It's always nice to see opening bands I have never heard of before. SNAFU has established a reputation for delivering some of the fiercest live performances in the country. They just released their third full-length album Exile//Banishment this year.

For Fans Of: Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust and Cro-Mags

More about the band can be found here:

SNAFU | Housecore Records
Housecore Records is the definitive collection of Philip H. Anselmo; A home for Phil’s catalogue of side projects and projects he believes in.

Lamb of God put on an awesome show! Last time I saw the band was back in 2009 when they opened for Metallica at the ACC.

The band released their last album Omens in 2022. With a catalogue of 9 albums, Lamb Of God had lots of songs to choose from.

Lamb of God Setlist:

  1. Memento Mori
  2. Walk With Me in Hell
  3. Hourglass
  4. Now You've Got Something to Die For
  5. Resurrection Man
  6. Ditch
  7. Ruin
  8. Contractor
  9. Vigil
  10. Laid to Rest
  11. Redneck (Dedicated to the Abbott Brothers & Pantera)

Lamb of God don't disappoint; they deliver and on This Day In Metal, they sure did. Does this band ever headline? If not they damned should.


So what's with all these reunion shows?  I kinda like them. I think it's a good idea especially if its a band you have never seen before.

Imagine seeing Led Zeppelin again. Imagine seeing John Bonham's son playing on the drums. It happened once and I would love to see it happen again.

Yes, it's not Pantera without Dimebag and Vinnie, but getting the opportunity to see Phil Anselmo perform these amazing songs with Rex Brown and with Zakk Wylde on guitar and Charlie Benante on drums was totally worth it.

I wasn't a huge fan of Pantera back in the 90s, everything was always Metallica or nothing else. But over the last few years, I decided to listen to them and remember Sebastian Bach would talk about the time that Pantera opened for Skid Row. When I started listening to Liquid Metal on Sirius XM, I would hear Jose Mangin talk about the brother's limo. Heck the guy even bought it and fixed it up. Jose you owe me a ride eh!

The lower bowl was totally packed. I assumed that some fans stayed home because they had just seen the band at Budweiser Stage last summer and also when Metallica played in Montreal last year.

I love this photo. It's not everyday you get to stand a foot away from one of your idols and photograph him.

He was incredible and I can't wait to see him play again.

Bassist Rex Brown. Nice to finally get to see him play live. It's safe to say that he is still laying down the law with his electrifying stage presence and heavy, rhythmical performances.

Hey Charlie, I didn't forget about you. Kinda hard taking pictures of you when you're hiding behind that drum kit.

Next time invite me backstage so we can chat. I have lots of questions to ask you. And congrats on your engagement man. All the best.

Pantera Setlist:

  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. Floods
  10. Walk (with SNAFU)
  11. Domination/Hollow
  12. Cowboys From Hell


  1. Fucking Hostile (Stairway to Heaven snippet as outro)

I was telling my son I must have missed them playing my favourite song "Cemetery Gates" when I went to the washroom. Guess not. Whatever the reason for them not playing it, I don't know. Probably best not to know.

It was nice to see fans put their damn phones away and enjoy the show. Hardly anyone was using them.

I love how the band paid tribute to the brothers throughout the show. Great tribute to them.

Zakk Wylde recently stated that he isn't dismissing the idea of doing new music, but he wouldn't be comfortable calling it Pantera.

“No. I think you would have to call it something else,” Wylde responded. “You know what I mean? Pantera is those four guys. So, yeah, you can’t replace that.”

I'm not sure what's gonna happen with Pantera next, but I'm glad I went and really enjoyed the show. Well, I guess you are one of those fans that stayed home because it's not Pantera without Dimebag and Vinnie. It's not, it's a tribute concert for them. For us fans, for the legacy.

R.I.P. Brothers we miss you. 🙏

- 𝓜𝓮𝓽𝓪𝓵𝓱𝓮𝓪𝓭 𝓜𝓪𝓻𝓿

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