Phil Swisher

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Phil Swisher
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Background information
Birth name Philip Swisher
Born (1967-06-26) June 26, 1967 (age 49)
Origin Triangle, North Carolina
Genres Heavy metal, sludge metal, hardcore punk, stoner rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, bass
Years active 1989–present
Labels Relativity
Associated acts Unicef
Blood Bath
Corrosion of Conformity

Philip "Phil" Swisher (born June 26, 1967 in Triangle, North Carolina) is a former American bassist for hardcore punk/sludge metal band Corrosion of Conformity, and stoner rock band Leadfoot. He also played lead guitar for hardcore punk bands UNICEF and Blood Bath.

Early life[edit]

Joining Corrosion of Conformity (1989-1993)[edit]

In 1989, Swisher joined Corrosion of Conformity, after Mike Dean left. Swisher played bass along with new rhythm guitarist Pepper Keenan and recorded Corrosion of Conformity's third album called Blind which was released in 1991. Mike Dean was later to return.

Departure from Corrosion of Conformity[edit]

In 1993, Phil Swisher left the band along with Karl Agell. Swisher was replaced by the original Corrosion of Conformity bassist Mike Dean, and Pepper Keenan took over for Agell on vocals.

Leadfoot (1995 - present)[edit]

Main article: Leadfoot (band)

Agell and Swisher formed the stoner rock band Leadfoot in 1995 at Raleigh, North Carolina. Leadfoot has done three studio albums.


Corrosion of Conformity albums[edit]

Date of US Release Title Label US Billboard Peak US sales
1991 Blind Relativity, 57

Leadfoot albums[edit]

Date of US Release Title Label US Billboard Peak US sales
1997 Bring it On The Music Cartel
1999 Take a Look The Music Cartel
2003 We Drink For Free Abstract Music

External sources[edit]

How North Carolina got its Punk Attitude