In 1979, there was a group of Arlington, Texas teenagers that joined together to make a band. It wasn’t just your ordinary group of kids neither. This band would eventually go on to make heavy metal history. That band being the one and only: PANTERA.
TMD has obtained the earliest known photos of the group during its literal infancy – shot during the summer of 1979 – featuring late great guitarist Dimebag Darrell Abbott… at the youngest you have ever seen him!
(In the pic: Donny Hart, Vinnie Paul, Terry Glaze, Darrell Abbott and Tommy Bradford)
(All Photos Courtesy: Donny Hart)