Pantera Handbook - Everything you need to know about Pantera
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. Tensions began to surface amongst the band members when Phil Anselmo became addicted to heroin in 1995. This resulted in the recording sessions for The Great Southern Trendkill, released in 1996, to be held separately. The ongoing tension lasted for another seven years, in which only one studio album, Reinventing the Steel, released in 2000, was recorded. Pantera went on hiatus in 2001, but was disbanded by the Abbott brothers in 2003 after concluding Anselmo would not return to the band. The Abbott brothers went on and subsequently formed Damageplan, while Anselmo began work on several side projects, including Down in which Rex Brown joined as well. Any hopes of a reunion were lost on December 8, 2004, when Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed onstage by a deranged fan during a Damageplan concert in Columbus, Ohio. This book is your ultimate resource for Pantera. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Pantera's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Contents, Pantera, 1984 in music, 1990 in music, 1992 in music, 1994 in music, 5 Minutes Alone, Alive and Hostile E.P., Arson Anthem, Becoming (song), Behind the Music, Billboard, Black Sabbath, Bob Kakaha, Cat Scratch Fever (song), Cemetery Gates, Concrete Marketing, Cowboys from Hell, Cowboys from Hell: The Videos, Cowboys from Hell (song), Crown Royal, Dallas Stars, Damageplan, David Allan Coe, Derek Shulman, Dimebag Darrell, Down (band), Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow, Down III: Over the Under, Drag the Waters, Exhorder, Eyehategod, Far Beyond Driven, Floods (Pantera song), For Those About to Rock (film), Gasoline (band), Godsmackand more pages!Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.
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