Phil Anselmo fronting new death metal band, Metraton Nganga

Never one to sit still, Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint, etc.) is now singing and writing for a death metal project called Metraton Nganga.

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Anselmo actually mentioned the band this past spring, but Hellbound.ca has now provided the first details regarding the band. The group also features Superjoint drummer Joey Gonazales, and Hellbound writer Jay Gorania had this to say about their music, which Anselmo recently played for him:

“I’m not exactly sure what the hell that band name means, but I can assure you that the band is worth listening to if you enjoy dark, heavy music… The songs are mysterious, dark, and, from my vantage point, they are not far removed from the spirit of old Immolation and Incantation, or even Mexico’s Shub Niggurath. Metraton Nganga sounds bleak and ominous, evoking the same feelings one might have while hallucinating and staring at some dark illustrations by the likes of Hieronymus Bosch or William Blake. It’s thunderous, yet it has a distant, detached dream-like quality. It will be interesting to see how this band develops.”