Another cold night in wintry Wolverhampton beckons but KK’s Steel Mill is always a welcome sight. A former factory building owned by former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing, the venue, opened in 2018, has already gained a great reputation, landing many top quality metal acts ahead of other local rivals.
Philip H. Anselmo and Rex Brown were guests of the latest edition of the Metallica podcast. The M72 tour, with the reformed Pantera as an opener, has been enormously successful, with many sold-out shows. Philip has gone on record for the first time since the tour was announced one year ago. Among Philip’s comments to the show were “I Know For a Damn Fact Vinnie Paul And Dimebag Would Want Us To Do This” sure to draw the ire of some of the fanbase, divided over whether the band should continue. Listen to the podcast below and see our recent Pantera coverage here, here, and here!Continue reading →
Heavy metal icons Pantera will return to the stage this February on the second leg of their North American headlining tour. The journey follows the band’s massively successful twenty-city run this past Summer, a tour which stood as one of the most anticipated tours of 2023, as well as their dates supporting Metallica. Featuring classic members, vocalist Philip H. Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown, alongside guitarist Zakk Wylde and drummer Charlie Benante, the latest stretch of live dates continues the celebration of the lives of late founding members, drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell.
Download Festival, the greatest rock and metal festival of all time, returns for its 21st edition, reborn and recharged in 2024 as DLXXI. Announced today are headliners Queens Of The Stone Age, Fall Out Boy and Avenged Sevenfold, as well as over 70 more huge names from the rock world. This year’s festival will take place on 14-16 June 2024 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. General tickets are onsale at 9pm on Thursday 9 November at the link below.
Ghost Cult scribe Tom Osman caught up with Matt “Youngy” Young of the Australian metal band King Parrot! Youngy chatted about their recent US Tour performing at RPM Fest (Ghost Cult was a sponsor), touring with Pantera and Weedeater, the worst stage dive injuries he has ever sustained, making progress on a new KP album for 2024, and much more! Continue reading →
I was a bit concerned when I got the press materials from Grove Street’s The Path to Righteousness (UNFD) as it stated that these English lads were looking to deliver something that blended elements from Hardcore, Metal, Hip Hop and other nineties buzzwords. Hell, I believe the copy read something like “the Beastie Boys with breakdowns, Pantera with prose,” and suddenly a giant exclamation point jolted out of my head like it was a Hideo Kojima production.
Pantera has dropped off of Aftershock Festival in a few weeks, due to “circumstances beyond their control!” The band was one of the first announced for the festival when their tour with Metallica and reunion was announced. Read a statement below from the band. They will be replaced at Aftershock by Stone Temple Pilots, and it sounds like Pantera will play at Aftershock 2024. They will still perform this week at Louder Than Life, another Danny Wimmer Presents Festival. Also, see the new Aftershock poster below. See our coverage of Pantera in Europe, with Metallica, and elsewhere! Continue reading →
No better way to celebrate Dimebag Darrell’s birthday than by jamming out to Pantera!!!! With a 3-hour drive, both ways, the anticipation has been building for weeks. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I knew there was no way I was missing this tour.