Hi-Voltage™ DR Strings featured on Dime’s Dean Electric Guitars


Hi-Voltage™ DR Strings featured on Dime’s Dean Electric Guitars
DR Strings is proud to announce the partnership of select Dean Guitar models with factory equipped Hi-Voltage™ Dimebag Darrell Signature Guitar sets.

Dean Guitar models such as the Dimebag, Razor Bolt, Razorback and Stealth Floyds will be shipped globally to retailers with DR’s Hi-Voltage™ series, Dime’s strings of choice. Released in 2003, DR’s Hi-Voltage™ were the first guitar strings to utilize a protective wire treatment for longevity, durability and strength without sacrificing edge or tone.

Vinnie Paul, Darrell’s brother and band mate in Pantera and Damageplan, welcomes the partnership. “DIME knew the importance of every aspect of playing the guitar. That’s why he used DR, the best strings out there!!”

Based in Emerson, New Jersey, DR Strings maintains the highest quality standards and construction methods. On the forefront of new wire and coating technologies, DR Strings offers an extensive selection of guitar and bass strings for electric, acoustic, and other folk instruments. DR Strings are proudly Made in the USA with All-American materials for over 25 years.
For more info on Dimebag Darrell, please visit www.dimebagdarrell.com.


New videos of Philip and Rex jamming this past week

Superjoint visited Tempe, AZ on October 3rd during the Blackest Of The Black tour with Danzig. Below is the song they closed their set with “Fuck Your Enemy”:

Nashville, Tennessee’s THEE ROCK N’ ROLL RESIDENCY was joined on September 30 by Rex Brown and ACCEPT drummer Christopher Williams. Below is their jam of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs”:



The Complete Studio Albums 1990-2000 Boxed Set Documents
The Band’s Legendary Studio Recordings;
Set For Release December 11 On CD And Colored Vinyl

New Nine-Track History of Hostility Collection Will Be Available On October 30

LOS ANGELES – With their 1990 album Cowboys From Hell, Pantera debuted their signature sound and invigorated the metal scene while enlisting legions of devoted fans around the world. For the next decade, the band continued to ascend to the top of the music world, earning four platinum albums and, with 1994’s Far Beyond Driven, a #1 debut on the Billboard album chart.

To celebrate Pantera’s raucous legacy, Rhino will release both a new boxed set and single disc compilation. THE COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUMS 1990-2000, compiled of Cowboys From Hell (1990), Vulgar Display Of Power (1992), Far Beyond Driven (1994), The Great Southern Trendkill (1996), and Reinventing The Steel (2000). Two versions of the collection will be released on December 11, one a 5-CD set and the other a limited edition 5-LP set on colored vinyl.

The LP version of the studio albums box also includes a 7” with two rare, non-albums tracks making their vinyl debut. The first is “Piss,” a song that debuted in 2012 on the 20th Anniversary Edition of Vulgar Display of Power. The second is “Avoid The Light” from the Dracula 2000 soundtrack.

Prior to the release of the boxed set, Rhino will also release HISTORY OF HOSTILITY, a nine-track Pantera primer that includes some of Pantera’s most legendary tracks from all five studio albums. It will be released on CD and LP on October 30.

Philip Anselmo joined Dimebag Darrell, Vinnie Paul, and Rex Brown in 1987 to form a new, harder-hitting version of Pantera. The line-up made its debut in 1990 on Cowboys From Hell. The album’s visceral combination of jackhammer grooves, heavyweight riffs and guttural howls made Pantera heroes to headbangers everywhere. The album went on to become one of the most influential metal albums of all time.

For its hotly anticipated follow-up, Pantera returned in 1992 with Vulgar Display of Power. It refined the heavier-than-heavy aesthetic from the previous album on crushing songs like “Walk” and “Mouth For War,” but also showcased the band’s range on the haunting ballad, “Hollow.” The album was certified double platinum and spent 79 weeks on the charts, longer than any other Pantera album.

The band had its greatest success in 1994 with the release of Far Beyond Driven, still the most extreme album to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard top album chart. Several songs from the album became the band’s most iconic including “5 Minutes Alone,” “I’m Broken,” and their cover of Black Sabbath’s “Planet Caravan.”

