Pat Furey of BehindTheMaskPresents.com recently conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current DOWN singer Philip Anselmo and Marzi Montazeri, the guitarist in Anselmo's solo backing band THE ILLEGALS. You can now watch the chat below.
Anselmo kicked off the second leg of his first-ever solo tour, dubbed "Technicians Of Distortion", on January 10 in Houston and headed westward, trampling through over a dozen cities with additional support provided by HYMNS. On this trek, Anselmo was once again being joined by his backup band THE ILLEGALS — guitarist Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL),drummer José Manuel Gonzales (WARBEAST) and bassist Steve Taylor.
Anselmo's recently released, limited-edition two-song "Housecore Horror Fest" 10-inch vinyl EP was available for purchase on all tour dates.
Anselmo's career-first solo album, "Walk Through Exits Only", sold around 8,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Produced by Anselmo and Michael Thompson, and recorded over the past couple of years at Philip's New Orleans studio, Nodferatu's Lair, "Walk Through Exits Only" is abrasive, aggressive, anthemic and 100% Anselmo.