Former CANNIBAL CORPSE and current SIX FEET UNDER vocalist Chris Barnes has weighed in with his two cents on next years PANTERA “reunion” tour.
It was just announced this week that surviving PANTERA members Phil Anselmo (vocals) and bassist Rex Brown would be joined by guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a run of dates in 2023 to celebrate the music and legacy of the notorious groove-metal band.
The announcement of the PANTERA “reunion” has sparked some controversy among fans who believe that calling the band PANTERA without the late Dimebag Darrell Abbott and his brother Vinnie Paul Abbott is just wrong and they should leave the group’s legacy alone, while others are more than excited to be able to celebrate the music of the notorious metallers.
Chris Barnes can be counted as among those not supportive of the decision, tweeting the following message yesterday (July 14th) alongside an animated gif of a body falling out of a coffin from the film ‘Bad Grandpa‘.
The tweet read: “Can someone please check the Abbott Brothers Graves? I do believe they just rolled the fuck over……#PanteraReunion #MoneyGrab #LameAF”
Chris is known to be very vocal in his opinions via social media. Earlier this year, Barnes infamously criticized the modern death metal scene, including the group he previously fronted, CANNIBAL CORPSE.