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Phil Anselmo

Musician from United States of America

Phil Anselmo Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo (born June 30, 1968) is an American musician who is best known as the lead singer for the heavy metal band Pantera. He is currently the frontman for the Louisiana-based metal act Down. He is also the owner of Housecore Records and has been a part of many side-projects. Anselmo started life in New Orleans and attended Grace King High School located in the suburb of Metairie. His father owned and operated a restaurant in Metairie called Anselmo's, which closed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Anselmo has said in various interviews that he was very quiet and secluded as a child. He spent some time working on fishing boats as a young man. During a 2002 Ozzfest interview with the radio show Opie and Anthony, Anselmo shared a story that, at the age of 15, he started a fire in his home to scare his sister but accidentally burned the house down in the process. While a teenager, Anselmo joined the band Samhain (not to be confused with Glenn Danzig's band Samhain). From the early to mid '80s, Anselmo was a member of the band Razor White. While they did have some original material, they played mainly Judas Priest covers. Pantera was an unsigned glam metal band,  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Anton Crowley,Anselmo, Phil,Philip Hansen Anselmo,Philip Anselmo
Date of birth
1968-06-30
Place of birth
New Orleans
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Singer, Musician, Record producer, Songwriter

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