Heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas, USA. Had featured members: Philip Anselmo (vocals), Dimebag Darrel (guitars), Vinnie Paul (drums and percussion), Rex Brown (bass).
Philip formed Down, and later went on to form Superjoint Ritual. Dimebag and Vinnie Paul (brothers) formed New Found Power, and later renamed the band to Damageplan.
Dimebag was shot and killed by Nathan Gale on December 8, 2004 while performing @ the Alrosa Villa, in Columbus, Ohio.
Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas. They were formed in 1981 by the Abbott brothers, Vinnie Paul (drums) and Dimebag Darrell (guitar), along with vocalist Terry Glaze. Bassist Rex Brown joined the band the next year. Looking for a new and heavier sound, Pantera had Terry replaced in 1987 with Phil Anselmo as the new vocalist. Pantera has sold around 20 million albums. Starting as a glam metal band, Pantera released four albums during the 1980s. For their fifth album, Cowboys from Hell, released in 1990, Pantera introduced a heavier groove metal sound. Their sixth album Vulgar Display of Power, released in 1992, revealed a heavier sound than Cowboys from Hell and their 1994 release of Far Beyond Driven debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200.Continue reading at Wikipedia...
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