NYC area! We’ve teamed up with Philip Anselmo to give one winner a custom Pantera tattoo by legendary tattoo artist Joshua Lord overseen by Anselmo himself at East Side Ink. We’re also giving away two tickets to see Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, exclusive bundles, and more
Vincent Paul Abbott died from natural causes, specifically, dilated cardiomyopathy. Severe coronary artery disease was identified as a significant condition to the cause of death according to the official report submitted by the Clark County Coroner’s office.
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Vincent “Vinnie Paul” Abbott
March 11, 1964 – June 22, 2018
Pantera legend Philip Anselmo has been incredibly prolific in recent years, balancing a number of different projects. In January, Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals unleashed their sophomore album, Choosing Mental Illness as a Virtue, and have now teamed up with Loudwire to bring you the video for “Choosing Mental Illness,” which was inspired by the classic 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and can be viewed above.
“This video is based on one of my favorite films about the harshness of mental illness. Being up close and personal with the struggle, I often feel like R.P. McMurphy, who I play in the clip,” Anselmo begins. “I’ve had a lot of questions about the LP title, Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue and song title, ‘Choosing Mental Illness,’” he continues, “but make no mistake, I take mental illness very seriously, especially because it often goes untreated. We’ve taken some extra steps at the end of the video with information that you, or someone close to you might need.”
In honor of Cowboys From Hell turning 28 today, we wanted to share a story that REVOLVER Magazine ran a few years back. Hear what Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown, Vinnie Paul and producer Terry Date have to say about it the making of CFH: