Philip H. Anselmo: a name that polarises popular opinion. But whether you love him or hate him, his prolific career in both Pantera and Down, as well as his various other bands, is one that will be forever stamped on to the very history of heavy metal. In this issue of Terrorizer, we find out just who the real Phil Anselmo really is. Musician, metal superstar, husband, animal lover, we dig deep into his past, his regrets, his love of extreme music and his future.
We also get ourselves into a very awkward but honest discussion with Shining mastermind Niklas Kvarforth, hail the return of leafy green Swedish doomsters Witchcraft, get epic with Devin Townsend, parental with Norwegian progsters Enslaved, technical with Between The Buried In Me, and meet the new antichrists in Satan's Wrath. Also, find out why Canadian's tech-death crew Cryptopsy are back and more brutal than ever, and just what's got up Lazarus Blackstars' collective noses. Went to Bloodstock Open Air? Well, find our rammed review inside and remember some of the best acts of the weekend. And as usual, find out about the latest albums you should be listening to in our Selected and Dissected reviews section.