Heavy metal legend PHILIP ANSELMO and Texas thrashers WARBEAST are pleased to announce today’s release of their new split album, entitled War of the Gargantuas. The split, released via Housecore Records, includes 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.
See what the press is saying about War of the Gargantuas:
“Veterans of the scene, WARBEAST don’t simply rely on the ’80s template. Rather, they blow it up and rebuild it into an even more vicious and vital monster… This is everything ANSELMO fans and metal fans have been hoping for and so much more. As with all of his projects, you’ve got to hear it to believe it.” – ArtistDirect.com
“The combination of PHILIP ANSELMO and WARBEAST make War Of The Gargantuas a vicious, brutal onslaught of metal that creates the ultimate teaser for both bands.”- Bloody-Disgusting.com
“…ANSELMO’s solo contributions to an upcoming split with WARBEAST, War of the Gargantuas, so delight me: they sound just, like, completely fucking fucknuts… It sounds as though ANSELMO is about to release the aural equivalent of a broken glass bath.” – MetalSucks.net
In addition to this week’s release of War of the Gargantuas, DOWN and WARBEAST kick off The Weed & Speed Tour: West Coast Throwdown in the Year of XIII in Houston, TX tonight at Warehouse Live!
The tour will make its way through several states, coming to a close on February 1 in Chattanooga, TN at Track 29.
The entire upcoming tour is dedicated to the memory of the late Mike Scaccia. To donate to the Mike Scaccia Family Fundraiser, head here and follow the link: http://www.warbeast.org/?p=156
DOWN and WARBEAST 2013 U.S. Tour Dates:
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
WARBEAST also recently announced the upcoming release of their second full-length album, Destroy. The album is scheduled to be released early this year via Housecore Records and is currently in the mastering stages. Stay tuned for more information on Destroy coming very soon.
- Phil Anselmo Vs. Warbeast: WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS! Pre-Order Now (theweldingroom.com)
- WARBEAST/DOWN Tour In Memory Of Mike Scaccia (theweldingroom.com)
- PHIL ANSELMO, WARBEAST’s Bruce Corbit To Guest On Ipek’s Wytching Hour Tonight (bravewords.com)