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.

[via The PRP]

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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.

Phil Anselmo Says He Doesn’t Feel Like Doing Superjoint Anymore, Discusses Possible Down “NOLA” 25th Anniversary Shows

During a recent interview with Metal Underground, Phil Anselmo offered some updates on Superjoint and Down. The singer says he doesn’t feel like doing Superjoint anymore and that Down may do some “NOLA” 25th anniversary shows next year.

Anselmo said the following:

“I don’t really feel like doing Superjoint anymore. With Down, we’ve got the 25th anniversary coming up of ‘NOLA‘ [in 2020], so I would expect to do some gigs there. But also it needs to be respected that Pepper is doing C.O.C.; Jimmy‘s really been doing a lot of Eyehategod as well; and Kirk is doing Crowbar. And that’s one thing: if we do anything for the 25th anniversary of the ‘NOLA‘ album, I want Kirk in the band. I don’t wanna interrupt anybody’s life. If we do something, it’ll be a couple of shows here and there, maybe a special thing.”

Down have been inactive for several years due to Anselmo‘s infamous “white power” chant and Nazi salute at the 2016 Dimebash. The frontman has since apologized for the incident numerous times and more recently called it an “off-color joke.”

[via Blabbermouth]

KnuckleBonz To Release New Pantera Statues

KnuckleBonz will be releasing “Cowboys From Hell” era Rock Iconz statues of Pantera’s Phil Anselmo, Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul, and Rex Brown this fall. The hand painted figurines are 8.5″ tall and each one will be limited to 3,000. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

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.

Phil Anselmo Discusses The Fallout From His Infamous “White Power” Incident At 2016 Dimebash

During a new interview with Kerrang!, Phil Anselmo (Pantera, etc.) once again commented on his infamous “white power” chant and Nazi salute at the 2016 Dimebash. The singer is still facing some backlash from the racist outburst, which recently resulted in the cancellation of Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals’ New Zealand shows earlier this year.

Anselmo said the following about the incident:

“I feel like it’s ridiculous. I made an off-color joke and ‘Boom!’ – it’s like I’m literally Hitler! I’m not. I take each individual one at a time, in the way that any logical individual will. I have love in my heart. Over the years I’ve learned to take the first step with love and to put good faith first. I get along with everybody. If there’s any doubt about my political leanings, people should get it out of their heads.

I was raised amongst a dazzling [cast of characters] from the theatre, from the mental hospital, from all walks of life – all colors, creeds and kinds. It’s absurd to me that anyone in this day and age would judge anyone by the color of their skin, their heritage or their religion. I’m a harmless guy. I’m a reactionary, not a troublemaker.”

He also added the following when asked if he would trade success for anonymity:

“I’m a realist. What has happened has happened. What is going to happen is going to happen. What am I supposed to do about it? Am I supposed to re-live shit, or rewind time? Erase people’s memories? If you stack what I’ve done up against all the horrible things that have been done on this earth, I’d hope that I’d come pretty low on the list. I don’t have a racist bone in my body. My heroes are everybody.”