Pantera is one of the heaviest bands in the world.
Pantera are the Kings of Speed!!!!!!!!!!!
>>By Hitman (Tuesday, 12 Nov 2002 19:14)
IF YOU SEE THEM IN CONCERT
YOU ARE IN FOR A REAL TREAT......
THEY BLOW ANYBODY AND EVERYBODY
OFFSTAGE......TRUE TEXAS METAL..........
>>By TEXAS COWBOY FROM HELL (Saturday, 28 Dec 2002 14:49)
pantera is awsome possum
>>By fool (Wednesday, 8 Jan 2003 06:18)
PHIL GARGGLES NAILS FOR BREAKFAST,PUKES THE BLOOD OUT AND STARTS SINGING TO BRING HELL TO YOUR HEADS!!!!!!GOTTA BE A WORSHIPPER
>>By FORHEKKSET (Saturday, 1 Feb 2003 00:34)
pantera fucken rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i use 2 be a small fan of pantera, untill i watched the pantera boxset, then i fell totally in love with them! the have put a whole differant view to good music since i have listened 2 them. anyone who says they are shit must be fucked up!!!!
fav quote - 'and sheeee, tripped over my penis' - phil(vulgar video)
>>By somefreakygirl (Sunday, 2 Feb 2003 22:21)
dime = best fucking guitarist!
>>By fuck pop music! (Tuesday, 4 Mar 2003 14:05)
I met Phil Anselmo at a Machine Head/Vision of Disorder concert in Tulsa Oklahoma. That guy is fuckin scary. He was drunk, wearing a eyehategod shirt and he is fucking big. Cool as shit though
>>By spliff (Friday, 25 Apr 2003 23:03)
Absolutely the most underrated band in the world of hard rock/heavy metal. They've sold somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 million albums, and the only time you see them on t.v. is when mtv or vh1 invite vinnie and dime to talk about some other band for a countdown show. Pantera remains what Metallica should've been...they f'n rule.
>>By Buzz (Monday, 12 May 2003 09:47)
ist the most violent group of trash metal
>>By slayer (Thursday, 12 Jun 2003 23:21)
PANTERA IS AN AWESOME BAND EVEN MY BOYFRIEND LIKES
IT. PANTERA IS KOOLER THAN SYSTEM OF A DOWN AND
ALL THAT OTHER CRAP.
>>By psycho (Wednesday, 25 Jun 2003 17:34)
Pantera, Down and Superjoint Ritual KICK ASS!!! I escpecially love Philip Anselmo!!!
>>By Demented Soul (Sunday, 27 Jul 2003 22:01)
I heard Pantera is pretty much cashed. Anyone hear if they're going to head back into the studio or even talking? Word on the pavement is Superjoint is pretty much it for Phil.
Shit the bed....
>>By Sexibeast (Wednesday, 3 Dec 2003 19:02)
Even if they're done and gone they left a fuckin legend!
All hail the cowboys from hell!
>>By Shredder420 (Thursday, 22 Jan 2004 06:22)
it fucking suck that pantera is gone but we still got the old cds man there music was everything i wanted my band to sound like but for dime and vinnie keep your heads up you to are the band know keep kicking ass
>>By bigslog23 (Saturday, 28 Feb 2004 21:29)
My mate has just recently got me into PanterA...I must say,after watchin the whole boxset - they FUCKIN RAWK!!!!...although I didn't need to tell you guy's that...shame they split up though
>>By endless_nameless (Friday, 2 Apr 2004 03:15)
Pantera is one of the badest bands if you dis them and your into rock then you diserve an ass whooping
>>By Joshy (Monday, 24 May 2004 18:10)
Pantera are amazing, wish they would sort out their differences and make another record
>>By FUCKING HOSTILE (Wednesday, 4 Aug 2004 04:23)
Pantera fucking rock my first tatoo was CFH on my right arm all hail the mighty Pantera
>>By CFH 001 (Friday, 3 Sep 2004 12:15)
R.I.P. Dime Bag. We will miss you so much!!!
