By 1992, Metal was all but on its knees. Traditional bands had become dinosaurs and previously popular scenes were burnt out. There were exceptions, of course. Slayer were playing arenas, Metallica had global domination in their sights, death metal was approaching its peak and across northern Europe, black metal was literally rising from the ashes of burned churches. But for the rest of the world, grunge and other alternative scenes were the new kings, all drawing inspiration from the bands they were replacing but without any of that old fashioned baggage.Continue reading
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GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to Phil Anselmo and the Illegals “A Vulgar Display of Pantera” Livestream
Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, presented in association with Danny Wimmer Presents, will return to the stage this weekend for a very special livestream event featuring the music of Phil’s former band, metal legends Pantera. Phil and his band last performed Pantera classics on their 2019/2020 world tour, which included opening for Slayer’s final tour ever. Dubbed A Vulgar Display Of Pantera, the multi-camera shot, fully live performance will take place on Friday, April 9th, and find the band celebrating the legacy of Pantera with a set featuring select cuts from the band’s five classic albums: Cowboys From Hell, Vulgar Display Of Power, Far Beyond Driven, The Great Southern Trendkill, and Reinventing The Steel! The livestream will also include an opening set by Australian grindcore unit/Housecore recording artist King Parrot. You can win a ticket to watch this weekend for FREE from Ghost Cult! Enter at our Instagram, but act now as the contest ends Thursday, April 8th and the show is Friday!
Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals Present Exclusive Pantera Livestream
Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, presented in association with Danny Wimmer Presents, will return to the stage next month for a very special livestream event featuring the music of Phil’s former band, 1990s metal legends Pantera. Phil and his band last performed Pantera classics on their 2019/2020 world tour, which included opening for Slayer’s final tour ever. Dubbed A Vulgar Display Of Pantera, the multi-camera shot, fully live performance will take place on Friday, April 9th, and find the band celebrating the legacy of Pantera with a set featuring select cuts from the band’s five classic albums: Cowboys From Hell, Vulgar Display Of Power, Far Beyond Driven, The Great Southern Trendkill, and Reinventing The Steel! The livestream will also include an opening set by Australian grindcore unit/Housecore recording artist King Parrot. Watch the trailer now!
LIVESTREAM REVIEW: Scour – Shock Narcotic
Last Friday (1/29/21) I got to check out the live stream from Housecore bands Scour and Shock Narcotic. Both of these groups are “supergroups” but I’m not going to get into that right now. I will say though that the list of bands that make up the background for each band are some of my favorites so I was kinda excited for this show.
King Parrot Shares New Single “Nor Is Yours” ft. Phil Anselmo
Australian Metallers King Parrot has dropped a new single, “Nor Is Yours” featuring Phil Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Superjoint, En Minor). The band recently announced their new EP Holed Up In The Lair, set for release on October 9th via Agonia Records in Europe. Housecore Records will release the EP in North America and Dead Set Recordings in Australia. Check out the track and pre-order the EP at the link below.
STREAMING CONCERT REVIEW: Down’s Quarter Century Throwdown
To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of their now-iconic debut album NOLA (Elektra Records), the band Down originally planned a tour at select venues worldwide before a global pandemic shut down the normal cadence of life as any of us ever knew it for the foreseeable future. Not to be silenced on such a momentous occasion, the guys took to the stage at a private location instead to stream The Quarter Century Throwdown as a global virtual concert. Featuring vocalist Phil Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower and Pat Bruders on bass, the event aired live with two encore performances in the days following the livestream for ticket holders.
Alice In Chains Will Release a Deluxe “Facelift” 30th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set
Alice In Chains saw their stellar 1990 debut album Facelift turned 30 today, August 21st. The band themselves will be honoring the outing with a thirty-day look back at the album which will eventually culminate in a deluxe 30th-anniversary edition deluxe box set for the record. The band commented:Continue reading
The Punk Rock MBA Analyzes Why Paramore, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, & Blink 182 Are Successful
Finn McKenty, The Punk Rock MBA is back again with another video at his popular YouTube channel critiquing musicians and bands. What matters the most? Vocal ability? Good looks? Star power? Specifically, he has a chart to analyze the talents of popular singers and bands such as Hayley Williams (Paramore), Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Tom Delonge (Blink-182), Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit), Fronzilla, Andy Black, Phil Anselmo (Pantera/Down), Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Rob Zombie, Oli Sykes, M Shadows, Brendon Urie (Panic At The Disco) Austin Carlile (ex of Mice & Men), Gwen Stefani, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande, Lil Peep, Charli XCX and more! Finnposts new videos every week and just launched a brand new podcast too!
New Soundgarden Biography,from Journalist and Author Greg Prato, Out Now
A new book tracking the rise and career of Soundgarden is out now from respected music journalist and author Greg Prato ( Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon, and Too High to Die: Meet the Meat Puppets). Dark Black and Blue: The Soundgarden Story is out now for purchase and tells the Seattle band’s complete story – beginning with its members’ pre-SG days, all the way to today. Also featured are all-new interviews for the book, including chats with Matt Pinfield, Phil Anselmo, and Marky Ramone, among others, as well as rarely seen photos from throughout the band’s history. The book also analyzes their catalog and covers frontman Chris Cornell’s tragic death in 2017. The 453-page paperback book is priced at $19.99 and the Kindle digital version is $9.99, and either can be purchased at the links below. Continue reading
Watch Phil Anselmo and the Illegals Play an Intimate Show at Saint Vitus Bar
Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals played a surprise show the other night in Brooklyn September 18th at Saint Vitus Bar. The tiny club held the Pantera/Down/Superjoint/En Minor/Scour legend performed a set of his solo work from The Illegals and Pantera classics he has been performing of late. Phil and crew will play their Pantera set when they open for the final Slayer tour this fall. Check it out! Continue reading