Saturday, January 30, 2016

Darkest Hour guitarist about Phil Anselmo 'white power' gesture: "It's a shame"

Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Schleibaum commented Phil Anselmo 'white power' gesture at Dimebash event.

The guitarist wrote on the band's Facebook page: "It's a video like Robb's that reminds me to say it was an honor to have toured with Machine Head. Robb is both brutality honest and totally on point in this video.

"I know that most of the world would watch this video and say, 'Who the fuck gives a shit?' but Pantera meant a lot to me, music means a lot to me, and heavy metal is my life. So this is like sort of in my backyard. I have nothing to add only to echo Robb and the band's sentiment. I'm not the moral police. We pride ourselves in the fact that we have many different friends and fans who feel differently about a wide range of subjects... but racism has no place in metal to me. Metal / punk / hardcore / whateverthefuckyoucallit should be unifying. It's a shame to type these words as I am sure most of us know better. Honesty and sincerity in music nowadays is hard to find. Cheers to Robb for keeping it 100%. I'm going to crank up some MACHINE HEAD!"

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