PHILIP H. ANSELMO Talks Record Store Day and the Comeback of Vinyl Records with FORBES MAGAZINE‏

PHILIP H. ANSELMO Talks Record Store Day and the Comeback of Vinyl Records with FORBES MAGAZINE

Earlier this week, Forbes Magazine (Forbes.com) posted an in-depth piece on the comeback of vinyl and Record Store Day, written by Tim Clark. In a time where people are quick to label the current state of the music industry as “failing” or “experiencing a downfall”, Tim Clark points out that the independent record store experience illustrates otherwise.

 

Down vocalist and Housecore Records CEO Philip H. Anselmo was interviewed for the piece, and gave his personal thoughts on the rise in record store activity and how it supports growth in the music business and community. As one of the leading voices of the recent indie label and independent music takeover, Forbes looked to Anselmo has a voice of authority.

 

From Forbes piece: “When he was younger, Anselmo used to constantly scour underground record stores and to this day still believes in the vinyl format. “Record Store Day promotes this type of passion of having the actual product in your hand instead of just a download,” said Anselmo. “I love having the full album, art, lyrics and I think vinyl sounds better. And as a label owner, it makes me happy to see that people slowly but surely want to have this tangible copy in their hands instead of a free [expletive] download, which is driving me [expletive] bananas.”

 

Record Store Day is now celebrated on the third Saturday every April is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Forbes calls Record Store Day, “an industry phenomenon.”

 

To read the full article, visit this direct location.

 

WARBEAST Announces CASEY ORR (Rigor Mortis, GWAR) as Fill-In Bassist for Upcoming Tour with GWAR‏

WARBEAST Announces CASEY ORR (Rigor Mortis, GWAR) as Fill-In Bassist for Upcoming Tour with GWAR‏

Releasing New Album ‘Destroy’ on April 2, 2013 via Housecore Records

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WARBEAST is pleased to announce that Casey Orr (Rigor MortisGWAR) will join them as their fill-in bassist while on the road this spring with GWAR! The band’s upcoming tour dates with GWAR and Wilson kick off in Tucson, AZ on April 10th. The 16 day run, dubbed the “Fate or Chaos Tour”, will continue through the month of April until it closes in Jacksonville, FL on April 25th.

WARBEAST vocalist Bruce Corbitt states, “Obviously we are all psyched to have Casey on board for this upcoming tour with GWAR and Wilson. I’ve always respected Casey’s professionalism, abilities and musicianship from our many years together in Rigor Mortis,” “This will be a natural and comfortable fit for WARBEAST.  Plus he’s still buds with all of the guys in GWAR, so this tour will be a blast… to say the least.

“I am very excited to accept the challenge of playing bass for the mighty WARBEAST! I’m looking forward to crushing skulls with my brothers in the Beast, and I’m totally stoked to be bringing the thunder on the road this April, supporting my Scumdog family – GWAR,” adds Casey Orr. “Texas Thrash will Destroy!”

“This by far will be the most solid lineup to date with Casey Orr joining us for this tour.  I’ve known him all of my life and it just seems right,” adds WARBEASTguitarist Scott Shelby. “Casey is hyped as well, as is the whole band to move on to this new era and continue to Destroy!”

“I’m looking forward to the rhythm section being tighter than ever,” states WARBEAST drummer Joey Gonzalez. “I know Casey will be killer to learn from and jam with.  “

In addition to the newly announced tour dates with GWAR, a CD release show for Destroy will take place at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, TX on April 6, 2013. See directly below for all confirmed tour dates.

WARBEAST ‘Destroy’ CD Release Show:

4/6 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club

WARBEAST “Fate Or Chaos Tour” With GWAR and Wilson:

4/10 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

4/11 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues – Tickets

4/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe – The Strip – Tickets

4/13 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre – Tickets

4/14 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory – Tickets

4/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Tickets

4/16 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club

4/17 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre – Tickets

4/18 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Lounge

4/19 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

4/20 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom – Tickets

4/21 – Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room – Tickets

4/22 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works – Tickets

4/23 – Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar – Tickets

4/24 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater

4/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live – Tickets

WARBEAST recently revealed the upcoming release date for their new full length album, Destroy. The new album, produced by Philip H. Anselmo and engineered by Stephen “The Big Fella” Berrigan, will hit stores and digital retailers on April 2, 2013 via Housecore Records. Destroy was recorded at Nodferatu’s Lair in May and July 2012 and mixed by Anselmo and Berrigan. The album artwork and concept were designed by “Carcass” John Fossum with graphic and technical adviser John Deleon.

