Phil Anselmo does karaoke with African-American group in first appearance since Nazi salute incident

Ex-Pantera frontman covered The Smiths at the Days Of The Dead horror convention in Atlanta

Former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo has made his first public appearance since his recent Nazi salute scandal.

Anselmo was forced to apologise after being caught on film making a Nazi salute and shouting “white power” at the end of his performance at Dimebash 2016, a festival held in Hollywood in tribute to his late bandmate Dimebag Darrell.

Anselmo initially dismissed his actions as a “joke” and subsequently offered to quit his band Down after they were axed from a Dutch festival in the wake of the controversy.


Over the weekend, Anselmo appeared at the Days Of The Dead horror convention in Atlanta, Georgia, where he took to the stage for a karaoke session.

During the karaoke set, Anselmo covered The Smiths‘ ‘How Soon Is Now’ and performed with The A League, an African-American vocal group. The group’s official website describe their aim “to be positive role models and prove that everyone can have fun together and succeed regardless of race, age, sex, or class.”

Watch footage of both Anselmo’s performances below.

Scaryokee definitely lived up to the hype tonight

Posted by Days Of The Dead on Friday, 5 February 2016


Anselmo’s Down bandmate Pepper Keenan recently stated that he accepts the singer’s apology and “knows there is not hate in his heart”.

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