Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals at The Underworld | Day 1
The Underworld Camden proudly presents:
Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals plus support.
Day 1 of 2.
Doors - 7:00pm // Price - £25.00 Adv.
Tickets - http://po.st/UwXPfV
Day 2 (Sat 29th) - http://po.st/underANSELMO2
Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals - www.facebook.com/Philipillegals
"Choosing Mental Illness" - https://youtu.be/Wjfa1usaHbM
For all of the “think pieces,” magazine covers, blogs, social media statuses, TV specials, and various ink devoted to Philip H. Anselmo over the course of thirty years in music, one simple word sums him up perfectly: “Relentless.”
He doesn’t stop. He doesn’t slow down. He doesn’t fuck around. Rather, he springs forward with the same primal unpredictability, controlled intensity, and prizefighter heart that cemented his position at the forefront of all things extreme. Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue—the second full-length offering from Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals—extends his legacy while covering new ground once again for 2018. Following up 2013’s Walk Through Exits Only, this new body of work hinges on no holds-barred lyrical misanthropy and insurgent instrumental intricacy as it sharpens any and all edges to guillotine precision.
“It ain’t pretty,” he exclaims. “It’s more straightforward and cohesive to a degree, but it still goes off the rails here and there. We went through it song after song cut and fucking dry. I was in a specific mindset. I wanted to further my endeavors into a genre of music that I adore. As all ten songs blow by, I wanted an unforgiving feel. This is what was on my mind. It’s a recorded capsule of time.”