Watch Pantera Perform For the First Time in 21 Years at Mexico’s Hell and Heaven Festival


 

The reformed version of Pantera (Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown, with Zakk Wylde on guitar and Anthrax’s Charlie Benante on drums) performed tonight as one of headlining bands at Mexico’s Hell and Heaven Fest in Toluca, MX. Tonight was the start of a multi-continent world tour expected to last at least into 2024, including three dates at Slipknot’s Knotfest events in South America this month, 10 dates in Europe and opening for Metallica. The band played a selection of tracks spanning their albums from 1991 – 2000. The stage set up was slightly reminiscent of The band’s tour for the Reinventing The Steel album (Elektra Records, 2000), while a giant video screen showed Pantera’s official music videos, clips from The Pantera “Home Video” series, and paid tribute to Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell Abbott. Check out fan-filmed videos, photos, and the setlist below.

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The Estate of Pantera Drummer Vincent “Vinnie Paul” Abbott issues a Statement – “Don’t Call it A Reunion” Ahead of New Shows This Week


 

 

In a post to social media today, one day before the return of Pantera as a touring band, the estate of the late Vinnie Paul has issued a statement in support of the reformed band’s upcoming shows but it says don’t refer to this tour as a “reunion.” Pantera’s social media accounts have started sharing content ahead of the shows starting this weekend in Mexico, the first under the band’s banner in 21 years and the first without co-founding brothers Vinnie and Dimebag Darrell Abbott. Earlier they shared a full teaser trailer for the band’s first shows in 20 years, kicking off this weekend! This comes days after Rex Brown shared his enthusiasm for the tour in a post, and following drummer Charlie Benante of Anthrax sharing the very first photos of the band in reheasals. The band is gearing up for their very first shows next week, including festivals in Mexico, slots at Slipknot’s Knotfest Chile, Knotfest Brasil, and Knotfest Columbia! They also have already announced several European festivals for next summer, including 10 more dates in Europe. As of this time there are no shows announced for North America.UPDATE:Watch the band perform in Mexico!Continue reading


Pantera Shares a New Trailer Ahead of This Week’s First Shows in Over Twenty Years


 

 

Pantera’s social media accounts have shared a full teaser trailer for the band’s first shows in 20 years, kicking off this weekend! This comes days after Rex Brown shared his enthusiasm for the tour in a post, and following drummer Charlie Benante of Anthrax sharing the very first photos of the band in reheasals. The band is gearing up for their very first shows next week, including festivals in Mexico, slots at Slipknot’s Knotfest Chile, Knotfest Brasil, and Knotfest Columbia! They also have already announced several European festivals for next summer, including 10 more dates in Europe. As of this time there are no shows announced for North America. Continue reading


Rex Brown Makes His First Public Comments About The Upcoming Pantera Shows


 

 

Rex Brown has made his first public comments about the upcoming Pantera shows! This comes one week after Charlie Benante of Anthrax has shared the very first photos of the band in reheasals, taking place in Philip H. Anselmo’s house New Orleans. The band is gearing up for their very first shows next week, including festivals in Mexico, slots at Slipknot’s Knotfest Chile, Knotfest Brasil, and Knotfest Columbia! They also have already announced several European festivals for next summer, including 10 more next week. Watch it go! Continue reading


The Pantera Reunion Adds Nine More Dates and Festivals for 2023


 

 

The Pantera Reunion has announced nine new dates for their tours and festivals for 2023. The band is led by Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown with Zakk Wylde and Charlie Benante stepping in for the late, great Dimebag Darrell Abbott and Vinnie Paul Abbott. The band is focused on paying tribute to the brothers and the legacy of the band. They are gearing up for their very first shows next month, including festivals in Mexico, slots at Slipknot’s Knotfest Chile, Knotfest Brasil, and Knotfest Columbia! They have now announced additional dates and festivals for their 2023 tour dates. Pre-sales for these new dates are taking place this Friday, November 25th, 2022.Continue reading


Charlie Benante (Anthrax) Shares First Photos from The Pantera Reunion Rehearsals


 

 

Charlie Benante of Anthrax has shared the very first photos from the Pantera Reunion reheasals, taking place in New Orleans. The band is gearing up for their very first shows next month, including festivals in Mexico, slots at Slipknot’s Knotfest Chile, Knotfest Brasil, and Knotfest Columbia! They also have already announced several European festivals for next summer. Watch it go! Continue reading


Vinnie Paul’s Estate (Pantera, Hellyeah, Damageplan) Auctions Decades of Personal Memorabilia


The Estate of the late Vinnie Paul, a legendary Metal and Rock drummer, and personality, is hosting a massive auction with almost 700 lots of items available. The historical online auction event will feature rare music memorabilia, including early day Pantera, Damageplan and Hellyeah collectibles as well as personal items from the private collection of Vinnie Paul. The bidding begins May 26th with info at the link below.

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CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Thirty Years of “Vulgar Display of Power” By Pantera


By 1992, Metal was all but on its knees. Traditional bands had become dinosaurs and previously popular scenes were burnt out. There were exceptions, of course. Slayer were playing arenas, Metallica had global domination in their sights, death metal was approaching its peak and across northern Europe, black metal was literally rising from the ashes of burned churches. But for the rest of the world, grunge and other alternative scenes were the new kings, all drawing inspiration from the bands they were replacing but without any of that old fashioned baggage.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Once Human – Scar Weaver


Five years used to feel like a long time in music. Entire scenes have risen, consumed all and fallen away to be a nostalgic footnote (or an ever-lasting sea change) in the same length between Once Human‘s last release and Scar Weaver (earMUSIC), their re-birth of a third album.

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