Pantera Frontman Wants To Try Rob Halford-like Vocals On “Old School” Metal Project

Phil Anselmo photo: Mario ( Wikimedia Commons) / Rob Halford photo: Ralph Arvesen (Wikimedia Commons)
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Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo has a real interesting idea he wants to try out on an upcoming project. In a new interview with Drew Stone of The New York Hardcore Chronicles Live!, the Pantera vocalist talks about how he has been working on music in his new studio. He goes on to share the following, noting that if he’s to make any more metal related music, he wants to try out some Rob Halford-like vocals on an “old school” metal project.

“I just pretty much had a new studio installed next door, and we’re working all kind of bugs out and whatnot. So I tell my guy, my engineer, I tell him, I said, ‘Just program some drums, man. Give me some drums. Give me a different drum beat every day — up beat, down beat, whatever. Give me something.’ So I’ll walk in, there’s a drumbeat, and I’ll just pick up any instrument and just go right off the cuff. And it is some of the worst music you can imagine.

“I don’t know, man. I’m this close, man — I’m this close. I’m feeling something. We’ll see what it is. I’ve got a couple of options. I just don’t know, man. If it’s gonna be metal, I wanna do it old school, man. I’ve been kind of feeling more Halford lately, man, vocal-wise, just singing, using my range again. So, we’ll see. It’s gotta be right.”

That would be awesome to hear if Anselmo could sing like the Judas Priest frontman!

Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo has proven in the past that he can sing, but he is probably much more well known for his aggressive and gritty vocal style.

Do you think that Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo could pull off some Rob Halford-like vocals? You can check out the interview with Phil Anselmo below:

In other Pantera related news, the band’s 1992 album Vulgar Display Of Power just celebrated its 30th anniversary.


Words by: Michael Pementel