>>By ~Nosferontos~ (Thursday, 9 Dec 2004 17:37)
R.I.P ... dam Dime bags gone ... he'll be missed alot ... im not the only one to feel this way
>>By eyes_of_deceased (Thursday, 9 Dec 2004 22:06)
Yeah... We'll miss him. :'(
>>By The Ass Owl (Friday, 10 Dec 2004 03:10)
Dimebag Darrell was killed on Wed. Dec. 8 by gunshot in Columbus, Ohio, USA. His band Damageplan was playing at the AlRosa Villa on Sinclair Rd. (West side of Columbus) .
>>By inzpektor (Friday, 10 Dec 2004 09:06)
i hope the person who shot dimebag is, "in tears for all eternity" -opeth
>>By Machine_of_Undertow (Friday, 10 Dec 2004 09:12)
all i have to say is that the world is a fucked up place if a musician cant have the freedom to choose which band he WANTS to be in or cant play a gig without fear of being killed. Dimebag i know you'll be giving those angels in haven some hell headaches with your skills we'll miss you
>>By mum23 (Friday, 10 Dec 2004 10:42)
PHILIP ANSELMO: 'DIMEBAG DARRELL Deserves To Be Beaten Severely' - Dec. 1, 2004
In a lengthy interview published in the "Xmas 2004" issue of Metal Hammer magazine, ex-PANTERA/curent SUPERJOINT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo spoke extensively about the breakup of his previous band and the status of all of his musical projects, among many other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow:
On Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul's claim that Philip left PANTERA without telling them he was leaving:
"Well, they have phones as well. And they weren't communicating with me. Their way of communication was through, so they would send their errand girl to call me up and see where my head was at. Now that was pretty offensive, so I didn't play that game, and time passed. And I don't let time pass, I have to do something, I can't sit on my ass and just do nothing, I have to do something, and it must be musical. When I don't use my gift I become defunct and I become clumsy and I become useless. It's a terrible feeling to be that vulnerable.
"When you use your gift, you're on top of the world. You feel worth something, you know? You feel that you've done something, and you have, you've created. I've done that with many, many, many bands on my own time, and I was always there whenever PANTERA called to do the next record, the next tour, whatever it took, and I was always 100% there."
On what went wrong with PANTERA:
"Through devotion to and scheduling with PANTERA, a lot of things got pushed to the side — and the incarnation of other great bands like DOWN which I was part of took a lot of time and whatnot. Everything has its turn, and when it was SUPERJOINT RITUAL's turn, I felt at the time that PANTERA had done its greatest tour we'd ever done, which was with SLAYER and MORBID ANGEL in the United States. We were in Ireland when the 9/11 terrorist attacks took place in New York. We were stuck there for seven or eight days and the tour was called off because of the turbulence. After that it seemed there was a great… distancing.
"I think, more or less, it lies between Dimebag and I. There was never a point when he could not get drunk. Which was pretty much every day. And now I'm hearing it's worse than ever.
"He would attack me, vocally. And just knowing that he was so much smaller than me I could kill him like a fuckin' piece of vapor, you know, he would turn into vapour — his chin would, at least, if I fuckin' smacked it. And he knows that. The world should know that. So physically, of course, he deserves to be beaten severely.
"But of course, that's criminal and I won't do such a thing… Really, I just let him prattle on. I grew very tired of it very quickly, and whenever it came up, like it has come up today, I just chose to wish them the best of luck. And in all honesty I really wish that they would be men, which is very hard for them, figuring that they were living in their mother's house until they're 30 years old. In comparison, I was on the street by choice at the age of 15, living anywhere I could — but living, and successfully living, through my will."
On what it was that caused his friendship with Dimebag Darrell to turn sour:
"I think that there's a lot inside of Darrell… from what I've seen of Dimebag in the past, he had some great tragedy in his family, and of course that's Vinnie's family as well. I don't think that they were ever given or ever allowed time to really heal from that. The anger and the hatred and the drunken nights of just screaming in my face, with me sitting there taking it and holding both of my hands just to not hit the guy… I grew weary of that. I was sick of being his whipping post, y'know, and I just politely, or unpolitely, excused myself.
