Annual Dimebash at Santa Ana’s Observatory Rallies For Four Hour Rock Marathon (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

From Glide Magazine:
“The NAMM show held each year in Anaheim California always brings a multitude of rock veterans to the area who end up playing at various venues across the county. The first night of this year’s show on January 25th was no exception with concerts cropping up all across the region. But the sold-out show at The Observatory in Santa Ana featured the most impressive line up of veteran rockers, coming together for the annual Dimebash. The tribute concert in honor of Darrell Lance Abbott (Dimebag), the former guitarist of Pantera, who was murdered onstage in 2004. The show benefited the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, Kitten Rescue and KYNG’s GoFundMe campaign set up to help recover stolen gear and transportation.”

Read the entire article and check out some photos here: https://glidemagazine.com/199318/annual-dimebash-santa-anas-observatory-rallies-four-hour-rock-marathon-show-reviewphotos/

Photos from NAMM 2018!

The Metal Mayhem at Dimebash 2018 by ocweekly.com

Despite being largely regarded as one of the greatest guitarist in heavy metal for his contributions in Pantera, his legacy can’t help but include his larger than life personality, and as his brother and longtime drummer Vinnie Paul would say, a heart as big as Texas.

Now, more than a decade later, metal fans gather in celebration on Thursday evening to show respect for their lost icon, and to put a resounding cap on the first day of NAMM 2018. Hosted by radio personality and “natural born headbanger” Jose Mangin and held at the Observatory in Santa Ana. I could tell it was going to be a good turnout when my parking location was so far from the venue, it had me bemoaning the fact that I hadn’t yet downloaded an app on my phone for counting steps, something I should be doing every year NAMM rolls around.

Read the entire article here:
http://www.ocweekly.com/music/the-rise-of-zhavia-a-look-inside-foxs-fiercest-competitor-on-the-four-8723570

The official Dimebash afterparty will take place at Affliction Soundstage (1799 Apollo Ct., Seal Beach, CA) with doors opening at 10:30 PM

The official Dimebash afterparty, presented by Affliction, will take place at Affliction Soundstage (1799 Apollo Ct., Seal Beach, CA) with doors opening at 10:30 PM and starting at 11:00 PM. The taco metal afterparty will be 21+ and will feature Whiskeydick, Kyng and all female Pantera cover band Cowgirls From Hell. The afterparty is sponsored by Modelo, Riazul, QSC, Roland, Sirius XM Liquid Metal, Rock’d Vodka and Monster Energy, and will also be hosted by Jose Mangin. $20 Admission or $10 with Dimebash Ticket Stub. Pay at the door – no advance ticket sales.

Santa Ana’s Observatory OC (3503 S Harbor Blvd) will host a massive DIMEBASH, fueled by Monster Energy, on Thursday, January 25!

SoCal metal fans, don’t miss this! Santa Ana’s Observatory OC (3503 S Harbor Blvd) will host a massive DIMEBASH, fueled by Monster Energy, on Thursday, January 25! The event will be hosted by Sirius XM’s Jose Mangin and sponsored by Rock’D Vodka, Dean Guitars, Affliction Clothing, Dunlop and Metal Blade Records. The event is all ages and costs only $33 at the door. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the event starts at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available via www.observatoryoc.com.

DIMEBASH will feature an unprecedented all-star jam featuring members of bands such as Pantera, Suicidal Tendencies, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Fear Factory, Armored Saint, King’s X, Ace Frehley, Kyng, Cypress Hill, Biohazard, Powerflo, Fireball Ministry, Prong, Act Of Defiance, and more to come!

A very bright light went out on this day, 13 years ago. RIP Dimebag Darrell.

A very bright light went out on this day, 13 years ago. RIP Dimebag Darrell. He is forever missed & never forgotten! Please share your Dime inspired tattoos, artwork, photos & videos so we can all be reminded of his influence on the world of music.

Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over Debuts at #3 on the Billboard Top DVD Music Video Chart

Out Now via Metal Blade Records | Visit the PledgeMusic Page Here

Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over, the follow up to the poignant first Dimebag Darrell video memorial set Dimevision Vol 1: That’s The Fun I Have, hit stores in November via Metal Blade Records. In its first week, Dimevision Vol 2 has debuted at #3 on the Top DVD Music Video chart!

