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

New Dimebag Stealth Floyd FM and Razorback DB Floyd DNA Spatter from Dean Guitars!

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

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

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.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE VINYL BOX SET

CLICK HERE TO PRE ORDER THE CD BOX SET

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

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.

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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”

New merch designs & items to Dime’s online store are on the way!

We are about to add a ton of new merch designs & items to Dime’s online store. Here is the first new item. Check out this Dime/Dean Guitars shirt here: http://smarturl.it/dimedeanshirt1
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Get Folding Hostile with the Sock Puppet Parody of Walk! Dye hard fans: stay till the last drumbeat.

Get folding hostile in the sock pit with Hamptera’s new single “Walk”

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sockpuppetparody
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SockParody
Bandcamp: https://sockpuppetparody.bandcamp.com

Directed and Edited by
Brady Tulk

Produced by
Johnny Zero-Forever

Music Performance
Kitty V from 762 Recording

Vocals
Texx From Creeper

Backup Singers:
Johnny Zero-Forever
Kitty V

Puppet Design
Carolina Govea

Cinematography
James Bedrich

2nd Unit Camera
Brennan Witterstaetter

AD
Leigh Silver

2nd AD
Elizabeth Ortiz

Playback
Lee Russell

Lighting Designer
Daniel Castaneda

Art Director
Gabe Duron

Production Designer
Adriana G Aguilera

Art Department
Max Brown
Randall Day
Leigh Silver

PA
Hanford Dunn
Trevor Haggerty
Ethan Moon

Gaffer
Conner Hocking

Grip
Silviano Moncada
Max Brown

Behind The Scene
Mario Laracuente

Puppeteers
Brady Tulk – Lead Singer
Carolina Govea – Lead Singer arms
Randall Day – Guitar
Sean Stone – Bass
Zachary Kelly– Drums
David Jr Castillo – Drums arms

Press Release writer
Xavier Gonzalez

Special thank you:
Audio playback on Sound Bridge speakers: http://www.soundbridge.com
Skater Socks for the many socks used on set: http://www.skatersocks.com
Filmed on location at Gas Monkey Live: http://gasmonkeybarngrill.com

Extras (Cowboys from Smell)
Bruno Govea
Letisia Cruz
Rosa Sanchez
Veronica Castillo
Vica Castillo
Zenaida Castillo
Michael Pisterzi
Jorje Cruz
Peyton Manby
Letty Manby
Lydia Deaver
Robert Burns
Leslie Litvik
Sarah Brownlee
Jeff Brownlee
Brian Charles
Aaron Castaneda
Nick Barry
Ian Saint
Jennifer Orr
Abraham Quinones
Marco Cruz
Rhonda S/ Fullerton
John Manby

Happy Birthday Dime! Check out tributes posted around the web.

Aug 20 is Dime’s birthday and stories, pictures, and videos surfaced all around the web today in recognition of this. Take a look and some of it below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Non-Pantera Tracks Featuring Dimebag Darrell

Loudwire: Remembering Dimebag Darrell: Rock + Metal Musicians Pay Tribute to the Pantera Legend

Guitar World: 18-Year-Old Dimebag Darrell of Pantera Shreds in 1984 — Video

Guitar World: Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell Chooses His 12 Favorite Songs in 1993 Guitar World Interview

From Shinedown:

New interview with Pepper Keenan by Loudwire (Darrell wasn’t even brought up beforehand):
Loudwire: Would you rather have lunch with a music icon who has passed away or a music icon who is still alive? And who would it be?
Pepper: Well, I’d like to have lunch with [Dimebag] Darrell. That would be awesome to do that again. Let me tell you he would have been a blast on the Motorboat Cruise or any of those things. Oh my God, he’d be hanging out with me out there, doing shots with the kids and making them go f—ing apes—t.

Cowboys From Hell turns 25 today!

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.

The Dean USA Dimebag Darrell Commemorative MLs are about to drop to dealers soon! Getcha Pull and all the info here!

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Limited run of 100 pieces. Please contact deanusa@deanguitars.com for order/dealer inquiries.

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.

More info here.

Congratulations to the winners of the Dimebag Darrell, Pantera and DR STRINGS Worldwide Giveaway!

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Dimebag Darrell, Pantera and Dr Strings Worldwide Giveaway!!!

Enter for a chance to win one of three prizes. Go here to enter: http://smarturl.it/dimedrgiveaway. Giveaway starts today, ending on Sunday, June 7, 2015

First Prize Winner:
Pantera “Far Beyond Driven” T-Shirt
and CD, plus DR Strings T-Shirt,
Black DR Leather Strap, and
4 Dimebag Darrell Signature Sets (9-50)

Second Prize Winner:
Dimebag Darrell T-Shirt,
Guitar Lesson – Play-Along Book,
and 3 Dimebag Darrell Signature sets (9-50)

Third Prize Winner:
DR Strings T-Shirt and 2 Dimebag Darrell Signature Sets (9-50)

Guitar World shares “The 25 Greatest Pantera Songs of All Time” as they see it.

Guitar World celebrates the heaviest of the heavy—from “Revolution Is My Name” to “This Love” … from “Cemetery Gates” to “Cowboys from Hell” …

Check out our guide to the 25 greatest Pantera songs of all time!

Note: This list is from GW’s recent Dimebag Darrell tribute issue. To check out a video of our exclusive tour of Dime’s guitar vault, home and recording studio, step right this way.

25. “10’s”
The Great Southern Trendkill (1996)

One of Pantera’s most haunting compositions, “10’s” comes into focus slowly, floating in on an ethereal, if crusty-sounding, bent-note Dimebag riff. The warped guitars and slow pacing provide an appropriately uneasy environment for a weary vocal from Phil Anselmo, who documents a man “disgusted with [his] cheapness” and destroying himself from the inside out through addiction.

An acoustic guitar interlude and a liquid Dime solo that, for a few bars at least, unexpectedly wanders into major-key territory, allow a few seconds of sunshine to poke through the black clouds. But overall, “10’s” is positively chilling and all-consuming in its atmosphere of impending doom.

To see the rest of the 25 songs chosen by Guitar World, go here.

Today is the 8th anniversary of Darrell’s induction to the Rockwalk.

Here are some videos and photos from the event.

Zakk Wylde performing “In This River” which was written for Dime by Zakk.