The mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the United States, wore a Pantera sweater at a ceremony where he signed a new law for the city.
Tim Keller, a heavy metal fan, wore his sweater while signing the new paternity leave law last Thursday, 27. During a recent New York Times interview, Keller said the city has always been a big fan of the genre: “What I can say is something I have enjoyed for a long time. ”
In a tweet celebrating the law, Keller thanked Pantera’s bassist Rex Brown for his sweater while the musician shared the news about the ceremony on his social networks.
Thank you advocates @lissaknudsen and advocates @ABQCityCouncil and @PatDavisNM for the legislation for our families. And little shout out to @REJASFROMTEJAS for the sweater 🙂 #metalmayor @BLABBERMOUTHNET @metalinjection @Loudwire https://t.co/B8nmdkLPZ5
— Mayor Tim Keller (@MayorKeller) December 28, 2018
Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas. The group was formed in 1981 by the Abbott brothers – drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell – along with lead vocalist Terry Glaze. Bassist Rex Brown joined the band the following year, replacing Tommy D. Bradford, who was the unofficial original. Having started as a glam metal band, Pantera released four albums during the 1980s.
Looking for a new and heavier sound, Pantera replaced Glaze with Phil Anselmo in late 1986 and released Power Metal in 1988. With its fifth album, 1990’s Cowboys from Hell, Pantera introduced a groove metal sound. Pantera’s sixth album, 1992’s Vulgar Display of Power, exhibited an even heavier sound. Far Beyond Driven (1994) debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
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