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Here are some excerpts from the entire interview which can be found here:
MR – You mentioned earlier just how well produced the album is. You had Kevin Churko produce this one for you. You yourself produced the first two Hellyeah records have you never fancied getting back to producing or do you just enjoy the relative freedom of writing and playing now?
VP – I’ve produced or at least co-produced every record I’ve ever been a part of, right the way back to the Pantera stuff and was nice to just mainly be the drummer. Although I pre-produced everything before it went to Kevin. So most of the music stayed the same, but Kevin dragged the very best out of Chad. Really out of Tom too and out of myself. You know, he’s just an awesome producer. He makes the record that you want to make. He doesn’t make the record that the record company wants or that he wants to make. He really understood the vision of the band and brought the best out of us.
MR – Well that’s definitely good to hear. Hellyeah will always be compared to the bands you’ve played in previously going back as far as Pantera, how do you deal with that?
VP – It’s not hard for me to deal with because I’m not in those bands anymore, I’m in Hellyeah. You know it’s the same thing as Jimmy Page or Robert Plant, they’re always gonna be known as the guys from Led Zepplin. It doesn’t matter what they do outside of that. You know, it’s a good legacy to have but people do have to realise that that was then and this is now. A lot of people get hung up on living in the past and I’m not doing that. I’m living for today and for tomorrow. What I did back then was amazing, it was great and I’m hoping to achieve that again with this. It’s a much different day and age, it’s more difficult and harder but I’m willing to do it. A lot of people being from a band like I was wouldn’t come play a place like this they’d say “Fuck that! I’m not gonna do that. I’ve been there and done it.” But I love it. It’s a challenge, its fun.
MR – How would you describe Hellyeah as a band today? And has anything changed since the start?
VP – Well the reason why we started the band was to get back into music for the reason we started in the first place – the love of music. When you’re in a band like Mudvayne or Pantera they turn into a business after a while and the fun goes away from it because it’s a lot of fuckin’ work. I try telling people all the time – try being married to one person for any length of time much less four or five other guys in the band you know that’s what it’s like. You really have to learn give and take and how things work. But Hellyeah, right now with the new guys in the band, it feels like why we started again – the people love making the music.
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From Metal Hammer:
Metal Hammer: The Album I First Bought Was…
Philip H Anselmo: “I think it was Kiss Alive! It’s very underrated. When people listen to Kiss’s body of work and reflect on their 40-plus years, it can be a little embarrassing, but honestly that first live recording is a very powerful rock album that should not be overlooked.”
Metal Hammer: The Album I Wish I’d Made Is…
Philip H Anselmo: Slayer – Hell Awaits “When Hell Awaits came out, the sound and production of metal was going through many changes. Besides Trouble, the first band that really stepped it up for crunch was Metallica with Kill ’Em All. That’s fine and all – it’s a classic record – but I’m a sucker for odes to Old Nick, so I’ll take Hell Awaits for its creativity and absolute disdain for all things Christian.”
To find out what Philip had to say about;
The Best Album Artwork Is…
No One Will Believe I Own A Copy Of…
The Album I Want To Be Remembered For Is…
The Album I Break The Speed Limit To Is…
The Album That Should Not Be Is…
The First Album I Had Sex To Was…
The Album I Want Played At My Funeral Is…
A Kid Asks Me What Metal Is, I Hand Them A Copy Of…
Due to a turn of tragic events, our dear friend and tour manager, Guy Sykes recently lost his granddaughter to an alcohol related car accident. All of our hearts weigh very heavy for him and his family during this difficult time, as no one should ever have to go through the heartbreak of losing a child. Because of this terrible event, Godsmack (who Guy is currently tour managing), Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Fest, and Unite the United are coming together to help raise money, awareness, and support victims of alcohol related accidents. Godsmack are auctioning off a once in a lifetime experience for two, to be our special VIP RockstarUproar guests for the day in Dallas TX! The auction winner will receive the following: 2 great tickets to the show, watch Godsmack’s set sidestage, a private Meet & Greet with Godsmack with a professional photo op, a Meet & Greet with Seether, a hand signed Dean from Hell Electric Guitar (autographed by all members of Godsmack, Seether, Skillet and more), 2 VIP Laminates, complimentary lunch & dinner in catering, and more! Let’s come together for a great cause, as well as give two fans an experience they will remember for a lifetime! You can view the LIVE auction, and place your bid now at: http://bit.ly/1sLDaJ1 Auction ends Sunday night at 8pm CST so place your bid now!
