Since Pantera’s dissolution in the early 2000s, he’s fronted various bands, mostly notably the New Orleans all-star ensemble Down.
He’s also been to hell and back a couple times, enduring major back surgery and kicking a related drug dependency.
At 45, Phil Anselmo may require reading glasses, openly discuss his love for his girlfriend, and drop words like “portentously” into conversations.
But his guttural howl, and accompanying racket, are as punishing and brutal as ever.
From the early to mid-1980s, Anselmo was a member of the band Razor White.
While they did have some original material, they played mainly Judas Priest covers.
On July 16, Housecore released “Walk Through Exits Only,” the debut album by Philip H. Before we can discuss any of that during a recent phone interview, Anselmo must first pick a bone with me. I am a full-blown New Orleanian.” As far as I can recall, in 20 years of chronicling his career I’ve never written otherwise. Pantera was an unsigned metal band, with three self-released albums to their name.In 1986, the band decided to replace singer Terrence Lee, who was primarily a glam metal singer, because they were heading in a different direction musically.They don’t explain to the patient the repercussions of certain medicines that they dole out so portentously. I’m 10 years clean from anything that resembles hard drugs. I’m going to slam some doctors, but I’m going to be brutally honest about myself.