Phil Anselmo: “I Felt Like Superman”
“Well, you know, the old back injury wasn’t any fun, man,” he tells Out Of The Blue. “And still, there are those days where it is fucking miserable. But I guess there is something inside you that I say builds a callous. And you just get used to it. It’s a mental callous and you kind of block it out. You can’t let it control everything about the day.
“So as far as a big setback in my life, getting injured was definitely tops, man. As strong as I did feel, I still feel strong. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a point in my life my life where, put it this way, hypothetically, I felt like I could just fucking leap off the ground and fly. And I’m talking fly, like strong and eyes straight-forward through the friggin’ sky, like Superman. But these days when I fly, I cannot help but keep my eyes on the ground a little bit. Maybe there’s a slight hesitation there. I’m not 100 percent, not like I’m in bad shape. I’m not in great shape right now, because I’ve been in the fucking studio for so long and that totally eats up your fucking time. But, don’t fucking injure yourself. Don’t ever hurt your fucking back. That’s my advice to anyone out there.”
Read the whole interview here.
The new Down EP will appear later this year and feature the following tracks:
The Misfortune Teller
This Work Is Timeless