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What is Phil Anselmo’s “Secret Death Metal Project”?

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Anselmo MysteryHere’s a fun quote from a recent interview with one Mr. Philip H. Anselmo, Esquire:

“Been writing new Superjoint, been writing new Illegals, been writing… actually I’m in a secret death metal project with some secret other guys from across the equator…”

As excited as I am to hear that there may not be just a new Superjoint Ritual tour but also some new Superjoint Ritual music, the super-juicy part of this quote, of course, is the bit about the “secret death metal project with some secret other guys.” SO SECRETIVE!!! What ever could it be?

Since we love reckless speculation here at MetalSucks, I thought it would be fun to speculate, recklessly. Forthwith (did I use that at all correctly?), here are some theories, all of which I think you’ll find to be 110% completely plausible:

A NEW PROJECT WITH MEMBERS OF KING PARROTWhat is Phil Anselmo’s “Secret Death Metal Project”?

Anselmo obviously has a relationship with these Australian dudes, and Australia is, duh, on the other side of the equator. So maybe they’re working on King Parrotera or something like that?

A NEW PROJECT WITH MEMBERS OF PORTALWhat is Phil Anselmo’s “Secret Death Metal Project”?

We know he’s a fan…

A NEW PROJECT WITH MEMBERS OF SEPULTURA OR KRISIUN

What is Phil Anselmo’s “Secret Death Metal Project”?
Left to right: Anselmo, some douche, Paolo Jr. from Sepultura

The equator actually passes through Brazil, and I’m honestly not sure which side of the line the homes of these bands fall on… but I’m betting neither does Anselmo, so I think we can assume this is plausible. Ansepulemotura could potentially be pretty sweet, no?

A NEW PROJECT WITH A SOUTH AFRICAN METAL BANDIMAGE NOT FOUND

Unfortunately, I’m not familiar with any South African metal bands, but given Anselmo’s tr00ness, I wouldn’t put it past him to be “in the know” and hip to THE NEXT BIG THING. So, yeah, maybe.

A NEW PROJECT WITH SOME DUDES WHO AREN’T ACTUALLY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE EQUATOR

What is Phil Anselmo’s “Secret Death Metal Project”?
Sweden: not actually on the other side of the equator.

With all due respect to The Great Anselmo — the guy has done a lot of drugs. It’s possible he’s just confused about where or what the equator is.

What do YOU think? Backing my theories? Have some insights of your own? Sound off in the comments section, and hopefully we’ll have a solution to this mystery real soon.

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