Rita Haney says, “We just want to thank each and every one of you for getting behind Dimevision 2 and supporting its release… of course we’re #3… wouldn’t be right if it wasn’t Dime time! Darrell would be so stoked knowing you guys are all out there blowin’ it up Dime-style! Watch It Go!”

Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over is a true celebration of Dimebag and how he lived his life. The DVD/CD set – which includes more footage, true gems and classic moments – also includes five previously unreleased demos, picked from a vast catalog Dimebag accrued since longtime girlfriend Rita Haney gave him his first 4-track in 1984. Dimebag’s personally-written lyrics, dates and notes on those tracks are also included.

You can order Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over now via Metal Blade here, or via the official PledgeMusic pre-order/campaign, which includes an assortment of rare items to buy – including props and costumes that belonged to Dimebag and that you can see in his home videos/Dimevision volumes, rare stage clothing, and other merchandise. Visit the PledgeMusic page here: Dimevision on Pledgemusic.

Dimevision Vol 2 continues in the same vein as Dimevision Vol 1 with the inclusion of hilarious video segments that will bring back great memories for any fan of Dimebag Darrell and his bands. Check out two other exclusive clips revealed from the set, the first including a very interesting CPAP machine fitting clip, and another showcasing a few of Dime’s favorite costumes and props available on the PledgeMusic page. Hurry, items are going fast!

Going into making Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over, Rita Haney worked in collaboration with Daryl “Bobby Tongs” Arnberger, who was not only one of Dimebag’s closest friends both on and off the road, but also worked as an official videographer for Pantera, Damageplan and a plethora of A-list musicians, from Slipknot to Dolly Parton, along with film editor Rob Fenn. After cataloging hundreds of tapes, they chose 43 segments to create Dimevision Vol. 2.

For more information visit the Metal Blade Records landing page here: http://www.metalblade.com/dimevision

Dimevision 2 hits the shelves today!

Pick up your copy and check out what other goods are available here: https://artists.pledgemusic.com/projects/dimevision2/dashboard

Rare, Unreleased Dimebag Footage in the New ‘Dimevision Vol. 2’ Trailer

Metal Blade Records recently announced the follow up to 2006’s Dimebag Darrell video memorial set—Dimevision Vol 1: That’s The Fun I Have—Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over.

Today, Guitar World presents the exclusive premiere of a new trailer for the video set, which is a celebration of Dimebag and how he lived his life.

Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over will include more raw footage, true gems and classic moments, and is set to hit retailers November 24.

More here:

https://www.guitarworld.com/artists/dimevision-2-trailer

Dimebag Darrell Album “The Hitz EP” COMING for Black Friday Record Store Day 2017 Release

Lifted from: music.mxdwn.com

Fans of Pantera and Dimebag Darrell will be treated to a special release on Black Friday Record Store day in the form of an exclusive 12-inch vinyl EP entitled The Hitz that will be limited to 4000 copies, only available at independent record stores on November 24th. The recordings come from Dimebag’s collection of material he recorded throughout his musical career, and this is the first time these tracks are seeing commercial release. Snippets of these songs were featured on the 2006 release Dimevision Vol 1: That’s The Fun I Have. These songs are not unreleased Pantera songs as they show a different musical side of the guitarist that was not typically showcased.

The Hitz Tracklisting

1. Twisted
2. Ain’t No Struggle
3. True
4. Let’s Go
5. Whiskey Road

Read more: Lifted from: music.mxdwn.com

Getcha’ Pull! “Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over” DVD

For Immediate Release
September 28, 2017

Getcha’ Pull! “Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over” DVD/CD to be Released via Metal Blade Records

Out November 24, 2017 via Metal Blade Records | PledgeMusic Campaign & Pre-Orders Begin Now!

Visit the PledgeMusic Page Here and View a Dimevision Vol. 2 Trailer Video

With 2006’s Dimevision Vol 1: That’s The Fun I Have, fans of Dimebag Darrell and his work with Pantera and Damageplan were afforded the chance to see into the world of the legendary guitarist. Compiled from the many, many hours of video footage captured between the mid-80s and his later years, it was a funny, touching and poignant memorial.

