All Shall Perish Say Phil Anselmo’s Racist Remarks Are “A Stain On The Legacy Of Pantera”


All Shall Perish have commented on Phil Anselmo‘s (Down, ex-Pantera) recent actions at the ‘Dimebash‘ event last weekend, which saw Anselmo deliver multiple seig heils and yell “white power” while onstage (see footage here.) Anselmo himself has since claimed that his actions were an inside joke, stemming from his consumption of white wine that night. Voicing similar opnions that Machine Head‘s Robb Flynn shared in a damning video of Anselmo‘s behavior earlier today, All Shall Perish went on to say via Facebook:

“We consider Pantera to be the single greatest metal band of all time, but we should never be afraid to call out our heroes. Seeing Phil‘s actions and his cowardly justification is not only disgusting and inexcusable but antithetical to the punk, metal, underground ethos to which we subscribe. No gods, No masters, and certainly no master race.

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Any justifications or cries of “reverse racism”, BET, Double standards, PC Police, Or general white whining are just profoundly ignorant of history, systemic effects, and the lasting impact of state sponsored racism, Jim crow, segregation and slavery. Talk with your black friends, if you have any, and try to gain some perspective. There has never, nor will ever, be a true incarnation of “reverse racism” until white people are swinging from trees en mass, sold into torture, defined in the constitution as 3/5th’s a person, denied from public institutions and forcibly segregated from society.

In the face of what an actual tit for tat reprisal would look like, affirmative action and understanding the significance and context of displaying black pride seem the least the multi-generational benefactors of being the master race can muster. Racism and its institutions are a stain on American culture; likewise, Phil’s actions are a stain on the legacy of Pantera, Dime’s memory and the metal community as a whole.

“Nazi punks, fuck off.” – Dead Kennedys

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