Scour featuring Phil Anselmo announces The Black EP
SCOUR – the extreme metal unit featuring Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Superjoint etc.), John Jarvis (Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, ex-Cattle Decapitation), Mark Kloeppel (Misery Index), and Adam Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index) — will release their long-anticipated Black EP — the third in a three-part series — next year via Housecore Records.
As a precursor to its release, the band is pleased to unveil a special Black Friday teaser with their scalding cover of Bathory classic, “Massacre.” Revolver is hosting an exclusive fan-filmed video clip of the track, captured at various shows through the years.
Issues the band, “As we await the completion of SCOUR’s next release, the Black EP, enjoy our cover of Bathory’s ‘Massacre!”
Forged in 2015, SCOUR’s debilitating fusion of black metal, grindcore, and thrash made its debut with the ferocious single “Dispatched.” The band’s debut EP, Grey, was released the following year via Anselmo’s own Housecore label. Just before a crushing performance at Hellfest Open Air, which featured a cover of the Pantera classic “Strength Beyond Strength,” the band recorded their Red EP at Nodferatu’s Lair with Steve Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole, etc.) at the helm. The record was mixed and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio and released in 2017. Reaping critical hails from fans and critics alike, the recording ranked among Revolver’s 20 Best Albums Of 2017, with the esteemed publication noting, “ex-Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo has dabbled in black metal intermittently for over two decades now with side projects like Christ Inversion, Viking Crown, Eibon, and now SCOUR, his gnarled crew of battle-tested players from Pig Destroyer, Cattle Decapitation, and others. A six-track romp through buzzing infernos and sludgy hellscapes, the supergroup’s second EP, Red, is Anselmo’s finest black-metal hour to date – no corpse paint necessary.”
Further details on the Black EP will be announced in the coming weeks.