Phil Anselmo Heavy metal Artist
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.
|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.
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1.Down Heavy metal, Southern rock, Sludge metal, Stoner rock, Groove metal, Doom metal, Grunge
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.
|Guitar, Bass guitar||1991|
2.Superjoint Ritual Southern rock, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Death metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal, Black metal, Sludge metal, Hardcore punk
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.
3.Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Sludge metal, Groove metal
|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.
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.
|1996||May 8th, 2004|
7.Pantera Rock music, Heavy metal, Sludge metal, Groove metal, Hard rock, Glam metal, Thrash metal, Southern rock
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.
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|Backing Vocals, Bass guitar||1982||2003|
|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|
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.
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.
10.Christ Inversion Black metal, Heavy metal, Death metal
11.Necrophagia Death metal
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.