Former Cattle Decapitation bassist joins Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals

Former Cattle Decapitation bassist/current Scour guitarist Derek Engemann has joined Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals. He replaces Walter Howard (Grieved, Oppressive Force, Vaginal Bear Trap) and will make his live debut with the Illegals on the band’s upcoming Latin American tour, on which it will perform Illegals tracks and a selection of Pantera hits.

“Derek is a brother; he’s solid, driven and talented,” Anselmo said. “It’s awesome to have him onboard and I look forward to jamming and writing with him. We’re lucky to have him.”

I’m very excited to share the stage with mi hermanos in the Illegals,” Engemann said. “It’s also truly an honor to pay such a great tribute to Dime and Vinnie!”

In March, the band will make its way to Australia and New Zealand on the Thrash Blast Grind tour with Australian grind practitioners and Housecore Records labelmates King Parrot. The journey will mark Anselmo’s first visit to Australia in over five years and include a headlining set at Slayfest in Perth on March 23. Additional support will be provided by Palm (Japan) and Potion (Australia).

The summer months will find Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals playing a host of European festivals, including Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium, Hellfest in France and Metaldays in Slovenia, with more performances to be announced in the weeks to come. See all confirmed dates below.


1/24/2019 Teatro Cariola – Santiago, CL * SOLD OUT
1/25/2019 Teatro Cariola – Santiago, CL
1/26/2019 Tropical Butantã – São Paulo, BR
1/27/2019 Toinha Brasil Show – Brasília, BR
1/29/2019 Bar Opinião – Porto Alegre, BR
1/31/2019 Paraguay Alternativo VII – Asuncion, PY
2/01/2019 Montevideo Music Box – Montevideo, UY
2/02/2019 Teatro Flores – Buenos Aires, AR

Thrash Blast Grind Tour with King Parrot, Palm, Potion:
3/21/2019 The Basement – Belconnen, ACT
3/22/2019 Max Watts – Melbourne, VIC * SOLD OUT
3/23/2019 Slayfest – Amplifier Capitol – Perth, WA
3/24/2019 Enigma Bar – Adelaide, SA * SOLD OUT
3/26/2019 Empire – Christchurch, NZ ^
3/27/2019 Galatos – Auckland, NZ ^
3/29/2019 The Back Room – Brisbane, QLD
3/30/2019 The Factory – Sydney, NSW
3/31/2019 The Cambridge – Newcastle, NSW
^ No Palm; No Potion

6/20/2019 Graspop Metal Meeting 2019 – Dessel, BE
6/23/2019 Hellfest 2019 – Clisson, FR
7/13/2019 Rock Maraton – Balaton, HU
7/19/2019 Gefle Metal Fest – Gefle, SE
7/24/2019 Metaldays – Tolmin, SI
8/21/2019 Teatro Cariola – Santiago, CL
Pirkas – Cipolletti , AR
8/24/2019 CC Festiva – Lima, PE
8/25/2019 Samper Mendoza – Bogotá, CO
8/29/2019 Peppers Club – San Jose, CR
8/31/2019 Circo Bolador – Mexico City, MX

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