New Zealand Promoters Cancel Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Anselmo Shows

Promoters in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand have announced that they have decided to cancel the scheduled concerts of former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo and his project, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, accusing the singer of racism. Anselmo and his band are scheduled to to travel to Australia this week, which would include a headlining slot at Slayfest in Perth, but the neighbouring country of New Zealand, which was shaken by a horrific terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, which claimed the lives of fifty people, has seemingly closed it’s doors to the band.

The cancellation is partly a reaction to these attacks, where a white supremacist Australian man, who has continued to make racist gestures during his court hearing, was responsible for the killings. Anselmo himself has been the subject of racist accusations, most recently in 2016 where he shouted “White power!” in front of a crowd in Hollywood, California, an action he has since apologised for. Club Tavern, the venue in Christchurch which was supposed to hold the Illegals concert, stated:

The Philip Anselmo gig has been cancel (sic),” a Facebook post said. “We do not and will not support white supremacy or racism!”

The venue declined to comment further.

Auckland venue Galatos also posted on Facebook, informing people of their decision to pull the pin on the gig. A spokeswoman for the venue also declined to comment further.

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36 Crazyfists, Superheist, Etc. Australian Tour Announced

36 Crazyfists, Superheist and From Crisis To Collapse will be out on the road together across Australia in April for the 2019 ‘Heistfest‘ tour. Below’s where that trek will stop:

04/04 Gold Coast, AUS – Shark Bar
04/05 Brisbane, AUS – The Back Room
04/06 Sydney, AUS – Crowbar
04/07 Newcastle, AUS – The Cambridge
04/11 Adelaide, AUS – Enigma Bar
04/12 Melbourne, AUS – The Evelyn
04/13 Frankston, AUS – Pelly Bar

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Rivers of Nihil to play new album, ‘Where Owls Know My Name’, in its entirety on upcoming USA tour

– January 29th, 2019 –

With live saxophone player

Due to popular demand, Rivers of Nihil have decided to play their latest album, Where Owls Know My Name, in its entirety from start to finish at every date of their upcoming U.S. tour! The band will be bringing saxophone player Patrick Corona on the road to perform every night, and guitarist Jonathan Topore will be handling additional keyboard duties. Don’t miss this very special opportunity to witness the critically acclaimed album performed live as it was meant to be heard.

The tour will be the band’s first full-U.S. headlining run, with Entheos, Conjurer, and Wolf King as support.

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Entheos, Conjurer, Wolf King

Mar. 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
Mar. 2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
Mar. 3 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
Mar. 4 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel
Mar. 5 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Mar. 6 – Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi
Mar. 7 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Mar. 8 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Mar. 9 – Englewood, CO @ Moe’s
Mar. 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Mar. 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Mar. 13 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Mar. 14 – Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre
Mar. 15 – Reno, NV @ Dead Ringer Analog Bar
Mar. 16 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
Mar. 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
Mar. 18 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Mar. 19 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Mar. 20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Mar. 21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Mar. 22 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
Mar. 23 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mar. 24 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos Bar
Mar. 26 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Mar. 27 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
Mar. 28 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven
Mar. 29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)
Mar. 30 – Nashville, TN @ The End
Mar. 31 – Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room
Apr. 2 – Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub
Apr. 3 – Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub
Apr. 4 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
Apr. 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Apr. 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Ne Obliviscaris, Caligula’s Horse, Beyond Creation, Allegaeon

May 9 – Adelaide, Australia @ Lion Arts Factory
May 10 – Melbourne, Australia @ 170 Russell
May 11 – Sydney, Australia @ Manning Bar
May 12 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Triffid

Where Owls Know My Name debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts upon its release in March 2018: #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard / USA), #9 Current Hard Music Albums (Billboard / USA), #57 Top 200 Current Albums (Billboard / USA), #61 Top 200 Albums (Billboard / USA), #50 Top 200 Chart (Canada), #10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada). Named one of the best albums of the year by Loudwire, Exclaim, Metal Sucks, Metal Injection, and many more, Where Owls Know My Name can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil. The latest video – the album’s title track – can be viewed at: youtu.be/LBAXZto7uVc

