As his legion of fans know well, Philip Anselmo is a man of many projects, from his biggest name bands Pantera and Down to his more extreme and/or left-field undertakings such as Superjoint Ritual, the Illegals, Arson Anthem, Christ Inversion, Viking Crown and En Minor. One of the best of the latter bunch is the singer’s black-metal-leaning supergroup Scour. A veteran crew featuring members of Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Misery Index and the aforementioned Illegals, the band wears their experience on their sleeves, cranking out dense and powerful waves of sound, all topped by some of the harshest vocals Anselmo has ever delivered. Scour’s latest offering is a studio version of their now-patented cover of Bathory’s 1987 extreme-metal classic “Massacre,” which has become a staple of their live show. The band is set to officially release the single on Black Friday, but they’ve given fans an advance listen today, November 27th, along with a cool DIY music video cut entirely from clips shot by concertgoers at Scour shows over the last few years. Check it out below.
The “Massacre” single will be available as a free download this Friday, November 29th, along with a limited edited tribute shirt, which you will be able to purchase via Indiemerchstore for $16.66 with the special code “BARGAINBIN.” In other Scour news, the band is gearing up to drop a new EP, Black — which will wrap up the trilogy of EPs featuring the already-released Grey and Red — next year via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records. Look for more details to be announced in the coming weeks.