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Phil Anselmo tells Down they should 'move on' without him

Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:28 AM PT


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A day after Down was removed from a Dutch festival due to the recent behavior of vocalist Phil Anselmo, the former Pantera frontman has issued another statement in which he says he suggested to his band mates that they move on without him. Here's what Anselmo had to say:

"Every citizen in this entire world has the unalienable right to live with dignity and respect without hate or oppression. And I mean this, with all of my crushed, yet, guilty heart. It's common knowledge that we can choose to either learn from our mistakes, or continue on a path of insensitivity and destruction.

"I am utterly responsible for the mistakes I have made, and can only give you my word to no longer do them in the present, through ACTION, not just mere words. My band mates are now experiencing the consequences of my behavior, and I now publicly apologize to them as well. Never in my entire lifetime would I drag them down with me, and I've privately suggested to them that they move on without me.

"My biggest obstacle(s) are the over-indulging in the booze and blurting out spiteful, ignorant reductions of the human spirit itself. I will address these issues, head-on. I'm repulsed by my own actions, and the self-loathing I'm going through right now is justified by the hurt I've caused. I realize we live in a society where apologies are NOT accepted easily, yet long for a day when they can be, but I also understand if I'm shunned till I hit the dirt.

"From the bottom of my heart, and with all sincerity, I once again am truly sorry for the pain I have caused. With truth, love, hope & respect- Philip H. Anselmo"


52 comments


anonymous
2/4/2016 5:36:01 AM
kinda funny how this is not on the main page.

anonymous
2/4/2016 5:40:42 AM
Unprecedented 3rd apology

anonymous
2/4/2016 5:41:02 AM
Blames it on booze then wishes things would be easier for him.

anonymous
2/4/2016 5:41:06 AM
people would probably forgive him faster if he just owned it and said "yeah, i meant it." because his tip toeing around it makes him look like a douche.

anonymous
2/4/2016 6:00:16 AM
"would I drag them down"


I see what he did there

anonymous
2/4/2016 6:03:33 AM
"My biggest obstacle(s) are the over-indulging in the booze and blurting out spiteful, ignorant reductions of the human spirit itself. "

Isn't it more like "over-indulging in the booze" amplifies are core beliefs hidden deep inside lye subconscious mind?

anonymous
2/4/2016 6:09:40 AM
"unalienable right to live with dignity and respect without hate or oppression. "

Opened up a whole new can of worms by ripping on Christ hating black metal bands. Vengeful Vikings in Scandinavia are now boarding their ships en route to Louisiana.

anonymous
2/4/2016 6:49:04 AM
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anonymous
2/4/2016 6:58:02 AM
great job by the PC police by splitting up one the last good metal bands

anonymous
2/4/2016 7:02:13 AM
UTTERLY RESPONSIBLE!!!!!!

anonymous
2/4/2016 7:13:06 AM
JUST fckING OD ALREADY SHIT HEAD RACIST DICK fck

anonymous
2/4/2016 7:31:23 AM
LOL @ PC police
LOL @ last good metal bands
Keep fckin that chicken, dude

anonymous
2/4/2016 7:31:38 AM
APOLOGIZE MORE. NOT GOD ENOUGH! APOLOGIZE AGAIN! APOLOGIZE!

we live in a pssy world

anonymous
2/4/2016 7:44:07 AM
Phil should just be racist and stay in the band and say FTW
seriously who cares if hes racist. not like hes killed or hurt anyone

2/4/2016 7:46:15 AM
5 members aaallllooooonnnneeeeee

anonymous
2/4/2016 8:04:01 AM
I think someone was hired to write this, he's too dumb to come up with this. Also, white power.

anonymous
2/4/2016 8:07:16 AM
This news is panterrible.

anonymous
2/4/2016 8:16:25 AM
The lawyer totally wrote this statement. Anyone who has seen Phil in the last three years knows that he has reverted back to grunts and hand gestures; including one really unfortunate hand gesture.

anonymous
2/4/2016 8:22:04 AM
Some of the the people who bash on him for his Nazi gesture act like they've never been racist before.
Denying that makes you a hypocrite.
~pissed off anti-liberal gay

anonymous
2/4/2016 8:38:42 AM
I am making a good salary from home 1500-3000/ Dollers week , which is amazing, under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and now it's my duty to pay it forward and share it with Everyone, Here is I started……
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anonymous
2/4/2016 8:52:50 AM
Red wine red power injuns pocahontas

