Phil Anselmo Heavy metal Artist

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.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 30th, 1968
United States of America




1. Grace King High School School

Grace King High School is a public high school located in Metairie, unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is a part of the Jefferson Parish Public Schools.

4301 Grace King Place, Louisiana
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended Grace King High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1972., Politician
b. 1971., American Football Wide receiver
b. 1983., Basketball Small forward
b. 1958., Comedian

Musical acts

1.Down Heavy metal, Southern rock, Sludge metal, Stoner rock, Groove metal, Doom metal, Grunge

1991 -

Down is an American heavy metal supergroup that formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Phil Anselmo, guitarist Pepper Keenan, guitarist Bobby Landgraf, bassist Pat Bruders, and drummer Jimmy Bower. Since their formation, Down has gone on hiatus twice. To date, Down has released five studio albums. The first three were LPs entitled NOLA, Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow, and Down III: Over the Under. In 2008, the band began working on additional material, which resulted in two EPs entitled Down IV Part I – The Purple EP, released in September 2012 and Down IV, Pt. II, released in May 2014.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Guitar 1991
Vocals, Guitar 1991
Drums 1991
Bass guitar 1991 1999
Guitar, Bass guitar 1991
Bass guitar 1999 2011
Bass guitar 2011

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Social media

2.Superjoint Ritual Southern rock, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Death metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal, Black metal, Sludge metal, Hardcore punk

1993 - 2004

Superjoint Ritual was an American metal band formed by Phil Anselmo, Joe Fazzio, and Jimmy Bower in the early 1990s, later to be joined by Hank Williams III, and Kevin Bond. Their style can be considered a mix of Pantera's style of groove metal and hardcore punk. A small trace of black metal can be heard too. Bands like Venom, Slayer, Celtic Frost, Voivod, and Darkthrone have been noted as influences also. The name Superjoint Ritual comes from a lyric in the Darkthrone song "The Pagan Winter". According to Bower, Anselmo wrote 70-80% of the group's music. Despite their early '90s establishment, it wasn't until a decade later, after the folding of Pantera, that the group recorded any albums. It was then that Superjoint Ritual garnered significant TV exposure on programs such as MTV2's Headbangers Ball and Fuse TV's Uranium. However, the group's time in the spotlight would prove short lived. A dispute between Anselmo and Fazzio led to the band's eventual split in late 2004, which was confirmed by both Hank Williams III and Jimmy Bower. It was confirmed that they will have a reunion at the Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin, Texas October 23rd-26th 2014.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Vocals, Guitar 1993 2004
Guitar 1993 2004
Joseph Fazzio
Drums 1993 2004
Bass guitar 1993 2002
Guitar 1993 2004
Bass guitar 2001 2004

3.Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Sludge metal, Groove metal

2011 -

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Album title Released Type
Walk Through Exits Only 2013 Studio album

4.Southern Isolation Heavy metal, Southern rock, Rock music

Southern Isolation was a Southern rock group from Louisiana, USA, formed in 1995 by Phil Anselmo and then wife Stephanie Opal Weinstein. The band released one self-titled EP before disbanding following the pair's divorce. An additional unreleased track "Faded" has been credited to Southern Isolation on the Manson Family Soundtrack which is due to be released on Philip's Housecore label.

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1999 2000

6.Tapeworm Rock music

Tapeworm is a defunct side project of Nine Inch Nails which existed in various forms from 1995 to roughly 2004. Tapeworm never released any recordings, but was frequently referenced in interviews. The band started as a side-project between Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and live-band members Danny Lohner and Charlie Clouser. Through the years the group expanded and evolved numerous times to include artists such as Maynard James Keenan, Atticus Ross, and Alan Moulder, effectively turning the project into a supergroup. After many years of rumors and expected release dates, Reznor announced the end of the project in 2004.

