Phil Anselmo

Phil Anselmo

American rock musician
Date of Birth: 30.06.1968
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Phil Anselmo
  2. Early Life
  3. Career
  4. Personal Life
  5. In 1996, Phil Anselmo was arrested for drug possession.

Biography of Phil Anselmo

American rock musician, frontman of the bands Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual, and Arson Anthem, as well as the creator of the recording studio Housecore Records.

Phil Anselmo

Early Life

Phil Anselmo was born on June 30, 1968, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He had a younger brother named Jerry and a stepsister named Rebecca Coclaugh. During his youth, Phil Anselmo developed a passion for music and horror movies. By the age of fourteen, he was already playing in a local rock band called Samhain. He also worked as a deckhand on various fishing boats. However, his love for music eventually overshadowed all other interests.

Phil Anselmo


In the early 1980s, Phil Anselmo played in bands such as Razor White and Judas Priest, gaining experience in touring. In 1988, he signed a contract as the lead vocalist of the band Pantera, which had been active for four years. The band released their debut album, Power Metal, in 1988, featuring Phil Anselmo. In 1990, they recorded their second album, Cowboys from Hell, with Phil's participation.

Phil Anselmo

After his time with Pantera, Phil Anselmo formed his own project called Down. In the same year, he contributed to the recording of Pantera's album "Vulgar Display of Power" before parting ways with the band and returning to New Orleans. In 1993, he produced the album for the band Crowbar and recorded several tracks for their debut album. During this time, he also participated in the recording of another album for the band Down.

Later on, Phil Anselmo established his own recording studio called Housecore Records. To support the studio, he formed the band Necrophagia. Throughout his career as a producer, Anselmo was also the creator and frontman of various other bands, including Viking Crown, Superjoint Ritual, Christ Inversion, Southern Isolation, and Arson Anthem.

In addition to his musical endeavors, Phil Anselmo developed an interest in occult sciences in the mid-1990s. He founded a society of British occultism in New Orleans under the pseudonym Aleister Crowley, and also founded the Church of Satan under the pseudonym Anton LaVey.

Personal Life

In October 2001, Phil Anselmo married singer Stephanie "Opal" Weinstein, with whom he formed an acoustic rock band called Southern Isolation. The band released one album before disbanding in 2004, along with Anselmo's marriage.

In 1996, Phil Anselmo was arrested for drug possession.