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AXS.com: Judas Priest guitarists talk about Dime and Pantera.

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AXS.com did an interview with Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest before their November 7 performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF Fest) in Austin, Texas. (Entire interview on Soundcloud below).

When asked about Pantera, Glenn Tipton said “they were a very innovative band, a great band, a great bunch of guys. I mean it was just an absolute tragedy that someone would do this (murder Dimebag). It’s just terrible you know, a complete tragedy. And I’ve got a lot of respect for PANTERA. Everything they did, I think, was… they were a band that was immediately recognizable, they wrote some great songs, they were innovative and they were great guys.”

Richie Faulkner “I never met Dime. I met his brother last night for the first time. He came to the show and we had a blast. So it was just great to meet his brother. It’s a shame I couldn’t meet Dime. And the influence of the guy speaks volumes. And that goes for these guys (Judas Priest) too; the music lives on longer than we do. Some of it’s cut off shorter than it should be, but at the end of the day, the legacy is in the music. So long may that continue”

TMZ plays video of Vinnie reaching out to Wyatt! New ddrum starter kit on the way!

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The video says it all!

Click here to see the original story on tmz.com.

Click here to see Wyatt on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Click here to see the original video.

To those who are new to Pantera and are just dropping by out of curiosity, the name of the song Wyatt is drumming to is “5 Minutes Alone”. It can be sampled/picked up on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/5minit or Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/5minaz…. and for extensive information on the song and the album it’s on, check out the Far Beyond Driven discography page here: http://pantera.com/farbeyonddriven/

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Wyatt appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to prove he can deliver the goods live.

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Wyatt’s metoric rise to internet fame led him to Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. Here is his cute and crushing appeance as he accepted the “Can they do it live?” challenge.

To those who are new to Pantera and are just dropping by out of curiosity, the name of the song Wyatt is drumming to is “5 Minutes Alone”. It can be sampled/picked up on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/5minit or Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/5minaz…. and for extensive information on the song and the album it’s on, check out the Far Beyond Driven discography page here: http://pantera.com/farbeyonddriven/

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METAL GRASSHOPPER with Philip H. Anselmo + Dave Hill: Episode Three “Metal or Not Metal?”

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Here is the latest for Philip and Dave in Metal Grasshopper! Episode Three “Metal or Not Metal?”
EPISODE 3 (Episodes 1 and 2 below it):

EPISODE 1

EPISODE 2

Stay tuned for more! Also check out www.davehillonline.com

Wyatt becomes internet star for crushing 5 Minutes Alone on drums.

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“Lego Wall” Wyatt became an internet sensation when his crushing rendition of Pantera’s “5 Minutes Alone” went viral this past weekend.

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This morning (Nov 12) Wyatt made his National Network TV debut!

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Remembering Corey Mitchell (Co-founder of the Housecore Horror Film Festival) and how you can help his kids.

Last week the Housecore Horror Film Festival’s co-founder and friend of Philip’s, Corey Mitchell, passed away. Earpslitcompund.com has put together some great memories of Corey by people who knew him personally and professionally. Donations to the daughters he left behind can also now be made via PayPal. Click here for details! Thank you.

Judas Priest hangs with Vinnie at The Clubhouse! Headbangers Ball Interview with Phil Anselmo & Rex Brown – London, UK (1991)

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Great interview with Philip and Rex from 1991. Live video of Primal Concrete Sledge begins at 5 min 45 seconds.

Catch a glimpse into a Pantera soundcheck. A New Level and Live In A Hole.

Noisey concludes their 7 episode series “NOLA: Life, Death, & Heavy Blues from the Bayou” They examining the people & culture that fostered bands like DOWN, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore and many others.

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Noisey is proud to present NOLA: Life, Death and Heavy Blues from the Bayou, a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped foster bands like DOWN, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore and many others. From the crawfish-littered tables of the secluded Anselmo compound to a fishing boat with Eyehategod in the swamps, we’ll discuss the bands, Hurricane Katrina, drugs, suicide, murder, and records that helped shape the New Orleans sound known the world over.

