GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to Phil Anselmo and the Illegals “A Vulgar Display of Pantera” Livestream


Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, presented in association with Danny Wimmer Presents, will return to the stage this weekend for a very special livestream event featuring the music of Phil’s former band, metal legends Pantera. Phil and his band last performed Pantera classics on their 2019/2020 world tour, which included opening for Slayer’s final tour ever. Dubbed A Vulgar Display Of Pantera, the multi-camera shot, fully live performance will take place on Friday, April 9th, and find the band celebrating the legacy of Pantera with a set featuring select cuts from the band’s five classic albums: Cowboys From Hell, Vulgar Display Of Power, Far Beyond Driven, The Great Southern Trendkill, and Reinventing The Steel! The livestream will also include an opening set by Australian grindcore unit/Housecore recording artist King Parrot. You can win a ticket to watch this weekend for FREE from Ghost Cult! Enter at our Instagram, but act now as the contest ends Thursday, April 8th and the show is Friday!

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Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals Present Exclusive Pantera Livestream


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Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals, presented in association with Danny Wimmer Presents, will return to the stage next month for a very special livestream event featuring the music of Phil’s former band, 1990s metal legends Pantera. Phil and his band last performed Pantera classics on their 2019/2020 world tour, which included opening for Slayer’s final tour ever. Dubbed A Vulgar Display Of Pantera, the multi-camera shot, fully live performance will take place on Friday, April 9th, and find the band celebrating the legacy of Pantera with a set featuring select cuts from the band’s five classic albums: Cowboys From Hell, Vulgar Display Of Power, Far Beyond Driven, The Great Southern Trendkill, and Reinventing The Steel! The livestream will also include an opening set by Australian grindcore unit/Housecore recording artist King Parrot. Watch the trailer now!

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Pantera Crosses The One Billion Streaming Mark


Pantera has shared a post to social media thanking fans for the band reaching 1 Billion streams across platforms such as (in alphabetical order) Amazon, Apple, Deezer, Google, and Spotify. The band joins notable recent bands such as Metallica, Guns N Roses, and Nirvana with over one billion streams. Pantera was founded in 1981 and released nine studio albums total and a live album (not counting compilations and boxed sets), coming to prominence with their fifth and major-label debut, Cowboys From Hell. The band was disbanded by the late brothers, Darrell Lance “Dimebag” Abbott and Vinnie Paul Abbott in 2003. Getcha pull and celebrate!Continue reading


Pantera’s “Far Beyond Driven” Turns 25 Years Old


It’s the mid-nineties and while the economy is flourishing, our president gets cool points for playing the sax on television and we have Super Metroid, we still found the need to complain. And of all the things to moan about during that decade, one of the silliest is to decry the lack of decent metal. Did we all suddenly forget that Pantera dropped possibly the heaviest release to debut atop the Billboard Top 200 in Far Beyond Driven (Eastwest)?Continue reading


Remembering Vinnie Paul Abbott, Metal Drumming Legend 1964-2018


The world lost an amazing drummer and by all accounts a great person when Vinnie Paul Abbott passed away on 6/22/2018 at age 54. As the drummer of Pantera, he formed the battery of the band that would put the metal genre on their backs in the 1990s. Often imitated and never duplicated, Vinnie was heavy influenced by legends from his childhood like Black Sabbath, Metallica, Slayer, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and KISS. However, what he put down behind the kit for more than 30 years was a major source of inspiration for a legion of drummers that followed.Continue reading


Pantera Release Vulgar Display of Power 25 Years Ago


As 1992 began, the name Pantera was still growing steadily after the release of Cowboys From Hell two years prior, but that would all change with the release of Vulgar Display of Power on February 25th. Continue reading


Joe Giron – A Vulgar Display Of Pantera


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Chances are your first memory of a band after you’ve heard the music for the first time was through a photo. There was a time before YouTube videos, massive concert tours, and ubiquitous festivals that the only way you ever saw a band was in a magazine. Now that technology has made it possible for everyone with an iPhone or a decent DSLR camera to think they are a concert photographer, everyone and their mom is trying to shoot and cover bands. However, there is more to pictures of bands than aiming a device in the general direction of the stage; there is an art to capturing the essence of people, on film, or now digitally.

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