Pantera Played “Slaughtered” For The First Time In Over Two Decades

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Good things are worth the wait. It’s been a long time coming, but the Cowboys from Hell are finally back on a proper tour on North American soil. Pantera kicked off their headlining run with Lamb Of God this past Friday at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.

The band’s setlist for the tour’s opening show included a track they hadn’t performed live since the beginning of their reunion run: “Slaughtered”, from their 1994 breakthrough hit album Far Beyond Driven, considered by many to be the most extreme metal record to reach No. 1 in the history of the Billboard 200 chart. The song was last performed by Pantera’s classic lineup on August 1, 2001 at Winnipeg Arena in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Pantera’s setlist for Friday’s gig was as follows:

  1. A New Level
  2. Mouth For War
  3. Strength Beyond Strength
  4. Becoming
  5. I’m Broken
  6. Suicide Note Pt. II
  7. 5 Minutes Alone
  8. This Love
  9. Fucking Hostile
  10. Planet Caravan (Black Sabbath cover)
  11. Happy Birthday (for Rex Brown)
  12. Walk
  13. Domination / Hollow
  14. Cowboys From Hell


  1. Slaughtered (first half only)
  2. 16. Revolution Is My Name

In a 2014 interview with Loudwire, Pantera frontman Philip Anselmo talked about his inspiration for “Slaughtered”: “I’ve always had a distorted view of organized religion and I was never more confused than when I was in my 20s and whatnot. And still I like to use a fusion, if you will, of religions and fuck with them, so to speak. And then tear them down and piss all over them or build them up only to tip over.”

The band’s current roster includes two surviving members from Pantera’s classic lineup, Anselmo and Rex Brown (bass), along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) and drummer Charlie Benante (Anthrax). They will be playing a number of major festivals across the world on top of some of their own headline concerts. Pantera will also support Metallica on their upcoming North American stadium tour starting this week.

Check out the tour dates and watch the fan-filmed video of “Slaughtered” below!

* Festival appearance
# with direct support from Lamb Of God
^ Pantera supporting Metallica 

2023 Dates

  • Jul. 31 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater#
    Aug. 02 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion#
    Aug. 04 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium^
    Aug. 05 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium#
    Aug. 06 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion At Montage Mountain#
    Aug. 08 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater At Lakeview#
    Aug. 09 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater#
    Aug. 11 – Montreal, QC – Olympique Stadium^
    Aug. 12 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage#
    Aug. 15 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP#
    Aug. 17 – Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion#
    Aug. 18 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium^
    Aug. 20 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater#
    Aug. 23 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena#
    Aug. 25 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium^
    Aug. 26 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre#
    Aug. 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre#
    Aug. 31 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater#
    Sep. 01 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium^
    Sep. 03 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma*
    Sep. 07 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater#
    Sep. 08 – Gilford, NH – Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion#
    Sep. 10 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival*
    Sep. 12 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre#
    Sep. 14 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater At Virginia Beach#
    Sep. 15 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live#
    Sep. 23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life*
    Oct. 07 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock*
    Nov. 03 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome At America’s Center^
    Nov. 10 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field^


2024 Dates

  • Aug. 02 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium^
    Aug. 09 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field^
    Aug. 16 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium^
    Aug. 23 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium^
    Aug. 30 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field^