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4/17/2010

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4/17/2010
 
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Pantera, Mastodon Metal Club Black Friday Releases
November 17, 2010
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Pantera's 'Cowboys From Hell' album with the special Limited Edition Collectors vinyl release of 'Cowboys From Hell: The Demos'. This special piece has a custom cover and demos of the 'Cowboys From Hell' tracks, as well as "The Will To Survive." This release is limited to 3,000 copies and only available at participating Metal Club stores starting on Black Friday (November 26).


Pantera fans will also want to check out the Cowboys From Hell Ultimate Box Set on November 22. The three-cd box set includes custom artwork and a 60-page booklet with rare photos, expanded liner notes and replicas from the Cowboys era including New Years Puke Party T-shirt - designed by Dimebag Darrell, multiple flyer reproductions, laminated passes, sticker, button and a newly re-mastered copy of the original Cowboys album along with unreleased and rare live performances from the era, and unreleased demos for nearly every album track.


In other Metal Club news, those who previously missed their chance at obtaining the limited edition deluxe "Worrmhole Tunnel Box Edition" of Mastodon's latest album 'Crack The Skye' are in luck. The group will make 600 copies of the limited-edition release available through retailers on December 7th as part of Metal Club.


The set, which originally sold out during the pre-orders for the album's original release, comes housed in a hard box case. The elaborate packaging encompasses a tunnel book that, when looked through, reveals three-dimensional-like imagery.

Other Metal Club releases include:
Metallica - "Live at Grimey's" CD/10" (11/26)
Anthrax - "Live at the Sonisphere" Picture Disc (11/26)
Slayer - "World Painted Blood" 7" (11/26)
The Damned Things - "Ironiclast/We've Got A Situation Here" 7"/CD Single (11/26)
Job For A Cowboy - "Ruination" Vinyl/CD Box Set (11/26)
Monster Magnet - Mastermind Special Edition Box Set (Available Now)
The Sword - "(The Night The Sky Cried) Tears of Fire" Hexagonal Picture Disc (Available Now)

For more info visitl:
www.mymetalclub.com
www.facebook.com/metalclub
 
 
 
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CFH 20th Anniversary Edition Drops Today
September 14, 2010
The 20th Anniversary Edition of Pantera's crushing debut album, 'Cowboys From Hell', hits stores today, so be sure to run out and grab your copy! Former Pantera frontman, Philip H. Anselmo will be available for a live chat tonight via Ustream live starting @ 4PM PST / 7PM EST. Get into it at http://www.ustream.tv/pantera.

Pantera is also now in a top-selling music game! Tap Tap Revenge, the #1 most-downloaded music game for the iPhone/iPod touch, is featuring playable versions of "Cowboys from Hell" and "Walk"! Tap the targets on your touchscreen, score points, and check out the theme and graphics inspired by Pantera. Download Tap Tap Revenge free on iTunes: http://bit.ly/anD9wn

To celebrate the 20-year anniversary of 'Cowboys From Hell', Rhino rounds up a three-disc Ultimate Edition, a three-disc Deluxe Edition, and a two-disc Expanded Edition. All three editions include a newly remastered version of the original album along with unreleased and rare live performances from the "Cowboys From Hell" Tour.

The Ultimate and Deluxe Editions will also feature a disc of unreleased demos for nearly every album track, plus, "The Will To Survive," a previously unreleased song recorded during the album's sessions.

"'The Will To Survive' is a great track. With so many killer songs, it was hard to pick and choose the ones that should make our major label debut," says Paul. "After hearing it for the first time in about 20 years, its a pretty stellar performance and I am definitely proud that it will see the light of day for all the die hard Pantera fans around the world! It shows the true musical diversity of the band at that time!"

The Ultimate Edition will feature all three discs included in the Deluxe Edition and will be housed in an intricate box including several replica memorabilia pieces from the Cowboys era. The Ultimate Edition will be available on November 23 and final pre-order details, as well as the contents, will be unveiled soon on Pantera's Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Pantera.

Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
Disc One - (Ultimate, Deluxe, and Expanded Editions ):
1. Cowboys From Hell
2. Primal Concrete Sledge
3. Psycho Holiday
4. Heresy
5. Cemetery Gates
6. Domination
7. Shattered
8. Clash With Reality
9. Medicine Man
10. Message In Blood
11. The Sleep
12. The Art Of Shredding