If you are going to drink, always be responsible enough to not get behind the wheel. It’s NOT worth the risk of losing your life, or taking away the life of another. Stay the night at a friends house or hotel and sober up. If you need to get home, call a cab or have a designated driver with you. It will help save lives.
Combining groove and power, the metal legend’s way
DRUM EXPO 2014: In 1992, Pantera redefined the sound and future direction of metal with the seminal classic Vulgar Display Of Power, an album that proved it was possible to be brutally heavy without sacrificing the ability to groove. Vinnie Paul and his gifted guitarist brother Dimebag Darrell exemplified a new musical mentality in playing metal, locking the drums like glue to the guitar riff rather than to the bass line.
Still laying it down with his customary power and thunderous drums, Vinnie walks us through his groundbreaking approach from its origins in Pantera, right up to the present day with Hellyeah. Here he chooses six songs from his back catalogue, dissecting them in terms of gear, technique, feel and inspiration.
Becoming – Pantera
Technique: “That’s something I came up with when we were doing Far Beyond Driven. I was messing around with bouncing the right foot, creating a double stroke in between each 16th note. The minute my brother heard it he said, ‘Man, we’ve got to write a song around that.’ People make it more difficult than it really is – it’s just a bounce with the right foot on every other note.”
Gear/sound: “It was the Pearl drum set I had back then. They were all super big drums: 24″ x 24″ kick drums, then 14″ x 14″, 15″ x 15″ and 18″ x 18″ toms. I used this Sonor snare that I picked up a long time ago at a pawn shop. It was my most favourite sounding snare I’ve ever had. I still have it, it’s a 12-ply birch wood snare and I used Remo K Flam heads and regular pinstripes around the toms. I’ve been using Sabian from day one.”
To read the entire interview, click here.
A big happy birthday today to the one and only Dimebag Darrell! In celebration of his birthday, we would like to announce the launch of a new official website in tribute to him: http://dimebagdarrell.com/ We will be adding loads of new content and we are counting on you his fans to contribute! If you have any pics of your Dime tattoo, playing your Dime guitar, pics of you with Dime, or anything else you don’t think we’ve seen yet, please send it to webmaster (at) dimebagdarrell.com or post it on the official Dimebag Darrell Facebook page (click here) so we can start working onto the new site. Thanks and once again, happy 48th birthday Dime!
The winners for the 2014 Covers From Hell contest have been chosen! Thank you all VERY MUCH for your entries! It was a lot of work and a lot of fun to go through them all. It was extremely difficult to pick these winners because of the sheer amount of talent that was put on display for this. IF YOU ARE A WINNER, PLEASE CHECK YOUR MESSAGES IN YOUR YOUTUBE ACCOUNT! So without further delay here is what our panel ultimately decided after much debate:
In 4th place: 5 Minutes Alone submitted by Thebigrockroom
In 3rd place: Cowboys From Hell submitted by Elton Sawyer
In 2nd place: Strength Beyond Strength submitted by BLOID
….and the winner of the 2014 an first Covers From Hell contest: Shedding Skin submitted by Jason Wan!
Thank you all again for your entries an remember: IF YOU ARE A WINNER, PLEASE CHECK YOUR MESSAGES IN YOUR YOUTUBE ACCOUNT!
In commemoration of a legendary artist, legendary band, and 20th Anniversary of a legendary album, Dean Guitars has created the ultimate collector’s piece–The Dimebag Pantera ‘Far Beyond Driven’ ML. This Dean Guitar ML is equipped with a bolt-on maple neck, basswood body, DMT® Design bridge pickup, and a Floyd Rose Special. The Dean ML body shape was the guitar of choice for Dimebag Darrell, and pays homage to the man and his music.
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Madcap Music Review’s John Golden interviews Rex Brown and Johnny Kelly of Kill Devil Hill.
Check out the lyric video for “Moth” by HELLYEAH off the new album ‘Blood for Blood’! Get ‘BLOOD FOR BLOOD’
Down “We Knew Him Well” Filmed on location by Mike Holderbeast and the Cement Level Crew: William Holderby Sr.,Caro Bab, Robert Major and Ryan..Audio recorded and mastered by Steven W. Richardson..Special thanks to Mr. Bruce Corbitt.
Philip talks about himself keeping festival concerts unique with “blasts from the past”, and how he hates rock stars. Philip also touches on heavy metal genres and sub-genres, and how the headlining power of festivals could be safe in the hands of surprising new bands or quite possibly reunions of older more established bands.
Here Philip talks about it being the 20th anniversary of his first appearance at Donnington, the history of the Download Festival, playing with Rex again, playing Pantera songs for the youth of today, the state of heavy metal in 2014, and much more.
