Phil Anselmo

Born Jun 30, 1968

Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo 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.… Read More

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  • Phil Anselmo And The Business Of Heavy Metal Horror
    Forbes - Dec 07, 2015
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    Huffington Post - Oct 16, 2015
  • Tonight In Music: Phil Anselmo, Cloud Control, La Luz & More
    The Portland Mercury - Jan 18, 2014
  • The Great Anselmo Trendkill
    The Portland Mercury - Jan 15, 2014


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Phil Anselmo.


1968 Birth Born on June 30, 1968.


1987 19 Years Old In 1987, after several meetings, Anselmo was added to the Pantera lineup. … Read More


1988 20 Years Old Anselmo relocated to Texas to record Power Metal, which was released in 1988 on the band's own record label, Metal Magic Records. … Read More
1994 26 Years Old In 1994, Pantera released Far Beyond Driven, which debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. In late June, Anselmo was charged with assault following an altercation with a security guard when fans were prevented from getting on stage. … Read More
1995 27 Years Old In May 1995, he apologized in court, pleaded guilty to attempted assault, and was sentenced to 100 hours of community service.
In 1996, Pantera released their fifth studio album with Anselmo, titled The Great Southern Trendkill. … Read More
1997 29 Years Old In 1997, Necrophagia frontman Killjoy reformed his band with Phil Anselmo on guitars.


1998 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Using the Anton Crowley name, Anselmo appeared on the 1998 Holocausto de la Morte album, the 1999 Black Blood Vomitorium EP, and finally the 2001 Cannibal Holocaust EP, which featured Opal Enthroned (then Anselmo's wife) on keyboards. … Read More
In 2001, Anselmo provided vocals for "HFFK" on Biohazard's Uncivilization album. … Read More
…  Anselmo had engaged in a war of words with Dimebag since the fall of Pantera, culminating in the statement "Dimebag deserves to be beaten severely" in the December 2004 edition of the UK's Metal Hammer magazine. … Read More


In January 2016, Anselmo sang lead vocals in a band which included Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo. … Read More
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