Today is the 39-year anniversary of the debut Metallica album Kill ‘Em All, and to pay tribute to that awesome record, we wanted to share an incredibly bad ass performance of Pantera covering Metallica songs.
Our friends over at Revolver initially shared this video, and it blew us away. Around this time in history, Pantera would have released their seventh studio album, Far Beyond Driven.
As you will see below, during a Pantera show, the band decided to cover the Metallica songs “Seek and Destroy” and “Whiplash,” which are tracks off of Kill ‘Em All. Phil Anselmo decided to take on the role of guitarist, and Dimebag Darrell took on vocal duty.
Making for an additional treat alongside these covers, ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted walked out on stage and performed the cuts alongside Pantera. If you are curious to see Anselmo on guitar, Dimebag on vocal duty, and Newsted playing alongside them, you can find that video below.
Dimebag Darrell covers Metallica
What do you think of this collaboration? What might a Pantera x Metallica collab sound like today?
When it comes to other Pantera related news, there sure has been a lot going on. When it comes to the upcoming Pantera shows happening in 2023, multiple musicians have shared their two-cents. Ex-Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler actually spoke to the late Vinnie Paul about such an idea; a guitarist from ACCEPT also recently shared his opinion. Whereas someone like ex-Cannibal Corpse singer Chris Barnes is not a fan of these shows, Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows sees them as a positive thing.
Zakk Wylde, who will be performing as the band’s guitarist for these upcoming shows, recently shared, “Obviously, it’s not Pantera. Pantera is those four guys — it’s Phil, Rex, Dime, and Vinnie. But it’s just like when [Led] Zeppelin went out with Jason Bonham [son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham] playing, it was phenomenal. I told Jason, I was just, like, ‘Dude, you crushed it, man.’ It’s a great thing just to hear them play that music again.”