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Germany’s premiere rock and metal festivals Rock AM Ring & Rock AM Park, have made the decision to pull Pantera from the scheduled 2023 lineups. In a statement made from rockimparkofficial’s social media outlets, the festival organizers express that the decision was made as a result of ongoing criticism after booking the Pantera reunion as one of this year’s main headliners.

“Pantera will not be performing at Rock in the Park and Rock in the Ring 2023, as announced,” the festival organizers state. “In the last few weeks, we have had many intensive conversations with artists, our partners and you, the festival fans, we have continued to deal with the criticism together and decided to remove the band from the program.”

Additionally, the German Green Party had criticized Pantera’s appearance at the festivals (according to Blabbermouth), referencing vocalist Phil Anselmo’s past racist behavior at the 2016 Dimebash

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