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Philip Anselmo to Release Official Autobiography ‘Mouth for War’ in Early 2015

Philip H. Anselmo, 'Mouth for War'

Oh boy, get ready for one of the most anticipated autobiographies in metal history. Pantera / Down vocalist Philip Anselmo will soon release ‘Mouth for War: Pantera and Beyond,’ which is certain to be a must-read.

The official Philip H. Anselmo autobiography has been talked about for over four years now, and it now appear that the book will finally hit shelves, on Jan. 13, 2015, at least according to Amazon. With the help of Housecore Horror Festival creator / true crime author Corey Mitchell, ‘Mouth for War,’ weighs in at 288 pages and explores the monumental highs and lows of Anselmo’s life. ‘Mouth for War’ will be unleashed by Gallery Books and sold by publishing giants Simon and Schuster.

Check out the official description for the autobiography:

In this brutally honest, no-holds-barred memoir, Philip Anselmo, former frontman of the legendary metal band Pantera, finally tells his side of the story—on everything from the band’s meteoric rise to the murder of guitarist Darrell Abbott onstage.

From bar band obscurity to the bright spotlight of the world’s stage, Anselmo helped lead Pantera to world domination. He soared to the top with the first extreme metal album to debut at #1 on the Billboard music charts with Far Beyond Driven in 1994. He turned a bar-bumping glam metal band into the heaviest, most extreme, and most successful heavy metal unit since Metallica.

But the ride to the top wasn’t easy.

Soon after Far Beyond Driven topped the charts, Anselmo hit rock bottom at the band’s celebrated return gig in Dallas, Texas, where he was declared clinically dead for more than four minutes after he overdosed on heroin. He later watched Pantera disintegrate due to backbiting, alcohol and drug abuse, and chronic pain. And in addition to nearly killing himself, Anselmo has been blamed for killing the band and wrongfully accused as the reason his best friend and guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was murdered onstage by a deranged fan.

Anselmo’s rise to the top of the heavy metal heap as the ultimate frontman is the stuff of modern-day legend. Finally, he tells all in this fascinating narrative of his hard-won music career with incredible highs and devastating lows. Mouth for War is the hard, honest, brutal truth.

Dust off your reading glasses and prep those eyeballs for Philip Anselmo’s autobiography! To pre-order ‘Mouth for War,’ click here.

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