On November 4, 2010, Jason Saulnier of the "Good Time Metal Oldies" radio show conducted an interview with Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, ARSON ANTHEM, SUPERJOINT RITUAL). You can now listen to the chat below.
"Good Time Metal Oldies" airs Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. EST on CIFA 104.1 FM in Nova Scotia and Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. EST on Pure Rock Radio.
ARSON ANTHEM — the project featuring Anselmo on guitar, Mike IX Williams (EYEHATEGOD) on vocals, Hank Williams III (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ASSJACK) on drums and Collin Yeo (PONYKILLER) on bass — will embark on a short headlining tour of the Southern U.S. at the end of January 2011. Joining ARSON ANTHEM on the trek will be fellow Housecore Records artists HAARP and WARBEAST.
The dates are as follows:
Jan. 25 - Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
Jan. 26 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Jan. 27 - New Orleans, LA @ The Hangar
Jan. 28 - Forth Worth, TX @ Rail Club
Jan. 29 - Fayetteville, AR @ Drifters
A final show for the tour has yet to be announced.
ARSON ANTHEM's full-length debut, "Insecurity Notoriety", was released on October 12 via Anselmo's Housecore Records.
ARSON ANTHEM was brought together in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, with Mike Williams moving into Anselmo's spare apartment after his home and possessions were destroyed. Through this connection, Williams and Anselmo spent time listening to Anselmo's irreplaceable hardcore music collection. The members relived the days of early '80s hardcore bands, such as DISCHARGE, NEGATIVE APPROACH, SHEER TERROR, and many others. It didn't take long for the music to squash their cabin fever, and inspire them to create a new venture that is now ARSON ANTHEM. Anselmo knew of the underrated-yet-unbridled percussion skills that his and Williams' mutual friend Hank Williams III possessed, causing the contact to be made and the band to come together. Finally, bassist Collin Yeo was recruited, and the sound was born.
ARSON ANTHEM's self-titled debut EP was released in February 2008 via Housecore.