On this day 20 years ago, The Great Southern Trendkill was unleashed onto the world! The 20th Anniversary Edition of Trendkill will be released later this year via Rhino. Full details coming next week.

On this day 22 years ago, Far Beyond Driven was released.

 

 

Reinventing the Steel was released 16 years ago today!

 

Pantera got mentioned at the 2016 Academy Awards

Pantera just got mentioned on the Oscars! And The Big Short won for best adapted screenplay. #metalistakingover #thebigshort #pantera

Posted by Pantera on Sunday, February 28, 2016

Pantera’s second major release; “Vulgar Display Of Power” turns 24 today!

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From Wikipedia: Vulgar Display of Power is the second major label and sixth overall studio album by the American heavy metal band Pantera, released on February 25, 1992 through Atco Records. One of the most influential heavy metal albums of the 1990s, Vulgar Display of Power has been described as “one of the defining albums of the groove-metal genre”.[1] Several songs from this release have become some of the band’s best known, such as “Mouth for War”, “This Love”, and “Walk”.

For more album details and to listen to it and read the lyrics go here: pantera.com/vulgardisplayofpower/

Loudwire posts their “Top 90 Hard Rock + Metal Albums of the 1990s”. All of Pantera’s studio releases in the 90’s made the list

The ’90s were one of the most fascinating decades in rock and metal, widening the gap between the two genres and putting fans on opposing sides, either clinging to their denim patch vests or trading them in for flannel shirts. Grunge signaled the death of metal supremacy that put a stranglehold on heavy music in the prior decade, but the underground kept the metal going strong while rock acts were assuming their role on the world’s biggest stages.

Read More: Top 90 Hard Rock + Metal Albums of the 1990s | http://loudwire.com/top-hard-rock-metal-albums-1990s/

Mark from Dean Guitars walks you through the Dime guitars on the Dean display at NAMM 2016

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Revolvermag.com’s list of Ten Epic Live Black Sabbath Covers

As originally posted on revolvermag.com here.

Black Sabbath kicked off their farewell “The End” tour last week, and if the band is to be believed, it truly is the end for the band. By now, of course, it’s accepted fact that the Sabs are arguably the most influential act in heavy metal history. As such, many, many bands have covered their songs many, many times throughout the years (including on multiple tribute albums). Here are ten of the best live renditions of Black Sabbath songs.

1. Type O Negative – “Paranoid”
Seeing as Type O Negative are the band that brought heavy metal doom to goth rock, it’s no surprise that they were huge Sabbath fans. And while their best-known Sabbath cover is “Black Sabbath,” from the original ’94 ‘Nativity in Black’ tribute album, a few years earlier (it was tacked on as a bonus cut to 1992’s “live” album ‘The Origin of the Feces’) they took on the Sab’s biker metal classic “Paranoid,” turning into a very Type O-esque dirge. “This used to be a Black Sabbath song…til we got a hold of it,” says frontman Peter Steele, announcing the song at this 1991 live show.

2. Faith No More – “War Pigs”
Faith No More covered this epic Sab tune on their 1989 breakthrough album ‘The Real Thing,’ demonstrating that even while they were becoming famous for funk-influenced rap metal, they knew their roots.

3. Pantera – “Planet Caravan”
Pantera doing a Sabbath song isn’t so far-fetched. The fact that they chose a mellow, trippy one was more unexpected. The Cowboys From Hell covered the song on 1994’s ‘Far Beyond Driven’; here they are doing it live in 1996.

4. Suicide Silence with Robb Flynn – “Die Young”
As a tribute to deceased Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker, Machine Head’s Robb Flynn joined members of Suicide Silence for an acoustic rendition of this Dio-era Sabbath classic at the Mitch Lucker Memorial Show in 2012.

5. Melvins – “Into the Void”
On which Buzz Osborne and Co. take one of Sabbath’s doomiest, most stonerific riffs and manage to up the sludge factor by roughly one thousand percent.