 

War of the Gargantuas, the new split EP by WARBEAST and Philip H. Anselmo, is out now! You can buy the split now at www.thehousecorestore.com.

For more information on WARBEAST, please visit these websites:

www.warbeast.org

www.facebook.com/warbeast1

www.myspace.com/texasmetalalliance

www.thehousecorerecords.com

 

To donate to the Mike Scaccia Family Fundraiser, head here and follow the link: http://www.warbeast.org/?p=156

 

 

 

DOWN Add European Festival Dates to 2013 Tour!‏

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JOIN DOWN ON 2013 ‘WEED & SPEED’ US TOUR
Date City, State
01.11.13 Houston, TX
01.12.13 San Antonio, TX
01.14.13 Tempe, AZ
01.15.13 Las Vegas, NV
01.16.13 West Hollywood, CA
01.18.13 Anaheim, CA
01.19.13 Sacramento, CA
01.20.13 San Francisco, CA
01.22.13 Seattle, WA
01.23.13 Portland, OR
01.24.13 Boise, ID
01.26.13 Denver, CO
01.28.13 Minneapolis, MN
01.29.13 Milwaukee, WI
01.30.13 Cincinnati, OH
02.01.13 Chattanooga, TN
04.10.13 Sao Paulo, Brazil
04.11.13 Buenos Aires, Argentina
04.13.13 Santiago, Chile
05.25.13 Baltimore, MD
06.15.13 Copenhagen, Amsterdam
06.16.13

Törnävänsaari, Seinäjoki,
Finland

06.27.13 Tokaj, Hungary

DOWN have just announced new festival dates in Europe for Summer 2013, making stops in Copenhagen, Amsterdam andTokaj, Hungary.  Stay tuned for more dates to be announced!

Don’t forget:  DOWN kick off  The 2013 Weed & Speed Winter Tour  on January 11 in Houston, TX.

VIP packages for the Weed & Speed Tour are on sale now!*  Here’s your chance to get up close with band.

The 2013 DOWN VIP Package includes:

  • Sound check with DOWN
  • Meet n Greet with band member(s) which includes a photo with the band and the opportunity to have one personal item signed
  • A DOWN merch item (TBD)
  • A DOWN lanyard / laminate
  • A $5 Gift Card to the DOWN-Nola.com Online Store

*VIP Packages are subject to availability.  May not be available on all tour dates.

R.I.P. – REMEMBERING JOHN LENNON AND BROTHER DIME

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     John Winston Lennon October 9th 1940 – December 8th 1980

     John Lennon will always be a part of my life. As a small child I  loved his music, as a young man I learned to appreciate his style of writing, as an adult I learned to appreciate the man and his craft. Thank you John for sharing with us and giving up so much for the world. I will do my best to keep your music in the ears of those I can reach.

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Darrell Lance Abbott August 20th, 1966 – December 8th, 2004

     Dime gave me new hope in Rock N’ Roll. He cam and kicked our asses and made us feel good about it. The people who were fortunate to be close to him spoke of his kindness and willingness to give. His guitar playing was innovative and carried on (and, dare I say, improved  upon somewhat) the legacy of his mentors before him. His life was short but impacted the music world and he was taken from us doing what he loved. I will always miss you Dime.

     We remember John, Dime, and all of the fallen people who have given up their lives doing what they love or in protecting others. We humbly thank, and respect you all.

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DOWN and WARBEAST Announce 2013 U.S. Tour Dates – “The Weed & Speed Tour: West Coast Throwdown in the Year of XIII”

 

WARBEAST Set to Release New Full Length Album ‘Destroy’ in Early 2013

 

Louisiana heavy metal marvel DOWN and Texas thrashers WARBEAST are pleased to announce several U.S. tour dates in 2013. The upcoming tour, dubbed “The Weed & Speed Tour: West Coast Throwdown in the Year of XIII”, will kick off on January 11, 2013 in Houston, TX at Warehouse Live. The tour will make its way through several states, coming to a close on February 1st in Chattanooga, TN at Track 29.

