PANTERA drummer Charlie Benante has shared a compilation of video clips shot at all seven shows the band played throughout December 2022 in Mexico and South America
Benante wrote in a caption: “Here is our view of some clips compiled by techs, friends and Family members of our first tour as PANTERA. I was blown away by the reaction from the audiences , there were times I wanted to stop playing and just enjoy the sea of passion. The fans down there are a different kind, they get involved and they even put their phones down at times.”
You can check out the video below.
Charlie spoke about his drum setup for the PANTERA shows in a recent talk with SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk“, saying: “It’s a totally different configuration [to what I play with ANTHRAX]. I’m playing more like Vinnie’s kit, the way Vinnie played it. I wanted to play a kit like that because it gave me a bit more of a challenge. And I can’t add more drums to it, because I just wanted to have the two toms in the front — floor toms — so I’m just sticking totally to the way he had it, and I wanna play it exactly like he had it and it sounds exactly how he had it too. So that’s how I approach this.”
PANTERA performed its fourth concert without bassist Rex Brown on December 18 at Knotfest Brazil at Sambódromo Do Anhembi in São Paulo, Brazil. Shortly before it was confirmed that the bassist has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing him to miss PANTERA‘s performance at Knotfest Chile. Filling in for him was CATTLE DECAPITATION bassist Derek Engemann, who also plays with PANTERA vocalist Phil Anselmo in PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS and SCOUR.
PANTERA‘s reformed lineup features Anselmo and Brown along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and Benante (ANTHRAX).