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:

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

Charlie Benante Shares Photos From Pantera Rehearsals

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 started rehearsing for their upcoming tour. Benante shared some photos from the sessions on Instagram, along with the following message:

“2 weeks in NOLA with these boys, it’s been a lot of work but how could it not?. So much heart and soul is going into it.This is all about the Love for Vinnie and Dime ,the fans and the music that these 4 created.I’m really enjoying playing these songs -they sound Great! It’s very emotional and it’s just starting to hit me… see you soon, I need a drink 🥃”

Zakk Wylde Says He Is Using YouTube To Learn Pantera Songs

During a recent appearance on “Sunday With Ola,” Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) opened up about having to fill in for the late great “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott on Pantera’s upcoming tour. Notably, the guitarist mentioned that he has been using YouTube to learn some of his parts.

Wylde said the following:

“There’s always been talks about it, for years, especially when Vinnie was still alive. And it was just, like, well, I’ll just wait till that day comes. ‘If you guys decide you wanna do it, you know I’m always gonna be here for ya.’ Phil called me up one night, and he was just, like, ‘Zakk, I was talking with Rex. We’re thinking about doing this. We were wondering if you would wanna honor Dime.’ And I was, like, ‘Of course, man.’ How could I say no? So now, it was just, like, ‘All right. Well, send me the songs for the setlist so I can start learning this stuff, man.'”

He continued when asked if has started learning the material:

“Yeah, of course. I’ve been working on it for a while now. I had to get a whammy pedal. I never owned one of those things. Grady [Champion, who was Dimebag’s guitar tech throughout his career with PANTERA] will probably be running that thing, the guy who ran it for Dimebag. So, yeah, I’m a proud owner of a whammy pedal now. [Laughs] And I’ve got my Dime guitars, the ones that actually he gave me… I’ve got my rig. Obviously, what Dime used that I don’t use, obviously, is noise gate. Obviously, if you’re gonna be doing [hums ‘Cowboys From Hell’ main riff]… My stuff, it’s just pure lightning all the time. If I’m gonna stop, you stop. Dime would have, like, two distortion pedals on at the same time. I remember in his rig, he goes, ‘Zakk, what pedals do you use?’ My overdrive pedals — he had one of those things in his board. I go, ‘Dime, it’s probably not even panning anything ’cause you’ve got so much overdrive on there.’ But for him, there wasn’t enough gate. He loved it. And there’s an art to controlling it.”

He also added the following when asked if there are any songs or solos he is worried about playing:

“To me, it’s just like learning Randy’s [Rhoads] stuff [to play with Ozzy Osbourne], whether we’re doing ‘Mr. Crowley’ or ‘I Don’t Know’ or anything. To me, it’s fun. But whether we’re playing ‘Goddamn Electric’, that solo’s beyond… I mean, all the solos are blazing; they’re all awesome. It’s gonna be fun when you’re playing ‘Walk’, and stuff like that, or ‘Cowboys From Hell’ or anything like that. Some of the other ones that we’ve got on there like… I mean, ‘A New Level’ and stuff like that — those are all cool. I think I may have gone on your web site, just to see ‘Becoming’, watching you play. Any of these things that I got stumped on, I was, like, ‘What the hell was that?’ I would just go, ‘How to play…’ and I’d go on to YouTube and just see all these other amazing players playing the stuff… For me, that’s the whole thing, too — playing it with the record is one thing, but then you take the record away and it’s, like, ‘All right. Play it for me.’ It’s a guideline. It’s like cover by numbers; you know where you’re going. Or taking the GPS off your car. It’s, like, ‘All right, do you remember how to get back down to Hollywood?’ You’re, like, ‘Zakk, I have no idea. I was following the GPS the whole time.'”

Wylde went on to say that he plans to meet with the band this month:

“I’ll be hooking up with the fellows. And then we just start going over everything and just go probably light pads, go over it nice and quiet, until we can start… so we start firing it up and just go full volume.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Zakk Wylde On Playing Dimebag’s Parts On Upcoming Pantera Tour: “No Matter What I Do, It’s Going To Sound Like Me”

During a recent interview with Guitar World, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society) opened up about having to fill in for the late great “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott on Pantera’s upcoming tour. The guitarist says no matter how faithfully he plays the material, it is still going to sound like him.

