Bloodsimple on Anselmo hook up
ARTISTdirect: How did the collaboration with PANTERA vocalist Phil Anselmo come about on [VISION OF DISORDER's] “By the River”?
Tim Williams: It’s so funny you asked that. I’m supposed to see his other band DOWN tonight, but I can’t make it. Phil and I bro’ed down hard the summer before on that Ozzfest. He kind of took V.O.D. under his wing. He’s kind of a punk rock and hardcore guy. I guess he saw that in us, and he really liked us. So we hung out with him, and drank with him. The following Halloween, I went down to his house and hung out with him for like a week in New Orleans. I got a couple friends in New Orleans, and we bro’ed down even harder then. I think the following spring I just called him. We wanted something different on the record, so I was like, I bet I could call Phil and get him to do this.” So I went to Roadrunner and told them he would guest on the record. I called him up, and he said, “No problem, just bring it down here for me.” I was like, “I’ll fucking fly right down there tomorrow.” Two weeks later, I flew down there, and I spent like four days with him. That was one of the best times, because we weren’t really partying. We were just chilling. We were just drinking beers, smoking weed and listening to music. That was a really cool time. Of the times we’ve hung out, it’s been so crazy, but that was one of the coolest times. It was just myself, him, his girl and my girl of the time, just hanging. It was awesome.