Ola Englund was in the running to be Pantera guitarist on the ongoing tribute tour

Ola Englund
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Ola Englund has revealed he was on the list to take the electric guitar spot in the new-look Pantera lineup for the band’s ongoing tribute tour.

Last year, Pantera announced they’d be returning for an extensive tribute tour with the help of drummer Charlie Benante and Black Label Society axeman Zakk Wylde, the latter of whom had been drafted in to fill the space left by the band’s late founding guitarist, Dimebag Darrell.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.