Phil Anselmo, Edwin Neal, and Wayne Abney (Hammer Witch) are scheduled to fill in for Warbeast vocalist Bruce Corbitt at their CD release event on July 14th at The Rail Club in Ft. Worth Texas. It will be the band’s final performance resulting from Corbitt’s recent cancer of the esophagus diagnosis. Last week, the frontman took the stage one last time, giving one unforgettable performance. At that time, Corbitt revealed he will not perform during their final show and no one knew who would fill in for him, until now. Corbitt recently shared the following update: regarding who will step up for him for their last show next month. He shared the following on his Facebook:
“Philip H. Anselmo, Edwin (Hitchhiker) Neal and Wayne Abney of Hammer Witch to fill in for (ME) Bruce Corbitt at our Warbeast CD Release Show on Friday, July 14th at The Rail Club in Ft. Worth, Texas!!!
For our FINAL Warbeast Show ever… we are ecstatic that our lifelong friend, brother, label owner and producer Philip Anselmo will be singing the bulk of the Warbeast songs that night. It was a no-brainer when it came to who I wanted to be on that stage with my bandmates in my place that night during our final set ever.
Since I can’t do it… I still wanted this band to have the best possible ending. Luckily he’s happily agreed to come to Texas and send this band out with a bang. It was Philip that gave this band life… and it will be a treat for our fans to witness a true metal legend sing both old and brand new Warbeast songs. This is what I call an appropriate perfect ending for this band… considering the unfortunate circumstances we’ve been dealt. I love you like a brother Philip!!!
Also, Warbeast plans to premiere our new music video for our song “Hitchhiker” that night. The song is obviously based on Edwin Neal’s character from Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Ed will also be appearing in this new music video too. Much to my surprise… Ed told me that wanted to sing this song about his alter-ego for me that night. That is just too damn cool… so I obviously said, “HELL YES!!” Even Philip thought this was like coming full-circle for me… pointing out how Rigor Mortis and our crew was kind of like our own TCM family back in the 80s. We were even promoted by Capitol Records as the Texas Chain Saw Massacre of Metal. Now here we are 30 years later and Ed is going to be singing with one of my bands. I’m freaking out on this too!
It also made perfect sense for us to include the man that is the reason Warbeast even exists in the first place. 11 years ago we put together Texas Metal Alliance to help Wayne after his near-fatal motorcycle accident. The band eventually evolved into Warbeast… and the rest is history. So we wanted Wayne to be part of this… and he’s going to sing a classic old Warbeast song and also a one of the new ones. His new killer band Life Of Scars is also playing that night as well. Thanks Wayne for everything brother!!
Another cool thing is that everyone attending this show will be able to buy our new Warbeast album “Enter The Arena” three weeks before it’s released everywhere else!! The actual street release date is early August… so if you want it early… you need to be at this show!!
Finally…. many of my close friends involved in putting all of this together have insisted that this show will also be a benefit show to help me and my Wife Jeanna Corbitt. Our gratefulness for this gracious gesture can’t be put into words. We are again shocked at the love and support we are receiving during this hard time in our lives. We’ve been told that the $10 admission will all go towards our medical bills in my fight to beat cancer. UNBELIEVABLE!!
So all of that right there will make this one of the biggest nights of the year for our D/FW Metal Family!”