This past January marked the release of BILL & PHIL’s Songs Of Darkness And Despair, the collaborative release between horror icon Bill Moseley – most notable as Chop Top in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and Otis in Rob Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses and Devil’s Rejects – and extreme music legend Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.).
To commemorate its release, today Revolver offers up the visual accompaniment to “Dirty Eye.” The clip comes in the form of a strange and dark puppet show/music video directed by filmmaker, Ryan Oliver of Deathblow Productions.
Point your peepers on over to THIS LOCATION to check it out.
Notes director Ryan Oliver of the clip, “As a three-year alumni of Housecore Horror Fest, it was a special honor to make a video for BILL & PHIL. My crew and I had a lot of fun making this bizarre puppet show over the past winter/spring. This opportunity came right on the heels of our last Housecore video for [Housecore labelmates] Child Bite’s ‘Vermin Mentality.’ Though different, I think they complement each other quite well. Once again, we were trusted to do what we wanted creatively and in the end, it seemed best to follow Bill Moseley’s lyrical cues and try to interpret them in an entertaining fashion. We’re pretty pleased with the turnout and hope it lives up to the uniquely wild music on this record.”
“This video is down ‘n’ dirty and comes with no strings attached,” says Moseley, “well, except for the puppets. I can’t speak for Phil, but frankly I’ve never looked better!” Anselmo finds it, “very very very very very interesting.”
Produced and performed by Anselmo and Stephen “The Big Fella” Berrigan (Down, SYK, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, haarp, Classhole, etc.), and mastered by Scott Hull of Visceral Sound, BILL & PHIL’s Songs Of Darkness And Despair includes guest appearances by Kevin Bond (Superjoint) on guitar, Squizzy Squires (King Parrot) on bass and guitar, and Jose “Blue” Gonzalez (Superjoint, Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) on percussion.
Songs Of Darkness And Despair is out now on Housecore Records. Order bundles (including limited edition air fresheners and face masks) are available at The Housecore Store RIGHT HERE.
Stream the record in its entirety at the official Housecore Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.
From preppie journalist to Satanic serial killer, Bill Moseley has taken a long and unusual road to cult stardom, firmly cementing his place in the annals of horror history along the way. Having released his Spider Mountain record (No Way Down), and collaborated with Buckethead on the Cornbugs project, Moseley expands his musical endeavors by teaming up with Anselmo. BILL & PHIL‘s Songs Of Darkness And Despair is a brilliant trip that will give everyone a thrill.
Comments Anselmo: “Working with Mr. Moseley was an awesome experience! Bill brought the lyrics and Stephen [Berrigan] and I just improvised directly on the spot, and squeezed out six tunes in three days. All the songs have a different vibe because I wanted the music to represent Bill’s lyrical vision(s), and we needed to, because Bill does indeed have a unique, visual element within his choice of words and phrasing. I love Bill Moseley, and can’t wait to work on the next one!”
“…a unique endeavor, and a pretty damned cool one, at that.” – Blabbermouth
“…a dirty, trippy, fun experience through different worlds…. A must-have, not just for fans of Phil Anselmo or Bill Moseley, but any person who wants a record that does what many struggle to do nowadays: take you on a journey that you could not find anywhere else except this singular record.” – Metal Assault
“…a genuinely fun trip through the sometimes depraved, but always-impressive minds of Bill Moseley and Philip H. Anselmo…a unique piece of genre work that may just cause you to enjoy a little bit of darkness and despair.” – Spill Magazine
“…a collection of often witty, sometimes dark, always fun songs put together by a group of musically-gifted friends.” – Cryptic Rock
“Opening track, ‘Dirty Eye,’ soars with huge guitars, a swampy Louisiana vibe, and some fairly impressive vocals by Moseley (I didn’t know he could sing sing). Kevin Bond adds some great lead work, but the only other rocker on this album is the late-era Black Flagish track ‘Catastrophic.’ The remaining tracks on this EP each have their own vibe and all around ‘thing’ going on. ‘Corpus Crispy,’ sounds like it could have been on Tom Waits’ 1999 Mule Variations LP with an added touch of darkness, while the semi-ballad ‘Tonight’s The Night We Die’ offers sparse percussions, hallucinatory lyrics, and an overall spooky soundscape perfectly suited to a desolate evening drive.” – PureGrainAudio
“In a world where weirdness is the norm, this will certainly be one of the strangest releases in 2017, but it may also prove to be one of the best. It has a dark, heavy rock vibe alongside an occult melancholy that allows for five tracks of varying structure, dark humor, and atmosphere that consistently challenges and thrills.” — Maximum Volume Music
“…a fascinating listen… aside from the fact that it fits into the occult rock polemic in the broadest possible sense, is that the weird, acid-eating lyrics seem to craft totally unique soundscapes with each passing track. BILL & PHIL is a collaboration unlike almost any other. While on the one hand you hear elements of groups like Kyuss, the guys aren’t afraid to hint at far more abstract influences whilst simultaneously reflecting on the sort of morbid humor that defined a lot of oldschool death metal.” — Two Guys Metal Reviews
“In Songs Of Darkness And Despair, they not only hit the mark of ‘good,’ but they mightily surpassed it… fans of the incredibly unique wanting something left-of-center, look no further.” – Echoing Magazine