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PHILIP ANSELMO: RONNIE JAMES DIO Was 'One Of The Coolest Motherf**kers In The Biz'

Johnny Firecloud of Antiquiet and CraveOnline.com recently conducted an interview with DOWN/ex-PANTERA vocalist Philip Anselmo. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Antiquiet/CraveOnline.com: Where are you right now? Phil Anselmo: Down in Louisiana, just outside of New Orleans. It's like fuckin' Cambodia here, just fuckin' miserable hot outside. Antiquiet/CraveOnline.com: ...

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EYEHATEGOD Guitarist Talks Next Album, Gulf Oil Spill

On May 25, Buick McKane (a.k.a. Emily) conducted an interview with EYEHATEGOD guitarist/DOWN drummer Jimmy Bower. You can now listen to the chat in two parts below. EYEHATEGOD played its coveted first two full-length albums — "In The Name Of Suffering" and "Take As Needed For Pain" — in their entirety on Friday, May 7 ...

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The Id Will Overcome - THE ABOMINABLE IRON SLOTH

With twenty-seven minutes of pure sludge and sewage (and fourteen of passable noise), THE ABOMINABLE IRON SLOTH has unloaded an album as ugly and almost as kickass as their own name with "The Id Will Overcome". It's been awhile since we've heard from this band, which at one point featured members of WILL HAVEN and ...

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EYEHATEGOD To Play Entire First Two Albums In Austin

New Orleans sludge overlords EYEHATEGOD have scheduled a special one-off show this Friday, May 7 at Emo's in Austin, Texas where they will play their coveted first two full-length albums — "In The Name Of Suffering" and "Take As Needed For Pain" — in their entirety! EYEHATEGOD will kick off its long-anticipated U.S. tour alongside ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: I Miss DIMEBAG More As Time Goes On

Peter Atkinson of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, ARSON ANTHEM, SUPERJOINT RITUAL). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. KNAC.COM: What is up with DOWN at the moment? Anselmo: Well, Kirk [Windstein, guitar] and Jimmy [Bower, drums] are in Europe, Kirk with CROWBAR and Jimmy with ...

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DOWN Named 'Best Heavy Metal' At BIG EASY AWARDS

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — was honored in the "Best Heavy Metal" category at the Big Easy Awards, which was held Monday night ...

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EYEHATEGOD Announces U.S. Tour Dates

New Orleans, Louisiana sludge metal icons EYEHATEGOD will embark on a U.S. tour in June following an appearances at this year's edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The 18-date trek will kick off at Blackbooth in Orlando, Florida on June 3 and will rage through 16 more cities before coming to a close in Chicago, Illinois ...

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DOWN: Houston Concert Footage Posted Online

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — has uploaded video footage of the band's last concert in Houston, Texas. Watch the clips below. DOWN's "movie" ...

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DOWN: 'Diary Of A Mad Band' DVD/CD Delayed

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — has issued the following update: "As you all are aware, DOWN was scheduled to release their movie 'Diary ...

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NIRVANA 2002 Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Swedish death metal outfit NIRVANA 2002 (a.k.a. N2002), the highly underrated yet influential band which only released a series of demos and splits during their existence through the late '80s and early '90s, has been confirmed this year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 28-30, 2010 at Sonar in Baltimore. This will be the ...

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DOWN: 'Diary Of A Mad Band' Artwork Unveiled

DOWN — the acclaimed New Orleans band featuring CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan, drummer Jimmy Bower (EYEHATEGOD, SUPERJOINT RITUAL guitarist), bassist Rex Brown (ex-PANTERA), guitarist Kirk Windstein (CROWBAR), and vocalist Philip Anselmo (SUPERJOINT RITUAL, ex-PANTERA) — has inked a deal with E1 Music for the release of the long-awaited rockumentary "Diary of a Mad ...

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MALEVOLENT CREATION Pulls Out Of MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Due to "conflicts with their upcoming recording schedule," Florida extreme-metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION have cancelled their appearance at this year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 28-30, 2010 at Sonar in Baltimore. Their replacement will be announced sometime next week. 16 has also cancelled its appearance at the event and has been replaced by ...

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KILL THE CLIENT Signs With RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of Dallas, Texas' KILL THE CLIENT. KILL THE CLIENT formed in 2004 and has previously released two full-length albums in addition to split releases with AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED and THOUSANDSWILLDIE. The band also appeared on "For The Sick - A Tribute To Eyehategod" and 2008's "This Comp Kills Fascists". KILL ...

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EYEHATEGOD: More Tour Dates Announced

New Orleans-based sludge metallers EYEHATEGOD have scheduled the following dates: Feb. 05 - The Bar - Metairie, Louisiana Apr. 01 - John Dee (Inferno Festival) - Oslo, Norway Apr. 02 - Millenium Music Hall - Cardiff, UK Apr. 03 - The Academy - Dublin, Ireland Apr. 04 - The Limelight - Belfast, Ireland Apr. 05 ...

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EYEHATEGOD Frontman Working On Biography

During an interview with About.com's Justin M. Norton, EYEHATEGOD frontman Mike IX Williams revealed that he will collaborate with a female teacher at Auburn University on his upcoming biography. Williams also discussed his plans for future writing and spoken-word projects; his favorite books and authors and how he was influenced by the writers ...

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D.R.I. Confirmed For MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) have been confirmed for next year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 28-30 at Sonar in Baltimore. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Friday, May 28: GORGUTS POSSESSED D.R.I. WATAIN COFFINS NAZXUL TRAP THEM GRIDE BIRDS OF PREY MALIGNANCY JESUS CROST STORMCROW DEFEATIST PUTRESCENCE Saturday, ...

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PRISTINA: Two New Songs Available For Streaming

PRISTINA, the band featuring former members of 100 DEMONS, A THOUSAND FALLING SKIES and INVOCATION OF NEHEK, will release its long-delayed new album, "The Drought (Ov Salt and Sorrow)", in February 2010 via Bombfarm Records. The CD was recorded by singer Brendan K. Duff and Steve Austin (TODAY IS THE DAY), who also mixed and ...

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DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

British metallers DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT have inked a worldwide deal with Prosthetic Records. This marks the first signing of a U.K. act for the label, which will re-release the band's "Hatred For Mankind" album in April 2010. The CD, recorded by Tom Dring and Billy Anderson (EYEHATEGOD, NEUROSIS, WEEDEATER), was originally made available earlier this ...

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Black Eye Blues - LEWD ACTS

Anguished vocals, dirt-caked tales of abuse and bleak woe, and savage bursts of metallic punk gobbed up with grimy sludge — what's not to like about LEWD ACTS? This is a rollicking, diseased, bilious rant of a record, a back-alley fistfight between EYEHATEGOD and THE MISFITS, all full of trailer-park ennui and post-CONVERGE hardcore scrape ...

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