Charlie Benante Gives Tour of Current Pantera Drum Kit

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As the new incarnation of Pantera rolls forward, it’s been cool to see how both Zakk Wylde and Anthrax‘s Charlie Benante fit into the band’s DNA.

Recently, Benante posted photos to Facebook of his current drum kit that he’s been using for his Pantera duties.

Benante’s post stated:

“Drum post- a lot of people have been asking about the kit for this tour and here it is- it’s a @officialtamadrums kit. The tom’s and floor tom’s gong drum are Star maple shells and the kicks are star bubinga – the snares are my signature snare and a starclassic G-maple. The cymbals are @paistecymbals and as you can see a mix of Rudes and 2002s. Sticks are my signature @vicfirth , heads are @evansdrumheads , @rolandglobal provided the td50x module with their triggers @porter_and_davies thumper and that sums it up. I am so grateful for the people who help make all this happen. I couldn’t do it without the love and support . I have been endorsed by these companies for decades now, I appreciate what they do and how they do it. See you all at the upcoming shows 💜”

Elsewhere, some unfortunate news from the Pantera camp hit recently as Rex Brown will be sitting out the band’s remaining dates for the year due to testing positive for COVID.

On Instagram, the band posted:

“Thanks to all of our fans & everyone at Knotfest Chile for an amazing show. Thanks to Derek Engenmann & Bobby Landgraf for handling bass duties last night.

A note from Rex: ‘I caught a very mild strain of Covid, but because of our own protocols, I simply do not wanna risk getting my brothers or the crew sick!! I’m feeling better & am on my way to a speedy recovery. Merry Fckn Christmas & see you all next Year!’”

It’s sad news, but hopefully, Rex recovers soon. In the meantime, check Benante’s post below to see his kit for yourself.


  • 12/15 – São Paulo, BRA – Vibra São Paulo
    12/18 – São Paulo, BRA – Knotfest Brazil


  • 5/26 – Sofia, BUL – Armeets Arena
    5/27 – Bucharest, ROM – Metalhead Meeting Open Air Festival
    5/30 – Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
    5/31 – Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
    6/2-4 – Nürburg, GER – Rock am Ring
    6/2-4 – Nuremberg, GER – Rock im Park
    6/5 – Lodz, POL – Atlas Arena
    6/8-10 – Hyvinkaa, FIN – Rock Fest
    6/10 – Solvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
    6/12 – Prague, CZE – O2 Arena
    6/13 – Berlin, GER – Verti Music Hall
    6/15 – Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
    6/21 – Hamburg, GER – Edel Optics
    6/22-24 – Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock
    7/2 – Bologna, ITA – The Return Of The Gods Festival
    8/4 – East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium
    8/11 – Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique
    8/18 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
    8/25 – Los Angeles, CA – Sofi Stadium
    9/1 – Phoenix, AZ – State Farm Stadium
    11/3 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center
    11/10 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field


  • 08/2 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
    08/9 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
    08/16 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
    08/23 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
    08/30 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field


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