PANTERA Performs Without REX BROWN At KNOTFEST CHILE After He Contracted COVID-19

Pantera Knotfest Chile

Last night, Sunday December 11th, PANTERA played at Knotfest Chile in Santiago. Unfortunately, their bassist Rex Brown was unable to play. Instead, CATTLE DECAPITATION‘s Derek Engemann took his place. He also plays with Phil Anselmo in both PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS and SCOUR.

In an official statement, the Knotfest Chile organizers blamed Brown‘s absence on his “health problems.” However, local radio station Futuro reported that Brown missed the Santiago gig after contracting COVID-19. Rex reportedly flew from Bogotá, Colombia, where PANTERA performed at Knotfest Colombia on Friday (December 9), back home to the United States to quarantine, thereby missing the remainder of the PANTERA shows in South America.

As previously reported, PANTERA surviving members, Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown, reformed the band with Zakk Wylde on guitar (from OZZY OSBOURNE and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and Charlie Benante on drums (from ANTHRAX). They will be playing at festivals all over North America, South America, Europe as well their own headline concerts.

Benante shared a short video of the Santiago concert and included the following message: “#chile was on fire!!!! We missed Rex tonight , get better buddy! Damn it was a hot one.”