Philip Anselmo's recently unveiled "depression core" project En Minor played their first live show on August 14th at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, where they debuted this new song, "Warm Sharp Bath Sleep." Watch fan-shot video of the performance above.
The footage from the event — which was billed as "Philip H Anselmo's most beautifully bleak offering to date 7" Release Party" — shows the former Pantera singer sporting a surprising new stage look, a spiffy black suit and red shirt, à la Nick Cave. Performing the song, Anselmo embraces a gravely vocal style, not unlike Cave's or that of a classic country singer like Waylon Jennings, over the deep, acoustic instrumentation.
"I can't believe we're actually doing this in public, but here we are," Anselmo announced to the crowd before they kicked into the song. As the singer told Revolver recently, "I just never had the time or guts or the inkling that people would actually want to hear this music until I just started playing it here and there for certain friends."
En Minor group plans to release a full-length album of at least a dozen tracks later this year. But first, the band are making their big-stage live debut tonight (August 16th) at Psycho Las Vegas.
Below, watch En Minor play a stripped-down, rehearsal version of "On the Floor" as part of Revolver's "No Distortion" series.