PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS will unite with Housecore labelmates KING PARROT this fall for a US live takeover. The tour, previously scheduled for the spring but postponed following Anselmo’s recent back surgery, will commence September 6th in New Orleans, Louisiana and includes a stop at this year’s edition of Berserker Fest September 28th in Pontiac, Michigan. See all confirmed dates below. Tickets go on sale this Saturday June 9th with additional shows to be announced soon.
The band will be touring in support of their Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue full-length released earlier this year via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records. Called, “fifty minutes of gnarly, vicious extreme metal…,” by Revolver Magazine, “an ever-shifting fusillade of extreme groove prog…,” by Decibel Magazine, “a schizophrenic musical expression that’s as insane as it is enjoyable,” by Blabbermouth and, “unquestionably one of the angriest and heaviest albums of ANSELMO‘s career,” by Exclaim!, the critically-lauded offering is extreme, abrasive, aggressive, and anthemic. In other words, it’s purely ANSELMO.
Watch a trailer for the band’s upcoming “Choosing Mental Illness” video below.
PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS w/ KING PARROT:
9/06/2018 Santos – New Orleans, LA [Tickets]
9/07/2018 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX [Tickets]
9/08/2018 Trees – Dallas, TX [Tickets]
9/09/2018 Scout Bar – Houston, TX [Tickets]
9/11/2018 Concourse – Knoxville, TN
9/12/2018 The Firmament – Greenville SC [Tickets]
9/14/2018 The Capitol Room @ HMAC – Harrisburg, PA [Tickets]
9/15/2018 Fete Music Hall – Providence, RI
9/16/2018 Mulcahy’s – Wantagh, NY [Tickets]
9/18/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY [Tickets]
9/20/2018 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY [Tickets]
9/21/2018 Piere’s – Ft. Wayne, IN [Tickets]
9/22/2018 The Blue Note – Harrison, OH
9/23/2018 Diamond’s – Louisville, KY [Tickets]
9/25/2018 Green Bay Distillery – Green Bay, WI [Tickets]
9/27/2018 The Forge – Joliet, IL [Tickets]
9/28/2018 Berserker Fest @ The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
9/29/2018 Pop’s – Sauget, IL
9/30/2018 George’s Majestic – Fayetteville, AR [Tickets]
Following a successful maiden touring cycle for THE ILLEGALS, ANSELMO hunkered down at his home studio in Louisiana to record what would become Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue in 2014 and 2015. The lineup shifted as Stephen Taylor (Superjoint) transitioned from bass to guitar, Mike DeLeon (Flesh Horder, Being Killed, ex-MOD et al) joined as a guitarist, and Walter Howard (Grieved, Oppressive Force, Vaginal Bear Trap) took over bass duties. Meanwhile, Jose Manuel “Blue” Gonzalez (Superjoint, Warbeast) held down the drums. Through rigorous rehearsals and writing sessions, a framework for the new music took shape. “Every song is full of relentless anxiety, tension, and malice,” writes Metal Wani, “Seeking solace is not in the cards as the death-tinged hardcore brutality within this album is terrifying. However, there is a bit of a cathartic release that only the tortured vocals of PHIL ANSELMO can provide.”
View the band’s previously released “Finger Me” performance video, courtesy of Revolver Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
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.
Australian grind unit KING PARROT released their Ugly Produce full-length upon the masses last fall via Housecore Records in North America. Captured at the infamous Goatsound Studios in Melbourne, Australia and produced by Blood Duster’s Jason Fuller, Decibel Magazine fittingly crowned the offering, “…deranged and exceptionally catchy…,” while Rolling Stone Australia hailed a, “visceral ball of fury wrapped in sarcasm and grime that’s both terrifying and hilarious at the same time.”
A repugnant harvest of gnarled and nasty grind, death metal, thrash, and punk rock, the band’s unique, over-the-top sound is ever prevalent and honed further on Ugly Produce while remaining true to the fundamental ideals the band started with: angst, aggression, absurdity, and antics.
Ugly Produce is out now on CD, digital, and vinyl formats and available at the official KING PARROT website HERE.