Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals (Metal)




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, Mar 21 2019 AU Canberra The Basement +King Parrot
Fri, Mar 22 2019 AU Melbourne Max Watts +King Parrot
Sun, Mar 24 2019 AU Adelaide The Governor +King Parrot
Tue, Mar 26 2019 NZ Wellington San FRan +King Parrot
Wed, Mar 27 2019 NZ Auckland Galatos +King Parrot
Fri, Mar 29 2019 AU Brisbane The Back Room +King Parrot
Sat, Mar 30 2019 AU Sydney The Factory +King Parrot
Sun, Mar 31 2019 AU Newcastle The Cambridge +King Parrot
Thu, Jun 20 2019 BE Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting 2019
Sun, Jun 23 2019 FR Clisson Hellfest 2019
Fri, Jul 05 2019 RS Novi Sad Exit Festival 2019
Sat, Jul 13 2019 HU Balaton Rock Marathon 2019
Wed, Jul 24 2019 SI Tolmin Metal Days 2019
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