Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals to present ‘A Vulgar Display of Pantera’ livestream

Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals will return to the stage next month for a livestream event dubbed "A Vulgar Display of Pantera." The multi-camera, fully live performance will take place Friday, April 9, 2021, and find the band celebrating the legacy of Pantera with a set featuring select cuts from the band’s five classic albums: "Cowboys from... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →


Armed with an unrelenting, unforgiving new album—”Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue” (read Live Metal’s review)—released early this year, Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals finally are about to hit about to hit the road. A headline tour with support from Housecore labelmates King Parrot will take them across the United States this September, including... Continue Reading →

Dates announced for Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals’ rescheduled tour

Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals will unite with Housecore labelmate King Parrot this fall for a U.S. live takeover. The tour, previously scheduled for the spring but postponed following Anselmo's recent back surgery, will commence Sept. 6 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and include a stop at this year's edition of Berserker Fest September 28th in... Continue Reading →

Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals postpone U.S. tour

Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals are postponing their spring U.S. tour with Housecore labelmates King Parrot until late summer/early fall. "I've decided to delay the Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals/King Parrot tour until August-September," Anselmo said. "As many of you know, I had a second back surgery in late January. I'm having an incredible recovery but just want to... Continue Reading →

Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals plot headlining tour with King Parrot

Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals will join forces with Housecore labelmates King Parrot this spring for a U.S. live takeover. Still in its plotting stages, the trek will take place from mid-May to mid-June with full routing details to be announced in the coming weeks. Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals will be touring in support of... Continue Reading →

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals’ new album streaming in full

"Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue," the new album from Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, will be released Friday, Jan. 26. Revolver is offering an advance taste of the record alongside a live video of "Finger Me." Hear "Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue" now courtesy of Revolver at THIS LOCATION. The album will be released on CD,... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals – ‘Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue’

Review by Greg Maki ----- Typically, rockers mellow as they age. Success and perspective combine to relieve the anger and angst that fueled their younger days, often taking their careers in new directions, especially if they choose to go the solo route. “Unplugged” or even country projects are not unheard of, sometimes from the most... Continue Reading →

Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals to release new album Jan. 26

Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals have set a Jan. 26, 2018, release date for their second album, "Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue," via Housecore Records. The record is the follow-up to 2013's "Walk Through Exits Only." Listen to the new album's first single, "Choosing Mental Illness," here. Preorders are available now via all digital... Continue Reading →

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