scourIt turns out that the latest supergroup to hit the scene might also be one of the heaviest. Phil Ansemo (Down, Superjoint Ritual, ex-Pantera), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), Chase Fraser (ex-Animosity), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Jesse Schobel (Strong Intention, Cast the Stone) teamed up to form an extreme death/black metal band called Scour, and they just released the first song, “Dispatched,” off of their upcoming self-titled EP via Decibel. The EP is set to be released on July 15, 2016, and will be on Anselmo’s own Housecore label. Phil had this to say about the writing of this particular song:

“Doing the Scour project was a blast. The track, ‘Dispatched’ was the first one I attacked, as it was the first one sent to me. Lyrically, I leave it to the listener to evaluate, as usual. The way I saw it, the songs were short, and extremely straightforward, so I didn’t want to clutter ‘em up with too much. Therefore, I had to pick particular lyrics that seemed provocatively absurd enough, and to perform them as raw as deemed fit. Hope all true extreme music lovers enjoy the stuff as much as I did performing it. A huge cheers to all the awesome collaborators on this project… Much love to all!”

It’s certainly different – and heavy in a different way – than any of the members’ other bands. Check it out and tell us what you think.


Phil Anselmo doing a black metal song? There’s a joke in there somewhere…