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Pantera Canceled by German Rock Festivals Over Racism Accusations

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Pantera German rock festivals racism allegations

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Racist feedback from singer Phil Anselmo hold led to the cancellation of two Pantera appearances at German rock fairs. 

Pantera currently aspects frontman Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown on bass, in conjunction with guitarist Zakk Wylde and drummer Charlie Benante. The metal band was once slated to appear on the Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in June in Germany. On the opposite hand, promoters hold removed the band from the bill following an intense discussion with companions, fans, and varied artists.

“The band Pantera is no longer going to trace at Rock Im Park and Rock Am Ring 2023 as launched,” organizers launched on Instagram. “Within the outdated couple of weeks, we now hold got had many intensive conversations with artists, our companions, and you, the competition fans. We now hold continued to cope with the criticism together and decided to recall away the band from the program.”

Backlash over Pantera’s appearance got right here after Anselmo made a Nazi-vogue salute on the January 2016 tournament Dimebash in honor of the slack guitarist, ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott. Anselmo later claimed the gesture was once a shaggy dog legend about drinking white wine on the motivate of the scenes. The flashing of the Nazi salute and apparently mouthing the racist slogan ‘white energy’ compelled Anselmo to project an apology later.

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn posted a video statement referring to the incident and said there was once no white wine on the motivate of the scenes. Flynn also talked about that Anselmo approached him on the motivate of the scenes that night and told him he hated the “[n-word] era of Machine Head.”

Nürnberg famously held Nazi rallies between 1933 and 1938, prompting the German Inexperienced Birthday party to statement on the band’s appearance in the metropolis.  A spokeswoman for the Inexperienced event towards racism and fair trusty-flit extremism Réka Lörincz argued that the aged Nazi event premises were being “intentionally misused for the staging and reproduction of racist and inhuman ideology.”

Pantera has no longer commented on the cancellations. No one who represents the band would maybe be reached for statement, both. 

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