Philip H. Anselmo
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer (500 E Cesar Chavez St)
About: Filmmaker and artist Philip H. Anselmo will be appearing at the SX Bookstore to greet fans and sign copies of his various works. Philip Anselmo remains a pillar of heavy metal and underground culture. His career has spanned over two decades, and he's fronted some of the most crucial acts in the genre's history. In Pantera, the singer helped craft an undeniable sound that roars immortally. That sound reverberates across the metal juggernaut's multi-platinum selling catalog, including five classic studio albums—Cowboys From Hell , Vulgar Display of Power , Far Beyond Driven , The Great Southern Trendkill  and Reinventing the Steel . That sound made Far Beyond Driven the heaviest album to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. That sound brought the world to its feet on endless sold out tours. That sound garnered four Grammy nominations and other numerous accolades. That sound forged one of the most diehard fan bases ever and influenced countless young acts along the way. Wielding a heavy dose of southern groove and classic rock gusto, Anselmo shined equally with his platinum super group Down on Nola , Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow  and Down III: Over the Under . Simultaneously, he brandished an unbridled hardcore intensity on two albums with Superjoint Ritual. Amidst all of this, he founded Housecore Records, the home of haarp, The Sursiks, Warbeast and his very own Christ Inversion, Arson Anthem, his solo project and more. Housecore embodies Anselmo's natural creative ethos, and it sees him producing and pushing boundaries as an independent industry visionary. Of course, there's a lot more to the man behind the music. In addition to being a board member of boxing figurehead Emanuel Steward's Kronk Gym Foundation, Anselmo is a published author in Boxing Digest and on BoxingInsider.com. His passions for boxing, horror films, and professional football are just as loud as any of the vocals he's committed to tape. With his first genre-smashing solo record on the way in 2011, he's only getting louder. Philip is a panelist for REEL MURDER: From Crime Scene to Big Screen where he will discuss his participation as the composer and financier of one of the most notorious, brutal, and critically acclaimed true crime films of all time, Jim Van Bebber's THE MANSON FAMILY.