Pantera bassist Rex Brown has missed the fourth show of the band's reunion tour after pulling out of their Knotfest performance in Santiago, Chile, at the weekend. His place was taken by Cattle Decapitation bassist Derek Engemann, who also plays with Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo in his solo side project Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals and in black metal supergroup Scour.
Knotfest organisers released a statement which read, "The bass guitarist of the band Pantera, Rex Brown, could not perform at Knotfest due to health problems. We regret this situation. However, the show proceeded as normal."
No official announcement has been made about the nature of Brown's condition, although Chilean radio station Futuro FM reports that Brown tested positive for covid-19(opens in new tab) after the band's Knotfest show on December 9 in Bogota, Columbia, and flew home to the US to quarantine.
Pantera's next scheduled show is also in Santiago, at the 17,000-capacity Movistar Arena, this evening. They then head to Brazil for two shows, on December 15 at the Vibra in Sao Paulo, before another Knotfest date in the same city three days later