KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently talked about Pantera making a massive comeback. He believes that the band’s new lineup is “killin’ it”.
Paul Stanley sheds praise on Pantera
Pantera’s first live performance in over 20 years took place Friday (December 2) at Mexico’s Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. Surviving members Rex Brown (bass) and Philip Anselmo (vocals) are joined in Pantera’s reformed lineup by guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne) and drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax).
The KISS frontman, Stanley recently took to his Twitter to share a photo of Pantera’s Hell & Heaven Metal Fest appearance and he included the following message: “THRILLED to see Phil, Rex and PANTERA back and KILLIN’ it! Zakk and Charlie clearly did their homework with love and commitment. PANTERA did shows with us years ago and were ferocious and explosive. Others tried but NOBODY could be them. Dime and Vinnie would be proud. @Pantera”.
It was first reported in July that Anselmo and Brown would unite with Wylde and Benante for a world tour under the Pantera banner. The band will headline a number of other major festivals across North America, South America and Europe and stage some of their own headline concerts. They will also support Metallica on a massive North American stadium tour in 2023 and 2024.
Pantera is set to play one more show in Mexico this month —Monterrey Metal Fest on December 6 — followed by appearances at three Knotfest festivals in South America. There will also be a one-off show with Judas Priest in São Paulo, Brazil and a headlining concert in Santiago.
THRILLED to see Phil, Rex and PANTERA back and KILLIN’ it! Zakk and Charlie clearly did their homework with love and commitment. Pantera did shows with us years ago and were ferocious and explosive. Others tried but NOBODY could be them. Dime and Vinnie would be proud. @Pantera pic.twitter.com/BwjH8xyWTp
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) December 4, 2022