Phil Anselmo’s En Minor To Release Album In September!
Have you heard about En Minor yet? It’s a new “depression core” project from Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Down) that’s releasing their full-length debut, “When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out”, on September 4th!
As you can see/hear, it’s somewhat of a departure from what you’re used to with Phil. The project is being described as an experimental and eclectic musical endeavour.
Anselmo says, “The initial strains — in the most primitive sense — came about when I was given my first guitar at nine-years old,” relays Anselmo of the En Minor project. “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.”
In 2012, Anselmo met Stephen “Schteve” Taylor and En Minor really started to take off, “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 is:
Philip H Anselmo: Guitar, Vocals
Stephen Taylor: Guitar
Kevin Bond: Guitar
Steve Bernal: Cello
Jimmy Bower: Drums
Calvin Dover: Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Joiner Dover: Bass
Jose Gonzalez: Additional Percussion
What do you think about this ‘new’ project? Is it something you’ll ‘kill the party’ with?