Pantera will be joined by Slayer, Static-X, Skrape, and Morbid Angel on its summer arena tour, dubbed Extreme Steel and due to kick off June 20 in New Haven, Conn. The North American trek will last u

Pantera will be joined by Slayer, Static-X, Skrape, and Morbid Angel on its summer arena tour, dubbed Extreme Steel and due to kick off June 20 in New Haven, Conn. The North American trek will last until the end of July, offering heavy metal fans an indoor alternative to Ozzfest.

The Extreme Steel package, which takes its name from Pantera's recent Elektra album "Reinventing The Steel," features three veteran Ozzfest acts -- Pantera, Slayer, and Static-X -- as well as Pantera's current touring partner, Morbid Angel.

Pantera has been back in full swing after having to cancel last year's fall/winter tour due to an accidental fall in which frontman Phil Anselmo broke two ribs. "Reinventing The Steel" peaked at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 last April and has sold 524,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.

Static-X begins a brief North American tour on Wednesday (April 4) in Los Angeles, in anticipation of the group's second Warner Bros. album, "Machine," due May 23. Thrash-metal vets Slayer are also currently prepping a new album.

Here are the Extreme Steel tour dates:

June 20: New Haven, Conn. (New Haven Coliseum)
June 21: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
June 22: Philadelphia (First Union Center)
June 23: Worcester, Mass. (Centrum)
June 25: Hamilton, Ontario (Copps Coliseum)
June 27: Huntington, W. Va. (Civic Arena)
June 29: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)
June 30: Detroit (TBA)
July 1: Cleveland (CSU Convocation Center)
July 3: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
July 5: Minneapolis (Excel Energy Center)
July 6: Fargo, N.D. (FargoDome)
July 8: Cedar Rapids, Iowa (US Cellular Center)
July 9: Kansas City, Mo. (Municipal)
July 11: Denver (Denver Coliseum)
July 14: Dallas (Smirnoff Music Center)
July 17: Phoenix (America West Arena)
July 18: Las Vegas (Thomas & Mack Center)
July 19: Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Arena)
July 21: San Diego (Cox Arena)
July 22: Bakersfield, Calif. (Contennial Garden)
July 23: San Jose, Calif. (San Jose Arena)
July 25: Tacoma Wash. (Tacoma Dome)
July 26: Vancouver (Pacific Coliseum)

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