The Metal World Responds To Phil Anselmo’s Dumbshittery

The fallout continues.

Unless you live in a cave or have a spotty Venezuelan internet connection, you’ve probably heard about Phil Anselmo doing the “Seig Heil” and screaming “White power!” at the end of the Dimebash concert. Just in case you haven’t, take a look here.

After making an incredibly weak excuse for his actions and saying that those upset need to “thicken up your skin”, many musicians/bands took to social media to express their disappointment and disgust. Below is a collection of those reactions:

The biggest and best response came from Machine Head‘s Robb Flynn:

 

Keith Buckley, vocalist for Every Time I Die:

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Jesse Leach, vocalist for Killswitch Engage and Times of Grace, responded with a somewhat appropriate, but totally convenient plug for KSE’s new video:
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Ex-Tesseract vocalist Elliot Coleman:

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Matt from Slugdge:

mattslugdgeanselmo

Act of Defiance vocalist Henry Derek:

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Six Feet Under vocalist and Twitter poet Chris Barnes:

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All Shall Perish:

Darkest Hour:

The Ocean:

Tommy Vext, vocalist for Westfield Massacre, ex-vocalist for Divine Heresy responded with an incredible story about saving Phil Anselmo from a beating with the help of Disturbed‘s David Draiman:

Phantom of the Opera star Sebastian Bach:

sebastianbachanselmoreaction

Profound Lore Records with the A+ joke that received a big ol’ <3 from Stephen O’Malley from SUNNO))):

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Many metal magazines and blogs had some great editorials, but this tweet from Metal Hammer kept things simple and to the point:

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Hatebreed/Kingdom of Sorrow vocalist Jamey Jasta:

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Following the swift backlash, Anselmo released an apology video:

Dimebash put out this lengthy post just yesterday:

Noticeably quiet after all this has been Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters who appeared at Dimebash. I know we like to have some (okay, a lot) of fun goofing on Grohl, but his silence is very interesting. Is it just a PR move to avoid having his name associated with Anselmo’s actions? Grohl isn’t the only musician who performed at the event to stay silent as of this writing, but then again, his name and brand is far larger. I guess we will just have to wait and see if Grohl will roll coal on Anselmo.

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  • tigeraid

    inb4 “who cares, freedom of speech bla bla bla I don’t understand what free speech actually means.”

    • IronLawnmower

      Free speech for the dumb.

    • Mayk Benynton

      • Óðinn

        I don’t know who Katie Fafik is, but I couldn’t agree more. I don’t know why so many people think that dialogue ends immediately after they’ve said something offensive.

  • IronLawnmower

    Racist fuckwit living off royalties for his shit band and 9000 dean endorsements for a dead guy.

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      I doubt Phil makes any money off the Dean whoring. Besides, the Washburn dimes are much better.

  • Oh boy, more publicity for an overrated hack!

    • more beer

      It is going to keep coming for as long as a lot of blogs think they can generate clicks.

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        Or for as long more unimportant shit bands keep trying to get something out of this retarded situation.

        “WAAAAAAAH I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF THE METAL COMMUNITY ANYMORE WAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!”

        • more beer

          Very true.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Funny to see Chris Barnes reacting to this situation though. I mean, him being a guy who physically fights the bands he tours with when their music turns out to be more popular than the mediocre crap he’s producing with SFU.

          • more beer

            Well everyone else has jumped on the bandwagon. So why not him too?

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            A lot of people have jumped on the bandwagon. Evanescence’s new guitarist did among others.

            http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/new-evanescence-guitarist-blasts-philip-anselmos-white-wine-excuse-says-racism-has-no-place-in-metal/

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I didn’t even know that piece of crap band was still around.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I didn’t either.

          • Well, this obviously helped on their part then. To get noticed again.

          • Guppusmaximus

            Not to sound all trve & elitist but…since when has that shit-stain radio rock band ever been considered Metal?!

          • Betty White’s Chewy Booger

            Damn, going from a fucking magnificent band like Equilibrium to Evanescence, the soundtrack to PMS.

        • Dave Vincent’s Perm

          That should be the bottom line. Shit bands that have been forgotten for a reason should be thanking Phil for allowing them to pretend they’re still relevant.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        There’s a lot of blogs who are probably having a field day with this.

