March 22nd marks the 20th anniversary of Pantera’s 7th studio album “Far Beyond Driven” and I finally got mine in the mail!

“Far Beyond Driven” is the first album that I ever heard from Pantera. I remember a bro of mine who had the cassette tape and we would listen to it ever chance we could get during school. That album was when I started to discover my musical taste. I was so huge into The Doors at that time Pantera was a gateway for me to discover what was heavy music.

“Far Beyond Driven” was Pantera’s fastest selling album of their career and landing them some serious commercial success. Tracks like “5 Minutes Alone” “I’m Broken” and “Planet Caravan” which is one of the best covers ever done. On the insert of the 20th anniversary edition Phil anselmo says about the Black Sabbath Cover:

"This A Black Sabbath song off of the paranoid album. So don't freak out on us. We id the song because we wanted to.It has nothing to do with the integrity of our direction. It's a tripped out song. We think you'll dig it. If you don't, don't !@#$%^ listen to it.


On behalf of the rest of Pantera

Philip Anselmo '94

March 25th the album dropped in stores and I had ordered mine and it finally came in the mail. If you pick up the 20th Anniversary Edition which will get the original album getting an over haul as well as a live performance CD entitle "Far Beyond Bootleg Live From Donington '94" also you will get a pretty sick shirt as well.

Horns up for Pantera!