Phil Anselmo

Phil Anselmo
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Phil Anselmo live with Down at Gods of Metal in 2009
Background information
Birth namePhilip Hansen Anselmo
Born (1968-06-30) June 30, 1968 (age 51)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Years active1981 (1981)–present
Associated acts

Philip Hansen Anselmo[1] (born June 30, 1968)[2] is an American heavy metal musician who is best known as the lead vocalist for Pantera, Down, and Superjoint Ritual. He is also the owner of Housecore Records and has been involved with several other bands.

Early life

Anselmo was born in New Orleans, Louisiana,[3] and is of Danish,[1] Italian and French heritage.[4] He attended many schools across Louisiana and Texas, the last of which was Grace King High School located in the suburb of Metairie.[5] Anselmo's father, Phil, owned and operated a restaurant in Metairie called Anselmo's, which closed following Hurricane Katrina due to financial troubles. 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. At age 14, Anselmo accidentally started a fire in his parents’ house while pulling a prank on his sister. The incident resulted in smoke damage to most of the furniture and part of the house needing renovation.[6][7]

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العربية: فيل أنسيلمو
تۆرکجه: فیل انسلمو
български: Фил Анселмо
brezhoneg: Phil Anselmo
čeština: Phil Anselmo
Deutsch: Phil Anselmo
Ελληνικά: Φιλ Άνσελμο
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Phil Anselmo
español: Phil Anselmo
français: Phil Anselmo
한국어: 필 안젤모
hrvatski: Phil Anselmo
Bahasa Indonesia: Philip Anselmo
italiano: Phil Anselmo
ქართული: ფილ ანსელმო
magyar: Phil Anselmo
Nederlands: Phil Anselmo
português: Phil Anselmo
română: Phil Anselmo
русский: Ансельмо, Фил
svenska: Phil Anselmo
Türkçe: Phil Anselmo
українська: Філ Ансельмо