Noisey has launched the first episode of “NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou.” The 15 minute clip features appearances by Philip H Anselmo, Mike “IX” Williams and Jimmy Bower of Eyehategod, Kirk Windstein of Crowbar, Pepper Keenan of Corrosion of Conformity, and Sammy Duet of Goatwhore.
“New Orleans native Phil Anselmo exports his style to Dallas band Pantera, thereby changing the landscape for metal in the 90s. Meanwhile, a visit from the Melvins to the New Orleans area would change the landscape for metal as we know it, with Kirk Windstein of the band Shell Shock was discovering that slower was, for him, heavier.”
This first episode explores the roots and history of the NOLA music scene, guided by the father-like wisdom of Anselmo. The seven part series will continue every Thursday and Tuesday.