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(Metal Singer, Lead vocalist)

Phil Anselmo is a metal singer of bands Pantera, Down and Superjoint Ritual.

Relationship Facts of Phil Anselmo

Phil Anselmo is having an affair.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Phil Anselmo?

Phil Anselmo married his long- term girlfriend Stephanie Opal Weinstein on October 1, 2001, in Louisiana. She was also a musician by profession. Together they formed an all-acoustic duo called Southern Isolation. But they got divorced in 2004.

After Weinstein, Anselmo also dated Jill Marie Abbott.

The forty-nine years old musician Phil Anselmo is in a relationship with Kate Richardson. She helps Anselmo in his record label, Housecore records.

Phil Anselmo: Biography in Details

Who is Phil Anselmo?

Phil Anselmo is an American metal singer. He is best known as the lead singer of bands Pantera, Down and Superjoint Ritual.

He is also the owner of Housecore Records.

Early Life

Phil Anselmo was born on June 30, 1968, in New Orleans, US. He has Danish, Italian and French ancestry. His father owned a restaurant in Metairie called Anselmo’s, which shelved due to financial troubles.

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.

Phil Anselmo’s Music Career

While a teenager, Anselmo joined the band Samhain. From the early to mid-1980s, Anselmo was a member of the band Razor White.

In 1987, Pantera officially added Anselmo. The band recorded albums like Power Metal, Cowboys From Hell, Vulgar Display of Power, Far Beyond Driven, The Great Sothern Trendkill, Official Live: 101 Proof ( first live album), Reinventing The Steel, The Best of Pantera: Far Beyond the Great Southern Cowboys’ Vulgar Hits( first compilation album).

In 2004, Phil Anselmo left the band due to communication problems with other members.


Phil Anselmo has been a member of Down since 2006.

The American heavy metal band was formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band consists of members and former members of Pantera, Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar, and Eyehategod.

The band has released three studio albums, two EPPs, and one live album.

Superjoint Ritual

The band was formed by Anselmo, Joe Fazzio, and Jimmy Bower in the early 1990sa and later was joined by Hank Williams and Kevin Bond. They have released three full-length albums on Sanctuary Records, Use Once and Destroy in 2002, A Lethal Dose of American Hatred in 2003, and Caught Up in the Gears of Application in 2016.

Phil Anselmo’s Solo career

In 1983, Phil Anselmo produced Cowbar’s self-titled album. He also recorded their album Broken Glass in 1996. The same year he contributed backing vocals on 18 songs for Anal Cunt’s 40 More Reasons to Hate Us album. 

In 1998, Anselmo provided backing vocal on track 8 (“Killing Box”) from the album Volume 8: The Threat is Real by Anthrax and sang a duet (“By the River”) on Vision of Disoeder’s Imprint album the same year.

On March 6, 2006, Anselmo made an appearance at VH1’s Decades Rock Live concert, in honor of the band Heart.

He provided vocals for  “HFFK” on Biohazard’s Uncivilization album in 2001 and, the Mahakali album by Jarboe in 2008.

In 2015, Phil Anselmo made a guest appearance in the song “Prophets of Loss”.

In 2016, he sang Ace of Spades as lead vocal along with other famous musicians.

How did Phil Anselmo get into drugs?

As per his statements, he had a back injury in the mid-1990s due to which he suffered from excessive pain. To avoid the pain, he drank heavily, abused pills such as painkillers and muscle relaxants, and eventually became addicted to drugs.

On July 13, 1996, Phil Anselmo suffered from cardiac arrest due to a heroin overdose after a show at the Coca-Cola Starplex in Dallas, Texas.

In 2005, Anselmo stopped using hard drugs and has remained clear ever since.

Anselmo into racial controversy after screaming ”White power”

On January 22, 2016, Anselmo ended the “Dimebash” Dimebag Darrell tribute show by giving a Nazi salute and screaming the words “White Power” to the crowd. The incident was captured by an audience on a cell phone and the video was posted on YouTube. Anselmo later claimed he was joking about drinking “White wine”. He also apologized through the YouTube video.

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How much does Phil Anselmo earn?

Phil Anselmo’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million as of 2022.


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