PHIL ANSELMO Gives Advice To Metal Bands

Thursday, 25th April 2013

DOWN/ex-PANTERA vocalist and Housecore Records CEO, PHILIP ANSELMO offers advice for aspiring metal artists. Why would anyone take his advice? Anselmo hasn’t just paved his own path, he’s bulldozed it with his bare hands — he is a successful metal vocalist, lyricist, composer and now record label owner. His recommendations are simple: rip off as many bands as possible, play shows for nothing and be a part of your metal community. He even goes as far as to share how to build a fan base “the right way”. Check out the video clip via Youtube below.

Anselmo will release his career-first solo album, Walk Through Exits Only, on July 16th via his own Housecore Records. Walk Through Exits Only will be available digitally, on CD and on vinyl.  The album was produced by Anselmo and Michael Thompson, and recorded over the past couple of years at his New Orleans studio, Nodferatu’s Lair, with his band THE ILLEGALS – guitarist Marzi Montazeri, and drummer Jose Manuel “Blue” Gonzales.

Anselmo on the project: “It wasn’t about doing a paint-by-numbers thrash or heavy metal record, it’s an angry album that only I could do. I don’t see anybody else out there screaming about the same shit I’m screaming about. On this album, there isn’t any wordplay, there isn’t any hidden message, it’s all right there in front of you.”