Disc Two - (Ultimate, Deluxe, and Expanded Editions):
(Tracks 1-7 Recorded Live at Foundations Forum, Los Angeles, CA 9/15/90)
(Tracks 8-12 Recorded at For Those About to Rock: Monsters in Moscow, 1991)
1. Domination - Live*
2. Psycho Holiday - Live*
3. The Art Of Shredding - Live*
4. Cowboys From Hell - Live*
5. Cemetery Gates - Live*
6. Primal Concrete Sledge - Live*
7. Heresy - Live*
8. Domination - Live, Alive And Hostile EP#
9. Primal Concrete Sledge - Live, Alive And Hostile EP#
10. Cowboys From Hell - Live, Alive And Hostile EP#
11. Heresy - Live, Alive And Hostile EP#
12. Psycho Holiday - Live, Alive And Hostile EP#

Disc Three - (Ultimate and Deluxe Editions Only):
1. The Will To Survive*
2. Shattered - Demo*
3. Cowboys From Hell - Demo*
4. Heresy - Demo*
5. Cemetery Gates - Demo*
6. Psycho Holiday - Demo*
7. Medicine Man - Demo*
8. Message In Blood - Demo*
9. Domination - Demo*
10. The Sleep - Demo*
11. The Art Of Shredding - Demo*

* Previously Unreleased
# Unreleased in the U.S
('Cowboys From Hell' originally released on July 24, 1990)
 
 
 
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Pantera CFH 20th Edition Listening Party Stream Available
August 31, 2010
Originally released in 1990, Pantera's 'Cowboys From Hell' turned modern metal on its ass and put Pantera in the musical history books. More than just their major label debut, most consider 'Cowboys' to be the official debut of the iconic Pantera lineup with singer Philip Anselmo, guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, his brother, drummer Vinnie Paul and bassist Rex Brown.

Rhino is marking the 20-year anniversary of 'Cowboys From Hell' with multiple offerings for Pantera fans of every generation. (Complete list follows below). All versions include a newly remastered copy of the original 'Cowboys' album along with unreleased and rare live performances from the era, and unreleased demos for nearly every album track.

"The Will To Survive," a previously unreleased song recorded during the album's demo sessions, is included in the Deluxe and Ultimate packages and had its worldwide premiere on Pantera's Facebook page yesterday, August 30 at 12 noon EDT.

"'The Will To Survive' is a great track," says Paul. "I am definitely proud that it will see the light of day for all the die-hard Pantera fans around the world, as it shows the true musical diversity of the band at that time!"

The Ultimate Edition box lands November 22 for a suggested list price of $99.98, just in time for the holidays to round out your personal Pantera collection or give to your favorite Pantera fan. The box includes custom artwork and a 60-page booklet with rare photos, expanded liner notes and replicas from the Cowboys era as listed below.

- New Years Puke Party T-shirt - designed by Dimebag Darrell (XL)
- "We're Takin' Over This Town" flyer reproduction (8 1/2" x 11")
- "It's Up To You/Censorship" flyer reproduction (8 1/2" x 11")
- Arcadio Theatre poster reproduction (11" x 17")
- Cowboys From Hell Fucking Hostile button
- "All Access Tour Pass '90" Fabric Sticker
- Cowboys From Hell Texas Guest Laminated Pass
- "U.S. Tour '91" All Access Laminated Pass
- Ticket reproduction, June 14, 1991

The previously announced Deluxe and Expanded Editions will be available on September 14. Suggested list price for the Deluxe version will be $29.98 (physical) and $17.98 (digital). Suggested list price for the Expanded Edition will be $19.98 (physical) and $12.99 (digital). Pre-order at this location.

Check out a special 'Cowboys From Hell' 20th Anniversary Edition Listening Party Stream at the links below:
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Also, check out some of Pantera's sickest videos at the following links. We would have just posted them for viewing below, but they're not embeddable. Sorry. Here's the links:
Cowboys From Hell (official) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i97OkCXwotE
Primal Concrete Sledge (live) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DOamgay6Mw
Psycho Holiday (official) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTDj-I8LiXM
Domination (live) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDACorIaxNw
Cemetery Gates (official) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVMvART9kb8

Pantera
- Cowboys From Hell Track Lists
Disc One - Ultimate, Deluxe, and Expanded Editions :
1. "Cowboys From Hell"
2. "Primal Concrete Sledge"
3. "Psycho Holiday"
4. "Heresy"
5. "Cemetery Gates"
6. "Domination"
7. "Shattered"
8. "Clash With Reality"
9. "Medicine Man"
10. "Message In Blood"
11. "The Sleep"
12. "The Art Of Shredding"