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Noisey is proud to present NOLA: Life, Death and Heavy Blues from the Bayou, a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped foster bands like DOWN, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore and many others. From the crawfish-littered tables of the secluded Anselmo compound to a fishing boat with Eyehategod in the swamps, we’ll discuss the bands, Hurricane Katrina, drugs, suicide, murder, and records that helped shape the New Orleans sound known the world over.

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Talking Metal Episode 500 Featuring Philip Anselmo. Philip says his book will be more upbeat than Rex’s, and touches on how serious Pantera jams with Kerry King became.

The segment with Philip begins at 43:00

Some excerpts of the interview:

Speaking to the “Talking Metal” podcast, Anselmo said about “Mouth For War”: “I have definitely postponed this book thing for quite a while. And, really, it’s a tough process to do, and it really takes a lot of heads-down work to do this, and I’ve been so incredibly busy with my first love in my life, which is music. I’m not a book writer — I’m a songwriter, I’m a live performer, and that’s what I love and that’s what I’ve been doing. But having said that, I think eventually I’ll get around to doing it and writing it.

“I think my biggest aim is to be more, I guess, upbeat about things than perhaps Rex’s came across. Because there was a lot more good than there was bad — up to a certain point.

Talking Metal’s Mark Strigl:”Rex Brown spends half of page 58 of his book talking about Pantera’s relationship with Slayer back in the Power Metal era. He ends that part of that page by saying, in reference to Kerry and Philip’s friendship, ‘At one point I even thought that Kerry wanted to join the fucking band. That’s how intense it was.Talk about Kerry King. He seems to be somebody who had some influence on what you guys did with Pantera. Do you remember meeting him for the first time?

Philip Anselmo: Absolutely, yeah. Pantera, before we were signed, would play every weekend in the DFW area or Shreveport Louisiana or whatever along those circuits and we had a weekend booked playing a club in Dallas, and, which really consisted of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Slayer were playing right down the street on, I believe the beginning of the South of Heaven tour and hey were playing on a Saturday night, they got in town on a Friday and my boxing coach used to be a radio DJ and he called my house and said hey man I got Tom Araya in here, do you want to talk to him, do you want to meet him and I’m like ‘”definitely.” So I talked to Tom on the phone briefly for a moment. Then sure enough he brought Tom, Kerry and Jeff, rest in peace, out to the show that night on Friday and we met all those guys and they got up on stage and did a couple songs with us. We knew Reign in Blood and oh gosh, one other song, umm, like I said my memory is pathetic. Kerry and I hit it off and we exchanged phone numbers and really he kept in touch quite a bit and it was awesome especially for a kid, like I was at the time, who really, for me, the greatest bands from California, especially at the time were Black Flag and Slayer. So definitely at the time, Slayer was the be-all end-all for me. To befriend a guy like Kerry King was a huge thing. Kerry would call all the time and when he would have downtime, or off time from the road, he would fly in and come hang out with us and this was around the time where I was beating my head against the wall desperately trying to turn the guys in Pantera on to heavier music and Slayer was the paramount band that I was saying please give them a chance and sure enough Dimebag and I would listen to Hell Awaits and he started to get it and feel it but there was one specific time when Kerry King called me and he says “hey” and I said “yes” and he said “I’m coming down.” And I said “ok” and he said “but this time I don’t want them mess around” and I said “what you mean by that?” and he said “I want to jam.” I said “well, let me ask the rest of the guys and see what we can do.” So he flew in early in the week so we can work out in an entire set and I think, a matter fact I will go on record and say I positively know that Dimebag and Kerry King sitting down with each other opened up Dimebag’s eyes and really eventually the rest of the guys eyes to the power of the thrash rift and the magic of it and really influenced us to push our own music over the edge and all props to Kerry King there. That night was an awesome night, a matter of fact it was two nights in a row. We did Slayer songs, Kerry King did old Pantera songs with us. We did Judas Priest songs and it was fun and it was a blast and I can’t go into how much of change the direction of Pantera.

Mark Strigl: When you say he did old Pantera songs with you are you talking about stuff that was on the Power Metal record?

