Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegalsin uusi albumi ilmestyy tammikuussa – nimikkokappale kuunneltavissa

Muun muassa Panteran ja Downin vokalistina tunnetun Phil Anselmon kipparoima Phil H. Anselmo & The Illegals julkaisee tammikuussa toisen pitkäsoittonsa, joka kantaa nimeä ”Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue”. Julkaisu tapahtuu Anselmon oman Housecoren kautta Pohjois- ja Etelä-Amerikassa, kun taas muun maailman osalta jakelusta vastaa Season Of Mist. Levy ilmestyy kauppoihin 26.1.2018, ja sen antiin voi tutustua juuri julkaistun nimikkokappaleen kautta.

Anselmo kertoo seuraavasti albumista:

”Our new album, ’Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue’ is going to get hated. It’s going to get loved. Like every record, I’ve ever done, I put zero expectations upon my peers, critics, or the general fucking public. If you take one thing away from it, let it be this: Do not bog yourself down to one brand, character, or whatever. Have the guts to spread your wings and fucking flourish. I can promise you this is a beginning. As my music trickles out over the next two years, it’s going to be quite the roller coaster ride. This new ILLEGALS is just the tip of the whole fucking avalanche.”

Yhtyeen riveissä on tapahtunut muutoksia viimeisimmän albumin julkaisun jälkeen. Anselmo kommentoi uudistettua miehistöä seuraavasti:

”Their creative input is fucking fantastic. This is something that was very different from the first record where I was very staunch. I wanted it to be ugly. I was very firm that I was writing every fucking note. The thought was, ’This is my contribution to ugly music right this second in a heavy metal vein.’ That was great at the time. ’Walk Through Exits Only’ made its own little statement that I am a free agent and I belong to no single band. This time, I worked closely with everyone. We tried different ideas together. It made the spirit of this thing come alive even more because of the enthusiasm these guys bring. It enhanced the integrity of the project.”

Kappalelista:
1. Little Fucking Heroes
2. Utopian
3. Choosing Mental Illness
4. The Ignorant Point
5. Individual
6. Delinquent
7. Photographic Taunts
8. Finger Me
9. Invalid Colubrine Frauds
10. Mixed Lunatic Results