Watch Fan-Filmed Footage From Pantera’s Second Live Show In Over 20 Years

Last night (December 6), Pantera’s new lineup, Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), and Charlie Benante (Anthrax), took the stage at the Monterrey Metal Fest in Monterrey, Mexico. You can see some fan-filmed footage from the set below. The concert served as the second Pantera show in over 20 years.

Charlie Benante On The Return Of Pantera: “This Was Never A Reunion”

During an appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Charlie Benante (Anthrax) opened up about his first show with Pantera. The drummer says the band’s return is more of a tribute and it was never meant to be a “reunion.”

Benante said the following:

“Basically, we get up there and there’s a big kabuki curtain in front of us and the four of us just up there. And Philip [Anselmo] came up to the drum riser and we just had this moment where we were shaking hands. We were so excited. And then I looked to Rex [Brown] and I looked to Zakk [Wylde], and the four of us just had this connection.

And before I knew it — boom — we were right into playing ‘A New Level‘. And it was off from that point. And I was looking at the setlist, and I saw the next song coming up, and I was excited about that song. And then that song would finish, and I looked down, and I’m, like, ‘Oh, I fucking love this song. Yeah!’ It was that all night for me — just getting super hyped up about the next song and what was coming up. So I enjoyed myself.”

“Before we went on, Sterling Winfield, who was very close to Dime and Vinnie — he basically engineered the last three records that Pantera did — he brought me a pair of Vinnie‘s old gloves, and he brought me one of Darrell‘s old wristbands that he wore. And I put the wristband on and I played the show with that wristband. And I put the gloves in my pocket. So I had both of them with me that night.”

“This was never a reunion. How can it be a reunion without Vinnie and Dime here? Sometimes people will send me something, and I see things online, and it’s so disrespectful to both Darrell and Vinnie, and it’s totally disrespectful to us too. And it’s just, like, ‘Man, if you don’t wanna come, you don’t have to come.’

One of the first things I said to Philip on the phone, I said, ‘This, to me, is more on an emotional level than any other level.’ This means a lot to me personally, to go out there and represent those guys and represent the Pantera name. And that’s all I’d ever want for me. I don’t care about it financially and stuff like that; this, to me, I had to do this. I didn’t wanna see anybody else playing these songs but me up there.”

Benante further commented on social media as well:

“If I say I wasn’t nervous I’d be lying. The excitement , the fear, the emotions, the love and the work that went into doing this all played a part of what was in my head. When I got up there it had all seemed to disappear ( except for the cold 50 degree weather, 🥶) I looked at @philiphanselmo @rexbrownofficial and @zakkwyldebls and felt the connection, Bam!!!!

New Level started and we were off. I kept looking down at my set list and was getting hyped up for the next song . Thank you #sterlingwinfield for bringing me an old @dimebagdarrell wristband and a pair of @vinniepaul3 old gloves . I wore the wristband and brought the gloves up with me. I had some moments up there like I felt I wasn’t there, I went to some other place.

I think I was Metal meditating , don’t laugh… I’m serious. Thank to the @panteraofficial family, thank you to the crew and the amazing fans who have always been so positive about this. Thank you to @carlaharvey and @miacbenante for listening to me play Pantera songs day in and out. I look forward to seeing you all and having a great time playing these songs and reliving the feeling of what a great band they are!”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Multi-Camera Fan-Filmed Footage Of Pantera’s Entire First Concert In More Than 20 Years

On December 2, Pantera’s new lineup, Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), and Charlie Benante (Anthrax), took the stage at the Hell & Heaven Metal Fest in Toluca, Mexico. Now, multi-camera fan-filmed footage of the entire show has surfaced online. You can check that out below. The concert served as the first Pantera show in over 20 years.

Watch Fan-Filmed Footage From Pantera’s First Live Show In Over 20 Years

Earlier tonight (December 2), Pantera’s new lineup, Phil Anselmo, Rex Brown, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), and Charlie Benante (Anthrax), took the stage at the Hell & Heaven Metal Fest in Toluca, Mexico. You can see some fan-filmed footage from the set below. The concert served as the first Pantera show in over 20 years.

Watch Fan-Filmed Footage Of Pantera’s New Lineup Performing “Cowboys From Hell” During Soundcheck

Tonight (December 2), Pantera will be taking the stage for the first time in over 20 years at the Hell & Heaven Metal Fest in Toluca, Mexico. As such, the band, who now consist of vocalist Phil Anselmo, bassist Rex Brown, guitarist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), and drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax), recently took part in a soundcheck before the big show. You can see some fan-filmed of them running through “Cowboys From Hell” below:

Charlie Benante On The Possibility Of New Pantera Material: “I’m Always Open To The Future”

During a recent interview with BraveWords, Pantera’s new drummer, Charlie Benante (Anthrax), was asked about the possibility of new music from the band. He responded by saying he is “always open to the future.”

Benante said the following about new material:

“Oh man… who knows? Creatively, if we are just flowing and getting going, and things are starting to be really good, musically speaking, you never know what could happen. I’ve got tons of riffs. But we’re putting the cart before the horse. I like the positivity there, but I don’t know how people would react to that either at this point. I think first, let’s get out there and establish that we can play. I’m always open to the future.”

