War: Pantera, Pain, & Pride – Heavy Metal Highs, Drugged Out Lows, & The Battle For My Life”.Corey will co-author the book, which is described as “a no-holds-barred look inside of Philip’s brain, his history with PANTERA, the loss of his best-friend, Dimebag Darrell, and an unflinching examination into the downward spiral of pain and drug addiction that nearly cost him his life.” A 2014 release is expected.
Speaking to Artisan News on the black carpet of the Revolver Golden Gods awards in Los Angeles on May 2 (see video below), Anselmo stated about his upcoming autobiography: “First and foremost, it’s not just aPANTERA book. Now, PANTERA is a gigantic part of my life — let’s not ever, ever mix these signals — but it’s more a book about myself and how it took to get from all of the peaks, valleys and the in-betweens; that really, really sums things up. There is my persective, of course, but I think the hardest person I’m gonna be on is myself. Because we all get the cards that we’re dealt, and it’s up to us to deal with that how we deal with it.”