Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Etc.) Shares New En Minor Song “Blue”

En Minor, the “depression core” project featuring Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.), have premiered a new song titled “Blue.” This track is from the band’s debut album “When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out,” which will be released on September 4. Anselmo had the following to say about the new song:

“We picked ‘Blue‘ to release first because it features the whole band, as some songs don’t have percussion. Also, the title of the record, ‘When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out‘, is from a line in the song. Very fitting and haunting.”

“When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out” Track Listing:

01. “Mausoleums”
02. “Blue”
03. “On The Floor”
04. “Dead Can’t Dance”
05. “Love Needs Love”
06. “Warm Sharp Bath Sleep”
07. “Melancholia”
08. “This Is Not Your Day”
09. “Black Mass”
10. “Hats Off”
11. “Disposable For You”

Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Etc.) To Release Debut En Minor Album “When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out” In September

En Minor, the “depression core” project featuring Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.), will officially release their debut album “When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out” on September 4. Pre-orders will launch tomorrow (June 16).

En Minor (Pantera, Etc.) Sign With Season Of Mist In Europe

En Minor, the “depression core” project featuring Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.), have signed a new deal with Season Of Mist for European territories. Anselmo commented:

“As it pertains to En Minor, I’m happy to announce we are partnering with Season Of Mist in Europe and Ward in Japan. This is excellent, and on behalf of En Minor, I’d like to thank them both.”

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Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of @officialenminor , the new 'Depression Core' project of Philip Anselmo. The band will release their debut full-length via Season of Mist (in Europe) later this year. EN MINOR comment on the signing: "As it pertains to En Minor, I’m happy to announce we are partnering with Season of Mist in Europe and Ward in Japan. This is excellent, and on behalf of En Minor, I’d like to thank them both." For a glimpse of what's to come, check out EN MINOR's music video, which was filmed at Anselmo's home and barn-studio, on YouTube Stay Tuned! . . . . . #enminor #philipanselmo #depressioncore #depressiverock #seasonofmist #newmetal #newsigning

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En Minor (Pantera, Etc.) To Perform In New Orleans, LA Tomorrow

Phil Anselmo’s En Minor project will be taking the stage at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, LA tomorrow night (December 20). This will be the band’s third live show.

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#Repost @earsplitcompound with @get_repost ・・・ “It’s the melancholy, minor-key, heart-wrenching songs that always stick out and really intrigue me.” — Philip H. Anselmo Philip H. Anselmo’s EN MINOR will play a special hometown show this Friday, December 20th at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans. The intimate performance serves as the band’s third time ever playing live. EN MINOR’s live lineup will feature Anselmo alongside Stephen Taylor (Superjoint, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power), Kevin Bond (Superjoint, Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al), Paul Webb (The Mystick Krewe Of Clearlight, Mountain Of Wizard), Jose Manuel “Blue” Gonzalez (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Superjoint, Warbeast), Calvin and Joiner Dover (The Dover Brothers), and Steve Bernal (former first cellist in the Temple Symphony Orchestra). A project inadvertently in the making since Anselmo’s earliest days as a child in the French Quarter, EN MINOR is an experimental and eclectic musical endeavor that finds the legendary frontman exploring a softer, graver vocal style, delivering brooding tales of pain, remorse, and sorrow. The band released a self-titled seven-inch EP this summer via Housecore Records with a proper full-length to see official unveiling in the new year. Details TBA. In the meantime, view EN MINOR’s previously released video for “On The Floor.” Directed by Jimmy Hubbard as part of Revolver Magazine’s “No Distortion” series, the clip was filmed at Anselmo’s home and barn studio, Nödferatu’s Lair, just outside of New Orleans. @housecorerecords @thehousecorestore @philiphanselmo @eyekategod #enminor #housecorerecords #philipanselmo #melancholic

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Phil Anselmo’s En Minor Play First Live Show

En Minor, the “depression core” project featuring Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.), officially played their first live show at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, LA last night (August 14). You can check out fan-filmed footage of the band performing “Warm Sharp Bath Sleep” during the concert below. The group are also scheduled to perform at Psycho Las Vegas on August 16.

