Slayer and Pantera are heavy metal bands who rose to prominence in the mid 1980s. While Slayer is still active, Pantera is not.


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Pantera versus Slayer comparison chart
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Label(s) Metal Magic, Atco, EastWest, Elektra Metal Blade, Def Jam, American
Years active 1981–2003 1981–present
Genre(s) Groove metal, heavy metal, glam metal (early) Thrash metal, speed metal
Origin Arlington, Texas, United States Huntington Park, California, USA
Introduction (from Wikipedia) Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas, formed by the Abbott brothers, Vinnie Paul (drums) and "Dimebag" Darrell (guitar), then known as Diamond Darrell, in 1981. Bassist Rex Brown joined in 1982 and Phil Anselmo in 1987. Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981. The band was founded by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. Slayer rose to fame as one of the leaders of the American thrash metal movement in 1986.
Website www.officialpantera.com www.slayer.net
Associated acts Arson Anthem, Damageplan, Down, Hellyeah, Rebel Meets Rebel, Superjoint Ritual Testament, Megadeth
Members Phil Anselmo, Vinnie Paul, Dimebag Darrell and Rex Brown Jeff Hanneman, Tom Araya, Kerry King and Dave Lombardo

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