PHILIP ANSELMO Stars In 'Metal Grasshopper' Weekly Series: Second Episode Posted Online

PHILIP ANSELMO Stars In 'Metal Grasshopper' Weekly Series: Second Episode Posted Online

Former PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo stars in "Metal Grasshopper", a web series produced and directed by Chris Lee, the SUPAGROUP guitarist-and-singer-turned-web–series-producer, who is married to Sean Yseult, the former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist. The series, which was shot mostly at Anselmo's wooded compound north of Lake Pontchartrain in southeastern Louisiana, follows the misadventures of a budding hard rock star, played by comedian, radio host, author and musician Dave Hill, as he seeks guidance from a metal mentor, played by Philip.

"Metal Grasshopper" pairs the unlikely duo of metal master Anselmo with comedian, dandy, and NPR darling Dave Hill. Dave begs Phil to mold him into "the baddest metal motherfucker of all time." Phil begrudgingly relents and the abuse and absurdity reach epic levels.

If you like stuff with corpse paint, burning pentagrams, medieval weaponry, irritable goats rented by the hour, couples counseling, delicious smoothie recipes, and real live chickens, you will love "Metal Grasshopper", because it has all that stuff and then a bunch of other awesome stuff on top of that too.

Conceived by Hill, Anselmo and writer/director Chris Lee during a torchlit ceremony in the goddamn woods while it was seriously late at night, "Metal Grasshopper" begins with Hill showing up unannounced at Anselmo's secret compound somewhere in the sticks outside of New Orleans to learn directly from the master. Anselmo isn't exactly crazy about the idea at first, but after Hill eventually proves he's not messing around, Anselmo reluctantly agrees to take Hill under his heavily tattooed wing, share his unholy wisdom, and let Dave crash in one of the upstairs guest rooms.

Over the course of the series' five episodes, Anselmo educates Hill on everything from headbanging to crowd work to even the most extreme of all breakfast cereals. Will Hill survive and come out the other end even more metal than before? Or will Anselmo scare Hill straight back to his parents' basement in Cleveland?

Check out the second episode — in which Anselmo schools Hill on headbanging, heavy metal vocals, and the most extreme of all breakfast cereals — below. Oh, and Hill takes a phone message for Anselmo from King Diamond, which is awesome.



To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).