The Great Southern Trendkill arrived in 1996 and peaked at #2 on the charts. The platinum-certified album contains some of Pantera’s darkest lyrics (“Suicide Note Pt. 1”) and fastest tempos (“Sandblasted Skin.”) In 2000, the band released what would be its final studio album, Reinventing the Steel. It peaked at #4 on the charts and was certified gold. It features several classic cuts including “Revolution Is My Name” and “Goddamn Electric.”

CD & LP Album Listing (Vinyl colors noted)

Cowboys From Hell (White Vinyl)
Vulgar Display Of Power (Red Vinyl)
Far Beyond Driven (Blue Vinyl)
The Great Southern Trendkill (Gold Vinyl)
Reinventing The Steel (Orange Vinyl)

Bonus 7” in LP box:
“Piss” b/w “Avoid The Light” (Translucent Yellow Vinyl)

Track Listing

1. “Cowboys From Hell”
2. “Cemetery Gates” (Demon Knight Edit)
3. “Mouth For War”
4. “Walk”
5. “Fucking Hostile”
6. “I’m Broken”
7. “5 Minutes Alone”
8. “Drag The Waters”
9. “Revolution Is My Name”

Warwick welcomes Rex Brown!

Warwick is proud to welcome one of the most influential bassists of all time, Rex Brown, into the Warwick family. Through his work with Pantera, Rex introduced the world to groove metal and has had an influence on every metal band since. Although Rex is most known for his work with Pantera, he has been active in other bands such as Kill Devil Hill and Down and can be seen on multiple recordings. Rex plays the WA 600 Amp Heads combined with Warwick 8×10” Cabinets and uses Warwick Masterbuilt Custom Shop Basses. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Rex.

You can find further information at Framus & Warwick at:  http://www.warwick.de/de/Warwick.html

VH1 lists Philip’s “10 coolest non-Pantera projects”.

Originally posted on vh1.com here.

Phil Anselmo’s 10 Coolest Non-Pantera Projects
Down, Superjoint + beyond: how the hardest working beast in extreme music keeps going.
by Mike McPadden 9/19/2015

When you mention Philip Hansen Anselmo, most heavy music fans known him primarily, if not exclusively, as the vocalist of Pantera.

Alas, Anselmo’s time as the front-maniac of those metal titans is just the beginning of how New Orleans’ loudest and proudest son has impacted music—and so much more.

Cowboys From Hell: 25 Facts About the Pantera Classic

Phil Anselmo continually creates, shapes, promotes, and inspires extreme rock—along with films, art, festivals, and other media—in an ever-evolving variety of vehicles and guises. And all of Phil’s undertakings, rest assured, definitely fall under the classification of “extreme.”

In 2015, Anselmo’s Superjoint group embarked on their first tour in over a decade, and his annual Housecore Horror Festival is gearing up to once again soak Texas with sonic and cinematic boodle-letting. So now is a perfect time pay tribute to this tireless one-man metal mayhem factory with a salute to ten of his coolest, and heaviest, projects.

10 Metal Grasshopper

To simply listen to Phil Anselmo’s ferocious singing voice is to, understandably, perhaps miss out on how hilariously good-humored he also happens to be. One performer who picked up on that side of Phil is comedian Dave Hill. Together, they created Metal Grasshopper, a web series in which Anselmo schools Hill in the uproariously definable art of being, at all times, metal.

9 Boxing Insider

hil Anselmo’s vocals pummel listeners like an onslaught of prizefighter combination punches, and to watch him in performance is see clearly how the sweet science impacted Phil’s stage presence. Anselmo comes by this association way more than honestly: as a lifetime fight fan, Phil frequently speaks about the sport, and reguarly serves as a writer and correspondent for the industry’s bible, Boxing Insider.

8 Anton Crowley

Aleister Crowley aka “The Great Beast” was a world-changing British philosopher, occultist, multimedia artist, and champion mountain climber familiar to heavy metal fans through a multitude of venues, including Ozzy Osbourne’s “Mr. Crowley” and Jimmy Page taking up residence in the old sorcerer’s castle on Loch Ness.

Anton LaVey founded the Church of Satan in 1966 and three years later authored The Satanic Bible. Ever since then, both the book and/or some representation of LaVey’s chrome-domed, arched-eyebrowed visage have been as required fixtures in every budding headbanger’s bedroom alongside black-light posters, skull t-shirts, and Sabbath records coated with weed-rolling residue.