Wylde said the following:

“No matter what I do, it’s going to sound like me. I can practice all I want and stay as faithful as I want, but I am never going to escape that. It’s like if Randy Rhoads were to play Eddie Van Halen’s ‘Eruption’. No matter what he did, it would sound like Randy playing, not Eddie. You’re never going to mistake Randy for Eddie or Eddie for Randy, and it’s the same thing here with me playing Dime’s stuff.”

“I am going to go in, learn the parts, be as faithful to what Dime did as possible, and just be me. I’m gonna have fun with it, knowing that I am not expecting myself to sound like Dime, and no one else should either, which is how it is when I play with Ozzy or whatever else.”

He went on to say that he may use “some of Dime’s heads, pedals, or the cabs” as well:

“I’ll be using my guitars, effects, and pedals, a lot of the pedals that Dime actually gave me, and yeah, I’ll definitely be using some of Dime’s pedals and stuff, too. I’m still working out how it’ll all come together, but I am looking forward to seeing how it all flows once I do. Dime’s tech, Grady [Champion], is gonna be coming down too, which is great. I’ve got my tech, but it’ll be great to have Grady here to help pay tribute to Dime.”

Zakk Wylde On Upcoming Pantera Tour: “It’s A Celebration Of Pantera And All The Mountains They Conquered”

During a recent interview with Ultimate Guitar, Zakk Wylde discussed Pantera’s upcoming tour. According to him, the trek will serve as “a celebration of Pantera and all the mountains they conquered.”

Wylde said the following:

“The fellas… There was always word about that going around. And I just always said, ‘That’s up to the guys.’ It’s almost kind of like, the way I always viewed it, if Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding called up Eric Clapton because Eric and Jimi, they’re all friends. And they’re just like, ‘Eric, we’re gonna get together, and we’re gonna go honor Jimi. Would you sing and play Jimi’s stuff?’ Of course Eric would do it. I mean, that’s his buddy. Of course, I would do it.

It’s like, ‘Zack, would you ever do it?’ It’s like, ‘Well, of course I’m going to do it. Why would I not?’ I’m going to do best job I can, obviously, but that’s not my decision, that’s the guys. Back in the day with Vinnie, there were discussions, and then, after Vinnie passed away, I didn’t think anything would ever happen. I remember Phill called me one night, and was like, ‘Zakk, me and Rex would really love it if you would honor Dime.’

And I was like, ‘Of course, guys, I would always be here to honor Dime and all your achievements.’ The way I looked at it – It’s just a bunch of friends getting together, honoring their buddies, you know what I mean?”

It was so funny, because somebody was like, ‘It’s not Pantera!’ Of course it’s not Pantera. [laughs] It’s Phill, Rex and two of their buddies getting together to honor Dime, Vinnie and all their achievements. It’s a celebration of Pantera and all the mountains they conquered. It’s the way I look at it.”

Zakk Wylde Launches Online Guitar Course “Zakk Wylde Berzerker Guitar Camp”

Zakk Wylde has joined forces with Riffhard to launch an online guitar course called “Zakk Wylde Berzerker Guitar Camp.” The class also includes contributions from the guitarist’s Black Label Society bandmate Dario Lorina. More information can be found HERE.

The following was said about the course:

“The online course is broken down into 10 sections with over 94 individual videos and over 12 hours of lessons for the student to dive into. In each section, Zakk offers insight into each topic being explored and shows firsthand how they play and learn these integral parts of guitar playing. The lessons will enhance all players’ knowledge of the guitar in fun and informative videos as only Zakk can deliver.

The course breakdown for the Zakk Wylde Berzerker Guitar Camp is:

Section 1: Welcome
Section 2: Palm Muting and Power Chords
Section 3: Harmonics
Section 4: Open Chords/Inversions
Section 5: Scale Basics & Pentatonics
Section 6: Diatonic Modes & Licks
Section 7: Bending And Vibrato
Section 8: Arpeggios, Triads & 7TH Chords
Section 9: Putting It All Together
Section 10: Bonus Section – Chicken Picking”

Wylde added:

“We’re gonna be going through a whole bunch of stuff. We’re gonna be going through scales, diatonic, pentatonic, intervallic studies, chords, a whole bunch of songs and stuff like that. Nowhere in this course is going to help your bench press or your deadlift and it definitely won’t help you pick up any chicks or get a date. Welcome to Zakk Wylde’s berserker guitar course.”

Ozzy Osbourne Premieres New Song “Nothing Feels Right” Featuring Zakk Wylde

Ozzy Osbourne has teamed up with his longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde for a new song titled “Nothing Feels Right.” That track is from the frontman’s new album “Patient Number 9,” which will be released on September 9.