- Genre: Heavy Metal
PHIL ANSELMO is an iconic artist – maybe a little bruised, scarred, singed, and solo somewhat battered by time, himself, and others.
But the Texan remains proudly standing, unbent, and still angry. Loved and hated, attacked and praised, Phil is not ready to go down into the archives of musical history without a fight.
After the crushing 'Walk Through Exits Only' (2013), the second full-length album recorded with his band The Illegals takes the mega-heavy, angry monster born out of mating the visceral aggression and power of PANTERA with the devastating thrash and Southern sludge that Phil and the New Orleans scene pioneered. 'Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue' stands as a new benchmark for extreme heaviness.
The solo project of JM Dopico, a veteran underground musician well known for his work with MACHETAZO, BODYBAG or DISHAMMER among many others, who plays all instruments and vocals on the album.
"Antihuman" is debut full length and contains 10 songs in around 45 minutes, mixing influences from the glorious 80's heavy metal, doom rock and punk, an unique blend inspired by classic stuff like BLACK SABBATH, CELTIC FROST, MOTÖRHEAD, VOIVOD, SAINT VITUS, KILLING JOKE, MERCYFUL FATE, THE OBSESSED, VENOM, CARNIVORE, AMEBIX... Artwork by Nor Prego (MACHETAZO, BODYBAG, LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER, BRODYS MILITIA) and logo by Timo Ketola (DISSECTION, DEAD CONGREGATION, SUNN O))), WATAIN, OPETH).
DEMONS & WIZARDS is one of the most legendary collaborations in the history of heavy metal, uniting the talents of Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) and Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) who are friends for nearly 3 decades.
Originally, formed in 1999, DEMONS & WIZARDS musically embodies both musician’s stylistic trademarks and has resulted so far with two hugely celebrated studio albums, 2000’s “Demons & Wizards” and 2005’s “Touched by the Crimson King”. Both albums were straight up, powerful, and epic metal records, profiting from Schaffer’s stunning riffing and musical arrangements and Kürsch’s soaring and anthemic vocal arrangements.
Are they glam? Are they metal? Stoner rock? Psych? Prog? For over a decade, people have been trying to pin down Glitter Wizard but this San Francisco band refuses to be pigeonholed. Pulling influences from the entire heavy rock canon, G Wiz combines scorching guitar riffs and spaced out synths to creates something familiar, yet entirely new and weird. Their latest album, Opera Villains, brings the heat that we've come to expect from the band but adds a layer of dramatism that we haven't heard before.
DUEL is heavy psychedelic stoner doom metal from Austin, Texas. Hugely influenced by the darker sounds of early 70’s Proto-metal. Features two ex Scorpion Child (Nuclear Blast)members. Their sound is menacing and brutally old school. Total purists, their tunes cut right to the bone with heavy, deep groove and blistering tone. Tough and Loud! Hard rock as it should be!