2/4/2016 8:58:20 AM
he can have whatever belief system he chooses, he can be racist, he can be predjudiced and bigoted all in the privacy of his own home or head, but when youre too stupid to keep your mouth shut in public, thats when the problems start

anonymous
2/4/2016 9:11:15 AM
great the terrorists have won goddammit

anonymous
2/4/2016 9:11:52 AM
I like hitler. - philip h anselmo

anonymous
2/4/2016 9:13:00 AM
Black wine black power martin luther king jr malcolm x kanye west

anonymous
2/4/2016 9:13:46 AM
WELL FVCK i guess we better boycott the Beatle's "White" album and Hatebreed's "Supremacy"

christ sake.

anonymous
2/4/2016 9:25:43 AM
I'VE GOT A FOLDER OF THINGS THAT REMIND ME OF GOOD THINGS IN LIFE TO STRIVE FOR
BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD: NUTTING IN PATTI MAYONAISSE'S pssy, 2ND BEST FEELING: HAVING PATTI SWALLOW MY LOAD, 3RD BEST FEELING: WHEN YOU BITE INTO A HONKER BURGER AND THAT SHlT IS A PERFECT 69 DEGREES FARENHEIT

2/4/2016 9:33:12 AM
fck the dutch

anonymous
2/4/2016 9:38:06 AM
Red red wine makes ya feel so fine, all of Dee time

anonymous
2/4/2016 9:56:08 AM
no Phil no Down.

anonymous
2/4/2016 10:20:11 AM
WELL FVCK i guess we better boycott the Beatle's "White" album and Hatebreed's "Supremacy"

^^^^^

Did they "sieg heil" at the Dimebag tribute show?

anonymous
2/4/2016 10:24:03 AM
dutchstep played with arsis

anonymous
2/4/2016 10:41:11 AM
Phil IS Down... They wont continue without him...


#burymeinsmoke

2/4/2016 11:24:04 AM
Once we get the jews out of the way, we can oppress the blacks as much as we want.

anonymous
2/4/2016 11:28:29 AM
anonymous1 hour ago
WELL FVCK i guess we better boycott the Beatle's "White" album and Hatebreed's "Supremacy"

^^^^^

Did they "sieg heil" at the Dimebag tribute show?
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No the Beatles aren't together anymore

anonymous
2/4/2016 12:07:35 PM
white powder....minus the d....:)

anonymous
2/4/2016 12:12:11 PM
^lol. give white power the D.

now that's a slogan.

anonymous
2/4/2016 12:12:36 PM
DUNKIN DONUTS: GIVE WHITE POWER THE D!

anonymous
2/4/2016 2:56:47 PM
APOLOGIES ARE UNACCEPTABLE NOW

2/4/2016 3:35:45 PM
Don't worry Phil, everyone will forget about this before the month is over. Anyway, you're still a stupid gay, even before all of this

anonymous
2/4/2016 3:52:53 PM
1500-3000 dollars week

anonymous
2/4/2016 4:09:10 PM
Phil clears 25k a year

anonymous
2/4/2016 5:05:43 PM
Phil is the only frontman for Down, period. Great band, they have my support always. People need to fcking chill out over this shit already. Drunk dude says something offensive, wow big goddamn deal.

And yes, The Burning Red is indeed a trend-hopping wigger album through and through. fck all these uptight holier than thou asspirates like Rob Flynn and the pretentious queens at metalsucks. Go pat yourselves on the back some more and die already.

anonymous
2/4/2016 5:25:12 PM
Srs lol @ every news site profiting off racism. Joo goin joo

anonymous
2/4/2016 11:03:25 PM
bless you bless you bless you bless you bless you bless you bless you bless you bless you - Philip H. ANselmo

anonymous
2/5/2016 12:35:41 AM
An SSS salute in a way reminds us about the judeo-christian faith because the jews had to pay for denying that Jesus was the son of God.

anonymous
2/5/2016 11:58:34 AM
"unalienable"

inalienable, you dumb racist shithead. learn english, you dumb foreigner

anonymous
2/5/2016 9:02:35 PM
RVD is stoked

anonymous
2/5/2016 9:06:11 PM
They stripped me naked had me lift my ballsack up so they could check underneath it, and then had me bend over and spread my asscheeks apart so they could look inside my jerk.

2/6/2016 1:43:04 PM
LOL at that late in the game brain drill c/p

anonymous
2/6/2016 3:43:44 PM
But seriously why would this idiot apologize?

That's another score for the politically correct cult of inevitable doom and zero for anything rational

anonymous
2/10/2016 7:01:08 PM
Phil Anselmo is an idiot and Down sucks.