Metal Grasshopper Episode 1 “Origins”

Philip has teamed with friend and comedian Dave Hill to bring you “Metal Grasshopper”. Episode 1 “Origins”: Metal god Philip H. Anselmo reluctantly agrees to share his heavy metal wisdom with delusional manchild Dave Hill.

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

Vinnie and Philip interviewed at Bloodstock.

Philip, Rex, and the Metal Allegiance doing “A New Level”, “Fucking Hostile”, and “Mouth For War” on the Motorhead Motorboat Cruise

So this happened this week:

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Photo By: Annie Atlasman

Metal Allegiance doing A New Level:

Metal Allegiance doing Fucking Hostile:

Metal Allegiance doing Mouth For War:

NOLA: Life, Death, & Heavy Blues from the Bayou – Episode 2

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.

PART 2:

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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.

Produced & Directed by: Jimmy Hubbard and Fred Pessaro
Executive Producer: Trevor Silmser
Supervising Producer: Andy Capper
Associate Producer: Allen Otto
Editor: Matthew Caron
Hosts: Fred Pessaro and Jake Boyle
Sound: Dan Cain
Camera:Dan Cain and Jimmy Hubbard
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NOLA: Life, Death, & Heavy Blues from the Bayou – Episode 1 (Some Pantera history covered)

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.

PART 1:

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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.

Produced & Directed by: Jimmy Hubbard and Fred Pessaro
Executive Producer: Trevor Silmser
Supervising Producer: Andy Capper
Associate Producer: Allen Otto
Editor: Matthew Caron
Hosts: Fred Pessaro and Jake Boyle
Sound: Dan Cain
Camera:Dan Cain and Jimmy Hubbard
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The Dime Roots ML Guitar!

Have you heard about the Dime Roots ML Guitar? The import version is available now. Go here: http://smarturl.it/deanroots & use code DIMEFAN (case sensitive) to get 15% off any Dean purchase.

Check out this video about how the Roots ML came to be:

Vinnie talks to metal-rules.com and draws some comparisons between Pantera and Hellyeah

Here are some excerpts from the entire interview which can be found here:
http://www.metal-rules.com/metalnews/2014/09/01/interview-with-vinnie-paul-hellyeah-pantera/

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.

DOWN, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, Goatwhore, and Acid Bath star in ‘NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou’

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Starring: Members of DOWN, Pantera, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, Goatwhore, and Acid Bath amongst others, including Philip H Anselmo, Mike “IX” Williams, Jimmy Bower, Kirk Windstein, Pepper Keenan, and Sammy Duet.
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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.

Produced & Directed by: Jimmy Hubbard and Fred Pessaro
Executive Producer: Trevor Silmser
Supervising Producer: Andy Capper
Associate Producer: Allen Otto
Editor: Matthew Caron
Hosts: Fred Pessaro and Jake Boyle
Sound: Dan Cain
Camera:Dan Cain and Jimmy Hubbard
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“Discs of Doom!” Philip shares with Metal Hammer his favorite, most memorable, forgettable, pivotal albums and more!

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…

Click here:
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/features/2014-09-01/discs-of-doom-philip-h-anselmo
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Godsmack involved in a very worthy cause. Pantera related.

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.

Vinnie Paul speaks to Music Radar about his groundbreaking approach to drumming

From musicradar.com:

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.

Happy Birthday Dime!

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!

2014 Covers From Hell Winners!

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!

Watch Philip’s band Down stream live from Bloodstock right here on Friday! Click here for scedule.

The main stage of the festival will be streamed all weekend but Down hits the stage Friday at 9:15PM UK time which in the United States is 1:15PM PT, 3:15 CT, and 4:15PM ET. Watch it below!


Live Stream – Bloodstock Festival 2014 by BloodstockFestival

New Vinnie interview with Wikimetal ‘Far Beyond Driven’ Album ‘Sounds Just As Fresh Today’. Also: Premire of the video for HELLYEAH’s “Moth”.

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