Phil Anselmo Releasing 'Mouth for War: Pantera and Beyond' Autobiography in January

Book described as "a no-holds-barred look inside of Philip's brain," check out the cover inside.

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Phil Anselmo's long-awaited "Mouth for War: Pantera and Beyond" autobiography has received January 13, 2015 as the official release date.

Described as "a no-holds-barred look inside of Philip's brain, his history with Pantera, the loss of his best friend, Dimebag Darrell, and an unflinching examination into the downward spiral of pain and drug addiction that nearly cost him his life," the book was co-written by Corey Mitchell of

"From bar band obscurity to the bright spotlight of the world's stage, Anselmo helped lead Pantera to world domination. He soared to the top with the first extreme metal album to debut at #1 on the Billboard music charts with 'Far Beyond Driven' in 1994. He turned a bar-bumping glam metal band into the heaviest, most extreme, and most successful heavy metal unit since Metallica," the official description reads.

"First and foremost, it's not just a Pantera book. Now, Pantera is a gigantic part of my life - let's not ever, ever mix these signals - but it's more a book about myself and how it took to get from all of the peaks, valleys and the in-betweens; that really, really sums things up," Anselmo told Artisan News last year.

"There is my perspective, of course, but I think the hardest person I'm gonna be on is myself. Because we all get the cards that we're dealt, and it's up to us to deal with that how we deal with it," he added.

You can pre-order Phil's autobiography for $21.21 over at Amazon. Check out the front cover below.

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    Agent 00Awesome
    Definitely getting this! I loved Dave Mustaine's autobiography and I'm looking forward to this too. By the way, does anyone have any other recommendations along the lines of rockstar biographies?
    Anthony Kiedis' Scar Tissue is a great read. Nikki Sixx's Heroin Diaries is also quite intriguing at times.
    Duff McKagan's It's So Easy and Other Lies is said to be amazing, yet to read it myself though.
    Black Mustangs
    Rex Brown, Slash, Anthony Kiedis, Tony Iommi, Nikki Sixx (although he probably made most of it up)
    I'm definitely interested. I have a massive amount of respect for Phil and I'm not particularly familiar with a lot of the history of Pantera or any of the other bands he's been in.
    Definitely buying this, so much history between the band and every individual member, it'd be great to hear from one of the member's and their view.
    hopefully after Vinnie reads it they will ****in play together again!!!!!
    Not happening and personally i dont want it too either. People gotta move on Pantera is over. Dimes dead, Pantera were over exhausted and the machine went down. Both guys went in different directions. Besides the in-fighting, musical direction was also a factor in these guys not wanting to work with each other again. One side wanted to go heavier and more underground the other wanted to write more commercial. (damageplan/hell yeah)