Origin: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA  
Genres: Sludge Metal
Page online: April 4, 2020
Last update/review: April 4, 2020

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals

Phil Anselmo, of course, needs no introduction to any metal fan. Being the frontman for the mighty Pantera would have been enough, but even back in those days he was always fronting other bands and projects, though as this has his name in the title, this was at least initially labelled a solo project. Though his many bands didn't all sound the same, they usually fit into one of the more extreme metal genre slots, and that's the case here, as 2018's Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is a rather choppy, death-tinged sludgey affair, with the vocals somewhat oddly not as front and center as one might expect.

Current Members

Phil Anselmo

vocals (Arson Anthem, Down, ex-Necrophagia, ex-Pantera, Scour, ex-Superjoint, ex-Viking Crown)

Mike DeLeon


Stephen Taylor

guitars (ex-Superjoint)

Walter Howard IV


Jose Manuel Gonzalez


Former Members/Guests

Marzi Montazeri

guitars (ex-Exhorder)

Bennett Bartley



Walk Through Exits Only  
2013 Housecore
  1. Music Media Is My Whore
  2. Battalion of Zero
  3. Betrayed
  4. Usurper Bastard's Rant
  5. Walk Through Exits Only
  6. Bedroom Destroyer
  7. Bedridden
  8. Irrelevant Walls and Computer Screens
  • Phil Anselmo
  • Marzi Montazeri
  • Bennett Bartley
  • Jose Manuel Gonzalez

Housecore Horror Film Festival 2013 EP  EP
2013 Housecore
  1. Ugly Mug
  2. Pigs Kissing Pigs
  • Phil Anselmo
  • Marzi Montazeri
  • Stephen Taylor
  • Jose Manuel Gonzalez

Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue  
2018 Season Of Mist
  1. Little Fucking Heroes
  2. Utopian
  3. Choosing Mental Illness
  4. The Ignorant Point
  5. Individual
  6. Delinquent
  7. Photographic Taunts
  8. Finger Me
  9. Invalid Colubrine Frauds
  10. Mixed Lunatic Results
  • Phil Anselmo
  • Mike DeLeon
  • Stephen Taylor
  • Walter Howard IV
  • Jose Manuel Gonzalez

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