Philip Anselmo, legendary frontman of Pantera and Down, will release his career-first solo album, Walk Through Exits Only, on July 16th through his own Housecore Records (MRI/Megaforce). Walk Through Exits Only will be available digitally, on CD and on vinyl.
Produced by Philip Anselmo and Michael Thompson, and recorded over the past couple of years at his New Orleans studio, Nodferatu’s Lair, with his band The Illegals – Marzi Montazeri/guitar, and drummer Jose Manuel “Blue” Gonzales, Walk Through Exits Only is abrasive, aggressive, anthemic and 100% Anselmo. The album’s eight songs are as unstrained as it gets, from Battalion of Zero to Usurper’s Bastard Rant, to the album’s title track that goes against the grain and right through the exits. Brash, brutal guitars cut through punishing percussion as Anselmo screams with uncompromising ferocity and uncontainable fire.
“It wasn’t about doing a paint-by-numbers thrash or heavy metal record,” Anselmo explained about the project. “It’s an angry album that only I could do. I don’t see anybody else out there screaming about the same shit I’m screaming about. On this album, there isn’t any wordplay, there isn’t any hidden message, it’s all right there in front of you.”
Anselmo and the Illegals will support the new album with a major North American tour planned for this summer. Anselmo, who is up for Best Vocalist at this year’s Revolver Golden Gods awards, will make a special appearance at that event.
On Walk Through Exits Only and over his entire career, Anselmo hasn’t just paved his own path, he’s bulldozed it with his bare hands.
In the wake of rumors that his marriage is in trouble, Ozzy Osbourne has posted the following message on his Facebook page:
“For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs. I was in a very dark place and was an asshole to the people I love most, my family. However, I am happy to say that I am now 44 days sober.
Just to set the record straight, Sharon and I are not divorcing. I’m just trying to be a better person.
I would like to apologize to Sharon, my family, my friends and my band mates for my insane behavior during this period………and my fans.
Osbourne had been busy recording Black Sabbath’s new album, 13, which will be released on June 11th. Black Sabbath have also announced four North American tour dates. Tickets go on sale for these shows April 20th.
Black Sabbath have announced four summer shows in North America in support of the release of their new album, 13, due out June 11th.
The shows include stops in Holmdel, NJ (NY-area), Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto, ON.The dates include stops in Holmdel, NJ (NY-area), Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto, ON. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced tour will go on sale Saturday, April 20th at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com. Beginning today, fans can visit click here to RSVP for early access to presale tickets available Thursday, April 18th. VIP Packages are also available at VIPNation.com.
In addition, in advance of the release of 13, the album’s first single God Is Dead? will debut across Clear Channel Media and Entertainment’s more than 40 Active Rock and Mainstream Rock radio stations nationwide on Thursday, April 18th at 3:00 PM (ET)/12 Noon (PT). Produced by Rick Rubin (seven-time Grammy winner, two of those as Producer of the Year), 13 features the original Black Sabbath Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.
Black Sabbath North American Dates:
4: Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
14: Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
24: Seattle, WA (Gorge Amphiteatre)
Eddie has announced the line up for season 12 of That Metal Show which starts taping the its new episodes on April 27th in Los Angeles, California.
The guests this season will be:
Jake E Lee / Rick Allen (Def Leppard)
Rex Brown (Pantera) / Sebastian Bach
Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) & Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders) / Neil Fallon (Clutch)
Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser (Blue Oyster Cult) / Steve Whiteman & Brian Forsythe (Kix)
Jason Newsted / Lemmy (Motorhead)
Scott Rockenfield & Todd LaTorre (Queensryche) / Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
Tom Keifer (Cinderella) / Rob Zombie & John 5
Joe Satriani / Corey Taylor & Jim Root (Slipknot / Stone Sour)
Guest musicians will be Carmine Appice, Vinnie Appice, Jake E Lee, Richie Kotzen (2 shows each)
As usual guests are subject to change.
That Metal Show season 12 episodes will premiere on June 1st at 11PM ET on VH1 Classic. Check your local listings.
As long time fans can attest, the quality of Dio’s studio albums never wavered throughout the group’s near 30-year career. Case in point, the fan favorite/concept album, Magica, which featured Ronnie James Dio’s one-of-a-kind vocals and the return of guitarist Craig Goldy. The album spawned such metal classics as Fever Dreams, Turn to Stone, and Lord of the Last Day, and has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide – largely on word of mouth alone. One small problem – the original 2000 CD version has been out of print for years, and has become increasingly hard to find. But to the delight of Dio fans worldwide, Magica will be getting a makeover on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 as Niji Entertainment Group will be issuing the two CD Magica Deluxe Edition.
A breakdown of what will be included on this two CD set is as follows:
CD 1 Magica track list:
2. Magica Theme
3. Lord Of The Last Day
4. Fever Dreams
5. Turn To Stone
6. Feed My Head
9. As Long As It’s Not About Love
10. Losing My Insanity
12. Magica- Reprise
13. Lord Of The Last Day – Reprise
CD 2 will contain The Magica Story (narrated by Ronnie James Dio) and the bonus track Annica, which was only available as a Japanese bonus track along with Electra (which was planned for Magica 2 and 3) and six, never before released Official Live Bootleg tracks from 2000/2001.
1. The Magica Story (Narrated By Ronnie James Dio)
2. Annica (Japanese Only Bonus Track)
3. Electra (Recorded for Magica 2 & 3)
4. Feed My Head (Official Live Bootleg)
5. Fever Dreams (Official Live Bootleg)
6. Turn To Stone (Official live Bootleg)
7. Lord Of The Last Day (Official Live Bootleg)
8. As Long as It’s Not about Love (Official live bootleg)
9. Losing My Insanity (Official live bootleg)
Also included in the CD set will be deluxe packaging and a deluxe booklet (which will include the original Magica tour dates and a set list), as well as such bonus inserts – including the Magica Story – and a Ronnie James Dio postcard.
Former TNT Singer Tony Harnell’s new project, Tony and the Wildflowers featuring Bumblefoot (Gun N’ Roses) will be having a record release party for their new EP, Tony Harnell and The Wildflowers featuring Bumblefoot.
The band will be performing on April 19th at:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd ST
New York, NY
Tickets are priced at $15 in advance, $20 day of the show.
For more information and to order tickets, please visit click here.