If you’re in a band with Dimebag Darrell and you want your performance to be noticed, you better bring your A-game.
For over two decades, Rex Brown stood by Dime’s side and became a crucial element of Pantera’s bone-crushing rhythm section, managing to find his role in the mix alongside Dimebag’s massive tone and Vinnie Paul’s relentless drumming.
Official Live 101 Proof was released 18 years ago today! You can stream the songs, read the lyrics, find album details, comments on the album from the band and other metal legends on the CFH discography page here: http://pantera.com/live101proof
Cowboys From Hell was released 25 years ago today. You can stream the songs, read the lyrics, find album details, comments on the album from the band and other metal legends on the CFH discography page here:: http://pantera.com/cowboysfromhell/
Check out this video compilation of musicians celebrating the 25th anniversary of Cowboys From Hell! Rob Halford, Slash, and members of Anthrax, Korn, Slipknot, and more telling stories of their first impressions of Pantera and Cowboys From Hell.
While frontmen and guitarists get a lot of the glory in rock bands, drummers are very much a driving force behind the music, especially when it comes to hard rock and heavy metal. In the gallery above, we salute the men behind the kit with our picks for the Top 50 Hard Rock + Metal Drummers of All Time.
Some of these drummers were chosen based on their world-topping chops; some based on their historical influence; others based on knowing when to not show off their virtuosity; and ofttimes they were chosen based on some combination of all the above, among other talents.
But the end goal was to celebrate 50 drummers who have helped define the music we love, and now dominate our record collections. So take a seat and take the ride, and check out our list of Top 50 Hard Rock + Metal Drummers of All Time by clicking here.
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The USA Dean Dimebag Darrell Commemorative ML Guitar is one of the most recognizable guitars in the world; seen on countless stages across the globe and heard on Dime’s recordings for decades. Dean Guitars has now proudly recreated this iconic guitar for you.
Limited to only 100 pieces worldwide, this extremely collectable guitar follows the specifications as Dimes Original “Dean From Hell.”
Key features include a solid mahogany body; set mahogany V shaped neck with rosewood fingerboard and mild roll over cream binding. Top mounted Floyd Rose tremolo system, vintage Style Grover Tuners, Switchcraft pickup selector switch, DBD Traction knobs, neck angle, and the same approximate weight as Dimes original DFH.
Each instrument is painstakingly finished with a hand airbrushed Lightning Bolt motif in exacting detail to Dime’s beloved Dean From Hell.
No detail has been overlooked; Dean has even replicated the signature “The Dean From Hell” that was handwritten by Dime himself on the headstock logo that adorns his original ML as well.
A limited edition custom hardshell case and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Dime’s brother Vinnie Paul round off this amazing instrument.
Asked by Simon the WRRV Interview Series if he was looking forward to HELLYEAH’s participation in this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with SLAYER, Vinnie said: “Oh yeah, man. SLAYER is one of my favorite bands of all time, and to be on a tour with them is absolutely a dream come true. In 1999, we did a thing called the ‘Reinventing The Steel’ tour with PANTERA, when I was still with them, and SLAYER was part of that, and it was a great tour. And we’ve just been killer friends for a long time. So playing with them, and also the mighty KING DIAMOND, is gonna be a dream come true, man. It’s gonna be something I’m really looking forward to, and every metalhead needs to be there this summer.”
Some videos from the festival so far:
Remaining dates and ticket links to see Slayer, King Diamond, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, and many more on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Click on the date for tickes and more info: July 03 Phoenix, AZAk-Chin Pavilion
Today (June 24) a new interview with Philip was posted by Joey Cutler of Graffiti (www.grafwv.com) Here are some excerpts concerning Superjoint from that interview: Graffiti: So, we learned that Superjoint is back and hitting the road. I mean, it’s obviously something that had been talked about on Facebook, but now the dates are set. What made you choose now to bring this thing back? I know that Superjoint played your Housecore Horror Festival.
Anselmo: Yeah I was kind of skeptical at first, when we were asked to do that. And believe it or not – rest in peace – it was [true-crime author and Housecore Horror Film Festival co-founder] Corey Mitchell’s idea. Oh man, bless that guy’s heart. I mean he pushed for it and pushed for it, and he got it. The truth is it was fun jammin’, it was a blast to do. You know, I consider myself a kind of free agent, I mean, I do all kinds of stuff. I know I sing in Down, but I’m really into a lot of different projects and this is just something to do because it’s fun, man.
Graffiti: So playing with Superjoint again is a good thing for you?
Anselmo: Oh yeah. I mean, those guys are all just, again, fun. And the same thing goes for Kevin Bond.
Graffiti: Yeah, while we’re talking about Kevin, I know that not everyone has attached to this.
Anselmo: Yeah, we’ve gone through like three different bass players, the most prominent being Hank III, of course – I’ll just say that right now Hank is in the middle of a very important part of his life where he needs to focus on Hank – We all love him and only want the best for him. It’s nothing bad, by the way, it’s just a pain in the ass for him right now. He’s healthy and great, so no worries there. He’s honestly just really busy and doesn’t really have time to be a part of this Superjoint experience, which leads me to Stephen [Taylor] and Blue [Joey Gonzalez]. Obviously Blue is in Warbeast and also plays in the Illegals with me, as does Stephen. Those guys are f—-n’ awesome. And once again, down right handsome devils Kevin Bond, with those child-bearing hips. I’m tellin’ you man, we are a group of handsome f—-n’ devils!
Graffiti: Then this is the live line-up for this summer’s ‘It Takes Guts’ tour?
Anselmo: Oh yeah, 100 percent, brother.
For the entire interview that touches on Down, Housecore, Jimmy Bower and more, check out the entire interview on grafwv.com here.
Housecore Horror Festival IS BACK.
Corey Mitchell, this is for you.
We love you, brother.
Legendary metal frontman and Housecore Records founder Philip Anselmo, is bringing his horror-themed film and metal festival back for a third year. After a great ride in Austin, the festival will kick off in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theatre on November 13th -15th, 2015.
The decision to return was driven by the desire to honor his friend and festival co-founder, Corey Mitchell, who tragically passed away last October. Mitchell was the driving creative force behind the festival’s success, and Anselmo believes there is no better way to pay tribute to his friend than to carry on for a third year.
“I’ve got a great team in place to help make this what Corey and I wanted it to be,” he says. “There are a lot of mixed emotions here because no one can replace him. But, we know he would want this to continue and so that’s what we’re going to do. We miss him and think about him every day.”
In addition to showcasing the best in extreme metal, the festival will screen film gems from the personal vaults of both Anselmo and Mitchell. Horror filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films and winners will be selected in various categories and given the coveted Rot-Scar Award. “When Corey and I started this thing, it was important to us that we help independent filmmakers get their incredible work discovered,” Anselmo continues. “Nothing has changed, in that respect.”
The Housecore Horror Festival III is Friday, November 13 to Sunday November 15. at 10:00am in CST Aztec Theater, San Antonio, TX