About PanteraTexan hairy metalers Pantera, who quit the scene in 2003, are an iconic part of the metal sub-genre 'Groove Metal', and spent the first nine years of their lives as a band living in obscurity before commercial breakthrough Cowboys From Hell bought them into the public eye. Phil Anselmo's rampant heroin use - often claimed to be as a functional pain killer against a bad back - caused a huge rift in the band during the final decade of the 20th century. He would eventually 'take a break' from Pantera and never return, while Dimebag Darrell's on-stage shooting in 2004 blew away any chance of a much sort after reunion. 1994's Far Beyond Driven topped numerous international charts, while singles Planet Caravan and Revolution Is My Name are their only mainstream chart single successes. Despite the band being long defunct, Pantera shirts are still amongst rock's most sort after merchandise.