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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Vaginal Bear Trap Streaming Tracks From "Just The Tip"

Texan grind band Vaginal Bear Trap (VBT) has been streaming a few songs from its recent album “Just the Tip” over on reverbnation, along with an upload of the track “Slaughter of the Bowl” below. “Just the Tip” was issued recently via Ossuary Industries. Currently VBT, who named themselves after a South African anti-rape device, have written a new song titled “As Young as they Cum,” which is one of four songs penned for a split with Rottenness. They plan to also record a cover. Check out Vaginal Bear Trap’s Facebook page for updates and live gig information.

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Woods of Ypres Drops Off Goregrowler’s Ball, Replaced By Dehumanized

Due to contract obligations with their record label, Woods of Ypres is forced to cancel their appearance at this year’s Goregrowler’s Ball. The band will be writing and recording a new album instead and apologizes to their fans for this cancellation and promised to make it up.

Replacing Woods of Ypres on this festival will be Dehumanized, who has not played a live show in nearly ten years.

Tickets for the fifth annual Goregrowler’s Ball are on sale now. The event is set to take place in San Antonio, Texas on November 18-20, 2011.

The latest bands confirmed are as follows:

Internal Bleeding
Lair of the Minotaur
Putrid Pile
Dreaming Dead
Viral Load
Insidious Decrepancy
Atrocious Abnormality
Cardiac Arrest
Sacrificial Slaughter
The Evil Amidst
Face of Oblivion
The Meatfuckers
Face of Ruin
Infernal Damnation
Extremely Rotten
Engaged in Mutilating
Baring Teeth
Vaginal Bear Trap
Grotesque Formation
Malignant Christ
Despise The Sun
Funeral Rites
Emperial Massacre
Blowtorch Sodomy

Bloodsoaked will perform as a 3 piece band this year: Peter Hasselbrack (Bloodsoaked, Guitar/Vocals), Mike De Leon (Disfigured/Prolicide, Guitar), Seth Van De Loo (Severe Torture/Nox, Drums). This is a one time only performance of this line-up.

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