Watch Pantera play their first show in 21 years with Zakk Wylde on guitar

[L-R] Phil Anselmo and Zakk Wylde
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After months of anticipation, the newly reformed Pantera played their first show in 21 years on Friday, December 2, when they brought a set packed with classics to Mexico's Hell & Heaven Metal Fest.

The group – which now features guitarist Zakk Wylde and drummer Charlie Benante, alongside core Pantera members Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown – delighted the crowd, opening with A New Level, before launching into Mouth For War and Strength Beyond Strength, tackling a selection of deeper cuts before rounding the set off with the devastating trinity of Walk, a down-tuned Cowboys From Hell and Domination/Hollow.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.