Disc Two - Ultimate, Deluxe, and Expanded Editions:
(Tracks 1-7 Recorded Live at Foundations Forum, Los Angeles, CA 9/15/90)
(Tracks 8-12 Recorded at For Those About to Rock: Monsters in Moscow, 1991)
1. "Domination" - Live*
2. "Psycho Holiday" - Live*
3. "The Art Of Shredding" - Live*
4. "Cowboys From Hell" - Live*
5. "Cemetery Gates" - Live*
6. "Primal Concrete Sledge" - Live*
7. "Heresy" - Live*
8. "Domination" - Live, Alive And Hostile EP+
9. "Primal Concrete Sledge" - Live, Alive And Hostile EP+
10. "Cowboys From Hell" - Live, Alive And Hostile EP+
11. "Heresy" - Live, Alive And Hostile EP+
12. "Psycho Holiday" - Live, Alive And Hostile EP+

Disc Three - Ultimate and Deluxe Editions Only:
1. "The Will To Survive"*
2. "Shattered" - Demo*
3. "Cowboys From Hell" - Demo*
4. "Heresy" - Demo*
5. "Cemetery Gates" - Demo*
6. "Psycho Holiday" - Demo*
7. "Medicine Man" - Demo*
8. "Message In Blood" - Demo*
9. "Domination" - Demo*
10. "The Sleep" - Demo*
11. "The Art Of Shredding" - Demo*

* Previously Unreleased
+ Unreleased in the U.S
('Cowboys From Hell' originally released on July 24, 1990)
 
 
 
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Evile Cover Pantera Track For Dimebag Tribute
December 4, 2009
British thrashers Evile recently recorded a Pantera track for the upcoming Dimebag Darrell tribute album, which will be released on the cover of the 200th issue of the UK's Metal Hammer magazine.

The special CD and magazine are being released to coincide with the five-year anniversary of Dimebag's passing, and will be available in shops on December 16th.
Alongside various other well-known bands such as Machine Head, Evile were asked to record a song as a tribute to the late guitarist. Evile recorded a cover of the track "Cemetary Gates", and this tragically turned out to be the band's last recording before the untimely death of their own bassist, Mike Alexander, who passed away on October 5th while on tour in Sweden.

A behind-the-scenes video - the last video filmed with Mike - of Evile recording the track at Parlour Studios with producer Russ Russell can be found below.

Evile
lead guitarist Ol Drake comments:
"The day we got the call from our manager, Julie Weir, saying Metal Hammer have asked us to pay tribute to Dimebag Darrell by covering a Pantera song, we couldn't have been more excited and honoured. I mean, how many more bands are there more worthy of paying tribute to the man? With us all being fans of Pantera, we swiftly said yes. Mike though was the biggest Pantera fan. He'd seen them years ago and absolutely worshipped Dimebag.

"After Dime got killed, Mike couldn't listen to "Cemetary Gates" anymore. He'd always ask us to skip the track in the car/van/bus because it was too much for him. So when we chose to do the track it was tough for Mike, but I'm glad he did it. It turned out to be the last song he recorded, which to me is a strangely "appropriate" tribute to him and Dimebag. I remember him nearing the verge of tears whilst I was doing the tremolo bends at the end of the track.

"We hope Pantera/Dimebag fans find this a fitting tribute from us, as we're simply fans ourselves who've been given this rare honour."

Metal Hammer
editor Alexander Milas comments:

"I was genuinely over the moon when Evile volunteered to produce a track for our upcoming Dimebag tribute, a stunningly rendered cover of Pantera's classic 'Cemetary Gates'. So when the truly tragic news of Mike Alexander's all-too-premature departure from this world hit the office, the tragic irony wasn't lost on me or anyone here that Mike Alexander's tribute to the immortal legacy of Dimebag would also be a final testament to his own impeccable musicianship and commitment to the music we love.

"To understate the case slightly, it's a very special track indeed, and we're honoured that it's a part of our upcoming tribute collection. Rest in peace Dimebag, and rest in peace Mike Alexander."

The Dimebag Darrell tribute album contains the following tracks:
01. Zakk Wylde - "Suicide Note Pt. 1"
02. Machine Head - "Fucking Hostile"
03. Malefice - "I'm Broken"
04. Avenged Sevenfold - "Walk"
05. Evile - "Cemetery Gates"
06. Five Finger Death Punch - "A New Level"
07. Biohazard - "Mouth For War"
08. Sylosis - "Strength Beyond Strength"
09. Chimaira - "Slaughtered"
10. Unearth - "Sandblasted Skin"
11. Throwdown - "Becoming"
12. Kiuas - "This Love"
13. This Is Hell - "Rise"

For more Evile news and info, head to http://www.myspace.com/evileuk.
 
 
 
 
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Hard Attack Announces 4th Annual 'March of Dimeday'
August 14, 2008
Hard Attack’s 4th Annual "March Of Dimeday" celebrates the life and music of guitar legend DarrellDimebagAbbott. It's 24 hours of all things Dimebag, and besides clips from the man himself, it’ll also feature anything Dime would want to hear if he had his own satellite radio station. Now he does.