      • Betty White’s Chewy Booger

        Blabbermouth’s definitely gonna run with this for the next 6 months, just like the Gene Simmons ‘Rock Is Dead’ debacle.
        “KFC worker who sold Phil Anselmo a 10 piece bucket of chicken in 1995 weighs in”
        “Vinnie Paul’s Glue On Beard Responds To Phil Anselmo Scandal”

        • Dubs

          Just don’t post it here every time they do.

        • more beer

          Phil ordering at KFC. Can I have a ten piece bucket of chicken that is only breasts. I don’t eat the dark meat.

          • Betty White’s Chewy Booger

            “I only eat WHITE gravy with my biscuits!”

    • Eliza

      What Anselmo does not realise is that if Pantera hadn’t been huge, no one would care about him. His vocals are subpar and interchangeable and he has only gotten worse with time.

      • Yep.

      • Óðinn

        True. He promotes genocide too.

        • Eliza

          Really? I didn’t know that. What a horrible person.

    • Vladimir Poutine

      I think the initial burst of outrage- or whatever it should be called- was warranted. Still harping on it days later, when there’s not really any more new or relevant information? Nah. It’s social media farming at this point.

      • Max

        I always thought of his vocals as an extreme metal version of yarling. Because he doesn’t actually sing that much, but he still does the stick-lower-lip-out-further-than-upper and adds the letter “r” after every vowel.

  • Illinois Nazis, I hate these guys.

  • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

    This is old, but somewhat related news, but in case all you Dragonforce fans forgot…

    http://m.noisey.vice.com/en_uk/blog/dragonforce-demoniac-interview

    • ProfoundHatred

      I never heard about this. Granted, I can’t stand Dragonforce, so maybe that’s why it flew under my radar.

    • I feel like this was unearthed too late to really do anything about it.

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I’m not a fan of Dragonforce. This make me like them less.

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      Good to know. Dragonforce’s music always sucked ass. Now it turns out the guys behind the crap music suck as well.

  • ¡ARRIBA PANTERA, CARAJO!

    ¡VIVA MÉXICO Y HITLER, CABRONES!

    http://k31.kn3.net/taringa/0/8/7/F/1/B/JohnR43/91D.jpg

    • Mayk Benynton

      I saw that those guys are Colombian and went to Germany to partake a neonazi parade, only to get beaten up by German neonazis.

      • Yup.

        The thing is that advocating superiority by race or life choices is always a stupid posture. Much like Anselmo did, if you claim you’re superior than others you’re, indeed, lesser than said group.

      • Max

        Well, that’s one way to learn about Nazism, I guess.

      • Óðinn

        That’s dedication.

  • This is a dangerous thread to be browsing at work

    • I know, him of all people.

      • more beer

        He did pretty much call Phil a pussy. I think the 2 of them need to get in a cage and fight until death.

        • I’d pay $44.95 for that PPV.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’d buy it in HD. I wonder what the other members of Skid Row think about this.

          • Betty White’s Chewy Booger

            Go ask ’em. They’re probably either playing at a used car lot or a Chuck E Cheese near you.

          • more beer

            That it would be the best payday they have had since 1989.

          • Betty White’s Chewy Booger

            That would be the first payday they have had since 1989.

            FTFY

          • more beer

            No they probably make between 50 and 100 bucks a night paying at bowling alleys.

          • Betty White’s Chewy Booger

            I thought the bars they play at simply pay them with pretzels and stale Coors Lite. And whatever’s left over in the beer mugs after last call.

          • more beer

            They do need gas money. To get to their next gig playing in front of 10’s of people.

          • Betty White’s Chewy Booger

            They’ve probably had to cancel many many gigs due to the audience not being able to hear the music over the grumbling of their bellies.

          • more beer

            It could be Phil vs the entire metal community. After Bach so many people have had shit to say, they could just go one after the other. Until either Phil is dead or he kills all of them. With his goosestepping stomp of death. It would be hours of wholesome family entertainment.

          • Betty White’s Chewy Booger
          • more beer

            No weapons. They have to fight like men. 100 rounds of bare knuckle boxing.

          • Betty White’s Chewy Booger

            What does the winner get?

          • more beer

            Phils Nazi flag autographed by Adolf Hitler.

          • Betty White’s Chewy Booger

            I was hoping something more like the winner gets eaten by hippos high on crank and whiskey.

          • more beer

            The real winners are the rest of the world. Either just Phil is left and a bunch of bad bands go away. Or he is dead and some bad bands remain.. Either way the world wins.

          • Salvador Dalí Lama

            Clearly can’t control his spiritual pressure.

