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5 Pantera Gems from Unsung Opus “Reinventing the Steel” By Rick Florino for Artist Direct

Pantera’s Reinventing the Steel never gets enough credit. When you ask someone their favorite Pantera album, you’ll most commonly hear Vulgar Display of Power or Far Beyond Driven. Often, you’ll get someone who says Cowboys from Hell. This writer’s personal favorite is The Great Southern Trendkill—and after years of convincing he has a few friends […]

VH1: Dime is the #1 most influential guitarist of the modern era.

As originally posted on vh1.com here. Compiling a list of the most influential modern metal guitar players is intimidating. There was no way to do this without pissing a bunch of people off. I did my best to quantify which guitar players’ mark was being felt the most by the up and coming generation of […]

Dime comes in at #5 on Loudwire’s Top 50 Hard Rock + Metal Guitarists of All Time

As originally posted on Loudwire here. Let the debate begin! The history of hard rock and metal is littered with blistering riffs delivered by incredible shredders providing memorable licks that just beg you to either pick up a guitar yourself or do your best air guitar if one isn’t handy. But which guitarist is the […]

Dime takes 2nd place on Ultimate Guitar showdown!

As originally posted on ultimateguitar.com here. So after over four whole months, the inaugural edition of UG Showdown came to an end with a massive clash between late Pantera icon Dimebag Darrell and Queen legend Brian May. Based on nearly 55,000 fan votes, Dr. May grabbed the title by fetching around 60% of the votes, […]

Guitar World: Tour Dimebag Darrell’s Guitar Vault, Home and Recording Studio

Originally posted on guitarword.com here. Guitar World’s February 2015 issue, which is available at the Guitar World Online Store, is the ultimate tribute to the late, great Dimebag Darrell. As part of our coverage, which was timed for the 10th anniversary of the guitarist’s tragic death, Guitar World was invited into Dime’s home and recording […]

Right now get Cowboys From Hell, Vulgar Display of Power, or Far Beyond Driven from iTunes for $5.99 each!

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get a few of the best metal albums of all time at a price that can’t be beat. This offer is good until February 16 so don’t let it slip away. Buy Cowboys From Hell here: http://smarturl.it/cfhit Buy Vulgar Display Of Power here: http://smarturl.it/vdopit Buy Far Beyond […]

Philip gets voted in by fans for Loudwire’s “Rock Titan 2014″.

Originally posted on Loudwire here. In an extremely close race, Pantera / Down legend Philip Anselmo and Slipknot / Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor were neck-and-neck in our poll for the 2014 Titan of the Year. However, once the voting closed, Anselmo came out the victor. You know what’s truly bizarre about Anselmo’s win? His […]

Pictures of the Dime guitars at the Dean display this week at NAMM + pics and video from Guitar World!

The Dean From Hell Limited! Razorback DB Floyd Bumblebee Firefly Dime Razorback Rebel Stealth Floyd FM – Dime Slime Dimebag Rebel Flame Top Floyd – Trans Red Razorbolt – Black Red Razorbolt – Black Silver The following pictures and video are courtesy of Guitar World. Check out Guitar World for more coverage of this year’s […]

Philip honored with the Musical Artist of the Year award at the 2015 President’s Arts Awards

Article originally posted here on nola.com Creative pursuits of three President’s Arts Awards honorees focus on words. Words – whether written in the stanzas, used to document historical facts or added to music to create a song – feature prominently in the creative pursuits of three President’s Arts Awards winners. Phil Anselmo, former lead singer […]