"I think I proved clearly to everybody what I was in PANTERA! And what I was was a unique, unbelievably magnetic frontman that had not been around since the days of Robert Plant and Ozzy Osbourne. I am one in a million. . . I have staying power! I have a devoted following that would do anything for me! Anything that I say. And there's not many people that can say that, that are in my position.
"As far as their product that they put out [referring to DAMAGEPLAN — Ed.], our product that they put out, it was obvious that I was very much involved with arranging the songs, I was very much involved with the integrity of the songs. . . The integrity and the moulding of the songs, the creating, the putting together of the song. Y'know, it was my job to do the sequencing for the record, it was my job to lyrically stun the audience. And I think they failed on every account. And the world speaks for it."
"When you see a group of guys that are not hungry any more… Honestly, between me and the world now, in my heart of hearts I believe it hurt them more not to receive the money that they were going to get — that we were all going to get — for putting out that record, than me leaving the band. They always feared me. They always were different than me. They always had their circle of friends and I had my circle of friends. Their jealousy level was incredible! Y'know, anyone that was close to me outside the band would be treated like fucking serfs or servants by the Abbott brothers. And y'know, that never… that never… never worked very well for me."
On Dimebag's implication in interviews that Anselmo has returned to heroin:
"What a stupid man. What a shallow, stupid man. How would he know what I do? And by the way, I've been fucking bone-sober for three and a half years now. Anybody who has seen me on stage, anybody who has seen the shape of my body and the size of my arms, and the fucking burning desire in my eyes, knows that I am fuckin'… I drink four beers and I have a buzz now. Gimme a break. I couldn't even say that in my twenties."
On the possibility of a PANTERA reunion:
"It would take a lot of soul-searching. It would take a lot of negotiation. And we'll see. In the end, it's what's most important to the fans.
"That's the last time I'm ever — you can put this in your article — this is the last time I am ever talking about PANTERA."
>>By ~Nosferontos~ (Monday, 13 Dec 2004 05:59)
By ANITA CHANG, Associated Press Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The man who shot former Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and three other men to death at a nightclub was obsessed with the popular heavy metal band and made bizarre accusations against it, a onetime friend said in reports published Friday.
Jeramie Brey said gunman Nathan Gale once showed up at a friend's house saying he wanted to share songs he had written. The pages of lyrics were copied from Pantera, but Gale claimed he had written them, Brey said.
"He was off his rocker," Brey told The Columbus Dispatch. "He said they were his songs, that Pantera stole them from him and that he was going to sue them."
He later told Brey that he planned to sue Pantera for stealing his identity. Brey and friend Dave Johnson said Gale's behavior frightened them and they distanced themselves from him several years ago. But other friends said they never considered Gale capable of violence.
On Wednesday night, the 25-year-old former Marine charged the stage at a show by Abbott's new band, Damageplan, and gunned down four people including Abbott before a policeman fatally shot him.
Police said Friday they still didn't know Gale's motive, and they may never find out. Some witnesses said Gale yelled accusations that the revered guitarist broke up Pantera, but police had not verified those reports.
An imposing figure at 6-foot-3, Gale had made people uneasy even at the tattoo parlor, staring and locking them into conversations about heavy metal music. When he played offensive line for the semi-pro Lima Thunder football team, he psyched himself up before games by piping Pantera into his headphones, coach Mark Green said.
But Green had not pegged Gale as the type to go on a shooting rampage.
"It wasn't like he was a loner," Green said.
Gale had had minor run-ins with police since 1997 but wasn't considered a troublemaker, according to police in his hometown of Marysville, 25 miles northwest of Columbus.
Gale had served with the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina until November 2003, when he was discharged after less than half of the typical four-year stint, Marine spokeswoman Gunnery Sgt. Kristine Scarber said. She declined to explain the discharge, citing privacy rules.
A few hours before the shooting, Gale had showed up at Marysville's Bears Den Tattoo Studio, where often he stared at people and forced them into conversations, manager Lucas Bender said.
