Phillip Anselmo, lead singer of legendary metal band Pantera and New Orleans native, performed with En Minor in the band’s first live performance at One Eyed Jacks on Wednesday.
According to Blabbermouth, the concert also served as the release party for the band’s debut seven-inch, which was released on August 2 by Anselmo’s label, Housecore Records.
The seven-inch contains two tracks: “On The Floor” and “There’s A Long Way To Go.” It’ll serve as the band’s precursor to its anticipated full-length album that’s set for release later this year, according to Blabbermouth.
The band’s lineup includes drummer Jimmy Bower, who is a mainstay among the New Orleans metal scene and has performed with other local bands including Eyehategod and Crowbar.
Other members include Kevin Bond on the the acoustic and electric guitar, and bass; Stephen Taylor on guitar; Calvin Dover on keyboards; Joiner Dover on bass; and Steve Bernal on the cello.
According to Blabbermouth, En Minor is a project that stemming from Anselmo’s childhood before heavy metal took over and explores a “softer, graver vocal style.”
En Minor will also perform at Psycho Las Vegas on August 16-18 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.