Full In Bloom Music recently conducted an interview with original PANTERA vocalist Terrence Lee Glaze. An excerpt from the Q&A session follows:
Full In Bloom Music: When you were just a teenager you played in a band called PANTERA. What are your three most fond memories of being in that band?
Terry: "Playing with Darrell [Abbott], Vince [Abbott] and Rex [Brown] was a blast! Lots of great memories. Three of my favorite gigs were playing the Arlington Skating Rink, Six Flags and Tyler, Texas."
Full In Bloom Music: How did PANTERA form, what year and how old were you?
Terry: "1981? 11th grade. I was 15 I think. Originally it was me, Tommy Bradford on bass and Donnie Hart on vocals, Vinnie on drums and Darrell on guitar. Darrell had a Les Paul copy and a Sunn Beta amp that really rocked! Eventually I took over the singing and Rex Brown replaced Tommy on bass. This all happened by 1982."
Full In Bloom Music: In Texas, especially Dallas, PANTERA was very popular. How long did it take for that to happen?
Terry: "We busted our ass practicing and playing out non-stop. Texas is so big, we would play Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, someplace else, and then start over again every month."
Full In Bloom Music: How many copies of "Metal Magic" were sold originally? "Projects in the Jungle"? "I am the Night"?
Terry: "Who knows? As many as we could sell off the band stand. We did everything ourselves. It was great seeing record reviews of our albums in European rock magazines right alongside IRON MAIDEN and METALLICA."
Read the entire interview at www.fullinbloommusic.com.