Rivers of Nihil line-up:
Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitar
Jon Topore – Guitar
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Jared Klein – Drums

Rivers of Nihil online:
https://www.facebook.com/riversofnihil
https://twitter.com/riversofnihil
https://www.youtube.com/user/Riversofnihilpa

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Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Recruits Former Cattle Decapitation Bassist Derek Engemann

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals are pleased to welcome former Cattle Decapitation bassist/current Scour guitarist Derek Engemann to the lineup.

Engemann – who takes the place of bass comrade Walter Howard (Grieved, Oppressive Force, Vaginal Bear Trap etc.) – will make his live debut with The Illegals beginning next week on the band’s Latin American tour where they’ll be performing Illegals tracks alongside a selection of Pantera hits.

Comments Anselmo of the new addition, “Derek is a brother; he’s solid, driven, and talented. It’s awesome to have him onboard and I look forward to jamming and writing with him. We’re lucky to have him.”

Adds Engemann, “I’m very excited to share the stage with mi hermanos in The Illegals! It’s also truly an honour to pay such a great tribute to Dime and Vinnie!”

In March, the band will make their way to Australia and New Zealand on the Thrash Blast Grind tour with Australian grind practitioners and Housecore Records labelmates King Parrot. The journey marks Anselmo’s first visit to Australia in over five years and includes a headlining set at Slayfest in Perth March 23rd. Additional support will be provided by Palm (Japan) and Potion (Australia).

The summer months will find Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals playing a host of European festivals including Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium, Hellfest in France, and Metaldays in Slovenia, with more performances to be announced in the weeks to come.

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Vile Apparition Premiere New Song “Repulsive Desire” From Upcoming New Album “Depravity Ordained”

Vile Apparition from Melbourne, Australia premiere a new track titled “Repulsive Desire”, taken from their forthcoming new album “Depravity Ordained”, which will be released by Memento Mori on January 21st.

Check out now “Repulsive Desire” below.

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Vile Apparition Premiere New Song “Repulsive Desire” From Upcoming New Album “Depravity Ordained”

Vile Apparition from Melbourne, Australia premiere a new track titled “Repulsive Desire”, taken from their forthcoming new album “Depravity Ordained”, which will be released by Memento Mori on January 21st.

Check out now “Repulsive Desire” below.

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Vile Apparition Premiere New Song “Repulsive Desire” From Upcoming New Album “Depravity Ordained”

Vile Apparition from Melbourne, Australia premiere a new track titled “Repulsive Desire”, taken from their forthcoming new album “Depravity Ordained”, which will be released by Memento Mori on January 21st.

Check out now “Repulsive Desire” below.

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Vile Apparition Premiere New Song “Repulsive Desire” From Upcoming New Album “Depravity Ordained”

Vile Apparition from Melbourne, Australia premiere a new track titled “Repulsive Desire”, taken from their forthcoming new album “Depravity Ordained”, which will be released by Memento Mori on January 21st.

Check out now “Repulsive Desire” below.

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Vile Apparition Premiere New Song “Repulsive Desire” From Upcoming New Album “Depravity Ordained”

Vile Apparition from Melbourne, Australia premiere a new track titled “Repulsive Desire”, taken from their forthcoming new album “Depravity Ordained”, which will be released by Memento Mori on January 21st.

Check out now “Repulsive Desire” below.

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Vile Apparition Premiere New Song “Repulsive Desire” From Upcoming New Album “Depravity Ordained”

Vile Apparition from Melbourne, Australia premiere a new track titled “Repulsive Desire”, taken from their forthcoming new album “Depravity Ordained”, which will be released by Memento Mori on January 21st.

Check out now “Repulsive Desire” below.

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