The METAL Thread

Seems up in the air to me.

Anselmo has given some controversial statements about race, skin color, and culture throughout his life. At a Pantera concert in Montreal in 1995, he gave a speech expressing that "Pantera are not a racist band" and that he and his bandmates had friends "of all colors and all kinds", but that he had a problem with rap artists "pissing all over white culture". In another concert, he expressed his disgust with affirmative action, saying "**** all that Black Power bullshit".[76]

Winda Benedetti of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer accused Anselmo of mouthing the words "white power" and making Nazi salutes at Superjoint Ritual's performance at Ozzfest on July 27, 2004.[77][78] Speaking with Kerrang!, Benedetti alleged that she was seated in the second row, and saw Anselmo lean down and mouth the words towards a crowd of skinheads at the front.[78] Kerrang! was unable to reach Anselmo for comment.[78]

On January 22, 2016, an intoxicated Anselmo ended the "Dimebash" Dimebag Darrell tribute show by giving a Nazi salute and screaming the words "white power" to the crowd.[79][80][81] The incident was captured by an audience member's cell phone camera and the video was posted on YouTube. Anselmo later claimed that it was an in-jest reference to drinking white wine.[82][83]
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Despite initially refusing to apologize,[83] he later retracted this statement and said it "was ugly, it was uncalled for and anybody who knows me and my true nature knows that I don't believe in any of that. I'm a thousand percent apologetic to anyone who took offense to what I said, cause you should've taken offense to what I said."[85][86]
thats pretty clear cut to me.
there was skin heads at the concert.
he gave the salute and said white power.
he appologized atmitting to wrongdoing.

his concerts are therefore a place where people who share that view will be gathering. no matter how much he appologizes it will always be a fact.
 
Common knowledge already in the metal community. But doesn’t take anything away from the band I thoroughly enjoyed growing up.
i agree, i also loved them, but much like my hopes of ever seeing Nirvana or Queen I see Pantera in the same light
 
I like our older SA rock bands like Seether, Just Jinger etc. A pity we aren't getting similar homegrown talent nowadays
 
Apologies, the meme clearly went over a lot of people’s heads.
I didn't focus on the image but on the text. I've seen it with a lot of metalheads, they only consider a specific genre as metal. I'm a little bit too open-minded when it comes to music I guess.
 
I didn't focus on the image but on the text. I've seen it with a lot of metalheads, they only consider a specific genre as metal. I'm a little bit too open-minded when it comes to music I guess.

Same, I listen to everything from Prog to Black.
 
Awesome music video and its freakin' heavy too.

Maybe a NSFW tag is required due to some of the visuals.

 
Again, not sure if it counts as metal, but this song is amazing
 
this band has split opinions since they have been popping up in my existence

I'm not a fan of them, but I like this rendition of one of their songs

 
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