        • Betty White’s Chewy Booger

          Celebrity Deathmatch style (or like the gladiator pit from Conan The Barbarian)!

          http://imagesmtv-a.akamaihd.net/uri/mgid:file:http:shared:mtv.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/7mTVVrg-1429041593.gif

          • more beer

            Exactly.

        • Óðinn

          To be fair, Phil is most likely a pussy and a coward.

          • more beer

            I’m not arguing that. I just want them to duke it out.

          • Óðinn

            I know. Just sayin’

    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      Sebastian Bach has no place to talk about controversy when he’s wearing a shirt that says that.

    • Ha.

    • Óðinn

      Dude looks like a lady.

  • RustyShackleford

    This whole thing sucks. I’m glad he apologized I guess, but it was a pretty pathetic one. Honestly I hate when people get caught saying stupid racist/homophobic/whatever shit and then say “anyone who knows me knows I’m not like that…blah blah blah.” No, I don’t think Phil seriously believes in white power or anything, but he’s gotta get that even if he doesn’t consider himself a racist, he’s gotta consider that he IS the kind of person who for SOME reason thought that that would be a funny joke and/or not really offensive. That, to me, is a problem.

    As an example, I much preferred the way Riley Cooper (the football player) handled his incident. Instead of claiming “that’s not who i am” really admitted that he FUCKED up and that he couldn’t believe he’d really made such an offensive comment and that he’d have to do some soul searching to own up to it. Everyone says super dumb shit, it’s much easier to go “oh shit well at least I’m not racist” than to really own up to it.
    Anyway done. Yup.

  • All shall perish was destroying commenters on that post. It was pretty entertaining.

  • Betty White’s Chewy Booger
  • Betty White’s Chewy Booger
  • Janitor Jim Duggan
    • So much Blabbermouth. Ew.

      • Dubs

        Yah, these folks better get all the Blabbermouth out of their systems on this post cuz I don’t want to see any more of it.

        • Yeah, I swear if I see another KJU link or post about this I’m going to…

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ3ujZWmstU

        • I think many here have had enough of this story. If people want TMZ style crap there are plenty of other places on the web to find it.

          • Dubs

            I was over it last week.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            I was over it before it happened
            #HipsterTapir

          • That could very well be. But, this shit is inescapable. Guess we’ll just have to end it.

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    And still no Randy Blythe or Corey Taylor. They must have caught the flu.

    • Randy Blythe is still trying to take the perfect instagram photo of a decrepit streetlight to pair with a rambling paragraph or two.

      • more beer

        While trying not to get beat up. By a bunch of 14 year olds.

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          To be fair to him, 14 year olds in Dublin can already be some nasty pieces of work.

          • more beer

            I had a friend from Dublin when I was a teenager. He was a crazy fucker. But also who goes to a strange place and doesn’t pay attention to what is going on around them. A little street smarts goes a long way.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Western Europe isn’t exactly a no-go-zone of course, but if you’d like to wander around Dublin, Liverpool, Glasgow…or the like alone in the middle of the night, you have to stay streetwise at all time. Taking pictures somewhere in north inner city Dublin when the lights are out, is kinda asking for it.

          • more beer

            It doesn’t matter where you go in the world. You have to pay attention to your surroundings. This kind of shit can happen anywhere.

          • Max

            That’s exactly what Randy Blythe said about the incident. Except he said it as only he can – extensively.

        • Betty White’s Chewy Booger

          And running away from ISIS.

          • Count_Breznak

            The band.

          • Betty White’s Chewy Booger

            Or the Egyptian goddess.

      • Dubs

        Ha! I made this same joke earlier this morning.

      • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

        ToH should do a countdown of “The Biggest Blowhards in Metal”

        • Randy wins it hands-down imo.

          • more beer

            There is no doubt about it.

          • Dagon

            His pictures are pretty though, but I ain’t reading no captions

          • Lacertilian

            No.

          • If not him, then who?

          • Lacertilian

            I’ll get back to you.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            Tell us, Papa Blair!

      • He does seem to ramble on his photos, but I guess it’s better than him getting drunk and fighting band mates, so whatever.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Burn. Permaburn.

      • I’ll try and ask him what’s up with that when I see them tomorrow night, haha. *poser confirmed*

    • more beer

      The world is a much better place when they are silent.

    • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

      Just wait. Each of their forthcoming statements will be a mini-novel, and you won’t be able to tell whether they are actually commenting on Phil’s behavior or just rambling on about themselves

  • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

    DAVID DRAIMAN SAVED PHIL ANSELMO FROM AN ASS KICKING IN 2008?

  • Eliza

    I watched the apology video and I don’t believe a single word out of it.

  • Did someone say Immolation? I don’t think so… So here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw_fj5jwnYk

    • Eliza

      Good!

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      One of the best DM albums of all time in my humble opinion. Fuck it’s so fucking good.

      • One of my favorite Death Metal albums of all time. So goddamn evil.

        • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

          “Didn’t you say…Jesus was coming?”

          • Chills every time I hear that…

            This and Dawn of Possession are my favorite albums by them. There is a interesting contrast between both albums and they are both perfect in their own ways.

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          The title cut is perfection.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      People kept telling me that this was the one Immolation album. And while I do enjoy this now, I was sort of turned off by it. Because of that, it took years for Immolation to really click for me, with Unholy Cult.

      • Waynecro

        “Sinful Nature” >>>>>>>>>>>

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      I really fucking hope they play more dates in the UK than just Incineration fest. One of the most underrated DM bands.

  • Dubs

    So, I don’t really care about the future of Phil’s projects, but what I am curious about is Housecore, both the bands on the label and the festival. I wonder if bands will blacklist the fest for being run by an idiot.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      If so many bands will get “their panties in a wedgie”, upset that is, because one guy in Disma used to be in a racist band (and hasn’t shown much, if any, remorse), I’d be surprised if something of the kind didn’t happen here. The amount of publicity given to this case is MUCH bigger.

      It’d be a shame though, from what I’ve heard and read, Housecore fest has been a blast (and personally I’m sort of looking forward to the supergroup-ish side.projects Phil’s been hinting at).

      • Dubs

        Yah, that’s what I was thinking. I think if Corey Mitchell hadn’t passed they could soldier on, but now, I’m not so sure.

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        From what I’ve seen that Housecore fest has always had a great line-up. Especially last year. It would be a shame indeed.

    • Betty White’s Chewy Booger

      Not as long as the checks keep coming. Hymns is already jumping on his side, with a pretty lengthy circle jerk of a response.

    • Óðinn

      A film festival curated by Phil Anselmo. No thanks.

  • Radio Fenriz, 2016 BLACK METAL SPECIAL. Looking forward to hearing this.

    https://soundcloud.com/heavytassen/radio-fenriz-16-2016-bm-specia

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Fuck yeah.

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        *obligatory “Edward!” comment*

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          Also fuck yeah.

    • Dagon

      Brazil is in there. So is this exchange:

      Posted 1 hora ago1 hora Responder Vinny Iuspa disse às 7:10:
      fenriz, you sound like a little bitch
      Posted 9 minutos ago9 minutos gylve fenris nagell disse às 7:10:
      @vinny-iuspa: lamb of god bass cover? hahahahaha

    • COAL ROLL

      it’s especially good today

  • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

    I still don know why anyone is surprised by this

  • Treebeard, Father of Fangorn

    See how he bears the White Hand of Sarumon above all others. Usurpers!

  • Betty White’s Chewy Booger

    In completely unrelated news, Putin just released a propaganda cartoon of him actually decapitating his political opponents.

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/6899699/Russia-releases-bizarre-propaganda-cartoons-showing-Putin-BEHEADING-political-enemies.html

    • Vladimir Poutine

      Yeah, sorry about that. I was a little toasted last night.

  • Betty White’s Chewy Booger
  • Dagon

    I’m ready to move on.

  • Whoa. I had not watched the video yet. But that is pretty poopy. I wonder what was going through his head.

    GL

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Considering he keeps on disappointing fellow musicians with his backwards comments, Phil really seems to be a Mighty Trust Krusher:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vhSaMRhDEY

  • Salvador Dalí Lama

    “but his silence is very interesting.”

    Grohl once again manipulating from the shadows. If Phil ever dies unexpectedly, then Grohl starts putting out Down-ish/Anselmo-ish metal, just kind of softer and neutered, then it’s Kurt Cobain all over again. He will not stop until all music is Dave Grohl! Wake up Sheeple!

    Play these three songs at full volume all at once:

  • Óðinn

    Thanks, 365 Days of Horror.

  • deathcube

    http://img15.nnm.me/7/4/f/4/7/f46efe1fcf872b04b0cf950b224.jpg

    All these posts and still havent seen this brought up yet.