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Watch En Minor (Pantera, Etc.) Perform “On The Floor” Acoustically

Revolver have shared footage of Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.) performing an acoustic version of “On The Floor” with his En Minor project at Nödferatu’s Lair. That track was recently released as a 7 inch and it is expected to appear on the band’s upcoming album. In other news, the group also have the following dates booked:

08/14 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
08/16 Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Las Vegas

En Minor (Pantera, Etc.) Premiere New Song “On The Floor”

Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint, etc.) Is streaming a new song from his En Minor project, titled “On The Floor,” via Revolver. You can check that out HERE. The track will officially be released on 7″ vinyl tomorrow (August 2), along with another new track titled “There’s A Long Way To Go.“ A full-length album is expected to follow later this year. As previously reported, the band will also perform live for the first time on August 16 as part of this year’s Psycho Las Vegas Festival.

The Original Misfits Added To 2019 Psycho Las Vegas

The Original Misfits have been added to the 2019 Psycho Las Vegas festival. They will be replacing Megadeth, who cancelled most of their 2019 dates due to Dave Mustaine’s throat cancer diagnosis. The event will be held at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on August 16-18 and the updated daily lineups can be found below.

August 16: Electric Wizard, High On Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Graveyard, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Perturbator, Bad Religion, Fu Manchu, Cold Cave, YOB, En Minor, Goatwhore, Nothing, Glassjaw, Devil Master, Ilsa, Hangman’s Chair, Candy, Led Zeppelin II, Electric Citizen, Spindrift, LA Witch, and Royal Thunder.

August 17: Misfits, Clutch, Carcass, Triumph of Death, Old Man Gloom, The Black Angels, The Faint, Ornassi Pazuzu, Mark Lanegan, Black Mountain, The Obsessed, DVNE, Tobacco, Grails, Soft Kill, Full of Hell, Mork, Tomb Mold, Led Zeppelin II, Monophonics, Night Horse, and Levitation Room.

August 18: Opeth, Beach House, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Mogwai, Rotting Christ, Kadavar, Deafheaven, Power Trip, 1349, Truckfighters, Amenra, Twin Temple, Dead Meadow, Have a Nice Life, Vio-Lence, Warhorse, Hell Fire, and Polyrhythmics.

“Two Minutes To Late Night” will also be present at the event and Andrew W.K. has been recruited for the closing ceremony.

On top of that, Corrosion of Conformity, Lucifer, Danava, ASG, Primitive Man, Idle Hands, Howling Giant, Thrown Into Exile, Motorbabe, Yakuza, Monophonics, Mother Mercury, and DJ Painkiller will all be performing at the festival’s pre-party event, which will take place at Daylight Beach Club on August 15.

Philip Anselmo’s En Minor Project To Release Debut 7″ In August

Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, etc.) has announced that the debut 7″ from his En Minor project will be released on August 7 via Housecore Records. The effort will feature two songs, “On The Floor” and “There’s A Long Way To Go,“ and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

Anselmo said the following about the project:

“The initial strains — in the most primitive sense — came about when I was given my first guitar at nine-years old. I didn’t have the patience to learn other people’s music, so I wrote my own. And some of those early parts are still prevalent in the songs we’re working with now. Fast forward to 1988 when I bought my first four-track recorder; those old songs took on a new life and newer songs were written.

Heavy metal was at the forefront of my performance-based output, but these little four-track songs were always there. I always had an apprehension about allowing them to be heard though, because they were so different; only a small circle of close friends got to hear them.”

He went on to say the sessions continued in 1993:

“At ungodly hours, these old four-track songs took on an even newer life jamming with these cats. We learned a few of the songs and wrote several more, and soon we were recording under the moniker ‘Body & Blood.’ We wrote more songs, all recorded on a newer model four-track. It was fun. We did it for the vibe. And it was pleasing to break away from multi-tracking studios and heavy metal. Metal music consumed most of our time and lives. Those ‘B&B’ sessions were damned-near therapeutic.”

“We kept things simple and just jammed when everyone was home and played our recordings for friends. Then I eventually moved again, Hurricane Katrina hit, and life sent all of us in different directions.”

The frontman also revealed that the project fully took shape in 2012 when he met Stephen Taylor:

“He and I began experimenting with some vibey stuff, and soon after began recording the sessions. This led to the current incarnation of En Minor. Together, we re-worked a few of the old four-track songs and wrote several new ones in short order. These sessions are hypnotic and pulling. And we continue to write songs suitable for this project to this day. Ugly and beautiful, En Minor, isn’t ‘party music.’ This is ‘kill the party music.’”

En Minor’s first show will take place on August 16 at the 2019 Psycho Las Vegas festival.