July 23, 2024

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DIMEBAG ‘Wanted To Go Back’ To PANTERA Before He Died And Release A New Album!

It is well known that the Abbott brothers, Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell, had cut new tracks in the studio just months prior to Dimebag’s murder, and these unfinished tracks were planned to be made into a new PANTERA album.

PANTERA’s official videographer Daryl “Bobby Tongs” Arnberger in 2020 revealed that Dimebag Darrell wanted to “go back to Pantera” in the weeks before his death.

Darrell was tragically murdered onstage by a crazed gunman while performing with Damageplan on December 8th, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio. Anrberger, who was a close friend of Dimebag, discussed the last time he saw the virtuosic guitarist in November of 2004. It was then that Dimebag shared his intentions to reunite Pantera.

Former PANTERA band members Rex Brown and Philip Anselmo are currently performing tribute concerts in honor of the late Abbott brothers, and word is that they are both well aware that Dimebag wanted both of them to return to perform on these unfinished tracks.

“Oh, yeah, he would have [reunited Pantera],” Arnberger told the LANDRY.audio podcast. “The last time I saw him was in November of 2004. I was about to go back out with Slipknot or [Marilyn] Manson, one of the two. And I went over to his house. I was just talking to him briefly about everything. He was, like, ‘We’re gonna go out and do this [Damageplan] tour through December, and I’ll see you for Christmas and everything. After that, we’re gonna have some new shit going on. And it’s not gonna be this. Whatever it takes, we’re gonna get these guys back together and do it right.’”

Arnberger added, “He was saying he was gonna do everything he could. He was pretty much done with what [Damageplan] were doing at that point. He wanted to move on and go back to Pantera.”

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My brother Jay visited with me today so we paid our respects to Pantera and the Abbotts.

♬ Walk – Pantera