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Pantera - 


ALBUMS:
1983 Metal Magic
1984 Projects in the Jungle
1985 I Am the Night
1988 Power Metal
1990 Cowboys from Hell
1992 Vulgar Display of Power
1994 Far Beyond Driven
1996 The Great Southern Trendkill
2000 Reinventing the Steel


Formed: 1981
Disbanded: 2003

 
The Heavy-Metal Texas USA-based outfit Pantera, Spanish for 'Panther', started out as a local club cover-band in 1981, consisting of vocalist Lee Glaze, guitarist Darrell 'Diamond' Abbott, bassist Rex 'Rocker' Brown and drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott.

Two years later the foursome released their debut album, "Metal Magic", which was supported with their first national tour alongside Dokken and Quiet Riot.

"Projects In The Jungle" followed in 1984 and a year later was released "I Am The Night", the last album on which Glaze appeared.

The remaining members spent the next years looking for a new vocalist and finally in 1988 Pantera returned to action with Philip Anselmo on vocals issuing their fourth album, "Power Metal".

Two years later, the band, emerged with a radical change in direction releasing the Atco Records debut "Cowboys From Hell"; the record, their first to chart on The Billboard 200, was supported by tour dates in America and Europe.
The band's audience continued to grow and their sixth effort, 1992's "Vulgar Display Of Power", crashed into the top 50 of The Billboard 200 Albums chart and went on to sell in excess of 2 million copies in U.S. alone. It also charted in U.K. where the single "Walk" hit the top 40.

After the founder member Diamond Darrell decided to change his name to Dimebag Darrell, the group released the next album, "Far Beyond Driven", which arrived in the spring of 1994 and shot to #1 on The Billboard Top 200 chart, the CD was also well received in the U.K. where climbed into the top 3 of the National Albums chart; its main single, the cover of Black Sabbath's "Planet Caravan", reached the #21 position on The Mainstream Rock chart.
1996's "The Great Southern Trendkill" was another commercial success, the album hit #4 on The Billboard Top 200 list and made it into top 20 in Britain.

During the following years the group released two live albums and frontman Anselmo started his own projects.
Pantera returned in the top 40 of The Mainstream Rock Tracks in the second half of 1999 when the band released as a single the cover of Ted Nugent's "Cat Scratch Fever", a song taken from the soundtrack of the movie "Detroit Rock City".

In March of 2000 the group re-emerged with a new studio effort entitled "Reinventing The Steel" which reached the #4 slot on The Billboard Top 200 chart, it included the Mainstream Rock top 30 hit "Revolution Is My Name".
At the start of 2003 the Abbott brothers announced their new project, New Found Power, that was later re-christened Damageplan.

On December 8, 2004, tragedy struck the band; just before Damageplan took the stage at a club in Columbus, Ohio, a young man shot Dimebag Darrell with a handgun a number of times at close range; three other people were killed including the band's head of security.

Two years later, Vinnie Paul founded the supergroup HELLYEAH.

February 25, 2012 marked the 20-year anniversary for "Vulgar Display Of Power", now widely acknowledged as one of Metal's most enduring and influential masterworks. To celebrate, Rhino Records channels the album's relentless blitzkrieg of musical aggression onto a 2-disc Deluxe Edition. The collection features the debut of "Piss", an incendiary blast of vintage Pantera from the original recording sessions. Along with the unreleased song, the CD/DVD set, which drops May 15, 2012, also features unreleased video of the quartet performing six songs at the Monsters Of Rock show in Reggio Emilia, Italy on September 12, 1992.

http://www.100xr.com/artists/P/Pantera.htm
| Closed on 12/16/12 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
10 Fans 
20%a. 10 (KICKS ASS)
40%b. 7-9 (AWESOME)
20%c. 5-6 (Liked most of their stuff)
10%d. 1-4 (No interest / never heard of them)
10%e. SCARY!!

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#5 | 654 days ago

Great band. I've seen them twice. Once opening for Slayer and once opening for Black Sabbath.
7-9 (AWESOME)  
  
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#1 | 654 days ago
Nick__ (+)

(Edited by Nick__)
 
Cowboys From Hell, Cemetary Gates and Walk are my all-time favorite songs, from them!

PAN-TER-A!     PAN-TER-A!  yes

R.I.P - Dimebag Darrell!




Ahh come on


Under the lights where we stand tall 
Nobody touches us at all 
Showdown, shootout, spread fear within, without 
We're gonna take what's ours to have 
Spread the word throughout the land 
They say the bad guys wear black 
We're tagged and can't turn back 

You see us comin' 
And you all together run for cover 
We're takin over this town 

Here we come reach for your gun 
And you better listen well my friend, you see 
It's been slow down below, 
Aimed at you we're the cowboys from hell 
Deed is done again, we've won 
Ain't talking no tall tales friend 
'Cause high noon, your doom 
Comin' for you we're the cowboys from hell
10 (KICKS ASS)  
#2 | 654 days ago

RESPECT...now i gotta WALK (forreal, I gotta get an MRI)
7-9 (AWESOME)  
#3 | 654 days ago

I wonder if we'll smile in our coffins
while loved ones mourn the day,
the absence of our faces,
living, laughing, eyes awake.
Is this too much for them to take?

Too young for one's conclusion, the lifestyle won.
Such values you taught your son.
That's how.

Look at me now.
I'm broken.
Inherit my life.

One day we all will die, a cliched fact of life.
Force fed to make us heed.
Inbred to sponge our bleed.
Every warning, a leaking rubber,
a poison apple for mingled blood.

Too young for one's delusion the lifestyle cost
Venereal Mother embrace the loss.
That's how

Look at you now.
You're broken
Inherit your life. heartyes
10 (KICKS ASS)  
#4 | 654 days ago
Nick__ (+)

derms33 wrote:
RESPECT...now i gotta WALK (forreal, I gotta get an MRI)
Good luck!  Hope nothing's damaged!
10 (KICKS ASS)  
#5 | 654 days ago

Great band. I've seen them twice. Once opening for Slayer and once opening for Black Sabbath.
7-9 (AWESOME)  
#6 | 654 days ago
Nick__ (+)

NIIIIIIICE!  yes

I saw them once....I think it was at Alpine, but, can't remember what concert it was part of?  In fact, I barely remember the fact that I saw them preform?  (headscratch)
10 (KICKS ASS)  
#7 | 654 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
Pretty sure Jason made me listen to a few songs by them. I was terrified. No dice.





(edit: Ha..There is a scary option.)
SCARY!!  
#8 | 654 days ago

Nick__ wrote:
Good luck!  Hope nothing's damaged!
got hit by a Drunk Driver on 10/20...still sore, think I got a few herniated discs
7-9 (AWESOME)  
#9 | 654 days ago

derms33 wrote:
got hit by a Drunk Driver on 10/20...still sore, think I got a few herniated discs
whoa dude, glad you are ok....
10 (KICKS ASS)  
#10 | 654 days ago
Nick__ (+)

derms33 wrote:
got hit by a Drunk Driver on 10/20...still sore, think I got a few herniated discs
surprise

Thank god you are alive!

Hope you heel quickly! 

F**kin idiots!  angry  smh
10 (KICKS ASS)  
#11 | 653 days ago

Nick__ wrote:
surprise

Thank god you are alive!

Hope you heel quickly! 

F**kin idiots!  angry  smh
62 year old guy with multiple dui and if he was a few inches over on the car, I may not be here...positive...not my car, but i was driving...gonna let the lawyers settle it now
7-9 (AWESOME)  

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