On another note, the drummer also discussed the first phone call he had regarding the gig:

“I’ve always talked to Philip throughout the years… then Phil called me up, and we just talked on the phone. When he said it to me, I said, ‘Absolutely!’ I was ready to do it with them because, as I explained it to him, this was more emotional to me than anything else. It wasn’t about financial gain, or anything like that. I know what those guys meant to me; especially Darrell, I was very close with him. And the same with Vinnie too. But I would talk to Darrell a lot. The one thing that made me feel good about Philip and Rex, they said, ‘There’s no one else that we wanted to do this but you.’ Not just because of my ability, it goes back to my friendship with these guys throughout the years. That hit me on an emotional level. I wouldn’t want to see anybody else up there but me doing this. After I got off the phone with Philip, I was like, that’s it. I’m getting my sh*t together and I’m doing this the right way. And that’s exactly how I approached it.”

Vinnie Paul’s Estate: “There Is No Better Way To Celebrate And Honor Vinnie And Dime’s Legacy, Than To Bring The Music Of Pantera Directly To The Fans”

As previously reported, Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown will soon be returning to the road under the Pantera banner without the late great Abbott brothers, Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell. Now, Vinnie Paul’s estate have officially commented on the situation, saying “there is no better way to celebrate and honor Vinnie and Dime’s legacy, than to bring the music of Pantera directly to the fans.”

The following statement was issued:

“There can never be a PANTERA reunion without Vinnie and Dime. However, there is no better way to celebrate and honor Vinnie and Dime’s legacy, than to bring the music of PANTERA directly to the fans. We are honored that Charlie [Benante] and Zakk [Wylde], their very close friends and musical brothers, will share the stage with Philip and Rex, to unleash the power of PANTERA live around the world. The Vincent Paul Abbott Estate“

Here’s the band’s current dates:

2022:

12/02 Toluca, MEX – Hell & Heaven Metal Fest
12/06 Monterrey, MEX – Monterrey Metal Fest
12/09 Bogotá, COL – Knotfest Colombia
12/11 Santiago, CHL – Knotfest Chile
12/12 Santiago, CHL – Movistar Arena
12/15 São Paulo, BRA – Vibra São Paulo (feat. Judas Priest)
12/18 São Paulo, BRA – Knotfest Brazil

2023:

05/26 Sofia, BUL – Armeets Arena
05/27 Bucharest, ROM – Metalhead Meeting Open Air Festival
05/30 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
05/31 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
06/02-04 Nürburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/02-04 Nuremberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/05 Lodz, POL – Atlas Arena
06/08-10 Hyvinkaa, FIN – Rock Fest
06/10 Solvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/12 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena
06/13 Berlin, GER – Verti Music Hall
06/15 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/21 Hamburg, GER – Edel Optics
06/22-24 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock
06/28-07/01 Vivero, SPA – Resurrection Fest
07/02 Bologna, ITA – The Return Of The Gods Festival

With Metallica and Mammoth WVH:

08/04 East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium
08/11 Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique
08/18 Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
08/25 Los Angeles, CA – Sofi Stadium
09/01 Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium
11/03 St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center
11/10 Detroit, MI – Ford Field

2024:

With Metallica and Mammoth WVH:

08/02 Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
08/09 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
08/16 Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
08/23 Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
08/30 Seattle, WA – Lumen Field

Pantera Share New Teaser For Upcoming Tour

Pantera, who now consist of vocalist Phil Anselmo, bassist Rex Brown, guitarist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), and drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax), have shared a new teaser for their upcoming tour. You can check that out below. The band’s current dates can be found HERE.

Rex Brown On Upcoming Pantera Tour: “This Is Gonna Be One Hell Of A Ride”

Rex Brown has officially commented on Pantera’s new lineup and upcoming tour. The bassist said the following:

“Get ready folks, this is gonna be one Hell of a Ride…And then some!! This was the start of the ZW sessions that grew into a Monster…5 days ‘til Mexico City!! Bolt in…..”

Pantera Announce More European Shows

Pantera, who now consist of vocalist Phil Anselmo, bassist Rex Brown, guitarist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), and drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax), have announced some more European shows. You can find the band’s updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

2022:

12/02 Toluca, MEX – Hell & Heaven Metal Fest
12/06 Monterrey, MEX – Monterrey Metal Fest
12/09 Bogotá, COL – Knotfest Colombia
12/11 Santiago, CHL – Knotfest Chile
12/12 Santiago, CHL – Movistar Arena (feat. Sepultura)
12/15 São Paulo, BRA – Vibra São Paulo (feat. Judas Priest)
12/18 São Paulo, BRA – Knotfest Brazil

2023:

05/26 Sofia, BUL – Armeets Arena
05/27 Bucharest, ROM – Metalhead Meeting Open Air Festival
05/30 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
05/31 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
06/02-04 Nürburgring, GER – Rock Am Ring
06/02-04 Nürnberg, GER – Rock Im Park
06/05 Lodz, POL – Atlas Arena
06/08-10 Hyvinkää, FIN – Rockfest
06/10 Sölvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/12 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena
06/13 Berlin, GER – Verti Music Hall
06/15 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/15-18 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/21 Hamburg, GER – Edel Optics
06/22-24 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock