Extreme skateboarder Mike Valley has teamed up with Dimebag Hardware (the company started by Pantera/Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell and girlfriend Rita Haney) to premiere the official Dimebag Darrell tribute skateboard, which you can order here. The promotional trailer for the skateboard was filmed at Dimebag and Rita’s house in Texas and features a previously unheard solo song (all parts, including vocals, done by Dimebag) from the late guitarist entitled Twisted. Check it out below and check here for more info on the skateboard. READ MORE
Last night, at the Revolver Golden Gods awards ceremony, the official video for Pantera‘s Piss was shown to the audience and viewers around the world. The song was recorded during the Vulgar Display Of Power and was recently discovered by drummer Vinnie Paul while putting together the 20th anniversary edition of said album. It is technically the first new single from the band since the Reinventing The Steel era. You can watch the video below and get the song on iTunes here.
Upon watching the video last night, I couldn’t help but feel something that I hadn’t felt in a long time. It’s an indescribable feeling, one that only fans of Pantera can understand. Hearing Phil, Vinnie, Rex, and Dimebag together again, even if it was just a remixed, remastered oldie, was something magical.
Having met and partied with Dimebag, it was also a bit painful to watch the video. It’s a stark reminder of the great loss we experienced almost 10 years ago. So even though this video is a time for celebration (we get to hear some new Pantera!), I still want to take a moment for Dimebag Darrell Abbott, Erin Halk, Jeff “Mayhem” Thompson, and Nathan Bray. R.I.P. gentlemen. READ MORE
At the Best Buy Theater in New York City last night, the second annual Metal Masters Clinic took place. Featuring members of Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and even ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, the free event was a blast for fans. However, the big surprise came towards the end of the evening when Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down) took the stage and everyone rocked out a couple of classic Pantera tunes. After the jump, you can see everyone busting out A New Level and Fucking Hostile. To put it simply, these videos kick insane amounts of ass. READ MORE
One of the coolest rock stars I have ever met in my life was Dimebag Darrell (Pantera, Damageplan). Seriously, that guy was one of the funniest, most genuine guys I’ve ever hung out with and I’ve probably never been as drunk as when I was hanging out with the Damageplan guys. I’ve always regretted never having been able to make it to one of the infamous Pantera/White Zombie tours because, let’s be honest here, that sounds so f*cking awesome! Rumors are that the balcony at the State Theater in Detroit was moving up and down nearly three feet from all the craziness. Possible lawsuit waiting to happen? Maybe. Awesome time for all? Most certainly.
Little Jonah is becoming quite the YouTube sensation. No, it’s not for laughing at ripped paper or freaking out when his mom blows his nose. Nope, it’s because he likes to rock the f*ck out to some Pantera! This kid is a serious mosher in the works and I can only hope that one day, when I convince some unlucky woman to bear my seed, that my runts will turn out this cool. Check out Jonah after the jump and start raising your kids right! READ MORE
Down vocalist Phil Anselmo was cracked on the head by guitarist Pepper Keenan at their Best Buy Theater show in New York City the other night. Instead of stopping the show, Phil kept on going as though nothing had happened. The incident occurred during their song ‘Lifer‘, which Phil dedicated to late Pantera guitarist, Dimebag Darrell. Check out all the action below.
While the horror genre is most closely tied to the medium of film, it also sometimes manifests itself in the musical realm, with some acts being more aboveboard with their horror-movie references (i.e. White Zombie, The Misfits) and others merely hinting at a subtle menace threatening to rise up at any moment. Which you prefer really depends on how you like your blood and guts served – fresh off the grill or slipped quietly into your dinnertime soup (or maybe it just depends on what you’re in the mood for). In the “Music” section of B-D’s Black Friday Chopping List we focus a little bit on both types, featuring new releases from artists both classic and contemporary that are firmly entrenched – either overtly or subtly – in the horror tradition.
