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ZonedWithinRage
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« on: January 30, 2008, 03:31:17 am »

The preeminent metal band of the early to mid-'90s, Pantera put to rest any and all remnants of the '80s metal scene, almost single-handedly demolishing any notion that hair metal, speed metal, power metal, et al., were anything but pass?Huh. Loathe to admit it, the Texas band had in fact been one of those '80s metal bands, releasing fairly unsuccessful (and later disowned) glam-inspired music throughout much of the decade. The about-face came with the addition of vocalist Phil Anselmo, and the key turning point was the band's major-label debut, Cowboys from Hell (1990). Pantera's mainstream breakthrough came next with Vulgar Display of Power (1992), their second major-label album, which thrust the band to the forefront of the metal scene, alongside such veteran bands as Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax, as well as fellow up-and-comers Sepultura and White Zombie. By the time Pantera unleashed Far Beyond Driven (1994), after two long years of touring, they were the most popular metal band in the land: the new album debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 as its lead single, "I'm Broken," was getting massive airplay.
At the height of their popularity and influence, Pantera began to self-destruct. Less than two months after the release of The Great Southern Trendkill (1996) -- an album ridden with allusions to drug abuse and personal destruction -- Anselmo overdosed on heroin after a homecoming concert in Texas, and as tensions rose between him and his fellow bandmembers, he began engaging with a growing list of side projects that kept him away from Pantera. A live album, Official Live: 101 Proof (1997), was compiled for release when it became evident that no new studio album was forthcoming any time soon. One final studio album did result, Reinventing the Steel (2000), but that was more or less it for the briefly reunited Pantera. The bandmembers once again went their sperate ways, forming such bands as Damageplan, Down, and Superjoint Ritual.

The end of Pantera then became official on December 8, 2004, when guitarist Dimebag Darrell was murdered on-stage by a deranged fan. This much-publicized murder shone the spotlight back on Pantera for an extended moment, and amid all of the emotional outpouring and tributes, a consensus arose: in retrospect, there was no greater metal band during the early to mid-'90s than Pantera, who inspired a legion of rabid fans and whose oft-termed "groove metal" style bucked all prevailing trends of the day -- from hair metal and grunge to nu-metal and rap-metal -- and remains singular to this day, as defined by the vocals of Anselmo as it is by the guitar of Dimebag.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009, 04:05:33 pm »

My all time favorite band. The band that got me into metal when I was in middle school.
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009, 11:13:47 pm »

yay pantera His gift of riff, His goatee red, We will never forget the life he led R.I.P Dimebag::smile
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2009, 10:37:52 pm »

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you stole my Pantera poster image...::finger..::animatedlaugh::animatedlaugh::animatedlaugh
just kidding...
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2009, 11:18:24 pm »

come on now Zoned, i was joking, don't take it so personally...cuz youre not the only Pantera fan around these neck of the woods
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 04:16:16 pm »

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NORWEGIANLEGION said: come on now Zoned, i was joking, don't take it so personally...cuz youre not the only Pantera fan around these neck of the woods

Not trippin
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2009, 04:01:03 am »



HAIL THE LEAF OF PANTERA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!::finger::finger::finger::finger::finger::finger::finger::finger::finger::finger
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2009, 04:10:06 am »



here's the back of it...forgot to add it in the other post ::confused
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2009, 04:20:07 am »



^^^^^^ I LOVE THE FLAG above ^^^^^^



only if she could my colours instead....

::surprise::surprise::surprise
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2009, 04:21:35 am »

i meant to say only if she could wear my colours

::animatedlaugh::animatedlaugh::animatedlaugh
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2009, 03:28:58 am »



if the image doesnt work, check out it out on this URL :

http://www.multimediapalace.com/fl/flags-02/n/no-flag1.gif

::surprise::surprise
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2009, 11:33:40 pm »

hell yeah my favorite band
RIP DIMEBAG DARRELL
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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2009, 04:02:23 pm »

pantera is dead
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