“Hands down, Rob Halford. Absolutely. Dio. Ronnie James Dio, my Lord, what a powerful presence. [Rob and Ronnie] both. If you were standing on the side [of the stage], they were the loudest freaking thing on that stage. Also if you went around the front, they were the loudest thing on that stage. So it was amazingly powerful.”
Philip Hansen Anselmo was born in New Orleans, June 30, 1968. He was the main singer of the band Pantera (formed in Arlington in the state of Texas, United States). He stayed in the band for more than a decade. Also was primarily responsible for transforming the genre of the band from glam metal (80’s) to thrash metal (90’s).
In the mid-90s, Anselmo started the side project of sludge metal Down, which eventually became his main band after the end of Pantera. He also owns his own record label, called Housecore.From the end of the 90s, Anselmo also participated and recorded albums with numerous bands such as Superjoint Ritual, Necrophagia, Viking Crown, Southern Isolation, Arson Anthem, Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals and others.
His greatest influences range from classic rock to black metal. He was mainly influenced by Black Sabbath (Pantera made 2 covers of the band: “Planet Caravan” on the album Far Beyond Driven and “Hole in the Sky”), Judas Priest, Black Flag, Slayer, Hellhammer, The Smiths and Venom.
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