The first photos showing the new Pantera lineup have been shared on social media. The reformed band featuring surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass), along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) and drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax), recently started rehearsing together for their upcoming shows across North America, South America, and Europe. Benante shared images on his social media, stating:

“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.”


Grady Champion, who was Dimebag’s guitar tech will be assisting the band on the upcoming tour, has also shared on Instagram an image of him with Wylde, stating:

“This is such a pleasure for me. Seriously. It’s coming. I get to listen to this man and this band play everyday for, I dunno groundhog days. I get to enjoy the artistry of Father Zakk. He’s cooking man, and i’m in the kitchen eating everything. I got to fill in for Stephen Christopher Murillo for a couple of days, and I’m feeling a stronger vibe by the day. I get to play with buttons and pedals like old times, and MOST of all, we are honoring the boys memory. Stronger than all. Here for the right reasons. I’m already 7 cries in.”


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Confirmed Tour Dates (so far): 

12/02 Toluca, MEX @ Foro Pegaso @ 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 

12/18 São Paulo, BRA @ Knotfest Brazil

06/02-04 Nürburg, GER @ Rock am Ring

06/02-04 Nuremberg, GER @ Rock im Park

06/22-24 Oslo, NOR @ Tons Of Rock