Metal Blade Records is thrilled to announce the release of Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over – another true celebration of the man and how he lived his life – on November 24, 2017. Pre-orders are available via Metal Blade here. The DVD/CD set – which will include more raw footage, true gems and classic Dimebag moments – will also include five previously unreleased demos, picked from a vast catalog Dimebag accrued since longtime girlfriend Rita Haney gave him his first 4-track in 1984.

Beginning today, a PledgeMusic campaign has also been launched to support the release of the set. There, you can also view an official Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over trailer. In addition to acting as a pre-order for the set, the PledgeMusic campaign includes an assortment of rare items to buy, including props and costumes that belonged to Dimebag and that you can see in his home videos/Dimevision volumes, rare stage clothing, and other merchandise. Visit the PledgeMusic page here: https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/dimevision2

Going into making Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over, Rita Haney worked in collaboration with Daryl “Bobby Tongs” Arnberger, who was not only one of Dimebag’s closest friends both on and off the road, but also worked as an official videographer for Pantera, Damageplan and a plethora of A-list musicians, from Slipknot to Dolly Parton, along with film editor Rob Fenn. After cataloguing hundreds of tapes, they chose 43 segments to create Dimevision Vol. 2.

Arnberger explains, “As we all watched, we envisioned certain segments and ideas coming to life in my head, and rather than it serving as a memorial, this second DVD is more about the vision Dime had in his head for this footage, what he actually wanted it to become. This one is more uplifting, funny, and it stays 100% true to his idea for Dimevision.”

Fans of the original know that this way of life involved a lot of whiskey, an insane amount of fireworks and a contagious desire to have fun – and like its predecessor, the title is also drawn from the words of the man himself. Having a habit of latching onto a saying or a phrase, this soon became part of his particular dialect, affectionately dubbed ‘Dime-bonics’. “It comes from something he was saying a lot in 2003 and 2004,” Haney recalls. “He’d call from the road and he’d say ‘man, I’m beat up out here, but that’s the highs and lows of rock and roll. You gotta roll with it or get rolled over.'”

“He had a unique way of seeing things, and he always lived with a video camera,” adds Haney. “No matter where we went he was always capturing what was going on, and myself and others around him were filming a lot too. In putting out these videos I just want people to see the way he was, 24/7. What you saw on stage and backstage, that was how he lived.”

Unsuspecting visitors to the couple’s home were regularly drawn in – memorable segments involve girl scouts selling cookies and Dimebag experiencing an “interesting” CPAP machine fitting – and events as mundane as taking a friend to get a pedicure become hilarious, thanks to his particular way of seeing the world. As endlessly entertaining as Dimebag was, there were of course other, deeper sides to his personality, which are also reflected in both volumes. Haney adds, “There were some really touching, deep, heavy and emotional moments in the first one, where he’s talking about himself to the camera while in the shower. Filming himself like that was something he did a lot, and you’d have no clue until you’re looking through the tapes and come across them, and when you do the goosebumps crawl all over you. People that love and know Darrell are going to be touched by what he has to say, because it’s him telling you for the first time.”

As for his included demos, Dimebag not only wrote down the lyrics and dates of everything he recorded but also his thoughts on it at the time, which Haney will also be sharing with fans. However, she’s quick to point out that no one should expect high production standards (“It’s called a 4-track for a reason!”) and that these are not ‘lost’ Pantera tracks. “These songs come from his off-time, it was entertainment to him – one of them was even inspired by a George Michael solo record coming out back in the 80s!” she laughs. “But he loved making music and he appreciated all kinds of music, whether he was making a joke of it or not, it still caught his ear, and I hope people can enjoy these songs for what they are and the spirit they were made in.”

With so much footage left over, fans can rest assured that as fulfilling as Dimevision Vol 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over is, there’s still a lot to look forward to. Haney says, “We hope to make [Dimevision] an annual thing. It will all depend on if the fans want it and support it!”

For more information visit the Metal Blade Records landing page here: http://www.metalblade.com/dimevision

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11 years after it’s Rhino re-release… 3 Vulgar Videos From Hell is #1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers in Thrash and Speed Metal.

Thanks to all of you who bought 3 Vulgar Videos from Hell in the last 48 hours! #1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers list. Didn’t grab one yet? Pick one up here: http://amzn.to/2ozqblj