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Charlie Benante vs. Vinnie Paul – Greatest Metal Drummer, Quarterfinals

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In this quarterfinal matchup of our Greatest Metal Drummer tournament, Anthrax stickman Charlie Benante takes on Pantera / Hellyeah skin-basher Vinnie Paul.

Charlie Benante has beaten a couple of fellow thrash legends on his way to the quarterfinals. First, he took down Sepultura great Igor Cavalera. Then, in Round 2, Benante defeated Lars Ulrich of the mighty Metallica. But can the Anthrax beat-keeper continue his winning ways against Vinnie Paul?

Vinnie Paul has also had a tough run to the quarterfinals. In Round 1, he took out his good friend Chris Adler of Lamb of God. And in Round 2, he emerged victorious against late Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan in a battle that saw each contestant trading the lead.

Charlie Benante or Vinnie Paul? Cast your vote for the Greatest Metal Drummer in the poll below! Voting for this round closes on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 11:59PM ET. Fans can vote once per hour, so keep coming back to make sure that your favorite metal musician wins!

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