Philip Anselmo: Absolutely. He played the song Power Metal with us which is a very intricate rift in itself and we even modified the song to where there was a breakdown part where Dime and Kerry went into this creepy Slayer-esque anti-melodic harmony part guitar thing and it was very spontaneous but still cool as hell.

Mark Strigl: When he came down to jam with you guys, was he just trying to help you guys out? Or was he interested working with you guys on some level?

Philip Anselmo: “Ooo…. I shouldn’t probably talk about this but … I do think… I’ll put it like this, he was having fun. I don’t think he was trying to help us as much as have fun himself and jamming with Dimebag because I know Dimebag blew his mind as a guitar player and really… He loved… I guess his love of Judas Priest and where my vocal range was at the time. He loved it and I think it was a nice departure for him to come down and jam with us so I’ll just say he’s having fun BUT… I could say more but I won’t.”

Metal Grasshopper Episode 2 “The Awakening”

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Philip has teamed with friend and comedian Dave Hill to bring you “Metal Grasshopper”. Episode 2 “The Awakening”: Metal god Philip H. Anselmo reluctantly agrees to share his heavy metal wisdom with delusional manchild Dave Hill. Training and hilarity ensues.

Stay tuned for more! Also check out www.davehillonline.com

Loudwire voted Vulgar Display of Power the #1 album of the 1990’s! Check out the rest of the list here

Originally from Loudwire.com here.

The ’90s were a challenging decade for metal. The enormous growth of the genre in the ’80s certainly carried over at the start of the decade, with powerhouse classics from the Big 4 of thrash kicking things off at a steady clip. But what followed was the wholesale retreat of metal from the mainstream as alternative rock, grunge and bands like Nirvana challenged for cultural supremacy. Suddenly, the sullen and relatively sloppy Seattle sound was in, metal’s virtuosic grandstanding out. But metal never dies, and by the middle of the ’90s new mutations were sprouting up; the most visible, a rap-metal hybrid called nü-metal. Here, we turn it up to 11 with our list of the Top 11 Metal Albums of the 1990s:

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‘Roots,’ (1996)
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Sepultura have been all over the map, jumping from death metal and thrash metal to nü-metal and industrial with ease. ‘Roots’ found the Brazilian band experimenting with native rhythms from their homeland and bringing in guests like Korn’s Jonathan Davis and Faith No More’s Mike Patton to further mix things up. The result is considered one of the their most diverse albums ever, a disc forged in metal traditions but with a determined modernist slant.

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‘Follow the Leader’ (1998)
Korn
The second half of the ’90s was all about nü-metal, and Korn were the definitive nü-metal band. The genre — a stylized blend of metal guitars, down-tuned grunge edginess and hip-hop vocals — first emerged on Korn’s self-titled 1994 debut, but it was ‘Follow the Leader’ that brought it to the mainstream, peaking at No. 1 on Billboard and moving more than 14 million copies along the way. Singles ‘Got the Life’ and ‘Freak on a Leash’ were crossover hits and MTV mainstays.

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‘Blind’ (1991)
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Corrosion of Conformity became cult heroes in the ’80s for combining heavy metal with hard-core punk, then disappeared on an unannounced hiatus that only bolstered their mystique. When they returned with a revamped lineup and ‘Blind’ several years later, a more mainstream metal sound awaited their minions — and was met with an ever-expanding audience. The politically charged ‘Vote With a Bullet’ is the quintet’s quintessential cut.

8
‘Dirt’ (1992)
Alice in Chains
In the battle between metal and grunge, Alice in Chains are a rare band that is embraced by fans of both genres. The most metal of the Seattle bands, they were marketed as metal for 1990’s ‘Facelift,’ then touted as grunge for 1992’s ‘Dirt.’ The bandmembers themselves didn’t bother much with labels, they just churned out some of the finest alt-metal with classics like ‘Would,’ ‘Rooster’ and ‘Them Bones’ leading their charge all the way to the headlining spot on Lollapalooza ’95.

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‘Persistence of Time’ (1990)
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Anthrax’s playful side was put to sleep on ‘Persistence,’ a relentlessly lean and disturbing examination of societal ills like sexual abuse and racism that comes to a rather hippie-ish conclusion: give peace a chance. It’s also the last album to feature Joey Belladonna on vocals until this year’s ‘Worship Music,’ and he makes the best of it, firing away with an energy not heard since ‘Spreading the Disease.’

