Pantera’s Rex Brown shares first public comments following reunion news

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Pantera bassist Rex Brown has finally spoken publicly following the news that the “Walk” metallers will be reforming for their first concerts since 2001.

As first reported by Billboard in July, Brown and fellow classic Pantera member Phil Anselmo will be reuniting, with Black Label Society‘s Zakk Wylde and Anthrax‘s Charlie Benante respectively filling in for the late Abbott brothers “Dimebag” Darrell and Vinnie Paul.

With the reassembled group’s first show taking place this Friday in Mexico, Brown has shared his first comments on the project to Instagram, alongside a photo of him, Wylde and Benante.

“Get ready folks, this is gonna be one Hell of a Ride…And then some!!” Brown teases. “This was the start of the ZW sessions that grew into a Monster.”

Prior to Brown’s comments, both he and Anselmo were quiet about the tour. Wylde and Benante, meanwhile, characterized the shows as a “celebration” of Pantera’s music when responding to criticism that the endeavor isn’t a “true” reunion with Dime and Vinnie.

The Pantera tour will come to the U.S. in 2023 as part of Metallica‘s just-announced M72 tour.

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