Rex joins Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals onstage at Download Festival 2014 for the Pantera classic “A New Level”.
Here, Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals do their versions of Death Rattle, Domination/Hollow,
Here Philip joins Rex’s Kill Devil Hill for a rendition of the Pantera classic “Mouth For War”.
Hellyeah has just released their fourth album and it’s titled “Blood For Blood”. Here is Vinnie in a webisode introducing the album to everybody!
Stream it below or go right to reading reviews, what went into making it, and where to get it.
Click here to pick it up from amazon.com.
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Vinnie touched base with thisisnotascene.com about the new album:
TINAS: “Blood For Blood” is the most focused and concise Hellyeah album to date. How did it come out that way?
VP:We really wanted to make the record of our career. We just came off the Gigantour with Black Label Society and a couple of other bands and when the touring cycle for “Band Of Brothers” was completed we really wanted to write a new record and get in the studio and capitalise on the momentum we’ve created because of all the touring. Working with Kevin Churko was another reason why the new record sounds so fresh and focussed. He really knew how to get the best out of us.
TINAS:The new album is also much darker lyric-wise. The whole party atmosphere of the previous albums are all but gone. How come?
VP:As a band we wanted to make a dark, lean and focused heavy metal record. We got all the partying and booze songs out of our system on the previous record. I think we really found our sound on “Blood For Blood” and we’ve matured as a band as well. Tom (guitarist), Chad (singer) and I were all on the same page as what we wanted to achieve with the new record. Unfortunately Greg and Bob weren’t as focused as we were and they were dealing with some massive personal issues as well. That’s why we had to let them go from the band.
TINAS: You guys worked with Kevin Churko. What did he bring to the table as a producer?
VP:Kevin really knew how to get the best out of us and it was really refreshing for me to be just “the drummer” for a change. Five years ago I bought a house in Las Vegas and that’s also the city where Kevin works from. So every now and again we’ve bumped into each other and we were discussing working together at some point. I’m big fan of his work with Ozzy Osbourne and all the other productions he has down and he’s a big fan of the things I’ve done. So when we got to the point in the band that we wanted to work with an outside producer it was a no brainer to work with him. He also got along great with Chad, which really smooth the ride when it came down to record the vocals.
Read the rest of the interview by clicking here.
Here’s a review of the album by Blunt magazine:
Upcoming dates where you can catch Hellyeah supporting “Blood For Blood”:
Jun 26 Ziggy’s Winston Salem, NC
Jun 27 Ziggy’s By The Sea Wilmington, NC
Jun 28 Shiley Acres Inwood, WV
Jul 17 Rock USA Oshkosh, WI
Jul 29 C-Club Berlin, Germany
Jul 30 Fezen Festival Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Aug 01 Wacken Music Festival Hamburg, Germany
Aug 02 Seerock Festival Graz, Austria
Aug 03 Interstate Studio 270 Udine, Italy
Aug 05 Alte Seilerei Mannheim, Germany
Aug 06 Underground Cologne, Germany
Aug 08 Alcatraz Festival Kortrijk, Belgium
Aug 09 Bloodstock Open Air Festival Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Aug 10 The Live Rooms Chester, United Kingdom
Aug 12 The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom
Aug 13 The Craufurd Arms Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Aug 15 Sound Control Manchester, United Kingdom
Aug 16 The Slade Rooms Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Aug 17 The Underworld London, United Kingdom
Sep 13 Aftershock Festival 2014 Sacramento, CA
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, VOLBEAT, HELLYEAH Announce Fall Tour Dates:
Sep 16 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center
Sep 17 Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena @ Metrapark
Sep 18 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Civic Center
Sep 20 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Coliseum
Sep 21 Grand Rapids, MI Deltaplex
Sep 23 Syracuse, NY The Oncenter
Sep 25 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Arena
Sep 26 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center
Sep 27 Albany, NY Times Union Center
Sep 30 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
Oct 1 Reading, PA Santander Arena
Oct 3 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Oct 7 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial
Oct 10 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Oct 11 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Arena
Oct 12 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
Oct 14 Orlando, FL CFE Arena
Oct 16 Biloxi, MS MS Coast Coliseum
Oct 17 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Oct 22 Rio Rancho, NM Santa Ana Star Center
Oct 24 Las Vegas, NV The Joint @ Hard Rock
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Click here for the recent interview Rex did with Glacially Musical which covers the state of music, the new KDH drummer, playing in clubs, stoner metal, and more.
Check out this interview with new KDH drummer Johnny Kelly
KDH doing the Pantera classic “Mouth For War” with Philip H Anselmo at Rock On The Range.