Pantera tribute act to rock Old Courts

Bloodwork Salvation
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A TOP tribute act to heavy metal’s original Cowboys From Hell will bring an all-American sound to Wigan on a night of metal.

Pantera UK, who have built up a reputation across Europe for their note-perfect renditions of the songs made famous by American group Pantera, will headline the gig at The Old Courts tomorrow night.

The tribute band will be joined on a packed bill of ground-shaking riffs and blazing guitar solos by three of the borough’s heaviest acts.

The Crawford Street venue will also host sets by Wigan’s female-fronted melodic hard rockers Somnium, thrash and melodic death-influenced band Bloodwork Salvation and four-piece metallers Sacrament.

The night is being organised by promoter Paul Maiden and will include a DJ spinning heavy rock and metal tunes late into the night.

The headliners will recreate the sound of Pantera, who became one of the most popular and recognisable metal acts of the 1990s with a sound based around the instantly-recognisable vocals of Phil Anselmo and the guitar playing of Dimebag Darrell, who was tragically shot dead on stage in 2004.

The group built up a large fanbase on the metal scene with songs such as Cemetery Gates and I’m Broken and albums including Vulgar Display of Power and Far Beyond Driven which showcased the group’s extreme groove metal sound increasingly influenced by US hardcore.

Pantera UK, Sacrament, Bloodwork Salvation and Somnium will play at The Old Courts tomorrow from 8.30pm. Entry is £5, to be paid on the door.