H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS: “Choosing Mental
Illness” TOUR PT. 2
With Special Guests: CHILD
1: Austin TX, The Lost Well
2: Lubbock TX Jakes
3: Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
5: Denver, CO Marquis Theater
7: Jerome, ID Diamonds
8: Reno, NV Cargo
9: Chico, CA Senator Theatre
10: Fresno, CA Strummers
11: Sacramento, CA Holy Diver
14: Seattle, WA El Corazon
15: Portland, OR Hawthorne
17: Mesa, AZ Club Red
18: Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
19: Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street
20: Little Rock, AR Rev Room
tour stops will include onsite mental health support
from the Veterans
Crisis Line, The Veterans Crisis Line
connects Veterans in crisis and their families and
friends with confidential support 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, 365 days a year. Additional information
on this and other non-profits will be announced
in the coming weeks. Dial 1-800-273-8255 and press
1 to speak with someone now.
a successful maiden touring cycle for THE
ILLEGALS, Anselmo hunkered down
at his home studio in Louisiana to record what would
become Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue in 2014
and 2015. The lineup shifted as Stephen Taylor (Superjoint)
transitioned from bass to guitar, Mike DeLeon (Flesh
Horder, Being Killed, ex-MOD et al) joined as a
guitarist, and Walter Howard (Grieved, Oppressive
Force, Vaginal Bear Trap) took over bass duties.
Meanwhile, Jose Manuel “Blue” Gonzalez
(Superjoint, Warbeast) held down the drums. Through
rigorous rehearsals and writing sessions, a framework
for the new music took shape.
“fifty minutes of gnarly, vicious extreme
metal…,” by Revolver Magazine, “an
ever-shifting fusillade of extreme groove prog…,”
by Decibel Magazine, “a schizophrenic musical
expression that’s as insane as it is enjoyable,”
by Blabbermouth and, “unquestionably one of
the angriest and heaviest albums of Anselmo‘s
career,” by Exclaim!, the critically-lauded
offering is extreme, abrasive, aggressive, and anthemic.
In other words, it’s purely Anselmo.
Mental Illness As A Virtue is out now on CD, vinyl,
and digital formats in North America via Housecore
Records. Order bundles are currently available via
the Housecore Store at THIS
LOCATION. For digital orders, go HERE.
Health Is Not A Virtue
Mental illness affects everyone regardless of culture,
race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.
43.8 million adults experience mental illness in
a given year.
1 in every 5 adults in America experience a mental
Nearly 1 in 25 (10 million) adults in America live
with a serious mental illness.
One-half of all chronic mental illness begins by
the age of 14; three-quarters by the age of 24.
If you, or someone you know is suffering from mental
illness, please find help.
The above statistics and more information about
mental health can be found on www.nimh.nih.gov