Anselmo sitting on stockpile of new solo tunes
Singer plans to spend some of 2015 working on 2nd Illegals album
Phil Anselmo says he's sitting on a goldmine of material for a second album with his band The Illegals.
The Down frontman's first album with The Illegals – Walk Through Exits Only – was released in 2013 and he recently reformed Superjoint Ritual, who will perform at next year's Hellfest.
But he plans to use some downtime in 2015 to work on a second Phil Anselmo And The Illegals album, and he has a lot of tracks to choose from.
Anselmo tells Yahoo Music: "It's going to be very different. I feel like every solo effort should be different. That's a rule in my house under this particular roof. I don't want to regurgitate a damn thing I've done in the past.
"Maybe I might touch on certain things, and in a lot of ways there's no getting around the voice because my voice is my voice. But you can express different musical influences from generations of music. I can do anything I want with The Illegals. It's my band.
"I'm sitting on top of so much music that I have never put out there. Sometimes I wonder if I should just put this shit out as is or if I should re-record it and try to refine it and fit in in some way within some new band; or maybe even fit it into Down. All of that goes through my head. But I'm really looking forward to revising some of this stuff."