New Orleans metal band Haarp have released the artwork to their upcoming album, ‘The Filth’, which comes out next Tuesday, the 23rd. ‘The Filth’ was produced by Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Down) on his own record label, Housecore Records. To get some samples of Haarp, you can check out ‘A New Reign’ at BrooklynVegan or ‘The Blue Chamber Painted Red’ at InvisibleOranges. Check out this badass artwork:
VH1 just kicked off the sixth season of “That Metal Show”, where hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine are back to interview some of your favorite artists. The show features an all new one-hour format allowing more time to get up close and personal with these metal stars. Make sure to check out the show every Saturday at 11pm.
New Orleans metal band haarp will be releasing their newest album, ‘The Filth, on Phil Anselmo’s (Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual) record label, Housecore Records. The artwork is credited to Paul Booth, whose art and tattoo work are famous throughout the music world.
Recently in Israel, I was able to go and check out the Summer Carnage Festival at Barby in Tel Aviv, Israel. Headlined by Aborted, Whorecore and System Divide, the festival was a full day event with over a thousand people squeezed into a tiny club. While there, I got the opportunity to interview Missing In Action, the band that represented Israel at the Wacken Open Air Metal Battle. Check out the interview after the jump!
“I’m bursting at the seams here! There are so many films that I want to share,” laughs Philip Anselmo from his New Orleans home.
He’s not kidding either.
The voice of Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual, Arson Anthem and more, as well as founder of House Core Records (http://www.thehousecorerecords.com), is the closest thing that heavy metal, scratch that, music, has to a true “horror historian.” His encyclopedic knowledge of horror films and culture is inspiring, and he WILL turn you on to some amazing horror films. That’s why we’re proud to announce that Phillip will be gracing us with a column highlighting one of his favorite horror films on a monthly basis. Phillip’s going to share why he digs the film he chose, when he saw it and, most importantly, why you NEED to see it.
Right now, Philip’s hard at work on all things House Core Records. The label has a phenomenal slate of new artists with releases in the works—Arson Anthem, haarp, Warbeast and more—you NEED to check all of them out as well!
He goes on, “I’m looking at probably 5500 box copy cassettes, all original box copies right in front of my eyes right now. There are probably 3000 DVDs over there in the corner, and this is one room [Laughs].”
Bloody-Disgusting.com is proud to announce that Phillip is going to be doing this column, and we’re all excited to learn about new flicks through metal’s greatest vocalist.
For now, in no particular order, Philip shared a few picks with Bloody-Disgusting.com contributor and Dolor author Rick Florino (www.bookofdolor.com) in this exclusive interview. Check them out below and be on the lookout for the first installment of his column soon! READ MORE
Last year EVILE recorded a cover of “Cemetary Gates” for Metal Hammer’s Dimebag Darrel tribute album, and now you can grab it exclusively on iTunes.
Guitaris Ol Drake commented “Finally, people who don’t have the amazing Dimebag tribute issue, put out by Metal Hammer, can now download our cover of ‘Cemetery Gates’ on iTunes. Not only that, but you can also get the Japanese version of ‘Time No More’, only recently available on the Japanese release of ‘Infected Nations’.
“It was such an honour to be a part of the Dimebag tribute, and doing this track really meant a lot to Mike.
“I recently had the pleasure of speaking to Rex [Brown, PANTERA bassist] about a few things, from the ‘Gates’ cover which he enjoyed, to coping with a loss.
“I love the metal community!” READ MORE
That’s right Pantera are set to release “Cowboys From Hell”, “Vulgar Display Of Power” and “Far Beyond Driven”. The albums are expected to have an April 17th release date. “Cowboys From Hell” will also be celebrating it’s 20th anniversary and the album will be remastered as well as have new artwork and will also include bonus tracks.
And if that wasn’t enough there will also be a greatest hits album released sometime this year titled “1990-2000: A Decade Of Domination”. As soon as I have more updates on these releases I will post them.