52 years old (Born on June 30, 1968)
American musician; He is famous from Frontman of Pantera.Anselmo was mainly influenced by Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Slayer, Hellhammer and Venom. (en.wikipedia.org) Is the only member of Pantera who wasn`t born in Texas (though he lived there for several years). Since 2005, Anselmo has stopped using hard drugs, initially so that he could be cleared for surgery on his back. (en.wikipedia.org) Announced that he has ended the band Viking Crown. The band released a total of three albums (Unorthodox Steps Of Ritual, Innocence From Hell and Banished Rhythmic Hate). On July 13, 1996, at the 'Coca-Cola Starplex' in Dallas Texas, Anselmo went into cardiac arrest due to a heroin overdose after a show. Paramedics revived Anselmo and he issued a press release four days later saying, "I, Philip H. Anselmo...injected a lethal dose of heroin into my arm, and died for four to five minutes". (en.wikipedia.org)
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Fun Facts About Phil Anselmo
In December 2004, Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed while performing with Damageplan. At the request of Dimebag's family, Anselmo did not attend his funeral.
Anselmo owns an extensive collection of several thousand horror films and possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of horror films and horror culture. (en.wikipedia.org)
In the band Viking Crown and Necrophagia, he went under the name Anton Crowley. Anton Crowley was derived from Anton LaVey & Aleister Crowley, two famous Satanic preachers.
Anselmo started his own record label called Housecore Records, to release material by his many side projects and from other bands he supported. (en.wikipedia.org)
Was the only former member of Pantera that was not allowed to attend Dimebag Darrell`s funeral service, at the demand of Darrell`s surviving relatives.
In addition to Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual, and Viking Crown, Phil is also in the bands Necrophagia, Christ Inversion, Eibon and Body And Blood.
Anselmo has an interest in the sport of boxing. (en.wikipedia.org)
Member of the heavy metal band Pantera
In 1992, Phil created The House Of Shock, a Haunted House in New Orleans, Louisana.