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Latest news: Tue, Mar 05 2019, PHIL ANSELMO

Latest release: "Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue"

Release date: Fri, Jan 26 2018, US Fri, Jan 26 2018

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS have an extensive tour in Europe this summer. The tour includes performances at European festivals such as Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest Open Air, Roskilde, Metaldays, as well as club shows in Germany, The United Kingdom, Austria and more. Find the full list of tour dates below.



21 Mar 19 Canberra (AU) The Basement
22 Mar 19 Melbourne (AU) Max Watts
24 Mar 19 Adelaide (AU) The Governor
26 Mar 19 Wellington (NZ) San FRan
27 Mar 19 Auckland (NZ) Galatos
29 Mar 19 Brisbane (AU) The Back Room
30 Mar 19 Sydney (AU) The Factory
31 Mar 19 Newcastle (AU) The Cambridge

20 Jun 19 Dessel (BE) Graspop Metal Meeting 2019
23 Jun 19 Clisson (FR) Hellfest 2019
25 Jun 19 London (UK) Underworld
26 Jun 19 Manchester (UK) Gorilla
27 Jun 19 Bristol (UK) The Fleece
28 Jun 19 Birmingham (UK) The Mill
29 Jun 19 London (UK) Underworld
01 Jul 19 Frankfurt (DE) Nachtleben
02 Jul 19 Leipzig (DE) Hellraiser
03 Jul 19 Munich (DE) Backstage
05 Jul 19 Novi Sad (RS) Exit Festival 2019
07 Jul 19 Villafranca di Verona (IT) Rock The Castle
10 Jul 19 Zurich (CH) Dynamo
11 Jul 19 Salzburg (AT) Rockhouse
12 Jul 19 Vienna (AT) Szene
13 Jul 19 Balaton (HU) Rock Marathon 2019
14 Jul 19 Warsaw (PL) Progresja
16 Jul 19 Prague (CZ) Futurum
17 Jul 19 Hamburg (DE) Logo
19 Jul 19 Gelfe (SE) Gelfe Metal fest
20 Jul 19 Eindhoven (NL) Dynamo metal fest
22 Jul 19 Essen (DE) Turock
23 Jul 19 Stuttgart (DE) LKA Longhorn
24 Jul 19 Tolmin (SI) Metal Days 2019

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PHILIP H. ANSELMO is an iconic artist – maybe a little bruised, scarred, singed, and somewhat battered by time, himself, and others. But the Texan remains proudly standing, unbent, and still angry. Loved and hated, attacked and praised, Phil is not ready to go down into the archives of musical history without a fight.

His new cooperation with the band that Phil himself created, THE ILLEGALS, is as brutal, kicking, lashing, and fury-filled as one could expect from this artist and PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS' debut 'Walk Through Exits Only' (2013). Their sophomore album, 'Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue' is a much the metaphorical fist in the face and display of force as his adherents could wish for.

'Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue' is not a simple repeat of the past – as tempting as that might sound, considering that no other artist left a deeper mark on metal in the 90's than PANTERA. Raging, roaring, and bulldozing their way through the metal scene, the Texans have left a lasting legacy. At their front stood anger and hostility personified, PHILIP H. ANSELMO. What followed for example with DOWN and SUPERJOINT RITUAL has further cemented the singer's reputation as a living legend. As an artist in his own right, Phil finally emancipated onto a solo-path with 'Walk Through Exits Only', which enabled him to do exactly as he pleased – with no need to compromise on anything.

Now, 'Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue' follows along the path that PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS' debut has carved, but takes the mega-heavy, angry monster born out of mating the visceral aggression and power of PANTERA with the devastating thrash and Southern sludge that Phil and the New Orleans scene pioneered.

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS are back and about to mercilessly install 'Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue' as a new benchmark for extreme heaviness.


Name Instrument
Philip H. Anselmo Vocals
Mike DeLeon Guitars
Jose 'Blue' Gonzales Drums
Stephen Taylor Guitars
Walter Howard Bass

Releases Season of Mist


Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue

General information
: Fri, Jan 26 2018
: Fri, Jan 26 2018
: Brutal Sludge Metal
: SOM455
: available


Walk Through Exits Only

General information
: Fri, Jul 19 2013
: Metal
: SOM303
: available


War of the Gargantuas

General information
: Fri, Mar 15 2013
: Thrash Death Metal
: SOM297
: available




Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Thu, Jun 20 2019 BE Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting 2019
Sat, Jun 22 2019 ES Gaseiz Azkena Festival
Sun, Jun 23 2019 FR Clisson Hellfest 2019
Tue, Jun 25 2019 UK London Underworld
Wed, Jun 26 2019 UK Manchester Gorilla
Thu, Jun 27 2019 UK Bristol The Fleece
Fri, Jun 28 2019 UK Birmingham The Mill
Sat, Jun 29 2019 UK London Underworld
Mon, Jul 01 2019 DE Frankfurt Nachtleben
Tue, Jul 02 2019 DE Leipzig Hellraiser
Wed, Jul 03 2019 DE Munich Backstage
Fri, Jul 05 2019 RS Novi Sad Exit Festival 2019
Sat, Jul 06 2019 DK Roskilde Roskilde Festival
Sun, Jul 07 2019 IT Villafranca di Verona Rock The Castle
Wed, Jul 10 2019 CH Zurich Amboss Rampe
Thu, Jul 11 2019 AT Salzburg Rockhouse
Fri, Jul 12 2019 AT Vienna Szene
Sat, Jul 13 2019 HU Balaton Rock Marathon 2019
Sun, Jul 14 2019 PL Warsaw Progresja
Tue, Jul 16 2019 CZ Prague Futurum
Wed, Jul 17 2019 DE Hamburg Logo
Fri, Jul 19 2019 SE Gelfe Gelfe Metal fest
Sat, Jul 20 2019 NL Eindhoven Dynamo metal fest
Mon, Jul 22 2019 DE Essen Turock
Tue, Jul 23 2019 DE Stuttgart LKA Longhorn
Wed, Jul 24 2019 SI Tolmin Metal Days 2019
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