"He comes in here and likes to hang out when he's not wanted," Bender said. "The most pointless conversations."
On Wednesday he asked about having the studio order tattoo equipment for him, tattoo artist Bo Toler said. Toler told him no, and Gale got angry and started yelling, he said.
"Last night was actually the first time I noticed his temper," Toler said.
No one answered the door Thursday at the Marysville home of Gale's mother, Mary Clark. A message left on her cell phone was not returned.
The violence at the smoke-filled Alrosa Villa club came just after the opening notes by Damageplan, the band formed by Abbott and his brother, drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, after they left Pantera. Gale dodged two band members, grabbed Darrell Abbott and shot him at least five times in the head, witnesses and police said.
In less than five minutes, Gale had also killed Erin Halk, 29, a club employee who loaded band equipment; fan Nathan Bray, 23, of nearby Grove City; and band bodyguard Jeff Thompson, 40.
Two other band employees, Chris Paluska and John Brooks, remained in a hospital Friday morning with undisclosed injuries. Paluska was listed in good condition and Brooks in serious condition.
On 911 tapes released by authorities, one caller said, "I heard quite a few gunshots and I think somebody in the band definitely has been shot."
A short time later a man called and said: "He's on stage right now. He's got a gun." A moment later, the man said, "He just shot again," and then, "He's got a gun to somebody's head."
Despite a drizzle and temperatures in the 40s, more than 200 people turned up for a vigil Thursday night in the club's parking lot.
Shawn Sweeney, 22, played "old-school Pantera" on an acoustic guitar as a half-dozen young men held a blue tarp over his head and sang along as a crowd gathered.
"This is beautiful, this is absolutely beautiful," Sweeney said
>>By ~Nosferontos~ (Monday, 13 Dec 2004 06:01)
i was just reading what that junkie asshole Phil Anselmo said about pantera and dimebag and i have one thing to say to him. GROW UP!!! do you know how childlike you sound?? i dont know who you think you are but to speak so ill about someone who helped to bring you all that money and fame. IT WASNT JUST YOU!!! yeah you have a kick arse voice but it's about the music isnt it?? dimebag, rex and vinnie were pantera. sure they might of got pissed all the time but at least they didnt hide a drug problem from everyone. i used to totally love you phil i thought you were sex on a stick but now all i think of you is that you are just another washed out junkie piece of shit. i hope you choke on your words
>>By mum23 (Tuesday, 14 Dec 2004 10:32)
Phil Anselmo....Who the fuck does he think he is? Every interview I've ever heard or read since I got into Pantera when I was a kid back in the beginning, Phil Anselmo has just bigged himself up all the time. I am the best singer I am tough I am the most kick ass front man ever...NO you're not!! You do your job very well but you aint no Robet Plant or Paul Rodgers or Ray Gillen man....so get your head from up your ass and back of with the self love.....you insecure fuck!!! Now I can understand why Pantera split with an asshole like you. Shades of Axl Rose I think!!!
>>By Da Blues (Tuesday, 14 Dec 2004 14:06)
I feelvery sorry'cause Dimmy's death.fucking stupid killer.I heard that he blames Dimmy for the end of group Pantera,but I don't know despite of I'm very suprised that exist so stupid people to kill such great person ans so good guitarist.PAIN why
let your soul fly away?Dimebag we will remember you!
>>By yrek (Monday, 7 Feb 2005 12:08)
Last night i watched VH1's Behind the music with Pantera. I had to force myself not to cry. It was just so fucking shocking when they showed clips from the gig where Dime lost his life. I usually don't get so emotional with this kinda stuff, but Dime was something special. He still is.
As for Anselmo, i think he's sincerely regretting all that shit talking. None of us can never really know what was going on inside Pantera, and probably never will. I still understand why Vinnie and Dime's girlfriend didn't want Phil to attend Dime's funeral. Shit was messed-up, but when Anselmo says he lost a brother, i truly believe that. We all did.
>>By T.Montana (Saturday, 15 Jul 2006 12:05)
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