Interview with Joey “Blue” Gonzalez from Philip H Anselmo & the Illegals
“Choosing Mental Illness” (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals “Finger Me”
Story and Interviews by Scotty J
After much anticipation, Philip H Anselmo & the Illegals hit the tour trail in support of “Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue“. Given Anselmo’s health, there were some questions as to if and when this tour would ever kick off? It’s well documented that Phil has been plagued with back issues for years. Those back issues led to a host of other issues. However, after catching up with The Illegals, it became clear that Phil has rebounded in amazing fashion.
Although Anselmo was unable to be reached for comment, Mike De Leon, Walter Howard, and Joey “Blue” Gonzalez, provided emphatic praise of their frontman’s current condition. In separate interviews it was confirmed that Phil may just be in the best shape of his life. This news was a relief not just to the band but to a worldwide fanbase. After all, Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue was released back in January. Finally, since the beginning of September, Philip H Anselmo & the Illegals have hit the tour trail with a vengeance. As Mike put it “a lot of folks are saying this is some of Philip’s most extreme work to date”.
Mike: (speaking of Phil) “His mindframe right now is to straight up come out and destroy with The Illegals, and to get out there for the first time in 5 years. Besides September, we haven’t announced anything yet. But, we definitely have more lining up for this years as well as into 2019.”
Scotty J: “I have to say the ideal of Phil getting all jacked up, lifting, and into the best shape of his life entering his 50’s is almost a scary thing.
Check out the interview with Mike and Walter in its entirety right here:
Interview with Mike and Walter from Philip H Anselmo & the Illegals
Be certain to check out Phil Anselmo’s own label, Housecore Records, for all band updates and tour schedule https://www.thehousecorerecords.com/