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Pantera  


With the release of 1990's Cowboys From Hell, Pantera rocketed to superstardom, fashioning a post-thrash, extreme metal style that has since been copied by countless other bands. At the time, many thought that Pantera had sprung from nowhere, but as fans of the band at the time know, no fewer than four albums preceded Cowboys, released independently by the band during what some call Pantera's "glam" era. In reality, Pantera never was a glam band, but those four albums (in particular, the first three) do show a very different side of the band, with an accessible style that at times sounded like 80's era Judas Priest and occasionally wandered into a heavier Motley Crue style, due at least in part to then-vocalist Terrence Lee's voice. Darrell's guitar work was particularly noteworthy, flashy yet controlled, though again not really close in style to "modern" Pantera. The fourth album, 1988's Power Metal, was the first to feature Phil Anselmo, and in retrospect is a perfect bridge between the mainstream style of the first trio of albums and the pure heaviness of Cowboys. Since Cowboys, of course, the band has been unstoppable, refining and perfecting their style with each successive release, gaining in popularity year after year.

Though no formal announcement was ever really made, Pantera is done, the band laying low for a couple of years following their last studio album, 2000's Reinventing The Steel. Anselmo, after being involved in many projects, is now devoting his time to Superjoint Ritual, while the Abbotts formed a new band, Damageplan (formerly known as New Found Power). Rex Brown is working with Crowbar.

The metal world was dealt a shocking and tragic blow when former guitarist Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed while performing onstage in Columbus, Ohio on December 8, 2004. The gunman, whose motive may never truly be known, killed three others before himself being shot by a police officer.

Current Members

Phil Anselmo

vocals (Down, Necrophagia, Superjoint Ritual, Viking Crown)

Darrell Abbott

guitars (Damageplan) RIP: December 8, 2004, murdered onstage

Rex Brown

bass (Crowbar, Down, Kill Devil Hill)

Vince Abbott

drums (Damageplan, Hellyeah)

Former Members/Guests

Terrence Lee

vocals


Discography



Metal Magic 
1983 independent
  1. Ride My Rocket
  2. I'll Be Alright
  3. Tell Me If You Want It
  4. Latest Lover
  5. Biggest Part Of Me
  6. Metal Magic
  7. Widowmaker
  8. Nothin' On (but the radio)
  9. Sad Lover
  10. Rock Out !
  • Terrence Lee
  • Darrell Abbott
  • Rex Brown
  • Vince Abbott

Reviews:   Metal Forces 



Projects In The Jungle 
1984 independent
  1. All Over Tonite
  2. Out For Blood
  3. Blue Light Turning Red
  4. Like Fire
  5. In Over My Head
  6. Projects In The Jungle
  7. Heavy Metal Rules !
  8. Only A Heartbeat Away
  9. Killers
  10. Takin My Life
  • Terrence Lee
  • Darrell Abbott
  • Rex Brown
  • Vince Abbott




I Am The Night 
1985 independent
  1. Hot And Heavy
  2. I Am The Night
  3. Onward We Rock !
  4. D*G*T*T*M
  5. Daughters Of The Queen
  6. Down Below
  7. Come-On Eyes
  8. Right On The Edge
  9. Valhalla
  10. Forever Tonight
  • Terrence Lee
  • Darrell Abbott
  • Rex Brown
  • Vince Abbott




Power Metal 
1988 independent
  1. Rock The World
  2. Power Metal
  3. We'll Meet Again
  4. Over And Out
  5. Proud To Be Loud
  6. Down Below
  7. Death Trap
  8. Hard Ride
  9. Burnnn!
  10. P*S*T* 88
  • Phil Anselmo
  • Darrell Abbott
  • Rex Brown
  • Vince Abbott

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Cowboys From Hell 
1990 Atlantic
  1. Cowboys From Hell
  2. Primal Concrete Sledge
  3. Psycho Holiday
  4. Heresy
  5. Cemetery Gates
  6. Domination
  7. Shattered
  8. Clash With Reality
  9. Medicine Man
  10. Message In Blood
  11. The Sleep
  12. The Art Of Shredding
  • Phil Anselmo
  • Darrell Abbott
  • Rex Brown
  • Vince Abbott
1990 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Vulgar Display Of Power 
1992 Atlantic
  1. Mouth For War
  2. A New Level
  3. Walk
  4. Fuckin Hostile
  5. This Love
  6. Rise
  7. No Good (Attack The Radical)
  8. Live In A Hole
  9. Regular People (Conceit)
  10. By Demons Be Driven
  11. Hollow
  • Phil Anselmo
  • Darrell Abbott
  • Rex Brown
  • Vince Abbott
1992 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Far Beyond Driven 
1994 Atlantic
  1. Strength Beyond Strength
  2. Becoming
  3. 5 Minutes Alone
  4. I'm Broken
  5. Good Friends and a Bottle of Pills
  6. Hard Lines, Sunken Cheeks
  7. Slaughtered
  8. 25 Years
  9. Shedding Skin
  10. Use My Third Arm
  11. Throes of Rejection
  12. Planet Caravan
  • Phil Anselmo
  • Darrell Abbott
  • Rex Brown
  • Vince Abbott
1994 Internet Top Ten album




