Philip Anselmo saluted the late Abbott brothers — his departed bandmates in Pantera, the guitarist Dimebag Darrell and the drummer Vinnie Paul — throughout a efficiency by his group Down at Virginia’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival over the weekend.
A month in the past, Pantera’s surviving members confirmed they’d get again collectively later this yr with Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Black Label Society bandleader, and Charlie Benante, the drummer of Anthrax, in place of the brothers.
See video from Anselmo’s tribute to the Pantera icons close to the underside of this submit.
“This subsequent tune goes out to Dimebag and Vince,” Anselmo instructed the gang watching Down’s efficiency at Blue Ridge Rock Fest. (through Blabbermouth)
“I need you all to throw down,” the Pantera lead vocalist continued. “If these motherfucking lyrics, sing this shit with me. That is one known as ‘Lifer.'”
Down, who additionally rely Corrosion of Conformity‘s Pepper Keenan and Crowbar‘s Kirk Windstein as members, carried out a number of songs from their 1995 album, NOLA, at Blue Ridge Rock Fest on Friday (Sept. 9). Anselmo additionally fronts Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals. The reformed Pantera are scheduled to play Mexico’s Heaven & Hell Steel Fest, Knotfest Colombia, Knotfest Chile and Knotfest Brazil in December.
Vinnie Paul, later of Hellyeah, died in 2018 from coronary heart failure. Dimebag was murdered onstage in 2004 throughout a present by his and Paul’s post-Pantera act, Damageplan. Their joint gravesite is in their home state of Texas. Pantera final launched the studio album Reinventing the Steel in 2000.
Down, “Hail the Leaf” + “Lifer” (Dwell – Sept. 9, 2022)
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