7.Pantera Rock music, Heavy metal, Sludge metal, Groove metal, Hard rock, Glam metal, Thrash metal, Southern rock

1987 - 2003

Pantera was an American metal band from Arlington, Texas. It was formed in 1981 by the Abbott brothers – drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell – along with vocalist Terry Glaze. Bassist Rex Brown joined the band the following year, replacing the original unofficial bass guitarist Tommy Bradford. Having started as a glam metal band, Pantera released four albums during the 1980s. Looking for a new and heavier sound, Pantera replaced Glaze with Phil Anselmo in 1987. With its fifth album, 1990's Cowboys from Hell, Pantera introduced a groove metal sound. The sixth album, 1992's Vulgar Display of Power, exhibited even heavier sound. Far Beyond Driven debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Tensions began to surface amongst the band members when Anselmo became addicted to heroin in 1995, which nearly led to his death in 1996 following an overdose. These tensions resulted in the recording sessions for The Great Southern Trendkill to be held separately. The ongoing tension lasted for another seven years, in which only one studio album, Reinventing the Steel, was recorded.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Donnie Hart
Lead Vocals 1981 1982
Guitar, Backing Vocals 1981 2003
Guitar 1981 1982
Bass guitar 1981 1982
Drums 1981 2003
Backing Vocals, Bass guitar 1982 2003
Lead Vocals 1986
Lead Vocals 1987 2003


Album title Released Type
Metal Magic 1983 Studio album
Projects in the Jungle 1984 Studio album
I Am the Night 1985 Studio album
Power Metal 1988 Studio album
Cowboys From Hell 1990 Studio album
Vulgar Display of Power 1992 Studio album
Far Beyond Driven 1994 Studio album
The Great Southern Trendkill 1996 Studio album
Reinventing the Steel 2000 Studio album

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Social media

8.Viking Crown Black metal, Heavy metal

Viking Crown was a side project started by Phil Anselmo in the mid 90's. The first Viking Crown release was an EP recorded in 1994 titled Unorthodox Steps of Ritual which featured Phil, credited as Anton Crowley, on guitar, bass, drums and vocals. The two later Viking Crown releases would feature Necrophagia frontman, Killjoy on vocals and Phil's now ex-wife Opal on keyboards. Killjoy would later go on to describe Viking Crown as 'a selfish band in which we recorded without regard for conventional methods, songwriting, or any goals except to make truly dark depressing, lo-fi black metal that we liked." Following an interview in which Philip regarded the project as a joke, there was a fallout between himself and Killjoy that would culminate in Philip leaving all Baphomet Records related projects altogether.

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9.Arson Anthem Punk rock, Crust punk, Hardcore punk

Arson Anthem is an American hardcore punk band, formed in New Orleans in 2006. The lineup comprises singer Mike Williams of Eyehategod, guitarist Phil Anselmo, country musician, punk rocker and Assjack frontman Hank Williams III on drums, and bassist Collin Yeo. After losing all his possessions in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Mike Williams moved into Anselmo's spare apartment. The two spent countless hours listening to Phil’s collection of early hardcore bands. They began jamming with Hank III and Collin Yeo, who were united by their desire to have a hardcore punk band of their very own. According to Williams, the group spent six days in Houston, Texas recording eight songs in the spring of 2006. Their self-titled debut EP was released on February 19, 2008. The 2010 album "Insecurity Notoriety" received a nod from Exclaim! for the No. 7 Metal Album of the Year. When asked in an interview on July 17th, 2013 if anything new would happen with Arson Anthem, Anselmo said "Arson? No.

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10.Christ Inversion Black metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

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11.Necrophagia Death metal

1998 - 2001

Necrophagia is an American death metal band. The group was assembled in Wellsville, Ohio, in 1983 and is credited as being one of the very first musical groups to be classified within the death metal genre. The group was founded by Frank Pucci. The band name is derived from the act of cannibalizing, or eating a corpse; the word is crafted from the two Greek words nekron and phagein. Necrophagia is one of the earliest death metal bands, along with others such as Possessed, Master, Death and Morbid Angel. However, they are quite often overlooked. Often the band is noted for vocalist Killjoy's vast variance in vocal talents as well as the instrumental differentiation between each album, as well a fair amount of band member changes over the years; many of which also highly esteemed in the extreme metal genres. Necrophagia remains a favorite among extreme metal fans and holds high importance in the death metal sub genre foundation.

Member history

Member Role Start End
1998 2001

Movies music contribution

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Music co-contributors External resources
The Manson Family

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Last Days Here
2011 Him/Herself
Don Argott
American Hardcore
2006 Him/Herself
Get Thrashed
2006 Him/Herself
Rick Ernst
Rick Ernst


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