The Great Southern Trendkill 
1996 Elektra
  1. The Great Southern Trendkill
  2. War Nerve
  3. Drag The Waters
  4. 10's
  5. 13 Steps
  6. Suicide Note Part 1
  7. Suicide Note Part 2
  8. Living through Me (Hell's Wrath)
  9. Floods
  10. Underground In America
  11. (Reprise) Sandblasted Skin
  • Phil Anselmo
  • Darrell Abbott
  • Rex Brown
  • Vince Abbott
1996 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Official Live: 101 Proof 
1997 Eastwest
  1. New Level
  2. Walk
  3. Becoming
  4. 5 Minutes Alone
  5. Sandblasted Skin
  6. Suicide Note, Pt. 2
  7. War Nerve
  8. Strength Beyond Strength
  9. Dom/Hollow
  10. This Love
  11. I'm Broken
  12. Cowboys from Hell
  13. Cemetery Gates
  14. Hostile
  15. Where You Come From
  16. I Can't Hide
  • Phil Anselmo
  • Darrell Abbott
  • Rex Brown
  • Vince Abbott




Reinventing The Steel 
2000 Elektra
  1. Hell Bound
  2. Goddamn Electric
  3. Yesterday Don't Mean Shit
  4. You've Got to Belong to It
  5. Revolution Is My Name
  6. Death Rattle
  7. We'll Grind That Axe for a Long Time
  8. Up Lift
  9. It Makes Them Disappear
  10. I'll Cast a Shadow
  • Phil Anselmo
  • Darrell Abbott
  • Rex Brown
  • Vince Abbott
2000 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



3 Vulgar Videos From Hell 
2000 East/West




Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboy Vulgar Hits  COMPILATION
2003 Elektra
  1. Cowboys From Hell
  2. Cemetary Gates
  3. Walk
  4. Mouth For War
  5. This Love
  6. I'm Broken
  7. Becoming
  8. 5 Minutes Alone
  9. Planet Caravan
  10. Drag The Waters
  11. Where You Come From (Live)
  12. Cat Scratch Fever
  13. I'll Cast A Shadow
  14. Goddamn Electric
  15. Revolution Is My Name
  16. Hole In The Sky




Reinventing Hell  COMPILATION
2003
  1. Cowboys From Hell
  2. Domination
  3. Cemetery Gates
  4. Mouth For War
  5. Walk
  6. This Love
  7. Fucking Hostile
  8. Becoming
  9. I'm Broken
  10. 5 Minutes Alone
  11. Planet Caravan (Black Sabbath cover)
  12. Drag The Waters
  13. Where You Come From
  14. Revolution Is My Name
  15. Immortally Insane
  16. The Badge




(EP) Hifive  COMPILATION
2006 Rhino
  1. Planet Caravan
  2. Cemetery Gates
  3. Cowboys from Hell
  4. Drag the Waters
  5. This Love [view lyrics




1990 - 2000: A Decade Of Domination  COMPILATION
2010 Rhino
  1. Cowboys From Hell
  2. Psycho Holiday
  3. Cemetery Gates
  4. Mouth For War
  5. Walk
  6. This Love
  7. 5 Minutes Alone
  8. I'm Broken
  9. Drag The Waters
  10. Revolution Is My Name




Cowboys From Hell 20th Anniversary Special  REISSUE
2010 Rhino
  1. Cowboys From Hell
  2. Primal Concrete Sledge
  3. Psycho Holiday
  4. Heresy
  5. Cemetery Gates
  6. Domination
  7. Shattered
  8. Clash With Reality
  9. Medicine Man
  10. Message In Blood
  11. The Sleep
  12. The Art Of Shredding
  13. Domination (live) *
  14. Psycho Holiday (live) *
  15. The Art Of Shredding (live) *
  16. Cowboys From Hell (live) *
  17. Cemetery Gates (live) *
  18. Primal Concrete Sledge (live) *
  19. Heresy (live) *
  20. Domination (live, "Alive And Hostile" EP)
  21. Primal Concrete Sledge (live, "Alive And Hostile" EP)
  22. Cowboys From Hell (live, "Alive And Hostile" EP)
  23. Heresy (live, "Alive And Hostile" EP)
  24. Psycho Holiday (live, "Alive And Hostile" EP)
  25. The Will To Survive *
  26. Shattered (demo) *
  27. Cowboys From Hell (demo) *
  28. Heresy (demo) *
  29. Cemetery Gates (demo) *
  30. Psycho Holiday (demo) *
  31. Medicine Man (demo) *
  32. Message In Blood (demo) *
  33. Domination (demo) *
  34. The Sleep (demo) *
  35. The Art Of Shredding (demo) *


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