Watch multi-cam video of Phil Anselmo performing Pantera classics in Dallas

Author Jad - 19.11.2021

Multi-camera fan-filmed video footage of Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals performing their “A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set on Saturday, November 13 at Amplified Live in Dallas, Texas can be seen below:

“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” finds singer Philip Anselmo and his solo group celebrating the legacy of Pantera with a set featuring select cuts from the iconic metal band’s five classic albums: Cowboys From HellVulgar Display Of PowerFar Beyond DrivenThe Great Southern Trendkill and Reinventing The Steel.

In a recent interview with The News-Herald, Anselmo said that part of the reason for performing Pantera classics is to honor the band’s guitarist Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, who was killed in 2004, and drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who died in 2018 of natural causes (heart disease).

It’s one of those cases where you have to say it is what it is, sll of that stuff is terribly sad. It’s (expletive) very tough to wrap my mind around even listening back to Pantera stuff. The truth of it is, I learned a while back dealing with Dimebag’s death that I could muck around and stay in the past and wallow, but it’s not healthy. And in turn, when I play these songs, for me it’s all about celebrating the life of Dimebag and Vince. I have to do the best I can for my brothers who have fallen and for all of our fans. I have to do the best I can and look at the bright side.

Phil Anselmo on “A Vulgar Display Of Pantera”

Up until his death, Vinnie remained on non-speaking terms with Anselmo, who the drummer indirectly blamed for the murder of his brother, Dimebag.

Vinnie Paul and Dimebag co-founded Pantera. When Pantera broke up in 2003, they formed Damageplan. On December 8, 2004, while performing with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, Dimebag was shot and killed onstage by a troubled schizophrenic who believed that the members of Pantera were stealing his thoughts. The shooter’s name was Nathan Gale, and he was shot and killed by police officers who arrived on the scene.

Vinnie Paul died of dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, as well as severe coronary artery disease. His death was the result of chronic weakening of the heart muscle — basically meaning his heart couldn’t pump blood as well as a healthy heart.

Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals features Anselmo with guitarists Stephen Taylor (Superjoint Ritual) and Mike DeLeon (Flesh Hoarder, Being Killed, ex-M.O.D), drummer José Manuel “Blue” Gonzalez (Superjoint Ritual, Warbeast), and bassist Derek Engemann (Scour, ex-Cattle Decapitation). The band’s most recent full-length, the critically acclaimed “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue”, was released in 2018 via Anselmo’s own label, Housecore Records.