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Phil Anselmo fronting new death metal band, Metraton Nganga

Sunday, November 22, 2015 9:31 AM PT

Phil Anselmo

Never one to sit still, Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint, etc.) is now singing and writing for a death metal project called Metraton Nganga.

Anselmo actually mentioned the band this past spring, but Hellbound.ca has now provided the first details regarding the band. The group also features Superjoint drummer Joey Gonazales, and Hellbound writer Jay Gorania had this to say about their music, which Anselmo recently played for him:

"I'm not exactly sure what the hell that band name means, but I can assure you that the band is worth listening to if you enjoy dark, heavy music... The songs are mysterious, dark, and, from my vantage point, they are not far removed from the spirit of old Immolation and Incantation, or even Mexico's Shub Niggurath. Metraton Nganga sounds bleak and ominous, evoking the same feelings one might have while hallucinating and staring at some dark illustrations by the likes of Hieronymus Bosch or William Blake. It's thunderous, yet it has a distant, detached dream-like quality. It will be interesting to see how this band develops."


11/22/2015 9:41:39 AM
jesus, he looks like shit

11/22/2015 9:50:23 AM
Yeah they couldn't have picked a less flattering pic.

11/22/2015 10:16:09 AM
lol band name

11/22/2015 10:46:57 AM
This will not be good

11/22/2015 11:15:27 AM
that name for a band sounds stupid

11/22/2015 12:57:02 PM
Cool. WIll listen.

11/22/2015 3:58:02 PM
Phil is like a baby on fire, strangely intriguing.

11/22/2015 4:05:55 PM
is this a different Phil Anselmo-fronted death metal band to Scour? Because I feel like the dude's found his rut if so.

11/22/2015 9:17:50 PM
i'll listen to anything phil is in. CFH bitch

11/22/2015 9:31:34 PM
Are there some consonants missing from the title of this band. Also to this ^^ clown here, grow up swamp toilet

11/22/2015 9:32:30 PM
Phil is like Sarah Palin, strangely intriguing.

11/23/2015 2:27:47 AM
Defend djent. #Trump2016

11/23/2015 6:32:37 AM
His picture makes me want to give him a buck, but I know he'll use it for booze or crack.

11/23/2015 7:55:31 AM

11/23/2015 9:12:38 AM
I wish he'd take a break from making so many bands happen and get in the gym, get healthy-looking.

11/23/2015 12:58:50 PM
I'm just going to call it Megatron Ngaging

11/23/2015 2:01:05 PM
Hes not in Pantera anymore?