The Pantera celebration reveals kicked off final 12 months with guitarist Zakk Wylde taking on Dimebag Darrell‘s place. The selection wasn’t stunning given Wylde always mentioning that he’d do it over the previous decade, although apparently Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti was also in the running. Longtime Pantera producer Sterling Winfield later confirmed that Tremonti was considered, in addition to just a few others… however who had been they?
Nicely in response to Ola Englund, he was one of many contenders. In a current video, Englund stated that Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo personally informed him he was on the record. “He informed me I used to be an ideal guitar participant, and he stated one thing that I’ll cherish for the remainder of my life,” stated Englund.
“He stated that my title was on the record once they began speaking about this Pantera tribute factor. My title was on the record? Wow. Clearly there are such a lot of higher alternate options however simply realizing that I used to be thought of, like even when I might have been on the underside of the record [it] would not matter. It is unbelievable to me. Inform that to 15-year-old Ola. It would not make any sense.”
Englund presently runs Photo voltaic Guitars and performs in each The Haunted and Feared. And when you’ve ever seen any of Englund‘s movies the place he tries to get as tonally and stylistically near well-known guitarists as humanly doable, it is apparent why he’d be within the working.
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