Origin: Texas, USA  
Genres: Black Metal
Last update/review: June 17, 2010

Viking Crown

Viking Crown was one of the seemingly countless Phil Anselmo projects that he occupied his time with during Pantera down times, this one also featuring his now ex-wife Opal. If nothing else, at least all of his projects don't sound like his main band, unlike many artists whose solo works sound just his/her regular band. Viking Crown was Anselmo's venture into the extreme harsh forms of early minimalist black metal. Almost ambient at times, the deliberately poorly produced songs were at times quite disturbing and evil sounding, bleak soundscapes of harsh noise, quite characteristic of the early Norwegian bands such as Darkthrone. There are traces of interest here, but the poor sound quality was really a detriment, and it's clear this was done more to satisfy the member's needs rather than appeal to any real audience. Anselmo fans would be better served listening to Down or Superjoint.

Last Lineup

Killjoy (Frank Pucci)

vocals (ex-Haxxan, ex-Necrophagia, ex-The Ravenous) RIP: March 18, 2018, age 48

Phil Anselmo

guitars/bass/drums (Arson Anthem, Down, ex-Necrophagia, ex-Pantera, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Scour, ex-Superjoint)

Opal Enthroned (Stephanie Opal Weinstein)

keyboards (ex-Necrophagia)


Unorthodox Steps Of Ritual  EP
1999 Baphomet
  1. Intro
  2. Asmodeus Rising
  3. Satan Ruler of Earth
  4. Lust and Destruction
  5. The Judas Goat
  6. Unorthodox Steps of Ritual
  7. Blaspheme
  8. Invocation toward the Conjuration of Black Souls
  • Phil Anselmo

Innocence From Hell  
1999 Baphomet
  1. Intro: Song of Faduf
  2. Innocence from Hell
  3. Burning Emherf of Mockery
  4. Birth of the Devil Fetus
  5. Red Flamd of Tin
  6. Overloard of Infinte Depression
  7. Long and Mighty Reign of Satan
  8. Raped by an Angel
  9. Seventh Florm of the Blood Demon
  10. Gathering
  11. Outro: The Blood of Sadus
  • Killjoy
  • Phil Anselmo
  • Opal Enthroned

Banished Rhythmic Hate  
2001 Season Of Mist
  1. Christianity Has No Chance
  2. Possessed (From Within)
  3. Banished Rhythmic Hate
  4. Contemplating The Pitch Black
  5. View Of A Desolate Wasteland
  6. Swallowed By Black Mass
  7. Accepting The Rise Of Satanism
  8. Unspoken Vows Of A Midnight Offering
  9. Draped In Treachery
  10. The Woods Own Countless Voices
  11. Poisoned By The Blood Of Christ
  • Killjoy
  • Phil Anselmo
  • Opal Enthroned

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