In creating a new high-concept persona, Phil Anselmo combined the two unholy icons as “Anton Crowley.” He’s used the name while playing guitar for death metal gore hounds Necrophagia, singing lo-fi black metal with Viking Crown, screaming in the name of Satan for Christ Inversion, and other undertakings as he so feels possessed by the Anton Crowley spirit.

Loudwire has published their take on the top 50 metal albums of all time. VDOP did very well!


Summarizing heavy metal history with 50 of its greatest albums is, needless to say, a daunting task. After all, if you view Black Sabbath’s arrival in 1970 as the metal genre’s year zero, simple mathematics would only allow for just over one album from each year. The point being, mathematics were no help to the Loudwire staff as we set about compiling, debating, challenging and insulting, and finally reluctantly agreeing to the list you now see before you in the gallery above.

In it, you’ll find some obvious names, like Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Slayer, some expected ones like Megadeth, Judas Priest, Motorhead and Pantera, and hopefully some surprises, but our goal was to represent the albums containing the very best music and displaying the greatest influence within a genre that has been thriving for 40 plus years with no signs of slowing down.

So check out Loudwire’s Top 50 Metal Albums of All Time in the gallery above! And check out more Loudwire lists below.



Danzig is bringing back the “Blackest of the Black” tour for 2015 and Superjoint is going with them! Superjoint has added dates on some of the Blackest of the Black off days. Here are the newly added Superjoint dates:
Oct. 02 – Window Rock, AZ @ Window Rock Sports Center (w Prong)
Oct. 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage ( W/ Prong & Witch Mountain)
Oct. 15 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva (W/ Prong & Witch Mountain)
Oct. 30 – Sacramento CA @ Ace Of Spades ( W/ Prong)

Here is the full list so far:
*Oct. 02 – Window Rock, AZ @ Window Rock Sports Center (w Prong)
Oct. 03 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Oct. 05 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheatre
Oct. 07 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
Oct. 09 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
*Oct. 10 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage ( W/ Prong & Witch Mountain)
Oct. 11 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
Oct. 12 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
Oct. 14 – Charlotte, NC @ the Fillmore
*Oct. 15 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva (W/ Prong & Witch Mountain)
Oct. 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Oct. 17 – Worcester, MA @ “Rock & Shock” the Palladium
Oct. 18 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Oct. 20 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
Oct. 21 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
Oct. 23 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Oct. 24 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Oct. 25 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Oct. 27 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre
Oct. 29 – San Jose, CA @ City National Civic
*Oct. 30 – Sacramento CA @ Ace Of Spades ( W/ Prong)
Oct. 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theatre
*not with Danzig

Vinnie Paul and his bandmates in HELLYEAH are about to play 3 shows for the US Troops in Japan!

Get Folding Hostile with the Sock Puppet Parody of Walk! Dye hard fans: stay till the last drumbeat.


Get folding hostile in the sock pit with Hamptera’s new single “Walk”

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sockpuppetparody
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SockParody
Bandcamp: https://sockpuppetparody.bandcamp.com

Directed and Edited by
Brady Tulk

Produced by
Johnny Zero-Forever

Music Performance
Kitty V from 762 Recording

Texx From Creeper

Backup Singers:
Johnny Zero-Forever
Kitty V

Puppet Design
Carolina Govea

James Bedrich

2nd Unit Camera
Brennan Witterstaetter

Leigh Silver

2nd AD
Elizabeth Ortiz

Lee Russell

Lighting Designer
Daniel Castaneda

Art Director
Gabe Duron

Production Designer
Adriana G Aguilera

Art Department
Max Brown
Randall Day
Leigh Silver

Hanford Dunn
Trevor Haggerty
Ethan Moon

Conner Hocking

Silviano Moncada
Max Brown

Behind The Scene
Mario Laracuente
Brady Tulk – Lead Singer
Carolina Govea – Lead Singer arms
Randall Day – Guitar
Sean Stone – Bass
Zachary Kelly– Drums
David Jr Castillo – Drums arms

Press Release writer
Xavier Gonzalez

Special thank you:
Audio playback on Sound Bridge speakers: http://www.soundbridge.com
Skater Socks for the many socks used on set: http://www.skatersocks.com
Filmed on location at Gas Monkey Live: http://gasmonkeybarngrill.com

Extras (Cowboys from Smell)
Bruno Govea
Letisia Cruz
Rosa Sanchez
Veronica Castillo
Vica Castillo
Zenaida Castillo
Michael Pisterzi
Jorje Cruz
Peyton Manby
Letty Manby
Lydia Deaver
Robert Burns
Leslie Litvik
Sarah Brownlee
Jeff Brownlee
Brian Charles
Aaron Castaneda
Nick Barry
Ian Saint
Jennifer Orr
Abraham Quinones
Marco Cruz
Rhonda S/ Fullerton
John Manby

Happy Birthday Dime! Check out tributes posted around the web.

