DFW Music News

Phil Anselmo of Down: "It's Like a New Lease on Life"

Phil Anselmo is known by many things in the metal community. He's been called "fucking brutal" when he takes the stage and the "Evel Kneivel" of heavy metal because of all his stage injuries. To some, he's a brother and a tough guy; to others, he's an asshole whom they'll only cross once. But one name stands above the rest: a legend. It's a title that he earned fronting two of the biggest names in metal: New Orleans-based metal super group Down and, of course, the legendary Pantera.

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