Ghost Cult caught up to Dennis Sanders of Spirit In The Room – who just released their new EP for HousecoreRecords – Flamingo! We talked to Dennis about his career up to now, the new EP, signing with Housecore, his various influences, how he composes and is so prolific, the concept for the new album and music video, forming a permanent backing band, and his thoughts on the Pantera reunion!
En Minor is a project that had been rattling around in Philip H. Anselmo“s head since he was a child; they are an unexpectedly emotional and deeply serious sound that freefalls out of the genres most of the band members are associated with, including Anselmo himself, and into uncharted territory. Unconventional and, in many ways, experimental, their 2020 release, When the Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out (Housecore Records) is steeped in reverence to the Jazz tradition in New Orleans, and maybe more markedly serves as a morose interpretation of a Jazz Funeral March with hints of Vaudeville; an unironic gothic twist on Tom Waits that Anselmo has since self-described as Depression Core.
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.
Philip H. Anselmo’s En Minor has shared a new video for the song “When the Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out”. The band will release their debut full-length album on September 4th, 2020 via Anselmo’s Housecore Records label, with pre-order’s going live tomorrow.
Death grind supergroup SCOUR featuring Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Superjoint etc.), John Jarvis (Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, ex-Cattle Decapitation), Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index) will finally release their long-anticipated Black EP, the third in a three-part series, next year via Housecore Records. The band has a history of covers at their shows and they are releasing a special Black Friday teaser their cover of Bathory classic, “Massacre.” Revolver is hosting an exclusive fan-filmed video clip of the track, captured at various shows through the years.Continue reading →
Death Metal Supergroup Scour performed at Maryland Deathfest last night! The group includes Philip Anselmo, John and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer), and Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation). Watch them play ‘Tear Gas’ live from their 2017 EP Red.Continue reading →
The awful racially motivated shootings at a Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand on Sunday(3/17) sent a shockwave through the world. As a result of the high emotions surrounding the incident, the New Zealand dates of the Phil Anselmo And The Illegals Thrash Blast Grind Tourwith King Parrot were canceled, stemming from past issues with Anselmo. Nonetheless, Phil and his peers will put on the second show in Sydney at Frankies Pizza by The Slice on April 1st since the March 31st show sold out. Info about the gig can be found at the Facebook event below. No matter your feelings on the state of the world, we need music to bring people together, not find reasons to split us apart. Make sure you support underground music, bands, and venues. Continue reading →
Phil Anselmo And The Illegals kicked off their new headline tour last week. The band has been covering some of Phil’s Pantera era classics nightly. Watch the band covering ‘Becoming’, ‘Walk’ and ‘I’m Broken’ in Chile, and ‘Walk’ in Argentina this weekend. Continue reading →
Crusty hardcore band Child Bite are setting off on a new round of tour dates later this week. The Detroit band will play this weekend at the Days Of Darkness and then work their way ou west and back again. Days of Darkness 2 takes place in Baltimore, Maryland with Child Bite set to play Baltimore Soundstage on Sunday, October 28th alongside the likes of Rome, Bang, Satan’s Satyrs, and many more. Then they will play Canton, Ohio with Night Goat before joining labelmates Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals for a West Coast tour from November 1st through November 20th. Continue reading →