Get some great year-end pricing of Pantera shirts!

“I’m Broken” featured in new Carl’s Jr. Commercial.

New interview with Vinnie Paul by The Void AU: Dimebag Darrell, Coming To Australia, Growing Up & More

Preorder The Complete Studio Collection box set on vinyl & cd now!

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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 18, 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.

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Remembering “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott

Sadly, today is the 11th anniversary of the death of Pantera’s guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott. Articles, posts, pictures, and memories are being posted or re-posted all around the internet and we will bring some of them here to share with you.

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Metal Hammer:
Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Dimebag Darrell

Guitar Player:
How Dimebag Darrell Was Buried with One of Eddie Van Halen’s Guitars

Guitar World:
Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell Compiles His Ultimate Compilation CD

Loudwire.com:
11 Years Ago: Dimebag Darrell Slain Onstage

Revolver Mag:
Listen to Dimebag Darrell’s Isolated Guitar Tracks for Pantera’s “Walk”

Ultimate Classic Rock:
The Day Dimebag Darrell Was Killed

Van Halen News Desk:
“Dime was an original, he deserves the original” -Eddie Van Halen

NBC News Columbus:
‘Dimebag’ Darrell’s murder remembered as one of music’s most heart-wrenching

See a great Dime portrait tattoo put on time-lapsed from beginning to end in the time you can listen to Walk.

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Watch Vinnie interview the pyro division of the Pantera road crew during the Reinventing the Steel tour including the huge fiery finale!

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History of Hostility is available now! Only $8.99 from BestBuy. Pick up a copy here.

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HISTORY OF HOSTILITY, a nine-track Pantera primer that includes some of Pantera’s most legendary tracks from all five studio albums is available here from BestBuy: http://smarturl.it/hohbb

Rex is using the SansAmp RBI and VT Bass Rackmount. More details here….

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

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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.

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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”:

PANTERA’S LEGACY REVISITED ON STUDIO BOXED SET AND HOSTILE NEW COLLECTION!

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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.”

THE COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUMS 1990-2000
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)

HISTORY OF HOSTILITY
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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

http://loudwire.com/top-metal-albums-of-all-time/