You’ll hear tons of Pantera, Damageplan, Rebel Meets Rebel, and Dime approved bands such as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Black Label Society, Kiss, Shadows Fall, Van Halen, Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and more! Plus, exclusive and candid Dime stories from friends, family and the Hard Attack staff.

Hard Attack's 4th Annual "March of Dimeday" kicks off on Wednesday, August 20th @ 3 am ET and runs until Thursday, August 21st @ 3 am ET.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1982
HOME TOWN: Texas
MEMBERS:
Phil Anselmo - Vocals
"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott - Guitar
Rex Brown - Bass
Vinnie Paul - Drums

Critics writing about Pantera fall over themselves in search of adjectives to describe the fiercely independent foursome: "Boot kicking" "A Metal massacre" "Crushing" "Searing" - the list goes on and on. Log onto the numerous websites manned by rabid and loyal fans, and you�ll find chat rooms filled with their own testaments of faith to the band: "They never sold out." "They�re as heavy as shit." "They always speak their mind." "They don�t give a flying fuck about any of the others." But ask Philip Anselmo, the charismatic, often merciless frontman of Pantera about his take on their success and you get the true, living, breathing definition of this uncompromising phenomenon. "We�ve survived every fucking trend. Heavy metal, grunge metal, funk metal, rap metal � and we�re still here. We put everyone on notice that we don�t fuck around. Our fans know we�re true right down to the fucking core." Now, with Reinventing The Steel, their first studio album in four years, Pantera can once again let their music do the talking, and, as one writer has already noted about the band: "You can hear them coming a mile away." The new disc, following on the heels of 1997�s gold-selling live opus, Official Live: 101 Proof, reverberates with a depth and intensity that secures Pantera�s rep as the cream of modern metal. "We took more time on this album, much more time," says Vinnie. The album was crafted in their own home studio in Texas, with the band also anointing Vinnie and Dimebag Darrell as sole producers on this one. Terry Date, who has helped guide their four other studio albums, agreed it was time to let Vinnie and Dimebag fly solo on this effort. "He was real cool about it," says Vinnie. "This just seemed like a natural progression to let us have a go at it. We were able to concentrate and work at a steadier pace, going in for a couple of days a week. It gave us a better perspective on what we were trying to achieve." And though Vinnie is reluctant to describe the songs on Reinventing The Steel, Phil�s riveting bolts of passionate, in-your-face vocals are again faithfully discharged under the familiar Pantera squall of Dimebag�s guitars, Vinnie�s drums, and Rex�s deft bass playing. "It was great having Vinnie and Dimebag producing," says Phil. "We were able to come in and do our thing with none of the pressures. 100% bullshit proof. The evidence is in the music. We�ve been through so much together you can just feel the energy that went into making this album." Soulfully brutal tracks like "Revolution Is My Name," and "We�ll Grind That Axe For A Long Time," pulse with the restless angst fans have come to expect, but soar, as well, under the steady hands of Vinnie and Dime. �"We�ll Grind That Axe� is in a way, our motto," says Phil. "We�ll keep fucking kicking ass, giving our all, until we can�t fucking do it anymore. Our fans can breathe fucking easy � we�re back." As if they ever left. Pantera�s incredible rise to the top of the metal heap has been nothing short of miraculous when you consider they�ve made their historic climb with virtually no radio support or MTV exposure. With 4 platinum albums under their belt, 3 gold home videos and 2 Grammy nominations, Pantera are just beginning to garner the recognition they deserve. Relentless touring since 1990�s breakthrough album Cowboys From Hell, has seen them go from local Texas phenoms to mortifying trailblazers of the legendary Ozzfest. Touring with their idols was one of the highlights of Pantera�s career. One of the most hellraising songs on the new disc, "Yesterday Don�t Mean Shit," was penned on their most recent run on the Black Sabbath Reunion Tour. "It was the first song written for the new album," says Vinnie. "I think it establishes the code." That code has held Pantera well through what many consider their classic album, 1992�s Vulgar Display Of Power, to 1994�s #1 Billboard debut Far Beyond Driven, to their most recent studio effort 1996�s The Great Southern Trendkill. (TGST was the first album recorded at their custom built Texas studio.) "It makes all the difference in the world," says Vinnie. "We totally control our own destiny now. And that�s just the way we want it." The band�s relentless touring and fierce dedication to their fans have inoculated them against the usual trappings that have brought down other metal bands, making them the standard-bearers for integrity minded rock. A crown that came naturally, says Vinnie: "We don�t ever try to be anything we aren�t. The bond between us and our fans can�t be broken because they see themselves up there when we play. You can never fake that."