Aug 20 is Dime’s birthday and stories, pictures, and videos surfaced all around the web today in recognition of this. Take a look and some of it below.


















Metal Insider’s Top 5: Non-Pantera Tracks Featuring Dimebag Darrell

Loudwire: Remembering Dimebag Darrell: Rock + Metal Musicians Pay Tribute to the Pantera Legend

Guitar World: 18-Year-Old Dimebag Darrell of Pantera Shreds in 1984 — Video

Guitar World: Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell Chooses His 12 Favorite Songs in 1993 Guitar World Interview

From Shinedown:

New interview with Pepper Keenan by Loudwire (Darrell wasn’t even brought up beforehand):
Loudwire: Would you rather have lunch with a music icon who has passed away or a music icon who is still alive? And who would it be?
Pepper: Well, I’d like to have lunch with [Dimebag] Darrell. That would be awesome to do that again. Let me tell you he would have been a blast on the Motorboat Cruise or any of those things. Oh my God, he’d be hanging out with me out there, doing shots with the kids and making them go f—ing apes—t.

The Top 10 Heavy Metal Album Openers by Guitar World

No one ever went to a Led Zeppelin concert expecting the band to open with “The Rain Song.”

It’s a fine tune, to be sure, but the electric charge of a crowd in waiting must be met in kind.

The same applies to the album: Kiss didn’t open Destroyer with “Beth,” for example. And Metallica had the prudence to place “Fade to Black” a good four songs into Ride the Lightning.

Read the countdown and see where Pantera fits in here: http://www.guitarworld.com/top-ten-heavy-metal-album-openers

Ultimate-Guitar.com posted their list of 10 Ripping Pantera Bass Lines By Rex Brown.

If you’re in a band with Dimebag Darrell and you want your performance to be noticed, you better bring your A-game.

For over two decades, Rex Brown stood by Dime’s side and became a crucial element of Pantera’s bone-crushing rhythm section, managing to find his role in the mix alongside Dimebag’s massive tone and Vinnie Paul’s relentless drumming.

Check out the entire article here:


Check out this recently released book by Greg Prato: Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990’s.

Rex Brown wrote the foreward and both Philip Anselmo & Rex were interviewed for the book. And you may recognize the guys on the cover as well. Pick it up at Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/survivalbook or Barnes & Noble here: http://smarturl.it/bnsurvival


Official Live 101 Proof was released 18 years ago today!

Official Live 101 Proof was released 18 years ago today! You can stream the songs, read the lyrics, find album details, comments on the album from the band and other metal legends on the CFH discography page here: http://pantera.com/live101proof

Cowboys From Hell turns 25 today!


Cowboys From Hell was released 25 years ago today. You can stream the songs, read the lyrics, find album details, comments on the album from the band and other metal legends on the CFH discography page here:: http://pantera.com/cowboysfromhell/

The 25th Anniversary of Pantera’s Cowboys From Hell and the Reason It Matters: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/music/the-25th-anniversary-of-panteras-cowboys-from-hell-and-the-reason-it-matters-7508834

Cowboys From Hell: 25 Facts About the Pantera Classic: http://www.vh1.com/news/39689/pantera-cowboys-from-hell-facts/?fb_ref=fbshare_web

25 Years Ago: Pantera Transform From Footnote to Heroes on ‘Cowboys From Hell’: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/pantera-cowboys-from-hell/

Pantera’s Cowboys From Hell Turns 25: http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2015/07/panteras-cowboys-from-hell-turns-25/

‘Cowboys From Hell’ turns 25: http://wallofsound.org/2015/07/24/cowboys-from-hell-turns-25/

Check out this video compilation of musicians celebrating the 25th anniversary of Cowboys From Hell! Rob Halford, Slash, and members of Anthrax, Korn, Slipknot, and more telling stories of their first impressions of Pantera and Cowboys From Hell.