Every Time I Die and ex-TesseracT Members Speak Out Against Phil Anselmo
Ex-Tesseract vocalist Elliot Coleman offered a humorous take on the incident. Though it’s not a laughing matter, I don’t think anyone but the most ardent Anselmo apologists would take issue with Coleman’s comment:
"Phil Anselmo and Michael Richards walk into a bar…"
— Elliot Coleman (@elliotcoleman) January 30, 2016
Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley shared a sentiment that many of us are surely thinking, only few in the metal community have been brave enough to express publicly for fear of reprisal and alienation by Phil:
lost a lot of childhood heroes in the music world lately, Phil Anselmo being the most recent
— keith buckley (@deathoftheparty) January 30, 2016
Hopefully more prominent metal musicians will offer their commentary as well. It’s time that we, as a community, stop excusing Anselmo’s racism — which we’ve known about for years — and sweeping it under the rug.