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Formed: 1982
From: Dallas, TX, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Background

Formed in Dallas in the early 80's, Pantera was founded by brothers Darrell and Vincent Abbott. Along with Terrence Lee and a bassist named Rex Brown, Pantera joined the glam scene. Producing three records, the band never accomplished what they set out to do. In 1986 the members agreed to replace Terrence Lee with Phillip Anselmo. After Releasing aother album the band recieved a record deal with East West Records.

The groups first release with the new label was 'Cowboys From Hell.' This album put Pantera on the metal map, but did not sell very well because mainstream never picked it up. Two years later Pantera released 'Vulgar Display of Power', which defined Pantera's true aggressive style. The next release (Far Beynd Driven) surprised the world by debuting at number one on the Billboard Charts. Pantera released two more studio albums, and a live album in the following years.

Even though they never reached the status of No.1 again, Pantera built a following by touring for four years straight. Pantera have toured with everyone from Slayer (2001) to Rob Zombie (1996). They have also been featured on the Ozzfest on many occasions. Needless to say Pantera are still playing and preaching the same metal that made them metal icons in the early 90's.

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Pantera - "3 Vulgar Videos from Hell " DVD cover image - Click to read review

Pantera - "3 Vulgar Videos from Hell "

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"Rock bands of today simply do not release videos like this."

Rated 5.0 out of 5 skulls

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No cover art found for Pantera - "Reinventing The Steel" CD - Click to read review

Pantera - "Reinventing The Steel"

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Pantera - "Official Live: 101 Proof"

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Pantera - "The Great Southern Trendkill"

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Pantera - "Far Beyond Driven"

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No cover art found for Pantera - "Vulgar Display Of Power" CD - Click to read review

Pantera - "Vulgar Display Of Power"

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No cover art found for Pantera - "Cowboys From Hell" CD - Click to read review

Pantera - "Cowboys From Hell"

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