BILL & PHIL's Songs Of Darkness And Despair, the collaborative release between horror icon Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, House Of 1000 Corpses, Devil's Rejects etc.) and extreme music legend Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Superjoint, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) was released earlier this year.
The curious pair recently unleashed the hilarious visual accompaniment to the track "Dirty Eye," a twisted puppet show/music video directed by filmmaker, Ryan Oliver of Deathblow Productions. Today Decibel Magazine offers up some behind-the-scenes footage of the eclectic clip documenting the making of the magnetic eyeball monster, the detailed costuming of the Bill and Phil characters, the creation of the Christmas scene, the swamp concert and so much more alongside the final production.
Check it all out at THIS LOCATION where you can also view the final video.
Notes director Ryan Oliver of the clip, "As a three-year alumni of Housecore Horror Fest, it was a special honor to make a video for BILL & PHIL. My crew and I had a lot of fun making this bizarre puppet show over the past winter/spring. This opportunity came right on the heels of our last Housecore video for [Housecore labelmates] Child Bite's 'Vermin Mentality.' Though different, I think they complement each other quite well. Once again, we were trusted to do what we wanted creatively and in the end, it seemed best to follow Bill Moseley's lyrical cues and try to interpret them in an entertaining fashion. We're pretty pleased with the turnout and hope it lives up to the uniquely wild music on this record."
Songs Of Darkness And Despair is out now on Housecore Records. Order bundles are available at The Housecore Store RIGHT HERE.
Stream the record in its entirety at the official Housecore Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where you can also order the record digitally.
Produced and performed by Anselmo and Stephen "The Big Fella" Berrigan (Down, SYK, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, haarp, Classhole, etc.), and mastered by Scott Hull of Visceral Sound, BILL & PHIL's Songs Of Darkness And Despair includes guest appearances by Kevin Bond (Superjoint) on guitar, Squizzy Squires (King Parrot) on bass and guitar, and Jose "Blue" Gonzalez (Superjoint, Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) on percussion.
From preppie journalist to Satanic serial killer, Bill Moseley has taken a long and unusual road to cult stardom, firmly cementing his place in the annals of horror history along the way. Having released his Spider Mountain record (No Way Down), and collaborated with Buckethead on the Cornbugs project, Moseley expands his musical endeavors by teaming up with Anselmo. BILL & PHIL's Songs Of Darkness And Despair is a brilliant trip that will give everyone a thrill.
"...a unique endeavor, and a pretty damned cool one, at that." - Blabbermouth
"...a dirty, trippy, fun experience through different worlds.... A must-have, not just for fans of Phil Anselmo or Bill Moseley, but any person who wants a record that does what many struggle to do nowadays: take you on a journey that you could not find anywhere else except this singular record." - Metal Assault
"...a genuinely fun trip through the sometimes depraved, but always-impressive minds of Bill Moseley and Philip H. Anselmo...a unique piece of genre work that may just cause you to enjoy a little bit of darkness and despair." - Spill Magazine
"...a collection of often witty, sometimes dark, always fun songs put together by a group of musically-gifted friends." - Cryptic Rock
"In a world where weirdness is the norm, this will certainly be one of the strangest releases in 2017, but it may also prove to be one of the best. It has a dark, heavy rock vibe alongside an occult melancholy that allows for five tracks of varying structure, dark humor, and atmosphere that consistently challenges and thrills." - Maximum Volume Music
"...a fascinating listen... aside from the fact that it fits into the occult rock polemic in the broadest possible sense, is that the weird, acid-eating lyrics seem to craft totally unique soundscapes with each passing track. BILL & PHIL is a collaboration unlike almost any other. While on the one hand you hear elements of groups like Kyuss, the guys aren't afraid to hint at far more abstract influences whilst simultaneously reflecting on the sort of morbid humor that defined a lot of oldschool death metal." - Two Guys Metal Reviews
"In Songs Of Darkness And Despair, they not only hit the mark of 'good,' but they mightily surpassed it... fans of the incredibly unique wanting something left-of-center, look no further." - Echoing Magazine