In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Max Cavalera of Soulfly expressed his views on the Pantera reunion and claimed that it is a contentious issue on both ends of the spectrum. Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown, the surviving members of Pantera, have recently announced that they are preparing for a reunion tour in 2023. Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society will replace Darrell, and Charlie Benante of Anthrax will play the drums.
Some fans were quick to criticize Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown for performing a Pantera reunion tour without Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul. However, many anticipate Pantera’s return to perform their favorite songs. The reunion tour will honor the lives of Vinnie and Dime and recognize their contributions to Pantera and metal music. Max Cavalera stated that it is a difficult choice. If he were to put himself in that position and die, he stated that he would not want the remaining members to replace him and continue. Cavalera noted, however, that fans deserve to hear these songs live, so this is a double-edged sword.
Max Cavalera’s thoughts on the reunion of Pantera: “This is a delicate matter, man. Yes, on the one hand. I do not know how I would feel if it were as if Iggor and I had perished and someone else would continue on without us. I’m not sure I would like it. It’s a difficult situation. Likewise, people desire to hear these songs. Fans have a right to hear these songs.” After eleven albums and twenty-five years, Soulfly is celebrating the release of its latest album, ‘Totem’ This is their twelfth album since the beginning of their career in 1997.