Philip Hansen Anselmo, frontman of Down, former frontman of Pantera and Superjoint Ritual, and member of more side-projects and various guest-spots than we could concisely mention, is 44 years old today. And since Anselmo has spent more than half his life fronting some of the most influential metal bands of the last quarter-century, the least we could do to mark his birthday is to post a video of one of those bands, right?
We went with ‘Psycho Holiday’ as let’s face it, birthdays are kind of like a holiday, right? Yeah? No? Doesn’t matter. We went with it anyway.
Anselmo and the rest of Down are currently getting ready to release an as-yet-untitled EP (the first of four such planned) which will feature the first new material from the band since 2007’s Down III: Over The Under. They’re also all set for a brief run of European dates (well, three UK dates and one over in Amsterdam) this October. You should probably think about picking up tickets for those shows pretty damn sharpish, as they’re bound to sell out sooner rather than later.
Down October European tour dates:
19 Manchester 02 Academy
20 Birmingham HMV Institute
21 London Camden Roundhouse
25 Amsterdam Melkweg