Following the cancellation of Pantera’s appearance at Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park, the reformed band’s spring headline concert in Vienna, Austria has now been canceled. This is following a public outcry over singer Philip Anselmo’s past racist remarks. The promoters of the Vienna show posted to their socials and website that the show would not go forward as planned. Part of the reason for the recent public outcry that led to these cancelations such as Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park is the history both cities have with the former Nazi regime during World War II, and current rules against racism and Nazi activities in Germany. Austria has a similar stance. Even though Anselmo has apologized for his actions in 2017, and been without public incident since the Dimebashincident of 2016, seven years ago, he and his band are being held accountable still. These are the first shows canceled involving Anselmo since Down’s summer 2017 tour was canceled along the same lines. The reformed lineup of Pantera, including Anselmo, Rex Brown, with Zakk Wylde, and Charlie Benante has shows booked through 2024 at the present time, including multi-year tour dates with Metallica. Continue reading →
Two of the most successful and long-running music festivals in Germany have canceled Pantera’s 2023 tour appearances at the fests this spring, following a public outcry over singer Philip Anselmo’s past racist remarks. Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park take place every year simultaneously over the same weekend with usually similar lineups, and this year will be held on June 2nd and 4th in Nürburgring and Nürnberg. After with artists, partners and fans, the festival promoters decided to remove Pantera from the bill. Both fests made social media posts announcing the surprising news. Part of the reason for the outcry is the history both cities have with the former Nazi regime during World War II, and current rules against racism and Nazi activities in Germany, even though Anselmo has apologized and been without public incident since the Dimebashincident of 2016, seven years ago. These are the first shows canceled involving Anselmo since Down’s summer 2017 tour was canceled along the same lines. The reformed lineup of Pantera, including Anselmo, Rex Brown, with Zakk Wylde, and Charlie Benante has shows booked through 2024 at the present time, including multi-year tour dates with Metallica. Continue reading →
Rock Fest, the largest three-day rock music and camping event in the U.S. has announced next summer’s lineup for its 29th Annual event. Slipknot, Pantera, Godsmack, Ice Cube, Papa Roach, GWAR, and Dorothy appear alongside 75-plus bands over the course of the three-day festival. Rock Fest 2022 was record-breaking with the highest-ever attendance in the event’s history according to Chippewa Valley Music Festivals, and they anticipate breaking it again this year. An extra day is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12: *Bonus Bash exclusive to three-day ticket holders: Soul Asylum, Alien Ant Farm, Gemini Syndrome, and many more. Single-day general admission and individual-artist pit passes are on sale now. The following ticket options are already sold out: VIP, Reserved Lawn, Lure Lock Top Tier Lounge, 3-Day Nicolet Law Pit Passes, Electric Camping, and VIP Camping. 3-Day General Admission is $149 and General Camping for the entire weekend on one of the festival’s 7,500 campsites is $150. For ticket details and camping info, visit the link below.
Pantera, one of the most successful and influential bands in heavy metal history, have announced its long-awaited return to the stage. They will be touring North America this summer with Lamb of God as special guests. One of the most anticipated tours of 2023, this celebration tour includes original members Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown joined by Zakk Wylde (guitar) and Charlie Benante (drums). In December 2022, they kicked off the highly anticipated return in Mexico City to incredible reviews. Produced by Live Nation, the 20-city tour kicks off on Tuesday, July 28th in Burgettstown, PA at The Pavilion at Star Lake making stops in Milwaukee, Toronto, Austin, Denver, and more before wrapping up in Bristow, VA on September 15th at Jiffy Lube Live. Fans can also see Pantera at their recently announced support dates during Metallica’s North America Stadium tour dates in 2023 & 2024 and headlining major rock festivals in 2023 including Rockfest, Inkcarceration, and more. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, January 27th starting at 10 AM Local Time at the link below
Pantera – paying tribute to the classic 1990s metal band, will be one of the headliners of Aftershock Sacramento 2023, as part of the Danny Wimmer Presents Festivals. The current lineup of the band features Pantera mainstays Philip Anselmo, and Rex Brown, with Zakk Wylde and Charlie Benante. Taking place at Discovery Park in October, weekend passes are on sale now! Many more bands will be announced soon! Pantera just completed a tour of Mexico and South America, will play other American festivals, and will open for Metallica on select dates of the72 Seasons World Tour, and many more to come.
Already off to a flying start, the return of Pantera has been a hot target of attention and controversy. The band performed their first tour dates in 21 years in Mexico and South America. Many consider Zakk Wylde and Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante have been considered by many to be the obvious choices to stand in for to fill Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul’s shoes in this tribute tour. Charlie Benante has gone on record to say new music under the Pantera banner is a possiblitiy. At the same time many others have said this is blasephemous to tour as “Pantera.” In a new interview with Reckless Rock Radio 89.3 KNON FM, transcribed by Blabbermouth.net, longtime producer, a guitar tech, and best friend to Dime and Vinny, Sterling Winfield suggested that Zakk was just one of many guitarists considered. Winfield, a stakeholder in Vinnie Paul’s estate has previously said this is a tribute. Continue reading →
The new lineup of Pantera(Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown, Zakk Wylde, and Charlie Benante) has been booked as the headliner of the 2023 “comeback” edition of Japan’s Loud Park festival. The two-day “limited” event will take place on March 25 at Intex Osaka in Osaka and March 26 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City near Tokyo.
After their biggest year ever this year, Hellfest 2023 has booked headliners Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, and Slipknot! Set to take place June 15-18, 2023 In Clisson, France, the bill also includes Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge And Within Temptation, and more! Headliners for the 2022 edition of Hellfest included Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, Deftones, Ghost, Scorpions, and Korn over two long weekends to make up for the missed pandemic year of 2020.
Pantera, Tool, Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold will headline the 2023 edition of the Welcome To Rockville festival, set to take place May 18-21 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Also scheduled to appear are Deftones, Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Evanescence, Incubus, Queens Of The Stone Age, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, and Coheed & Cambria, among many others. Tickets are on sale now at the link below.
In a new feature here, we recap the biggest stories of the week that was here at Ghost Cult! We went over ten, but we are rebels at heart! This week the big stories include Metallica ending their vinyl club, Slipknot growing the Knotfest brand some more, our Album of The Year countdown coverage, new interviews with Bayside and Candlemass, Damnation Festival review, Led Zeppelin reunion concert stream, remembering Dimebag Darrell, Muddy Roots tickets on sale, a review of Soen and Oceans of Slumber, Ne Obliviscaris returns, a Tool statue drops this week, Crosses (deftones + far) and more! and more.