Phil Hansen Anselmo is an American heavy metal musician. He is the owner of Housecore Records. He started music from teenage. He joined many bands in his nearly 40-year career. He is known for his lead in Pantera, Down and Superjoint Ritual bands.
He is also a music producer, he is a songwriter too. His main instrument is guitar. Pantera hired him as a lead vocalist when he was 19 years old.
From Celebrity Net Worth, Phil Anselmo net worth is 6 million US dollars. In this article we will share with you all there is to be known about the musician Phil Anselmo, and how he became so popular.
Biography and Background
Phil’s full name is Phil Hansen Anselmo.
Phil Anselmo is an American music artist. However, he is from Italian, French and Danish heritage.
Phil Anselmo was born on June 10, 1968.
He has chosen Heavy metal music as his profession from his teenage. He is working in this sector from 1981. He is also a producer and songwriter.
Phil Anselmo’s zodiac sign is Cancer and his Chinese Zodiac sign is Earth Monkey.
Phil Anselmo is a musician who came to fame after joining Pantera Band when he was 19 years old. He was hired to be the lead vocalist. After Pantera disbanded, he created his own band named Down. It was his main recording and touring band. Down was created in 1991.
However, got fully active after Pantera got disbanded. He also formed a New Orleans based band named Superjoint Ritual. Anselmo released many of his songs thorough his own label Housecore Records.
Phil had his fair share of controversies. Racial signs and drug abuse were the main ones that lasted long.
Family and History
Phil Anselmo’s father, Phil used to own a restaurant in Metairie named Anselmo’s which was closed after Hurricane Katrina due to financial problems.
Phil Anselmo’s mothers name is Michelle Robards.
Phil Ansemlo has 2 siblings a brother named Jerry Ansemlo and Sister named Mary ColClough.
In 2001, Phil married his long-time girlfriend Stephanie Opal Weinstein. But in 2004 they got divorced. Anselmo married Kate Richardson in 2004 and is still married until now. Kate manages Phil’s recording label and tours’
Phil Anselmo has a boy.
Phil now lives in Northshore, which is a 45 minute drive from New Orleans.
Phil Anselmo grew up in New Orleans. He lived in French Quarters with his mom and aunt. He does not talk much about his past because he had a horrible time as a child. He said both man and women has molested him as a child when he lived with his mom and aunt. He was the class clown of his school.
He attended many schools across Louisiana and Texas. He worked on a shrimp boat when he was a kid. At the age of 14, he tried to prank his sister but that turned into a big fire that smoke damaged furniture’s and renovation to half of the house.
Phil Anselmo Net Worth
Phil Anselmo’s net worth is 6 Million US dollars according to celebrity net worth. Now he earns about $75,000 per month and $900,000 Per year. From all the bands and records, he is involved he get about $17,000 per week.
Musical Style and Preference
Phil Anselmo is doing heavy metal music from early age. His music genre are Heavy Metal, Groove Metal, Sludge Metal, Extreme Metal etc. He wrote a lot of his music, which made him very famous. He always has been lead vocalist and guitarist of the bands he joined. He likes horror films so he sometimes did music with some horror lyrics.
When he was a teenager, he joined a band named Samhain (Not Glenn danzig’s band). In 1980s, Phil joined Razor White band that covered mainly Judas Priests with some original tracks.
Pantera was in a loss when Glaze, metal vocalist left the band in 1987. Then Pantera hired Phil Anselmo as lead vocal when he was 19 years old. Then Pantera released their forth and Phil’s first album “Power Metal” in 1988.
Then Phil’s second album “Cowboys from Hell” was released in 1990. Then Phil did about 4 more albums. Pantera’s seventh album “Far Beyond Driven” debuted number 1 on Billboard 200 in United States.
After their ninth studio, album tour Pantera went on Hiatus in 2001. Later they were disbanded in 2004 after Dimebag Darrel one of the members were shot and killed.
Down was Phil’s main recording and touring band. It was formed in 1991. Some of the former member were from Pantera. Dawn released three albums. Down has gone on hiatus 2 times and again got together.
Superjoint Ritual is a New Orleans based metal band, which was put together by Phil Anselmo, Joe Fazzio and Jimmy Bower. This band was mainly into groove music and hardcore punk.
The band released three albums on Sanctuary records. They had come up with the name of Superjoint Ritual from a lyric in the Darkthrone song “The Pegan Winter”.
Housecore Records is Phil Anselmo’s own recording label, which started in 2001. Phil Anselmo’s house was more of a hangout to them so they named the label Housecore.
He used this label to release many of his side projects and unreleased tracks of his. He merged Housecore with his longtime friend Killjoy’s label named Baphomet.
After the merge, they named their label Baphomet/Housecore Records. After three releases, they got separated and Housecore Records became one again.
Now Housecore Records are releasing Anselmo’s songs and other bands that Anselmo produces.
Arson Anthem was a Southern Hardcore Punk Project that was originated after Mike Williams Moved into Phil’s spare apartment. Arson Anthem line-up consists of Phil in guitar, Mike as lead vocal, Hank III on drums and Collin Yeo on bass.
Anselmo formed Christ Inversion in 1994, which used to do black metal project but they disbanded before doing any full album. Later in 2008, Anselmo released the songs from his own label.
This band was formed with Phil’s ex-wife as lead vocal and Guitar and Phil as vocal and backing vocal and guitar.
He did many more side projects like Viking Crown, Eibon, Phillip H. Anselmo and the Illegals, Scour, En Minor etc.
Controversies and Backlashes
Back Pain and Drug abuse
Anselmo had a back injury in the 1990s, to lower the main he started drinking and used relaxants heavily. After sometime, he got addicted to heroin. Because of drug abuse his performance dropped.
In July 13, 1996 Phil went into cardiac arrest due to overdosing heroin. The paramedics were able to save him by an inch. In 2005, Anselmo stopped using drugs so that he can go through back surgery. In 2016, he stopped drinking too.
On January 22, 2016, Anselmo ended a tribute show to Dimebag Darrell by giving Nazi salute and screamingly saying “White Power”. He got a lot of backlashes from it. He said it was a joke but it seemed people took it like a serious comment. Anselmo got a lot of backlashes for it.
Phil Anselmo has official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. The links are provided below.
Black Sabboth, Black Flag, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Slayer, Venom etc, influenced Anselmo. He paid tribute to them in his Pantera song Goddamn Electric. Anselmo is a massive fan of hardcore punk. He also got influenced by classic rock and black metal.
Some Lesser-Known Facts
- Anselmo has about thousands collection of horror films. Because he loves horror things, he created a Halloween-themed attraction named House of Shock.
- The money he got from the House of Shock was sent to children’s hospital in New Orleans, Police bulletproof vest fund and The Greater New Orleans Riding Rehabilitation Center. He is no longer the part of House of Shock.
- Anselmo worked on a shrimp boat when he was a kid.
- At the age of 14 Phil accidentally burned half of his parent’s house just to prank his sister.
- He was the voice actor of Satan in the film named “The Mason Family”.
- He is also into boxing. He owns hundreds of fight DVDs. He had a boxing trainer with him on his tours.
- In the end, Phil Alselmo is an enigma all on his own. He himself admitted to being reckless and absurd at times. Some would say which actually helped his career in the end.
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