American heavy metal band

Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas, in the USA.[1] They formed in 1981, but they did not have success until the 1990 release of their fifth studio album Cowboys from Hell. From 1987 to 2003 the band consisted of members Phil Anselmo (vocals), "Dimebag Darrell" Abbott (guitar), Vinnie Paul (drums), Rex Brown (bass). In 2003, the band broke up, and in the following year, Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed by Nathan Gale, during a concert of his new band Damageplan in Columbus, Ohio on 8 December, 2004.[2]

Singer Phil Anselmo
Singer Phil Anselmo
Background information
OriginArlington, Texas, USA
GenresHeavy metal
Groove metal
Thrash metal
Hard Rock
Glam metal (early)
Years active1981 - 2003
Past member(s)Phil Anselmo
"Dimebag Darrell" Abbott
Vinnie Paul Abbott
Rex Brown
Terry Glaze
Dimebag Darrell, Phil Anselmo, Vinnie Paul & Rex Brown



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  2. "Obituary: "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2009-12-13. Retrieved 2010-01-06.