Pantera

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Groove Metal (Heavy Metal) band from Texas (USA).

Pantera was formed in 1981 by brothers - Vincent Paul Abbott (Vinnie Paul, drums) and Darrell Lance Abbott (Diamond "Dimebag" Darrell, guitar) with bassist Rex Brown (Rex "Rocker") and Terry Glaze (vocals). Pantera released 4 albums in the 80's (the last one, "Power Metal" from 1988 features new vocalist, Phil Anselmo). Their early work did not achieve commercial success. In 1990 Pantera released their commercial debut album "Cowboys from Hell". Pantera would go on to release two extremely successful albums; "Vulgar Display of Power" and "Far Beyond Driven". In 2003, three years after Pantera's last studio album, "Reinventing the Steel", the band split up after troubles with vocalist Phil Anselmo committing to the band.

On December 8th 2004, Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed onstage while performing with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio by Nathan Gale, a schizophrenic former US Marine.
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Albums

MMR 1283 Pantera - Metal Magic album art Pantera Metal Magic (Album) Metal Magic Records MMR 1283 US 1983 Sell This Version
MMR 1984, MMR-1984 Pantera - Projects In The Jungle album art Pantera Projects In The Jungle (Album) Metal Magic Records, Metal Magic Records MMR 1984, MMR-1984 US 1984 Sell This Version
MMR 1985C Pantera - I Am The Night album art Pantera I Am The Night (Album) Metal Magic Records MMR 1985C US 1985 Sell This Version
MMR-1988C Pantera - Power Metal album art Pantera Power Metal (Album) Metal Magic Records MMR-1988C US 1988 Sell This Version
7567-91372-4 Pantera - Cowboys From Hell album art Pantera Cowboys From Hell (Album) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 7567-91372-4 Argentina 1990 Sell This Version
91758 Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power album art Pantera Vulgar Display Of Power (Album) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 91758 US 1991 Sell This Version
7567-92302-2 Pantera - Far Beyond Driven album art Pantera Far Beyond Driven (Album) EastWest Records America 7567-92302-2 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
61908-4 Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill album art Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill (Album, Comp) EastWest Records America 61908-4 Thailand 1996 Sell This Version
62068-2 Pantera - Official Live: 101 Proof album art Pantera Official Live: 101 Proof (Album, Comp) EastWest Records America 62068-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
624512 8 Pantera - Reinventing The Steel album art Pantera Reinventing The Steel (Album, Comp) EastWest Records America 624512 8 Mexico 2000 Sell This Version
R1 526152 Pantera - Cowboys From Hell:  The Demos album art Pantera Cowboys From Hell: The Demos (Album) ATCO Records, Rhino Records (2) R1 526152 US 2010 Sell This Version
r1541770 Pantera - Far Beyond Bootleg - Live From Donington '94 album art Pantera Far Beyond Bootleg - Live From Donington '94 (Album) Rhino Records (2), EastWest r1541770 US 2014 Sell This Version
0555020770 Pantera - Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998 album art Pantera Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998 (Album) Dynamo Concerts 0555020770 US 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Pantera - Cemetery Gates album art Pantera Cemetery Gates (Single) ATCO Records none US 1990 Sell This Version
PRCD 3871-2 Pantera - Psycho Holiday album art Pantera Psycho Holiday (Single) ATCO Records PRCD 3871-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
SAM 827 Pantera - Cowboys From Hell album art Pantera Cowboys From Hell (Single) ATCO Records SAM 827 UK 1990 Sell This Version
PRCD 4414-2 Pantera - Mouth For War album art Pantera Mouth For War (Single) ATCO Records, ATCO Records PRCD 4414-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
SAM 951 Pantera - Fucking Hostile album art Pantera Fucking Hostile EastWest SAM 951 UK 1992 Sell This Version
PM 1120 Pantera - Hollow album art Pantera Hollow (Single, Maxi) ATCO Records PM 1120 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
PR 5040 Pantera - Hostile Mixes album art Pantera Hostile Mixes (Single) ATCO Records PR 5040 US 1992 Sell This Version
PRCD 4651-2 Pantera - This Love album art Pantera This Love(CD, Single, Promo) ATCO Records PRCD 4651-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
AMCY-555 Pantera - Walk album art Pantera Walk (Single, EP) ATCO Records, ATCO Records AMCY-555 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
7567958934 Pantera - 5 Minutes Alone album art Pantera 5 Minutes Alone (Single) EastWest Records America, EastWest 7567958934 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
PRCD 6028-2 Pantera - Cemetery Gates (Demon Knight Edit) album art Pantera Cemetery Gates (Demon Knight Edit) (Single) Atlantic, Big Screen Records PRCD 6028-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
PRCD 5715-2 Pantera - Planet Caravan album art Pantera Planet Caravan (Single) EastWest, EastWest PRCD 5715-2 US 1994 Sell This Version

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AmateurRockGuitarist

AmateurRockGuitarist

November 24, 2021
The music of PANTERA is divided in 2 eras:
1. 1983-1988 glam rock (with some elements of thrash metal) era
2. 1990-2000 modern thrash metal era

1. In their first era, they recorded and released 3 albums with their previous vocalist and their 4th album with their last vocalist (IMO their music was not that bad as a lot of their fans from 1990-2000 era claimed, they knew how to write songs from the beginning but they didn't stand out from the rest).

2. In this era they recorded and released one really great album, their 6th one (from 1992), which is my favorite, and one really good album, their 5th one (from 1990), which is my second favorite, I also like 4 songs from their 7th album (from 1994) and 3 songs from their 8th album (from 1996), and 2 songs from their 9th album (from 2000) are solid.

I used to buy Metal Hammer music magazine for some time but once I bought Metal Edge music magazine (which was mostly about hard rock and it's sub-style glam rock, and the rest about metal) because it contained an interview with PANTERA's great guitarist Dimebag Darell in which it was written that he said that nothing was wrong with glammy 80's when he looks back, but that they were just following others and if you don't figure it out for yourself you'll always have to follow others.

P.S.: All the other bands of PANTERA's band members sound average IMO in mass music production these days, and their vocalist Philip Anselmo can't earn any real money with all his other bands unless he plays PANTERA's songs live.

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