Phil Demmel – American Guitarist

Published Date   19th Jun. 2019, 12:36 pm
Phil Demmel – American Guitarist
Quick Info
Birth Name: Phil Demmel
Birth Place: Walnut Creek, California, United States
Birth Sign: Aries
Spouse: Marta Peterson
Ethnicity: White
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Date of Birth: 02/03/1967
Age: 55 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $1 million

Phil Demmel was born on April 2, 1967. He played lead guitar in American heavy metal band Machine Head between 2002 and 2018, making him their longest running member in the position.

Phil Demmel has an estimated net worth of $1 millionHe is engaged to Marta Peterson, the keyboardist of the band Bleeding Through. He has two children and a sibling.

Net Worth And Earnings

As mentioned earlier, Phil Demmel has a net worth of $1 million. He managed to gather his net worth from his career as a guitarist and songwriter.

Phil Demmel in Metal Head

Phil Demmel was part of the band Metal Head. Image Source: Consequences of Sound.

According to IMDb, Phil Demmel is also famous for the movie Machine Head: Elegies which was released in the year 2005. His second movie was Violence: Blood and Dirt which released in the year 2006, just one year after his first movie. Both the movies were produced by him.

The Movie Violence: Blood and Dirt has an IMDB rating of 8.6 out of 10. It had an estimated budget of $20, 000 and came under genre: Documentary, Music.

Phil Demmel hadn’t been active in the movie industry for a long time. And then finally after so many years, In 2019 he produced the movie Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story.

The fantastic guitarist Phil Demmel has shown his talents in 3 favorite bands, Machine Head, Slayer and Vio-lence.

Phil Demmel with his band memebers

Phil Demmel in his former band Vio-lence. Image Source: Metal Sucks

Demmel has always used Jackson guitars, since his days with Vio-Lence. He first used Randy Rhoads models, then later in the 90’s he began using a white King V. When he joined Machine Head he had his white V and a Jackson Warrior which can be seen in the video song Imperium and Days Turn Blue to Gray. During the time of the release of The Blackening’s, he had his own trademark signature V with Jackson, named The Demmelition King V.

Family and Relationship

Phil Demmel is a famous American guitarist and producer who is married to Marta Peterson. From his entire career, he has earned many fans followings and reputation. He has kept information about his parents to himself. However, he has a sister who is 3 years younger than him. He has a granddaughter named Charlie Demmel.


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The famous guitarist Phill was dating Marta Peterson. The couple was dating for two years. After dating for two years, the couple decided to marry. As a result, they tied the knot in 2012.

Talking about Phill’s wife Marta Peterson she is a professional keyboardist. Phil had at least one relationship in the past before dating Marta but he was never engaged. Even before marrying to Marta Peterson, he already had two children.

In the year 2007 Phil Demmel lost his loving dad. The combined stress of family and relationship problems caused him to collapse on stage one night.

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