Phil Anselmo: 'I'm The Evel Knievel Of Metal'

artist: Phil Anselmo date: 01/10/2013 category: upcoming releases
I like this
149
voted: 23
Phil Anselmo: 'I'm The Evel Knievel Of Metal'
Phil Anselmo says his two recent solo tracks are "tame" in comparison to the full length album which is coming soon. You can hear one of his current tracks from a split EP with Warbeast called "Conflict" in the player below. It's insanely heavy already, so we can't want to hear what the full album will bring. In an interview with Crave, Phil talked about how his battle with chronic back pain informed the aggression on his new songs, the first solo releases in his career spanning three decades. "The full-length really touches on a lot of the same stuck-in-my-room, agonizing in f--king pain, what the f--k do I do besides bounce off these f--king walls?" he said. He's not just battling back pain these days. "Not just the back, now. It's my whole f--king body. I've destroyed this f--king skeleton... I'm the Evel Knievel of f--king goddamn metal. "I think anyone who suffers from chronic pain can agree with this - you feel this great significance. What I wanted to capture was that significance, and as a matter of fact, I think that's one of the lyrics on 'Confict'. "You feel like you're the only one, and how unfair it is, and a million different feel-sorry-for-yourself-type feelings. In my better sense of mind, I know that I'm far from alone and far from the worst, and the earth keeps spinning. Everything keeps moving, with or without me. So I guess a lot of these songs are very selfishly hedonistic/defeatist attitude." Phil will hit the road with his main band Down this month. His debut solo album is due in early summer. Hear "Conflict" from his current split EP with Warbeast here:
More Phil Anselmo news:
+ Phil Anselmo: 'I Don't Regret Quitting High School, There Was Nothing More For Me to Learn' General Music News 07/04/2014
+ Phil Anselmo: 'I Hate Rock Stars, I Hate All That Untouchable 'Lay Off Me'' General Music News 06/16/2014
+ Phil Anselmo: 'Doing a Full-Length Record Is Thing of the Past' General Music News 05/20/2014
+ Phil Anselmo Interested in Working on Dimebag Darrell Tribute With Zakk Wylde General Music News 05/16/2014
+ Phil Anselmo Releasing 'Mouth for War: Pantera and Beyond' Autobiography in January General Music News 05/15/2014
+ Phil Anselmo: 'Anyone Who Puffs Up Their Chest Because They Wrote a Song That People Like Needs to Get Smacked' General Music News 05/05/2014
+ view all
Comments
Your captcha is incorrect