Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas. The group was formed in 1981 by the Abbott brothers - drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell. Pantera started as a glam metal band and released four albums independently during the 1980s. The band was looking for a new and heavier sound and in 1988 released“Power Metal.” In addition to their contribution and popularization of the groove metal genre, Pantera is credited for being part of the second wave of thrash metal scene.
Tensions within the band began to surface around 1995. The tension continued for another seven years. The band ultimately went on hiatus in 2001 but was disbanded by the Abbott brothers in 2003 amid communication problems. December 2004 Darrell was shot and killed on stage by a mentally unstable fan during a concert in Columbus, Ohio. His brother Vinnie died of heart failure in 2018. Pantera may never come back together again, but their music and legacy will continue influencing and entertaining others for a long time to come.
Text: Stylized“Pantera: Kicks Everybody’s Ass”
Black t-shirt featuring Panteralogo along with subtitle“Kicks everybody’s Ass.”
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