Pantera, Anthrax, Slayer Members Bring Metal Masters 4 to New York – Review + Photo Gallery
A packed house at New York’s Gramercy witnessed members of Slayer and Anthrax share the stage with Phil Anselmo, Gary Holt of Exodus and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan at the 'Metal Masters 4' clinic.
The evening started out with a stellar opening performance by Slayer drummer Dave Lomabardo's side project Philm, which also features frontman Gerry Nestler and bassist Pancho Tomaselli.
The clinic itself began with Anthrax's Frank Bello inviting kids up onstage to play his signature bass. Bello then introduced the one and only Billy Sheehan, who performed some serious bass lines. One of the highlights of the night was when Phil Anselmo and Bello sang the Van Halen Classic ‘Hot for Teacher’ with Sheehan and Charlie Benante on drums.
Scott Ian came out for his portion of the clinic but was interrupted by “some a—hole” who set off the fire alarm by smoking in the downstairs area. As the fire alarm went on the power went out and Bello – the crafty person he is – came out with a huge loudspeaker to address the audience.
When the power came back on, Ian came back out to shred some riffs with fans. Benante also had a young metal head sit behind a drum kit. After the clinic, the performance kicked off with Bello belting out the Anthrax tune ‘Room For One More.’
Everyone took to the stage with Phil Anselmo who performed Pantera tunes such ‘Mouth For War,’ ‘Five Minutes Alone,’ ‘A New Level’ and ‘F---ing Hostile.’ They also performed a couple S.O.D. and Exodus tunes as well. Fan lost their minds and maintained a massive pit throughout the night as the super group performed Slayer classics ‘Angel of Death’ and ‘Raining Blood,’ among others. For the full set list and a stream of the event, go here.