6. Metallica – “Iron Man” / “Paranoid”
Metallica teamed up with the Ozzman himself at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concert in New York City to bang out these Sabbath classics. Two of the biggest names in metal, playing two of the biggest metal songs ever.

7. Sepultura – “Symptom of the Universe”
Sepultura covered this Sabbath classic for the ‘Nativity in Black’ tribute record, but they had been performing it live for years at that point—even, amazingly, on Brazilian television.

8. H.I.M. – “Hand of Doom”
Sabbath has started playing “Hand of Doom” again on their current tour. But Finnish goth-metal band H.I.M. have been doing it onstage for years, as evidenced by this video.

9. White Zombie – “Children of the Grave”
White Zombie covered “Children of the Grave” for ‘Nativity in Black,’ and it also became a staple of their live show. It’s probably one of the Sab’s most groove-heavy tunes, making it perfect fodder for a Zombie makeover.

10. Ministry with Kirk Hammett – “Supernaut”
Al Jourgensen first covered “Supernaut” in 1990 with his side project 1000 Homo DJs, and he later did it with Ministry on their ‘Cover Up’ album. Here he is performing the song onstage with Ministry in 1992, with a helping hand from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett.

Dime guitars at the Dean Guitars booth at NAMM 2016!

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Hellyeah Tour dates 2016!

Vinnie’s band Hellyeah are currently touring and plan to have an album out sometime this year. Check out the new album teaser at the bottom of the page.

Jan 24 England Brothers Pinellas Park, FL Tickets

Feb 19 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO Tickets

Feb 20 Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino Mescalero, NM Tickets

Feb 21 Live Wire Scottsdale, AZ Tickets

Apr 30 Metropolitan Park Jacksonville, FL Tickets

May 06 Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, NC Tickets

May 15 Somerset Amphitheater Somerset, WI Tickets

Down Tour dates so far for 2016

Philip’s band Down hits the road in 2016! Here’s what is lined up so far:

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02/08/16 New Orleans, LA, United States Civic Theatre
Info: Tickets on presale Jan 7th. VIP packages TBD
06/05/16 Nijmegen, Netherlands Fortarock Festival
06/07/16 Cologne, Germany Live Music Hall
06/08/16 Frankfurt, Germany Batschkapp
06/10/16 – 06/12/16 Paris, France Download Festival – France
06/11/16 Donington Derby Download Festival
06/15/16 Luxembourg City Den Atelier
06/17/16 Dessel Graspop Festival
06/18/16 Clisson Hellfest

Dimebash 2016!

Motörhead – Ace of Spades (Feat. Dave Grohl, Phil Anselmo & More)

Phil Anselmo paying tribute to Lemmy Kilmister Motörhead at The Monster Energy Ride for Dime Dimebash 2016 at Lucky Strike Live – featuring Dave Grohl on guitar, Dave Lombardo on drums, and Robert Trujillo on bass.Oh, and here's an article Rolling Stone just wrote about it: bit.ly/dimebashrollingstone*heavy breathing*

Posted by Lucky Strike Live on Saturday, January 23, 2016

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

Remember that time Dave Grohl hopped on stage to do Wish You Were Here with Machine Head's Robb Flynn & crew? Cause we're pretty sure we blacked out from excitement and missed the whole thing. Such is life…Thanks to all who helped make The Monster Energy Ride for Dime Dimebash 2016 a reality. The level of talent that flows through our humble venue is unbelievable. You are all rockstars.

Posted by Lucky Strike Live on Saturday, January 23, 2016

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Posted by Scott McPhail on Saturday, January 23, 2016

My good friend Marzi Montazeri killing it on This Love at Dimebash \m/

Posted by Ken Jaslow on Friday, January 22, 2016

Rex pays tribute to Lemmy in radio interview.

Rex paid tribute to Lemmy in an interview on Ozzy’s Boneyard (SiriusXM channel 38) on Dec 29. It’s only a few minutes long, give it a listen:

Christian Bale comments on learning to play Pantera’s “By Demons Be Driven” for the upcoming movie “The Big Short”.