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‘Painkiller’ (1990)
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The gold-certified ‘Painkiller’ found Priest at a crossroads: it was the first album with current drummer Scott Travis, and the last with Rob Halford before he jumped ship to create Fight. It’s also one of the all-time greatest comebacks in metal. After years of treading water, Priest hired veteran producer Chris Tsangarides and returned with a ferocious, dark and disturbing effort highlighted by the brutal guitar assault of Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing.

5
‘Aenima’ (1996)
Tool
It’s hard to categorize Tool, a group that arrived with the alternative gold rush of the mid-’90s, yet didn’t subscribe to the genre’s major tenants. Led by enigmatic frontman Maynard James Keenan, Tool play more of a relentless prog-metal groove — the groove part being their tendency to drag out songs into sweeping passages of sonic exploration. But ‘Aenima’ is about more than jamming, no matter how many comparisons to King Crimson it gets.

4
‘Rust in Peace’ (1990)
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Metallica clearly won the Big 4 thrash war, but Megadeth emerged from the battle as a top contender, and ‘Rust in Peace’ shows why: the band’s immense technical talent shines through, with rhythmic precision and six-string virtuosity augmented by some of the band’s strongest songwriting to date. The addition of lead guitarist Marty Friedman and drummer Nick Menza certainly doesn’t hurt. For a taste, check out the Eastern-tinged ‘Hangar 18,’ a clear album – and career – highlight.

3
‘Metallica’ (1991)
Metallica
This mega-selling album also marked the end of an era, as it hit stores just one month before Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ signaled the arrival of the alternative nation. The Black Album found Metallica distilling their sprawling, epic metal machinations into radio-ready nuggets, and the massive success of singles like ‘Enter Sandman,’ ‘Sad but True’ and ‘The Unforgiven’ made Metallica international superstars — much to the chagrin of hard-core metalheads everywhere.

2
‘Seasons in the Abyss’ (1990)
Slayer
Slayer took a detour into down-tempo metal territory on 1988’s ‘South of Heaven,’ but returned with a vengeance on 1990’s ‘Seasons in the Abyss.’ But this album isn’t just about bringing back the full-tilt jackhammer thrash; it also offers a crisper, cleaner side of Slayer, with ‘War Ensemble’ and the title track leading the way among a bevy of metal masterpieces.

1
‘Vulgar Display of Power’ (1992)
Pantera
Now here’s an album that truly lives up to its name. Brutal, raw, intense, terrifying, hostile — we could go on and on. There’s even a song called ‘F—ing Hostile,’ that’s how badass this disc is. Considered one of the defining albums of the groove-metal genre, ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ is also a defining moment for Pantera itself, thanks in no small part to the unrelenting fretwork of the late, great Dimebag Darrell.

What’s Your Favorite Metal Album of the 1990s?

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Rob Halford looks back on doing “Light Comes Out Of Black” with Pantera

Originally from revolvermag.com here.

Shortly after you toured with them, you worked with him on the song “Light Comes Out of Black,” for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer soundtrack. How did that come together?
I was away from Priest. Sony were working on the soundtrack. They wanted Sony artists and asked me to write a song. I hadn’t written as a solo writer for years and years and years. But it’s one of those things where you don’t know what you can do until you put your nose to the grindstone. So I wrote “Light Comes Out of Black,” and I was stuck. And I got Dime’s number, and I called him up and I said, “Here’s the deal.” And he goes, “Let’s do it. Just get in the plane and come down to Dallas.” So that’s what I did the next day, went to the studio, laid the track down in a very short space of time. Phil wandered by, said “Oh, how’s it going, ‘metal god’?” So I told him and he said, “You got a spot for me?” I said, “Pfft, here’s the mic.” So Phil joins me on the back end of the song. And it turned out really god. It’s amazing to think that that’s a Pantera song really. It is Pantera with me on lead vocals, and Phil obviously doing the outro sections. But it’s a Pantera song really.

Listen to the song here:

There’s much more to this article including Rob paying tribute to Darrell click here.