 

Before the start of the tour, WARBEAST will headline the War of the Gargantuas release party show on January 5th at The Rail Club in Fort Worth, TX. See directly below for all currently released tour dates.

 

DOWN and WARBEAST 2013 U.S. Tour Dates:

1/5 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club (WARBEAST ONLY, War of the Gargantuas Release Show)

1/11 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – Ballroom

1/12 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

1/14 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

1/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club

1/16 – West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

1/18 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim

1/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

1/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

1/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market

1/23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

1/24 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House

1/26 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

1/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

1/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

1/30 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

2/1 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29

 

 

DOWN vocalist PHILIP ANSELMO and WARBEAST recently announced that they will be releasing a new split album entitled War of the Gargantuas. The split will be released on January 8, 2012 via Housecore Records and will include two songs from each artist. This album serves as the first release of any solo work by PHILIP ANSELMO during the span of his nearly 30-year legacy. Also, the twoWARBEAST tracks on the split feature former bassist Alan Bovee before his amicable departure from the band. Since then, Dre Karst has joined on bass.

 

WARBEAST also recently announced the upcoming release of their second full-length album, Destroy. The album is scheduled to be released in early 2013 via Housecore Records and is currently in the mastering stages. Stay tuned for more information on Destroy coming very soon.

 

 

PHILIP ANSELMO and WARBEAST Release New Split Album ‘War of the Gargantuas’!!!

PHILIP ANSELMO and WARBEAST Confirm January 8, 2012 Release Date for New Split Album ‘War of the Gargantuas’ – Marking the Release of Philip Anselmo’s First Solo Work

 

WARBEAST Set to Release New Full Length Album ‘Destroy’ in Early 2013

 

Legendary PanteraSuperjoint Ritual and DOWN vocalist PHILIP ANSELMO and Housecore Records thrashers WARBEASTrecently announced that they will be releasing a new split album entitled War of the Gargantuas. The split now has an official release date of January 8, 2012 and will include two songs from each artist. This album serves as the first release of any solo work by PHILIP ANSELMO during the span of his nearly 30-year legacy. Also, the two WARBEAST tracks on the split feature former bassist Alan Bovee before his amicable departure from the band. Since then, Dre Karst has joined on bass.

“This split is a glimpse into the future of both my solo project and ultimate thrash metallers WARBEAST. The title of the split is War of The Gargantuas and it is fitting on many levels because of our combined love for the 60’s Japanese film of the same name, the power of our combined musical output(s) and our humorous affection that plays out within each of our “Gargantuan” personalities,” states PHILIP ANSELMO. “Both WARBEAST and myself have full length LP’s that will be released shortly after this is released, but this split is unique musically. It is a time capsule; a loud pause ‘til we both release our full length products. Enjoy the destruction of music!”

“These two songs we have on War of the Gargantuas were the next level after Krush The Enemy,” states WARBEAST guitarist Scott Shelby. “They’ve been a staple in our set list for the last two years. These songs are a pure demonstration of our unique Texas thrash metal style.”

WARBEAST also recently announced the upcoming release of their second full-length album, Destroy. The album is scheduled to be released in early 2013 via Housecore Records and is currently in the mastering stages. Stay tuned for more information on Destroy coming very soon.

War of the Gargantua LINE UP:

 

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS are:

Philip H. Anselmo – Vocals

Marzi Montazeri – Guitars

Bennett Bartley – Bass

Jose Manuel Gonzales – Drums

WARBEAST are:

Bruce Corbitt – Vocals

Scott Shelby – Lead Guitar

Joe Gonzalez – Drums

Bobby Tillotson Jr. – Lead Guitar

Alan Bovee – Bass

WARBEAST is currently annihilating some European tour dates with DOWN. See below for all current tour dates.

WARBEAST headline dates in Germany:

11/6 – Siegen, Germany @ Vortex

11/7 – München Germany @ Backstage

11/8 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena