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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkevich weighed the fact that PANTHERsurviving members of Philip Anselmo (vocal) and: Rex Brown (bass) teamed up with a guitarist Zac Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and a drummer Charlie Benante (anthrax) for a world tour PANTHER flag

Anselmo and: Browntogether with Wilde and: Benante, headline a number of major festivals in South America, North America and Europe and stage their own headlining concerts. They will also support METALLIC on a massive North American stadium tour in 2023 and 2024.

Agreed Billboardthe lineup was given the green light by the band’s founders, the drummer’s estate Vincent “Vinny Paul” Abbott and guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbottas well as Brownwho said last year Wilde I wouldn’t go back PANTHER if a reunion were to happen. It’s unclear what changed his mind.

Adam: discussed his views PANTHER back in an interview with the RRBG Podcast. He said (as transcribed BLABBERMOUTH.NET“Obviously, I’m convinced that the two boys that are missing are two of the most important. [members].

“I think as long as it’s done with taste and respect for the two brothers, I feel like it’s a good thing. Because it can be seen as a celebration of their music, and I think that’s fine,” he continued.

“I grew up PANTHERand I’ve always thought Dimebag: was one of the greatest metal guitarists ever. [He was] Another one of those guys, you just hear him play and you’re like, ‘That’s it.’ Always. You know correct who is playing Such personality.

PANTHER just put that stamp on metal music and it’s so important.” Adam: has added. “You just make sure you don’t disrespect that legacy, man, don’t do it, man, don’t do it, as long as it’s done tastefully, do it the right way.”

Dutkevic went on to say his appreciation PANTHER‘s music has suffered since an incident in January 2016 when Anselmo made a “white power” gesture during his appearance on stage “Dimebash”.

Anselmo performed PANTHER classic “To walk” At an event on January 22, 2016 at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, California in honor of Dimebag:. When he left the stage, he gave a Nazi salute. He appeared to say “white power” while making the gesture, but later insisted he meant drinking white wine as part of an “inside joke” and was responding to audience members who he said were mocking him.

“To be honest, I stopped listening PANTHER after a while with the whole thing Phil:“, Adam: said: “I don’t agree with that, so yeah, I stopped listening PANTHER for some time.”

Still in 2016 KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach criticized as well Anselmothe actions of “Dimebash”telling Artificial news“It shouldn’t shock the metal community, they should have known. The boy [Anselmo] has done it before. It’s not a surprise. Surprise is the step back. If that’s what you are and that’s what you’re all about, then so be it.”

He continued. “For me, there’s no room for that in music, but that’s just my opinion. I think it’s terrible. I’ve written many songs about actively fighting racism.

“Every time I get this question, this is my answer [KILLSWITCH ENGAGE] song “Design Hate” [about prejudice and discrimination being passed on from generation to generation]. Just read the words. Here’s your answer.”

Leech went on to say Anselmohis actions did not influence his opinion PANTHER as a whole. He explained.PANTHER It is a legacy, absolutely. But for me PANTHER was an orchestra; it just wasn’t Phil:. It is PANTHER. I will not hate PANTHER because of what one man did. But, you know, the way I think about it now, he dug his own grave, and good luck to him.”

Reformed PANTHER the fourth concert without Rex: Sunday night (December 18) h Knotfest Brasil in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The show took place six days later Rex: confirmed to be positive COVID-19 the test made him miss out PANTHERperformance at Knotfest Chile in Santiago on Sunday (December 11). He was filling in for both concerts BECAUSE OF ANOS bass player Derek Engemanwho is also playing? Anselmo in both PHILIP H. ANSELMO AND THE OUTLAWS and: A FIGHTER.

New PANTHER The collection debuted on December 2nd in Mexico Hell & Heaven Metal Fest and also gave a speech on December 6 j Monterrey Metal Fest in Monterrey, Mexico.


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