PHILIP ANSELMO Says DOWN Reunion Would Require People Coming Clean About Their Lifestyle

In a lengthy interview published in the "Xmas 2004" issue of Metal Hammer magazine, ex-PANTERA/curent SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo spoke the status of his DOWN project and the House of Shock haunted house in New Orleans in which he was an investor.

"With DOWN, there would have to be a whole lot of soul-searching and a whole lot of looking at each other and a whole lot of people coming clean about their lifestyle in order for me to even consider doing anything with DOWN again," he said. "And that hurts. It hurt as well when House Of Shock was usurped from me [by] a friend who I haven't spoken with for a very long time. I feel slightly bitter because the House Of Shock was at one time an extremely spiritual place as well as a place of entertainment. Such incredible power was conjured there, so much energy, so much ecstasy, it was incredible. I'm talking about the real ecstasy, not the drug. Now, to me it's commercial, maybe a better show than most but they're not scaring anyone, which was the main point of even having a house of horrors. It's overpriced to get in, and I haven't been there in three years."

(Thanks: Daniel Lane / Metal Hammer)

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